About Me

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Exercise: 6 Days a week (cardio Mostly running an hour and once a week a long run (90-120 minutes); Strength training (will post or link workouts) 2-3x per week; try to do yoga on my day off! Vice: Biggest Sweet tooth ever! Need to cut out: Artificial sweetener
I got healthy: For the year up to this month, I have been maintaining a weight, which is my highest of 155 pounds (I am 5’7" tall). Since my highest weight, I have gotten healthy by eating whole, nutritious foods and working out. I don’t weigh myself anymore, but instead I go by how I feel and how my clothes fit me. I maintain my weight loss by working out several times a week and eating lots of healthy food, mainly focused around veggies, fruit, and whole grains. However, I do make room for treats- I typically have a sweet indulgence every day. It helps me stay balanced and not feel deprived. I want to show people that it is possible to eats LOTS of healthy food, stay fit, and feel energized when you wake up in the morning!
For fun: running, fashion, nutrition/fitness, modeling, swimming, Delta Gamma, reading, Baking, Beach, Hiking, Marathons
Hates: Peanut Butter (I know I am a freak) and Hot Dogs Loves: thin crust veggie pizza, Sweet potatoes, avocados, fresh baked desserts, apples, Veggie Grill, cookie dough/cake batter
Favorite TV shows: 90210, Gossip Girl, Weeds
Music: Fresh New Tracks

My Story

Hi everyone, my name is Danielle Ferree. College Dieting is a healthy living website that is dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to lead full, happy, andhealthy lives. I recently started up my new life, free from ED (My eating disorder) Please, join me in my journey as I follow my dreams and concur my fears as I continue the road to recovery.
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am currently in to process of completing my undergraduate Business Marketing and Health Science at Loyola MarymountUniversity. I also work in the schools Fitness center as the peer nutritionist where I give consultation and exercise advice. I have always been passionate about nutrition and fitness and have a heart that love to help others. I’ve done nutrition research until I was blue in the face and have read millions of articles on diet advice.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved out to California for school all alone. During my freshman year I developed a serve eating disorder, anorexia. I am 5'8 and at one point was below 100lbs. I obsessed over my looks, food, exercise and how beautiful everyone was around me. I became very depressed and knew that I needed to seek help. After receiving help my mind and body were not used to the freedom I allowed myself and I quickly started the habit of bingeing. I to this day have never thrown up, but I would constantly binge. I gain 30 pounds more then I have ever weight in my life and still had disordered eating habits, obsessions with calorie counting and cared way to much about my image and beauty. I lost track of who I was on the inside. It has taken me several years before I finally decided to stop the obsession and free myself from the struggle. This me on my long long journey to lose the weight- and more- in a healthy manner, free of obsession.
I’m writing about how I finally found peace with my weight and my body and I want to show others how to listen and trust their body and that it is ok to eat lots of nutritious food. Food is NOT the enemy.Let’s stop denying ourselves and start listening to ourselves more! Let’s take away the guilt that is often associated with food and our bodies.
I am following the Tone it up Lifestyle plan of unprocessed, artificially free foods and also Oh She Glows plan of eating a mostly a vegan and unprocessed diet which was a gradual shift over the years as I learned more about nutrition and health.
I will post healthy, good tasting recipes that I create to keep myself inspired about food. Food used to be the enemy for me, but now it is a huge source of pleasure in my life! One aspect of Oh She Glows is the Green Monster Movement and have been enjoying Green Monsters as a part of each day!