Hi there! I’m Lauren, a Nutritional Sciences student currently attending the University of Connecticut. I’m incredibly passionate about food and what it can do for the body. I strongly believe that food is more than just calories, carbs, fats, and protein. When we allow ourselves to consume a whole array of colors and diverse foods, we introduce many nourishing nutrients that could never be recreated in processed and packaged food. I’m here to show you how this is true, and introduce you to the “hidden” benefits in even your everyday foods. Naturally.LT is a site where I will post recipes that are delicious and nutrient dense (Healthy does NOT have to equal boring!). I will relay information that I learn from health professionals as well as my professors. I’ll also open this blog up for discussion, I’ll post about new diet trends and controversial topics in the health and fitness world with my own opinions and leave it open to the audience (you guys!) to weigh in your opinions.
Another tab you may have noticed on the front page is my “Running” tab. I love running! Surrounded by a running family (dad is a conditioned marathoner, brother Division 1 Track, and mom 5K fanatic) I’ve been able to find and grow my own love of the sport through my family and the UCONN Endurance club. Taking from what I learn in school about nutrition and combining it with my own readings, I’ve been able to apply it to my life and my own running hobby. So far, I have two half marathons and one full marathon under my belt and have plans for many more! (My long term goal is an ultra and to qualify for the Boston Marathon!)
So, join me on my journey of nutrition and running! I’m here to share my knowledge and help you lace up those running shoes. 🙂
*As a note, I am not a RD, doctor, or medical professional. The information presented on this web site is not intended to take the place of a physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Discuss this information with your own physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. I cannot and do not give specific medical advice.