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Today’s guest battled with eating disorders for many years and has gone through a process of healing to now living a life devoted to educating people on the benefits of eating real food.   Megan Roosevelt, The Healthy Grocery Girl, shares the event that spurred her struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating and then the feelings that took over and propelled her downward. She tells of the turning point where she realized she was slowing killing herself and those things that helped her on her path to recovery, as well as how she changed her perspective on trying to better her body by depriving it to bettering her body by feeding it.  She also shares some specific things that people in her life did to help her feel accepted in the midst of her battle.  Megan is now a certified dietitian and through her website and YouTube channel The Healthy Grocery Girl is able to share with thousands and thousands how to help nourish your body by giving you the tools to shop, cook, and eat plant based.  She shares her philosophy of progress over perfection in eating as well as a judgement and stress-free approach which encourages people to take what they learn and implement it how best it fits into their life.  I learned so much from her on what eating plant based and real food means and the research behind it as well as some yummy, easy sounding recipes I can’t wait to try, and that says a lot.  You will be informed and inspired by her message that there is so much more that makes us who we are than what we look like or what we eat.

Want to know if this episode it for you?  This episode is perfect for someone who is looking for inspiration on eating healthier, for someone who may be struggling with feeling broken or unloved, particularly those battling eating disorders.  It is also great for someone interested in learning about eating, shopping, and cooking plant-based and real food.

What is this episode about?   In this episode you will learn about:

  • what spurred Megan’s struggle with anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating
  • how eating disorders are rarely about the food
  • how faith and her relationship to God helped her change
  • what was the turning point where she realized she was slowly killing herself
  • what is the best thing you can do to help someone in your life that is battling with an eating disorder
  • how running is a metaphor for life
  • what resources helped in her healing
  • how she chose to be a dietician
  • what inspired her nutrition philosophy
  • why she began Healthy Grocery Girl
  • why her husband joined her in the business
  • what plant-based and eating real foods means to her
  • what her apprehensions are about eating animal-based food
  • how her husband decided to join in eating plant-based
  • what you can expect when you go to the website or YouTube channel Healthy Grocery Girl
  • what the philosophies are behind her business
  • how she can help people with specific health concerns
  • what she does for food when she travels
  • some convenience items to eat
  • a favorite yummy recipe


Show Notes:

Healthy Grocery Girl website

Healthy Grocery Girl YouTube channel

Megan’s personal health story video

The China Study

Forks Over Knives documentary

Rich Roll

Sweet Potato Tacos recipe

Healthy Grocery Girl Instagram

Healthy Grocery Girl Facebook page

Healthy Grocery Girl Twitter