Hi! I am Zhenya, a multi-passionate dietitian-to-be. Lemonsqueezy.life is a blog about healthy food and lifestyle where I share my experience, knowledge, and ideas. Thanks for stopping by!
How did it all start?
My journey to a healthy lifestyle began when I moved to the United States, almost 5 years ago now. At that point, my relationship with food was far from harmonious. It was definitely affecting my physical and emotional wellbeing and already became a long-term personal obstacle. Feeling off balance and ready for a change but didn’t know where to start. While looking for a simple, scientifically-proven guide, I was stumbling upon mostly confusing and often conflicting nutritional dogmas. My personal goal was to completely abandon diets and create a new healthy lifestyle where good health, an abundance of energy, and joy were the essential elements.
Slowly but surely, I started experimenting with my nutrition. Eventually, I learned how to listen to my body, established a healthy relationship with food, and fell in love with physical activity. I learned that food is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and has a huge impact on our lives — from basic cellular nourishment to an improved quality of life. Besides proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle includes regular physical activity, maintenance of emotional, and mental wellbeing as well as mastering stress management. These are my essentials for good health and long-term happiness.
Now, while being deeply immersed in mastering a healthy living, I believe that a lifestyle choice should not lead to extremes, become a source of anxiety, or an obsession. A balanced life for me is not limited to yoga, and large doses of greens, it consists of a variety of other equally-important elements such as cozy coffee dates with friends, and happy family occasions.
How did Lemonsqueezy.life start and what’s next?
After I began to experience significant improvements in my wellbeing, appearance and even in my thoughts, I created LemonSqueezy.life — an inspirational platform, where my friends could find simple healthy recipes and personal tips on an easy approach to a healthy lifestyle. Soon enough, I realized that I wanted to understand the impact of proper nutrition on health at a deeper level. This was my ah-ha moment when I decided to go back to school and study dietetics.
What is my personal nutritional philosophy?
Today it is all about choosing simple, mostly plant-based whole foods, having flexibility, and savoring every bit of it. I love living and enjoying a lifestyle rather than focusing on confusing nutritional dogmas. My mission is to show that healthy eating and living is easy and fun!
Thanks for being here! ♡
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