Friday Feature: Healthy Hits the Spot

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

1. What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

Hi! My name is Paige Schmidt, and my blog is “Healthy Hits the Spot.” I created my blog title one evening, sitting down on my living room couch, thinking what I wanted my blog to mean. For the first time in a while (six-years to be exact) I had began to enjoy food again – all of it. Whole, real food, and fun sweets and desserts. I wanted to share with the world that focusing on feeling good and enjoying food meant SO much more than trying to control the size of your body, or eat “perfectly clean.”

2. What is your tagline and why?

“Enjoying my calories, not counting them.” I chose this tagline because when I started my blog, I had finally stopped counting calories for the first time in six years, and has started actually ENJOYING the food I was eating, vs only looking at the numbers.

3. What are some of your favorite blogging tools?

Oh man… I keep it pretty old school! I use WordPress, and don’t have any external blogging gadgets. My designer probably has some useful plugins in my site that I’m not sure about!

I’ll share a different kind of tool instead… stay in your own lane (don’t compare yourself to others) and stay away from the negative stuff in the blogging world. Do it because you love it, and don’t apologize for who you are.

4. What is your healthy eating philosophy?

Eat intuitively – listen to your body, find what works for you and allows you to feel good and enjoy your life. Don’t get wrapped up in all of the rules around food. They can be so distracting, and can really take away from the quality of your life. AND, they’re not necessary – you can feel great without any rules around food, trust me (and better yet, trust yourself).

5. What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?

I’ve had my blog for about six years now, and about five years ago, I started coaching women who wanted to heal their relationship to food like I had – women who wanted the same freedoms that I had found, that allowed me to focus on much more important things in life vs thinking about food all of the time.

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