About Me

Hi! I’m Brittany, a 20 something online marketing professional living in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Isaac, and our dog, Olive.

I’m passionate about food, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and I started Eating Bird Food (EBF) in March 2008 as a way to share my passion and inspire others.

How I got to where I am now:

I didn’t always eat healthy. Growing up my mom cooked in a very southern fashion and you better believe that butter was put on everything. Iced tea was made with at least a 1/2 cup of sugar and biscuits with chocolate jam, cornbread and fried potatoes were normal occurrences in our house. You get the idea.

High school and beyond:

During high school I ended up weighing the most I have ever weighed. Although I never really thought I looked overweight or felt big, I look back on pictures now and realize that I was. I also think back to my eating habits and thoughts on eating healthy and realize I was a little confused. For one, I thought tortilla chips were more nutritious than regular chips so I would pack those in my lunch, I thought bagels were the healthiest thing you could eat for breakfast, and my favorite snack was Little Debbie Nutty Buddy bars (the ones with the peanut butter and crispy wafers) or oatmeal cream pies, or Easy Mac, sugary cereals, chips or Chex Mix. I ate fast food often- I loved french fries and would order BIG MACS from McDonald’s and think nothing of it. Chick-fil-a was my all time favorite. I seriously went there any chance I got. I loved their nuggets, waffle fries and special sauce.

My senior year of high school I started working at the Kid’s Zone at a local gym so I was able to use the facilities for free. I tinkered with working out and started running a little bit, but didn’t really change my eating habits or lose any weight.

Fall 2003- Just starting college:

The start of a healthier lifestyle:

When I went away to college I knew I couldn’t gain the infamous “freshman 15″ so I began working out every day and eating healthier. When I say working out every day, this means moderate exercise daily, such as running or walking 30 minutes on the treadmill/elliptical and doing a bit of strength training (most commonly arms and abs). I definitely wasn’t doing intense workouts each day. But instead of gaining 15 pounds my freshman year, I lost about 20. I finally came to the realization that the foods I was eating before were weighing me down. Having a ton of healthy options at school and not eating fast food really helped. It didn’t hurt that I went to the gym often, had to take 3 flights of stairs to get to my dorm room and did a lot of walking all over campus for classes.

Being from a small town, I had never been introduced to ethnic foods. The only ethnic restaurant I had ever been to was a small take-out Chinese place. Since I was at one of the most diverse colleges in the US, my options for ethnic foods were widened tremendously. I tried every ethnic food I could get my hands on and developed a strong love for Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Now, I would much rather eat out at an ethnic restaurant than one with standard American fare. I also like to experiment with ethnic cooking at home. Check out some of my featured recipes to see what I mean.

To sum it all up, I lost a considerable amount of weight my freshman year of college without dieting- just eating healthier and working out. It was a slow and healthy loss, but after losing the 20 pounds I felt much more confident, happier with myself and most of all healthier.

Today:


I have stayed consistently at the same weight by keeping up with the habits I started 6 years ago. On a regular basis I try to eat healthy and workout 5 to 6 days a week. I have also started to enjoy running. I have ran quite a few races including a half marathon in November of 2008. And in 2010 I was the runner-up for the Richmond’s healthiest person award.

running

Currently I work as a online marketing manager and am also a holistic health coach. After seeing how small changes can make such a big difference in myself, I love helping others that are striving to live healthier and happier lives.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me: eatingbirdfood at gmail dot com.

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annaalstondonnelly June 19, 2008 at 2:27 am

I love your blog and I love the title! I get comments like that so often- what people don’t realize is just bc your food doesn’t weigh you down and make you want to take a nap, it doesn’t mean it’s not delicious!

I feel like I eat a lot of the same foods on you- check out my blog if you have some time- I would love your opinion:
http://mealsfromthegirlinthelittleblackdress.wordpress.com

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Beth July 26, 2008 at 3:17 am

Hey,

I love your blog site! You have totally motivated me to start one of my own! I am so into cooking new foods everyday so i am excited to start my own and to keep on site with yours and see what new ideas and recipes you come up with! Reading your about me section, I realized that You and I are very similar when it comes to our joy of food and keeping healthy and fit! I too write down what I eat and the calories I consume when i can and I also work out at the gym and I think both help with maintaining a healthy, stable and conscience diet! I am so exicted now..thanks! It was really nice meeting you and I don’t feel as alone anymore..I’ve actually met someone who has similar opinions when it comes to foods!! I’m not as crazy as I thought! Well keep in touch and I am sure we will see you again! Thanks again and good luck with the job hunting! It’ll work out!!

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BurntMaze September 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Hey this is a really interesting place.
I’m an English guy living in Poland and I’m trying to get back to the weight I was when I was in Japan. The Japanese diet really suited me – actually all of the western men I knew there lost shed loads of weight (unfortunately women seem to put on weight).
Anyway, it’s not overly easy to get hold of things in Poland. You know, things that would be common place in England or America. I’m trying!!!
Back soon.
Tom

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jenngirl September 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Hey you just commented on my blog, so I wanted to stop by and say hello! Great blog! You seem to have a realistic grasp on healthy eating and also living your life the way you WANT to, not the way you MUST. I’ll be reading often! :)

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Erin January 28, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Your updated page is great! Good for you for doing everything the healthy way.

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darryl averett March 12, 2009 at 10:05 pm

hey, nice blog. it’s always great when people are up front and honest! you sure seem to be. check out my blog and let me know what you think!. talk at you later, and ad me as a friend, i wont bite!LOL darryl

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Sally Shepard March 25, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Brittany,

Trying to contact you about your request to Newman’s Own Organics. You have your e-mail in your letter as eatingbirdfood@wordpress.com, but it keeps bouncing back. Not sure what the problem is.

Would like to follow-up with you. Please e-mail me.

Sally

Sally Shepard
Shepard Public Relations
415.435.3571

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Jane March 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Hi! Are you from Richmond? If so, where are some of your favorite restaurants where you can get a healthy option?

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eatingbirdfood March 31, 2009 at 7:29 am

Hi Jane! Thanks for reading. I’m not from Richmond, however I have lived here for about a year. Some of my favorite restaurants include Ipanema Cafe, Ellwood Thompsons, Da Lat, Ginger Thai Taste, and New India off of Lakeside Ave. Of course there a TONS of good restaurants in Richmond so the list could go on. Email me if you are interested in finding out more.

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Stacey May 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Wow, what a great story. I love running too!! It is amazing how little changes make such a big difference in the long run! Keep up the good work!

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skinnymenny June 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

Hi there! I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading your story :) I see you live in Richmond – I’m from VA originally (grew up in Fredericksburg). Have a great day!

-Menden

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eatingbirdfood June 4, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Hi Menden-

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!!

I grew up very close to Fredericksburg- I had to drive there to go to the movies/mall. :) Where do you live now?

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Metta June 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Great blog!

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Kristen July 5, 2009 at 2:03 am

Enjoying your blog! I have been accused of “eating bird food” in the past….haters! Looking forward to reading more!

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Tony Marciante July 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Great site, and I have to ask you about your smoothies, they look good and the seeds sound interesting…reach out if I can ever be a resource, keep it up! BTW, on twitter? @cheftony and @visionsbethesda

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caitsplate July 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

This is an awesome blog! I’m definitely adding it to my rotation :)

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Holly J July 23, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I just discovered your blog and I must say, I love it!! All the food you make looks so yummy! I really like the Sushi Ninja entry! I also want to add I’m a big smoothie fan too!!

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Laura J. July 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

Hey! I just discovered your blog thru Fitnessista’s and it’s absolutely great! I just bookmarked it so I’ll be checking it often :)

I also used to live in Fredericksburg! How funny :) I got married last year and we moved to Michigan. I never thought I’d miss F’brg, but I do!

Take care!

-Laura

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eatingbirdfood July 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

Thanks so much Laura. I love downtown Fredericksburg- so quaint and cute! I guess you know about Sammy T’s and Carl’s!! Those are my favorite Fredericksburg eats!

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Laura J. July 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

I actually worked for Carl’s all through out high school and then over summer breaks during college, haha. Free ice-cream = Fatty McFatterson. It’s definitely been good for my waistline not working there and living 500 miles away! You know, I never ate at Sammy T’s. I passed by it a million times though! I’ll have to try when I’m back visiting :) Do you recommend anything?

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Kristen @ Simply Savor August 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love your healthy approach to food and exercise and your “non-diet” approach to eating and feeling your best! Can’t wait to read more!

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Lizzy August 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Hey girl! Just found your blog through Fitnessista! Totally loved your story, and you seem to be such a down to earth type of person! I can’t wait to become a daily reader, i’m def gonna add you to my “daily reads” Thanks for sharing what you have to say and i really look forward to reading whats next! Check me out at http://saladdiva.wordpress.com !

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Neighbor Linda October 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Your blog is a delight and I always look forward to reading it. One complaint: Your delicious looking food photos always make me too hangry! (But they are inspiring.) Thank you.

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Sammi November 8, 2009 at 11:38 am

Hello! I came across your blog and was so excited to see that you live in Richmond! I live in a small town about an hour away (hampton roads area). A lot of the foods you have mentioned are foods that are my weakness as well (cornbread, oatmeal cream pies & chik fil a especially!) I’ve only been to one thai restaurant and it was actually in Richmond when my boyfriend and I went to visit his sisters (who went to VCU).

Your transformation into a healthier lifestyle is one to admire! The before and after pictures are incredible and show how far you have come!

I can’t wait to read more!

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Eating Bird Food November 12, 2009 at 12:31 am

Hi Sammi,

Thanks so much for reading. You have to come back to Richmond and try some more Thai food. I simply love it!

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Magda Bresson November 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Hey there! I absolutely love your blog. You have such a healthy approach to balanced eating and living. On a side not, I actually used to go to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. Richmond isn’t too far up the road from there and it really is such a fun city. Anyway, keep up the good work (you look fantastic!) :)

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Eating Bird Food November 12, 2009 at 12:28 am

Thanks Magda! One of my good friends went to William and Mary as well.

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

I just have to tell you that you have some gorgeous legs on you! This is coming from someone with tree trunk stumps for legs at my nice height of 5’1”. :)

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Eating Bird Food December 18, 2009 at 10:41 am

Aw. Thanks my lady!!

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Sarah Ikegami February 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

Wow, what a great story! I can relate with you so much about growing up with not the healthiest eats but just having basic assumptions that they were! Like yourself, I believe all things in moderation and love embracing health without crazy diets. Slow and steady makes for fun and exciting! I definitely want to keep up with you on your blog, thanks for sharing, I’m eager to come back!

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Jamie Walker February 11, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I totally relate, love your blog and your awesome running photo! :)

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Rebekah (clarity in creation.) March 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm

hey girl!
i’ve been following your blog for quite some time and didn’t realize you were in the 804 until i saw elwood thompson’s… my favorite!

not to butter you up, but you’re actually one of the reasons i decided to start my own foodie blog – my first post’s next week :)
keep it up!

Rebekah
(http://clarityincreation.blogspot.com)

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Eating Bird Food March 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hey Rebekah,

I can’t wait to read your blog – I’ll be sure to check it out next week! Woo-hoo for more local bloggers- I love it!

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Angie March 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I am so glad to be introduced to your blog through my friend and co-worker, Heather, from Heather’s Burnt Toast. I love your story.

And, looks like you have some great recipes! Can’t wait to try your confetti quinoa.

Look forward to reading more!

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Eating Bird Food March 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Angie- thanks so much for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy the confetti quinoa.

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teenagehealthfreak April 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm

wow your blog looks awesome and great story…i can’t wait to read more!!!! ((love the name of it!!!))

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Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 27, 2010 at 10:28 am

Excited to have found your blog. I’m not too far from you down in Chesapeake! :)

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Eating Bird Food April 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Thanks for stopping by Carolyn!

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Julie @ Pickley Pear May 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Our stories are quite similar – I cringe when I look at high school pictures, and have thrown out of my college pictures. I wish I knew about the freshman 15 before college, rather than after. I gained 25 my freshman year. I then lost it all the year after!

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Christal May 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Hi Brittany!

I am so inspired by your story. I have been reading your blog that I found through Quarry Girl. I have the exact same story as you. Growing up in an African American family, I ate really bad foods until I got to college and changed my life. I lost over 70 lbs. Currently I am a vegan but I still love your recipes and love reading your blogs because I get good ideas. Thank you so much for all ofyour inspiration.

-Christal( Fan of your blog)

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Eating Bird Food May 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Hi Christal,

Thanks so much for such a sweet comment. It’s always amazing to hear about people who lose weight in college rather than gain. Definitely not the norm! Congrats on losing over 70 lbs- that is a great accomplishment.

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annie May 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I have some unflattering high school pictures. Sometimes I just wish those pictures would be gone forever. ;)
Good for you for making positive changes, getting into running (something I’m slowly doing), and being healthy!

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Little Bookworm May 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

Just found your blog, it looks great! :)

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A Teenage Gourmet June 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and I recently started my own. I think you’d really like it because it’s somewhat similar to yours. If you get a chance, I’d appreciate your thoughts. :) Thank you.

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Taylor @ Changing Habits July 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Your site looks great! I am glad I found it :)

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Lisa @ Early Morning Run August 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

great story! Mine is somewhat similar (although I grew up with the standard mid-west diet of meat and potatoes). I look forward to exploring your blog!!

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Jessica@tastyandtrim August 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Your story is inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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Eating Bird Food August 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Thank you Jessica!

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Sara August 20, 2010 at 10:58 am

I just found your blog through the location feature on Healthy Living Blogs! Awesome! I’m trying to lose weight through healthy eating (I always ate healthy, but I’m having some issues w/ intuitive eating and snacking at night) and exercise! Getting into exercise is the biggest challenge right now–but I’m trying! Looking forward to reading a Richmond blog :-) I live in Chesterfield.

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Eating Bird Food August 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Hi Sara! Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you as well!

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Sarah Kay Hoffman August 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I will meet you one day! You are me, but just in a different part of the country! I love your stuff – I am so thankful that we met via Twitter today! (@SarahKayHoffman) You go girl!

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Lindsay August 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Brittany–

I loved reading your story. So inspirational. You do a great job on your blog. I especially like reading about all of the happenings in RIC since I am a Richmonder myself. Thanks for writing!
-Lindsay

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Marly September 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I just found your blog. Your story is such an inspiration

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Laura J. Critcher September 11, 2010 at 7:42 am

After reading all about you and your blog spot start – and hearing about it from my third year grad student daughter, I was looking forward to spending more time with your recipes. My twenties have long since passed my by 30 years this December but my college graduate students girls keep me up on the healthier side of things.

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Aimee September 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Recently moved to Richmond and came across your fantastic blog! Keep up the good work! :-)

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Katie October 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Have have I not read your blog ’till now?!? CRAZY…..well, you’re in my GoogleReader now, so that problem has been solved :)

And I am super-envious of your long, gorgeous legs (aaand now I sound like a creeper). The better to DOMINATE runs with!!

Excited to go back and read past posts, and follow your blog as you continue to write, eat, run, and live!

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Nikki October 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I love your style of eating/cooking. What are you most conscious about? how many calories something has? how much protein? how much fat? where the ingredients come from?

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Craig October 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Great recipes. Enjoyed stumbling upon your blog.

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Subbu December 2, 2010 at 1:48 am

Pretty nice information and congratulations on your realization/achievements and thanks for sharing some good information!
Cheers!

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Erik December 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

Hi, I like your blog alot. I found your blog while doing research on promoting healthy eating blogs. My wife just started a blog (http://www.healthyincandyland.com/) and I am trying to help her increase her readership. I found your blog and you have a lot in common with my wife. Your outlook on life and food is very similar. Even some of your recipes sound like things she makes for our family. Anyway, if you have time, please take a look at her blog and if you have any tips on blogging, I would love to hear them.

Keep up the good work.

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Aggie December 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

Really happy I found your blog!!

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Kate @ahealthypassion December 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Just found your blog and I love it! Cant wait to read more. I do have a really random question, I am a new blogger using wordpress and I was wondering how you got your twitter facebook RSS and mail all in one line I still cannot figure it out! Thanks Kate

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Eating Bird Food December 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Hi Kate, Thanks so much for commenting. I had a web designer do it- sorry I can’t be of much help.

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Kate @ahealthypassion December 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm

haha its okay! I am about to do that I have no idea what I am doing!

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Kylee January 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I was googling “healthy eating blogs” and yours was one of the first that came up. This is just what I needed to start my journey to eating healthy!

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Rach January 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Found your blog from Tina’s (FaithFitnessFun) and I thought I’d say hi. :)

You look fabulous! Congrats on your weight loss. :)

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Meredith January 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Hi!
Ohmygosh, I am so happy I found your blog! Oftentimes, I find myself getting lost in the blogosphere and boy am I glad I did because it led me right here. I love your insight, specifically the part about the weight loss being “slow and healthy.” I’m on a weight loss journey (I ‘officially’ started it a few weeks ago and am down 5 lbs.) and am getting back to the habits I used to have (i.e., running and making healthier food choices). I packed on a good 30 pounds while I was in law school and now that I’m engaged and employed, I’m trying to just get healthy. Anyhoo, I love your blog and am very grateful for the inspiration! :)

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fromthecityofcheesesteaks February 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

So glad i found your blog. it’s just what I need right now to keep me motivated!

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AmberDenea February 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Your blog is so helpful and encouraging! I have a very simular background and development of a passion for nutrition and fitness. (I also love ethnic food such as Thai, more than a traditional American food) Thank you for taking the time an effort to share your nutrition insite!

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Caroline February 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Great blog. I am a reformed junkfood head who is trying hard to live a healthy lifestyle. You have great information and good food advice.

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Kaci February 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

I am sooo excited to finally find a blog by someone who shares the same interest in food and health as I do. I work around people 4 days a week who chastise me about what I eat. Mind you, they eat fatty greasy foods and I don’t say a word. We had a meeting the other day where our manager ordered pizza and I ate a power bar and one lady said to me aren’t you going to eat pizza instead of that bird seed? I’m not one to turn it around and say what pizza does to your body and how unhealthy it is for you. I decided to change my lifestyle about 3 months ago and I’ve lost about 20 pounds and couldn’t be happier. Thanks for such great motivation.

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MarmandeintheKitchen March 3, 2011 at 10:39 am

I just found your blog and I think I bookmarked half the recipes! I had been looking for a healthy apple butter recipe forever, but every one I found used sooo much sugar. Look forward to reading more!

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Eating Bird Food March 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for the sweet comment. I hope you enjoy the recipes!

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emily hall March 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and love it!!! You are so adoreable!
But I can definitely relate to your high school experience. I never knew anything was wrong with my eating habits and my weight. Thank goodness, I learned!!!! I have come a long way in my personal journey! When you get a chance, check my blog out at http://www.yourfoodsmiles.com!

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Eating Bird Food March 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

Thanks so much Emily. I’ll be sure to check out your blog!

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Jaimie Sintay March 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Hey, I just stumbled across this site and fell in love. I too went through an experience like yours where I lost about 25 lbs (I moved to Taiwan for half a year) and my eating and lifestyle have never been the same since. It’s amazing how nice it is to feel good about your body and be confident with your eating. I love this and will probably be a faithful follower now :)

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Stacy March 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Great blog, I’m also in my 20′s and felt the same way in college. You’ve hit the nail on the head here- it’s abou a healthy lifestyle not about “dieting”. Keep up the great posts.

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

This is so inspirational! I’ve also gotten into whole and healthy foods after eating badly for a long time, and it makes me feel so much better! :)

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit March 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Thank you for adding me on Twitter! Your blog is great! I’m so sorry about your recent medical news. It sounds like you have a very strong head on your shoulders and will figure out how to heal yourself. I’m adding you to my reader, can’t wait for your future posts :)

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Jenn (GH) April 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I have to laugh b/c it sounds like we ate nearly the exact same foods growing up. I used to LOVE Little Debbies. He he. I also grew up in a small town (in Indiana) and the only ethnic food I ate was Chinese then when I moved to Santa Barbara for college I was like WHOA!!!! Sooo many wonderful places to eat. My very very favorite food is Indian. Love.

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Ana April 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I’m late to the party, but so glad I found your blog. It’s truly inspirational. After reading a few entries, I find myself already being more mindful of what I eat. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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Jamie April 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Awesome blog! I’m going through a fitness transition myself, and reading about yours is really inspiring. Thank you for sharing!!! I am also blogging about my journey if you want to check it out :)

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Jamie April 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

http://www.jamiemarin.blogspot.com I am competing in my first Bikini Body Competition! Your blog has helped me stay motivated. It’s helpful to read about other people’s experiences as I go through my own. Thanks :)

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sachin April 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

Very very inspiring website. Great job and good luck!

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Shilpa May 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I just ‘stumbled’ across your blog and am really glad I did. I look forward to digging deeper and trying out some of your recipes too! I recently started a blog with a friend of mine: http://nuts4health.ca/ Stop by if you get the chance and let us know what you think :)

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Casey @ Eat~Move~Heal May 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Hey! I just found your blog through Twitter. Love it! I saw you’re going through the IIN program, too. I’m thinking of doing the same. I’d love to make a career change in the next few years. Best of luck with it. Can’t wait to keep reading.

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Jamie May 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I love your blog- and story!! I am a 20 something online marketing professional living in Virginia Beach, so I feel a kinship. :)

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Eating Bird Food May 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

So cool Jamie!! Thanks for commenting.

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Althea May 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I love your blog. I read it every week at work and it’s very inspiring. Thank you!

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Ashley May 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Hello :) I found your blog and I must say– you are an inspiration! I do have a question for you though, my boyfriend is a really picky eater when it comes to healthy food and I was wondering if you have any good tips to help him become more open-minded to foods like fish and vegetables? Currently, he is trying to lose almost 60pounds but can’t seem to shake his addiction to French fries and fast food.
Any advice you can offer would be a huge help! Thanks! :D

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Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 3, 2011 at 9:16 am

Just stumbled along your blog (does everyone check out bloggers’ about me first? I sure do!) and can’t wait to read more :D

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Renee Rasmussen June 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Hi! I just found your webiste from Tasty Kitchen. Glad I found it. I just learned about small changes and mild exercies. I’ve yo-yo dieted for about 10 years. I just started logging everything I ate and doing 20 min on a stationary bike a day. Man what a difference 20 min a day makes! Plus i’m more aware of what food I eat now and how they affect my weight. I’m deffinetly going to follow your blog. thank you for keeping it up!

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Sarah June 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

I just added you to my Google Reader today! I really appreciate your writing style and approach to healthy eating, exercising, and otherwise living. I’m looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

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Anita Menon July 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

Yours is the kind of blog I have to follow. Having struggled with my weight throughout, I lost it all with a great exercise routine and healthy eating habits. But I gained ungainly amount of weight in my pregnancy and haven’t been able to shake it off even after 2 years. I know the reason but somehow I don’t find myself motivated enough to do the needful.
I hope to feel encouraged from your story and bring about a positive change in my life.

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Jessica Martin July 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Hey can I just say that you are GORGEOUS at any weight! I can see my story in yours as well! Feel free to check out my blog:)!

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Eating Bird Food July 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Thank you for such a sweet comment Jessica!!

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Celestial July 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

If you don’t mind me asking but how much did you weigh to begin with? And what is a normal day of eating for you, about how many calories? I love your blog and I am looking to lose weight. Right now I am on the Ideal Protein diet which restricts carbs to about 20 and I starve alot….so I am looking to do it the healthy way.

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Eating Bird Food July 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm

At my largest I weighed about 140-145. I don’t count calories but I would guess that I eat around 1500-1800 a day.

Best of luck on your weight loss journey!

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TheLittleWelsh August 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! You’ve totally inspired me to revisit my healthy eating/living ways of a past life! :)

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Ashley August 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Wow you sound alot like me, gotta love that southern food!! I’m trying to lose about 20 pounds right now too and your story is so inspiring!! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!!

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Mallory @ It's Only Life August 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hey! This is an awesome blog and I am glad I stumbled upon it. Can’t wait to keep reading.

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Eating Bird Food August 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thanks Mallory.

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Sarah H August 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

I randomly stumbled on your blog while searching for a recipe to make my own Mayan Harvest Bake (Thanks! BTW) and discovered that you’re from my hometown and appear to have gone to my college (based on the random sampling of Mason references)! Small world, huh? Looking forward to reading more and using your blog to help my family live a healthier lifestyle!

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Eating Bird Food August 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I’m so glad you found my blog! And yes it’s definitely a small world. :)

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Jessica August 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Hi there! I just came across your blog and can easily relate to your experiences. It is easy to overindulge, but once you find a balance everything seems to fall into place. Becoming healthy is a journey and isn’t something that will happen over night. I just started my own blog as well and hope that I can inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle as you have.

I look forward to trying some of the recipes you have posted!

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Ellie@fitforthesoul September 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hi Brittany! So great to meet you and read more about you! I know it’s been a great journey for you so far~but congrats on your progression in health :D

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kat September 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

hahaha! That is great, my husband often says I eat a lot of birdfood. And, sometimes when I make him something he says,” what is this?, I’m not a bird”. And then eats it because it’s yummy. Great blog, glad I found you:)

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JuliaRo September 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Love your recipes, balanced approach to health, and your common sense suggestions! A dear friend forwarded your blog to me and I have since suggested it to many others. Keep writing and sharing ~ you are bound for ongoing success. Thanks for all!

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Lauren September 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Hi! I just discovered your wonderful little blog when I googled “healthy eating blogs!” Yours was the first one to pop up so I decided to visit it. You are now in my top 5 of blogs! I read your little bio and thats what hooked me. I am 19 years old, and have recently lost 40 pounds. I went to university already a solid girl (ha, thats the term people have been describing me as for years) and actually lost weight, but that changed when exams hit and I lost all sense of health as I felt the pressure to dedicate my entirety to my studies. THe summer after freshman year I knew that my sense of depression was tied to my health and how I looked. I started a low-carb program that Im now getting off. I work out almost everyday and now low-carb isn’t cutting it since I need more energy. I still have 10-15 more pounds I’d like to lose, but I know I can do it with healthy eating, regular exercise. I just need more energizing foods….and I really want to eat oatmeal again!
Thanks for being so inspiring and honest :)

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Tom September 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hi Brittany,
I love your story. It is a story that a lot of people have about how they ate while growing up. I have always been searching for better health, because this body has gone through a lot of transitions (good — like yours). I never had a weight problem, but I just did not feel well after eating. That may have been food allergies, because now I have figured out a way to eat healthier and have less bad days. My motto: Eating Healthy Should Be a Way of Life. Thank you for the SunWarrior product. I think it is a great product and have signed up to be an affiliate, as well. I told them I found them at your site.
I also think, this country has always looked at health backwards. We wait until we have a crisis, and then we do something about it. Where in essence, if we started taking care of ourselves now, there would be fewer fire drills down the road. This situation with the adult population heading toward 70% obesity– well, it is not acceptable. And our youngsters are facing a similar situation. Anyway, I could go on and on. My other blog: http://www.nutritionandhealthexpress.com has many other issues I have written on. I am also pushing for change on my facebook page. Thank you, Brittany
Thomas OBrien from Los Angeles

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Vicky October 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

Hi! I’ve been following your blog for some time now. You’re very inspiring and have fantastic recipes :) I too am enrolled at IIN – such an exciting year ahead! I look forward to your new posts!!

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Betty October 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

Im from Richmond, too! I came across your page through janetha, she helped me start bfl and I saw that you did it, also! Anyways, love your blog I’ve been browsing thru your old posts!

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Eating Bird Food October 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

Hi Betty. I’m glad you found my blog!
It’s cool that you’re from Richmond as well. Are you doing BFL now?

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Betty November 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I’m on week 7 now.. I had a to work on and I’ve lost 27 lbs but I have a lot to go.. I wasn’t eating terrible before, just not the right things, so I’ve now gotten on track with clean eating and love it!

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jen November 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

So glad I stumbled upon your web site! You eat like I do!! I’m from Tennessee and it was hard to go against the grain – foodwise. I often heard, “What are you eating, now?” I’ve been so discouraged with my post pregnancy body and I needed some serious motivation to get back in shape. I’m going to start following your blog. Thanks!

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Kristen Child November 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

LOVE your blog! The title is what drew me in. It’s true. Healthy food is delicious!I think we have a lot in common and I’d love to swap health tips with you!! I have a similar blog: kaleandcocoa.blogspot.com – you should check it out!

Kristen

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LizAshlee November 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

Luv your blog!! I am also going through IIN’s program to become a health counselor-can’t wait to start!! I wish you great success! :)

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Jim December 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Amazing story!

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Mrs. Bama January 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Brittany – I just was sitting down to watch “Forks Over Knives” and mentioned it to my friend M. She then proceeded to share your site with me. What an absolute treat and so inspiring. You’re a wonderful leader in informing people about changing their lives through diet (esp clean eating) and exercise! Looking forward to following you! – Cheers!

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Beth January 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Hi Brittany! Wow!! I can’t believe how much your blog has grown since I remember you first mentioning it back in the way day! Congratulations! I don’t know if you remember me (and probably not the appropriate place to be giving out details including names) but I wanted to congratulate you on your success and I look forward to seeing what else you have in store!

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Sarah January 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I just wanted you to know how much I love your blog. You always have such fun content. Keep it up!
-Sarah

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Sidney Sak February 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hi Brittany,

Awesome approach to healthy living and Great Job! I was overweight for a majority of life myself, although I was very active. But healthy eating is definitely an important component of a healthy liftstyle. I didn’t start eating healthy until my late 20′s, but it has done wonders for me since. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more posts.

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Amber Kuiper February 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Hello there! I just discovered your blog, and love it! Thanks for the great content!

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Lydia March 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hey Britt, I just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous recipes you’ve posted. They look great and I can’t wait to try them out–especially the Mayan Harvest Bake. I’ve tried the Kashi version and it is great, so I am really looking forward to using your recipe for it.

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Danielle March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Brittney,

I love your Blog. I just moved to Virgina from Boston. I grew up in a family that loved to make heavy italian food. I learned more about nutrition and worked as a healthy eating specialist for whole foods. Now I work as a cater producing healthier foods made with natural ingridents. The school you mention is interesting, I am always wanting to furthure my nutritional knowledge.

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Eating Bird Food March 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hi Danielle,

I’m glad you found my blog! It sounds like you have had some really fun jobs. I’m jealous. :) Where in VA do you live?

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Danielle March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I live in Viriniga Beach. I was recently in Richmond though, my husband and I are starting a communal kithen for caters and people producing food that need a certified kitchen to work out of. The only communal kitchen close is in Richmond. I have been looking through all your recipes and there great! Its always nice to find interesting healthy versions of things. I am making the peanut butter yogurt for my father-in-law, who believes peanut butter should be in everything, and the banana pudding this weekend. :)

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Danielle March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Hi Brittany!

I just found your blog when looking for variations on a recipe. I’m trying the quinoa cakes but with crushed pistachios and lemon…yum! What a great introduction to an even more awesome website :)

Question though: how did you become a hollistic health trainer? I’m often giving nutrition and fitness advice, to the point where my coworkers are ready for me to be their life coach :p But I would love to fnd out more on how to become accredited or somehow legitimized.

Can’t wait to show share this with my family. Thanks!

~Danielle

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Jenna March 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I stumbled upon your blog about a week ago, and when I realized we have the same love for rolled oats with chia seeds, almond milk, and peanut butter (I eat them every single morning for breakfast!), I knew it was a blog I had to bookmark! I will definitely be a frequent reader! Thanks for the recipes too. I made the black bean stew this week and am loving it! Have you ever tried pumpkin pie steel cut oats in a crock pot? Definitely a wonderful smell to wake up to in the morning!

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Raquel @ Ovenmitts Vegan Blog March 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Hey! Just found your blog, and instantly LOVE it because my boyfriend says all I eat is bird food! Anyway, thought I’d say hi and say congrats on the upcoming wedding!

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Ashley March 22, 2012 at 1:14 am

I had such a similar experience! I didn’t realize that I was somewhat large in high school until now when I look back at pictures of myself. I got to college determined to avoid the freshman 15 and working out became a major part of my life. Now, I’m addicted to it and I’ve lost over 30 lbs in the past three years just by exercising and eating a bit healthier.

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Brian from ThinDish March 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Yours is an inspiring story Brittany! Look forward to seeing more about it on our blog. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions!

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CJ at Food Stories April 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

I found your site through another blog and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

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Fiona McGeachie Gallot May 21, 2012 at 4:09 am

Just wanted to say hi and congratulations on your really informative blog. Some great ideas on here I’ll have to try.

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Eating Bird Food May 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

Thanks for stopping by Fiona! :)

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Deb June 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Just found the blog through your green smoothie link that Vitamix posted on their FB page. Looks like lots of great recipes and information here. I’ve bookmarked you and will be back to visit. Thank you!

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Jessica June 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I was the same way in high school with just eating whatever and not really thinking about it. I didn’t realize that I was somewhat heavy until I had lost 30 lbs. during college (and have maintained the weightloss) for the past 4 years. Sometimes it is hard to continually eat healthy and be content, but keeping those things in mind help. I really like your blog so far! Keep it up!

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Natalie July 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Hi, I’m over in England UK and just discovered your blog! I’ve tried a couple of your recipes and really enjoyed them so I’ll be back! Thank you for inspiring me to eat and live a healthier lifestyle from half way around the world! xx

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Celeste July 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm

How do you cope when you go home to eat your mom’s food? Do you just eat it and then work it off later or ? Has your family changed their eating? By the way, this is my all time fav blog!

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Eating Bird Food July 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

My family knows that my eating habits have changed so they try to cook healthier when I’m around. Even still, I always bring my own dish to cook-outs so I can introduce them to healthy food that tastes good too. They read EBF and try some of the recipes, which totally warms my heart. :)

Thank you for the kind words. I hope you continue to enjoy EBF.

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Rosamond July 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I am very inspired by your healthy lifestyle and I am so glad I found your blog!

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Kelly July 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

Hi! I just sent you a message on Facebook! Kath from kath eats real food recommended I contact you for Richmond restaurant recommendations! I really enjoyed reading your journey. So inspiring!

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Eating Bird Food July 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Thanks so much Kelly! I responded to your message on FB. Have a great time in Richmond this weekend!

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HH July 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This site is super great! Found it via FitSugar.

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Eating Bird Food July 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

Welcome! :)

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Brenda Perkins July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

Just wanted to say that I love your blog! Just found it and keep find interesting things and recipes. I too love Almond Breeze and make a fabulous pancake using the vanilla flavored. My husband and I have recently lost 80+ pounds each due to eating healthier and making sure we walk at least 4 miles a day. Therefore, I have taken several favorite recipes and adapted them to fit our new lifestyle. Thank you so much for your time and adding such great information and recipes for others to enjoy!

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leigh frayn July 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

i look forward to your emails / updates, i share them with my mom and daughter, i am 49 and just discovered yoga a year ago, i have maintained a healthy weight not lost, but am eating so much more mindful now, i love the ideas and recipies as well as your cheerful advice! (: i stumbled on you and am so happy i did!! i would love to try the kind bars , hope i win!! (:
thank you for sharing , you are helping more people than you realize!

Leigh Frayn

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Elena July 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Like your blog!
I started blog about five food groups and healthy eating. Like to learn more
about benefits of different kinds of food, especially fruits and vegetables.

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Sara July 30, 2012 at 3:09 am

Wow! Just found you when googling garlicky kale! Your amazing and my new inspiration!

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annie wu August 4, 2012 at 3:18 am

Hi! I’m so glad I found your blog. I was in the same shoes growing up…I was over the avg weight but didn’t think much of it. Then university came and I actually started gaining that freshman 15 before I realized I needed to do something about it. It’s so great to know someone that has gone through the same. I exercise everyday but I would only use full fat ingredients in my baking. Check out my blog at mysweetfrostings.blogspot.ca!

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Kelly August 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Hi there! I just found your blog and love all the recipes you have. I can’t wait to start making them. I try to eat healthy most of the time. I love working out and running is my passion. Thanks for the great blog!!

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Eating Bird Food August 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Welcome Kelly – I’m glad you found my blog and I hope you enjoy the recipes!

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Chelsea @ CardioandCocktails August 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Just found your blog and am loving it so far. As a recently engaged girl, I thought your fiance’s post about your engagement was so sweet. Just wanted to stop by and give you a blogging thumbs up :)

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Eating Bird Food August 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

So glad you found my blog Chelsea! Congrats on your engagement. :)

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Elizabeth September 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hi Brittany, I’m from Chile! I’ve been having fun with your tips and recipes.
I really enjoy your posts about new products that I can try and incorporate into my kitchen.
Thanks a lot for sharing your time and experience.
A big hug,
Ellie.

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Laura September 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Hello, I’m a 45 year old female about 5’8″ and 50 pounds over weight. I eat like you did when you were in high school. What would you recommend for me to get started on healthy eating. What would you recommend first. I am always tired and have a hard time with will power. HELP!!!!
Thank you.
You look great

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Desiree September 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Love love love your blog! I look forward to it popping up in my inbox each day. I started my healthy eating and workout journey about 2 years ago and blogs have been a monumental portion of my inspiration. Your blog is fun, inspiring, and drool worthy. Keep it up!

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Reb September 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hey just discovered yourblog searching the internet looking for healthy but yummy recipes. As I type your banana oatmeal cups are baking away, looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!

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Rebecca October 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hi! Just finally met Isaac last night when he played violin for a wedding I attended. I taught Sydney! Anyway, he told me about your blog, and I’m excited to be following it now. :)

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Sona October 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I stumbled upon this website. I’m amazed at the information you have here. I love healthy tips and recipes. Thank you so much :) do you have any recipe for face cream for oily skin? Sona

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Hawley Schneider November 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Hey! I loved reading your “About me” – in part because it felt like my own, a little bit! Though my motivation/action came later than yours, we went to college at the same time (fall ’03) and I was motivated to lose weight by being healthy after having my first child. Now I am 4 months post partum with my second and though I haven’t been as committed to eating first and foremost for nutrition (a la Dr. Esselstyn or Dr. Fuhrman), I have maintained eating well and I’m already down to my pre-pregnancy weight before my first child… but my after my first, I managed to lose even more than just baby weight! That’s what I hope to do again, but it seems to be coming off a lot more naturally and without as much intentional effort this time around. Still, I want to be even more attentive to eating for health and hopefully get to my quite healthy weight again. AND to working out ;) But with two little ones and a husband who works early and late and has varying work schedule (he’s a clergyman), that’s the toughest part!! Anyways, excited to have stumbled upon your blog. My current two faves are Oh She Glows and Eat to Live (the latter is a friend of mine, too, which makes it extra fun)… but I think yours might make that a triple threat!! Cheers!

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Hawley Schneider November 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Eeps!! I mean Eat Live Run! Eat to Live is the book that inspired me initially ;)

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Autumn November 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I just wanted to say that your recipes have been awesome! I don’t recall how I stumbled onto your page, but we were making your snobby joes with the quickness and decided in about 4 seconds it would be a regular star on our blended meat eating and vegetarian household dinner table. I am the vegetarian, but I am not vegan. I don’t like cheese. I don’t like lots of things and somehow all your recipes sound like the best buffet of my life (if they were all made together). You inspired me to try chia seeds. I wish I had found this page when I started my weight watcher’s journey in January. I have lost 50 pounds, and I look forward to incorporating your food ideas into the last 20ish pounds until I get to my goal weight and to sharing your gems in the meetings.
Finally to the point, since you have helped me out, I am voting for your fitness magazine picture every day until you win to return your favor. :) Thank you so much for putting all this together for the finding.

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Catherine November 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

Hi there,
I love your blog! I am very interested in healthy eating and appreciate the great recipes you share. The cauliflower pizza is awesome, my husband even enjoyed it (a meat and potatoes man). Slowly I’m changing his eating habits; with the help of your recipes he realizes healthy food can taste good. Thank you.
P.S. Tried the Pumpkin Pie smoothie; loooooove it!

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Boyce December 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Can you use Braggs ACV to get rid of skin tags? I heard the ACV with mother would remove the skin tags. I don’t know how often or the proper application? any sugestions?, thanks Boyce :-)

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Becky December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hello- I wanted to let you know that I am moving to Richmond and so happy I came across your sight! I am so excited to visit all the restaurants and yoga/wellness centers you have listed! THANKS HEAPS!

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Kevin December 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Hi Brittney!

I love your blog! I want to start a blog, can you recommend a blog to use?

Thanx!

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Brittany Mullins January 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Wordpress.com is my favorite blogging platform. Hope this helps!

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Barbara January 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

If you ever send out emails with your blog please let me know. I would like to receive your blog on my email. I enjoy learning how to take a regular recipe and making it healthy.

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Brittany Mullins January 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Hi Barbara,

You can sign up for the email subscription here: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=eatingbirdfood/hWrr&loc=en_US

Thanks so much!

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Ashley H January 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I recently just found your blog from ‘google’ing apple cider vinegar. Wow! I can not wait to try some of your recipes! I just recently started my healthy lifestyle change too and hope to feel and look a little better. How do you create a healthy diet plan for yourself and know what your body needs exactly for weight loss results? I have read so many things about how to eat healthy and exercise but I want to know how to do it specifically for me. Thanks for your time!
Ashley

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Camilla Soares January 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

Hello,

Hello

I just found your web literally 30 minutes ago while trying to find more info on the drink I recently bought at WF ” Bragg Apple Cider All Natural Drink”. People at work always make fun at me by my eating habits constantly saying that I eat bird food which for me sounds like a complement.

In my case I just refused to eat the regular American diet since I am originally from Brasil and just can’t stand the ready to go food, sodas, fast-food for lunches…I grew up eating papaya every day in the morning, fresh squeeze juices from unimaginable tropical fruits, having grains, organic salads/veggies and meat without the use of any hormones.

Love, love what you write, the recipes and will plan to serve some of them at my son’s birthday party next weekend !

Thank you for the great source of information – I am a big fan already!

Best-

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phil January 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

I am going to try your recipe for roasted kabocha squash.

I have been trying more veggies because a lot of 99 cent or Dollar stores are now carrying vegetables. I can try new varieties and I can experiment without paying a small fortune for something I may not like.

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Connie Omari January 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thank you for your inspiration. So many of us wish that we had the same determination and commtiment as you. Keep up the good work!

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Vanessa Shepley February 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I really enjoyed ready your story
Thank you <3

Vanessa J Shepley

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Suzanne Meehan February 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hi Brittany, I’ve decided to phase out chemical based skincare and came uopn your site with your recipe for natural moisturiser. I’m definitely going to try it. I really like your ethos and I hope to make 2013 a healthier year. Best wishes from England and thanks for an inspiring website, Suzanne

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Danielle Smith February 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Oh my gosh I am so glad I just found your blog!! I am a senior at VCU who recently went vegan so I couldn’t be more thankful for finding someone my age, living in my city, who is also vegan! THANK YOU SO MUCH WOW!!!

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Brittany Mullins February 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

Yay! So glad you found me as well! :)

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Shirlee February 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I am currently a freshman college student this year and on a tight budget its not always easy eating healthy. Although, simple healthy recipes and few ingredients can go a long way I have learned. Reading your blog was inspiring and some more motivation my way so, thank you and keep up the awesome recipes!

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Angie February 26, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I just found your blog researching organic apple cider vinegar. We have been trying your overnight oats and love them! Our journey is just beginning. Wish us luck!

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Brittany Mullins February 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

Very cool! I’m glad you found me. Best of luck with your journey.

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Elson April 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I truly enjoy exploring and attempting your recipes. You are quite an inspiration. The photos are amazing! Keep up the good work!

E

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Brittany Mullins April 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Thank you so much Elson.

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Rita April 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Have just read your article on Cider Vinegar and wonder if you have heard that Cider Vinegar is good for rosacia. I found an article by a lady who makes a face mask up using organic cider vinegar, baking soda, food grade hydrogen peroxide. She claims that this face mask has cleared her rosacia. I dont really want to take the standard anti biotics that our gp’s prescribe and am looking for a natural alternative.

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Heather September 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

Rita,
Could you tell me where you found this article? I was just recently diagnosed with rosacea and would love to bypass medications if at all possible. Have you tried the mask yet? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Cindy September 20, 2013 at 4:01 am

Hi Rita and Heather, I was diagnosed with Rosacea a year ago by a dermatologist and prescribed the standard antibiotics and rosacea cream. I tried the cream first for a few weeks – no improvement. After a lot of research on the internet I discovered that rosacea is linked to an overgrowth of the microscopic skin mite, demodex. (Sounds yucky but most people have them!) They usually live harmlessly on skin, but cause rosacea when there are too many of them. I discovered that tea tree oil is used to treat demodex that live on the hairy parts of the face – eyelashes and eyebrows. I thought it was worth a try before going onto antibiotics (which I wasn’t keen to do.) So I got a bottle of tea tree oil (cheap as chips from a health store). I put a few drops neat onto my eyebrows and felt instant relief! I hadn’t realised that my eyebrows were actually itching, and felt the difference immediately. I mixed the tea tree oil in with my face cream, shampoo, shower gel, etc. and after a week the rosacea was completely gone and has never returned! I stopped using the tea tree oil after several weeks. I highly recommend this as a treatment for rosacea and am relieved that I never resorted to antibiotics. What a simple, cheap remedy – why don’t doctors tell you this stuff??!! Just be careful with tea tree oil around the eyes – demodex live around the eyelash roots so you need to get the oil in there – just make it quite diluted. Fine to put it neat on eyebrows though. Hope this helps you. Wanted to also say that my husband recently started using ACV for gallstones. Doctors said he would have to have surgery to remove the gallbladder – no other option. We discovered ACV which slowly dissolves the stones and we haven’t looked back. My husband still has his gallbladder – healthy and intact!

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Beth April 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Hi! What kind of dog is Olive? Do you count calories or weigh yourself? You look great and I am wondering if you might share your weight and height? I am battling anorexia and I don’t know what a healthy weight is for my height. I am trying to heal and would love to learn from your blog. Thanks so much.

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Aaron levin May 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hi I was wondering are you a vegan?

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Brittany Mullins May 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I have a lot of vegan recipes but I’m actually pescatarian – I don’t eat meat but I do eat fish and seafood.

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Holly May 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

Hey Brittany , just wanted to say that I love your blog! I stumbled upon it the other day and have been using all of your recipes since:) I am loving all of the green smoothie recipes, they are delicious! Your blog is so easy to follow, yet contains so much information! Keep up the great work! -Holly (Australia)

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Ani June 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Your blog is so inspiring for all the healthy tips and wonderful recipes you post! I have nominated you for the Shine On award, which can be found here http://milesforthought.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/shine-on-award/ Thank you for your great posts!

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Vicki June 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I am a 52 year old woman working my way into health and fitness while coping with the sudden death of my husband, working fulltime, and going to school fulltime. Your posts are Interesting, beneficial, and inspirational to me! Thanks, and please carry on!

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Teri July 15, 2013 at 12:01 am

Sorry for your loss. I am 50, going through a breakup, & also trying to get in better shape. Best wishes.

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Amy Jo June 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Great Story! I’m motivated! I .ve let myself go… I’m getting back in Shape and staying that way. determined to feel and look better than even before. thanks!

AJ

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Beth June 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Hi! What kind of dog is Olive? Do you count calories or weigh yourself? You look great and I am wondering if you might share your weight and height? I am battling anorexia and I don’t know what a healthy weight is for my height. I am trying to heal and would love to learn from your blog. Thanks so much.

I would appreciate hearing from you, Brittany!

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Kristen August 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Hi Brittany! Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely website! I have tried several of your recipes over the last couple of weeks and they have all been delicous! Keep up the amazing work!

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Brittany Mullins August 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thank you so much for commenting Kristen — and for trying my recipes. I really appreciate it.

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traci August 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

I was wondering that if you take more than 2 T per day would it give you a bigger boost in the benefits of losing weight and other things

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Marcie Murray November 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

What 2 T are you referring to, Traci?

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Lynn November 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Did you go to George Mason too? Go Patriots!

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Eating Bird Food November 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I did! :)

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robin January 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

stumbled across an article of yours on scoliosis and Yoga. was wondering if the Yoga helped with your progression. I think mine is progressing, and I used to practice Yoga in my college years, and have been feeling that I’m being drawn back to it as it would ease my back pain and tightness I’ve been experiencing lately. Thanks for the link to the dvd:)

from one Southern girl to another,
Robin

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Adrienne @ Whole New Mom January 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Hey Brittany! I just found you on G+. So nice to meet you! Glad to meet other “healthies” over there. Let’s stay in touch!

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Adrienne @ Whole New Mom January 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Hi again! Where can I subscribe to your site?

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Eating Bird Food January 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Hi Adrienne. It’s great to connect with you as well! Here’s my email subscription page – http://www.eatingbirdfood.com/14733-2/.

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terra in tn January 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

What is your take on soaking and dehydrating nuts to remove phytic acid? I just learned about this last week and haven’t eaten any since…if I have to go to this much trouble, I may cut them out of my diet. PS thanks for the blog posts and recipes!

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Anna February 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

what major were you in college? :)

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Eating Bird Food February 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Marketing.

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Joe March 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Nice job on the site. Looks great. Thanks for all the info on eating well, I think its so valuable and misunderstood.

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Em @ the pig & quill March 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

Hello new friend! So glad to have found you today. Look forward to catching up on all you’ve been munching lately. (Like teff! Totally gonna be the IT grain!) :) xoxo – Em

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Brittany Mullins March 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

Yay! Thanks for coming over a leaving a comment. I just found your blog today and love it!

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eatingbirdfood July 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

Thanks Cait!

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eatingbirdfood July 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

Thanks Holly!! Smoothie are so delicious – and there are so many different combinations to try. I can’t seem to get enough of them this summer.

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eatingbirdfood July 31, 2009 at 6:48 pm

No way- you worked at Carl’s!! I probably saw you at some point because I went there often. I worked at Cold Stone Creamery while in college, but they didn’t allow free icecream (which was probably a good thing). However, icecream is still my favorite snack, although I usually go for frozen yogurt. Sammy T’s has a ton of good stuff, but the Bean and Grain Burger, the avocado melt and the gazpacho are my favorites. Although I think anything you ordered would be delish.

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eatingbirdfood August 26, 2009 at 6:40 am

Hi Lizzy. Thank you so much for checking out my blog!! I will be sure to check out yours soon. Thanks for reading!

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eatingbirdfood August 26, 2009 at 6:40 am

Thanks for stopping by Kristen!!

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