Hi, I’m Megan Gilmore.
Despite my website’s catchy name, I do not believe in “detoxing” in the sense of a drastic, quick-fix diet. In fact, eating well hasn’t always come naturally for me.
As a military brat, my family moved often while I was growing up and we relied heavily on fast food. I was fortunate to be an active child with a good metabolism, but my bad eating habits caught up with me in college when I became more sedentary. I gained nearly 30 pounds during my freshman year. Desperate to fit into my clothes again, I embarked on a series of diets to help me lose weight. I tried going low-carb, eating a vegan diet, and even did a 30-day raw food fast, but I was always in an “all-or-nothing” mindset. I was either on a diet or I wasn’t, and when I wasn’t dieting I would secretly binge-eat and gain all of my weight back– sometimes winding up heavier than I had even started.
I suffered in a cycle of yo-yo dieting and binge eating for years and didn’t achieve lasting weight loss until I developed a healthier relationship with food. Instead of restricting entire food groups, I now focus on streamlining my digestion and eating higher quality foods. Nothing is off limits!!
Eager to help others enjoy real food and break the cycle of yo-yo dieting, I share my favorite healthy recipes here on this website and in my cookbooks. I like my recipes to be fast, easy and affordable, so you’ll have no excuses not to stick to this lifestyle.
Megan Gilmore is a certified Health Coach, trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also studied clinical nutrition at the Natural Healing Institute, becoming a Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC). She also trained with Clinical Nutritionist and Detox Expert, Natalia Rose in Intelligent Detox Counseling.