what are your favorite restaurants in LA? 22. November 2016

Cafe Gratitude, The Butcher’s Daughter, Sun Cafe, Kye’s, True Food Kitchen, Flower Child, Gracias Madre

what kind of leggings do you always wear? 22. November 2016

I live in my Lululemon leggings!


Hahahaha yes. Breakfast I usually have grass-fed steak or some kind of fish, avocado, and sautĂ©ed greens. Lunch is a huuuuge salad with lots of veggies and usually chicken or ground turkey. Dinner is usually salmon/some other kind of fish/ grass-fed veal or buffalo, with whatever veggies I want. I eat a lot throughout the day, so when I’m hungry I’ll either make another meal like one of the ones I’ve just described or I make a HUGE no-fruit green smoothie. I love to snack on coconut meat, coconut butter, nuts, and avocados. 🙂 Lots of healthy fats!

I have extreme bloating issues! No matter how ‘clean’ i eat i always am bloated. I have even ELIMINATED foods to see if there was a certain one that i couldnt digest. I take probiotics and digestive enzymes dailyyy. DO you have any tips to help? Im desperate at this point and think it might be something more internally off. Did you experience this before you found out you had a ‘leaky gut’? 17. November 2016

Ugh. So sorry about the bloating. It’s honestly the WORST. Yes, bloating was one of my main symptoms before I started healing my leaky gut, and it was one of the ones that bothered me the most. So uncomfortable and frustrating.

I am planning to write a whole post on what might be causing bloating, but in the meantime…

I’d be curious to know what kind of elimination diet you went through. If it’s something you did on your own without the help of a nutrition specialist, you might have missed something.

My top suggestion would be to find a functional medicine practitioner and work with him/her so that you can get the proper testing done to figure out the root cause of your bloating. There is a cause! Don’t let anyone tell you, “Oh, it’s just bloating.”

I would definitely cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar if you haven’t already. Those are major contributors to both bloat and inflammation. There’s also a chance that you’re intolerant to something you never would have guessed. I took a food intolerance test and found out I was intolerant to foods I ate almost every single day – chicken, eggs, salmon, almonds…If you’re able to take a food intolerance test, then that could help you out big time. If you want details, email me and I can send you specifics!

You could also have another underlying issue. Things like Candida, SIBO, and other types of bacterial overgrowth are major causes of bloating. It’s possible you could have one or both of those, and in that case you would need herbal supplements/antibiotics and the proper diet to get rid of it. If so, then taking your probiotics could be making the issue worse! Try going off of the probiotics. If that helps at all, that could be a sign that you have an underlying bacterial overgrowth issue, and you should get tested by a functional medicine practitioner to find out for sure. Email me at addictedtolovely@gmail.com if you need more info!

How did you get started in the world of blogging? 17. November 2016

I really wanted to start a blog or YouTube channel early on in high school, but I always just felt like I didn’t have the time or the ability to do it. Instead, I became obsessed with reading blogs and watching YouTube videos. Over time, I just kept feeling like… I could do it. Why not? Sophomore year in college, I was at a really low point. I was extremely unhappy and felt like my life didn’t really have a purpose. I had so much pent-up frustration, and I had a lot to say. So I decided to just go for it. I had nothing else to lose. I started blogging on and off when I felt like it, and it was a great creative outlet. Later that year, when my health completely fell apart, I felt more alone than ever. I started researching my own problems and started to learn a lot of information that I wanted other people to know about, too. So I started dedicating more time to my blog to share my knowledge, and I just became obsessed with creating content. I’ve been writing consistently ever since. And now here I am!

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