I am Kaitlin a 26 year old with a passion for food and fitness. I love to cook and bake, I am all about healthy recipes and definitely guilty pleasures here and there.

I was born a health nut, fast food and soda were unheard of in my house and that was ok with me. Freshmen year of college my friends thought I was weird because I ate so many fruits and veggies. I love fruit and vegetable especially CARROTS! Seriously I eat carrots everyday I am surprised my skin doesn’t have an orange pigment to it yet!

I have always been athletic I started swimming when I was 6 and didn’t stop until I was 22. Fitness has always been apart of me. I am used to working out 6 out of 7 days a week and it keeps me sane. I love to work out and live for the endorphins it gives you post workout.

However there came a point in my life when I took healthy eating and exercising to unhealthy eating and exercise. I didn’t handle the transition from high school to college very well and vowed to myself that I would not gain the freshmen 15 and I didn’t… I ended up loosing the 15 and then some. I have struggled with my self confidence for years and in college it came out full force. I worked out constantly and wasn’t giving my body the proper nutrients it needed. I cut out most fats and carbs and would eat sweet treats and sugar to keep my energy up. I became obsessed with low fat, low carb anything and aspartame was huge in my diet. I fed off the comments I got from people telling me how skinny I was, it made me want to be skinnier! But I will be honest I was a huge BITCH (for lack of a better word) because I was always hungry and tired all the time. I hated this crazy person I became, I worked out everyday of the week and would freak out in my head if I wasn’t going to be able to workout, I had to fit it in somehow or work extra hard the next day to make up for it. I could feel that my body took a serious toll from all the strain I put.

It took a few years and a therapist to put things into perspective for me and helped me to become comfortable with the person that I am. I finally feel confident and happy in my skin, I may not be bone thin and that is fine by me. I have vowed to stick to the healthy approach to life, exercise regularly but not obsessively (I can finally allow myself to miss a day), eat right and most importantly indulge in foods you crave! Sometimes I indulge a little too much in the sweet department but I try not to let it make me crazy, I ate it, it happened and I move on.

I hope you enjoy my blog.

Feel free to contact me at forloveofcarrots@gmail.com

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shannon July 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I’m so glad you’ve started this blog! I wish I would have followed in your footsteps freshman year and chose the salads over pizza at scurve haha but we’re both learning and becoming more healthy in our old post-grad age. Love you my P.I.C, franzia is calling us!!


forloveofcarrots July 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Thanks girlfriend that means a lot to me :) however I wish we could go back to freshman year b.c. I miss seeing you on a daily basis!!


Lisa@ChocolatePBCups October 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

Hey Kaitlin! Just found your blog, it’s so cute! :-) I’m excited to read more about you! And I can become a huge bitch when I’m hungry too
:-D lol no worries!


forloveofcarrots October 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Thanks Lisa!! Glad I am not alone lol


Candice July 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I am so excited I found your blog! I was a swimmer too from 8 years old until I was 22 years old. I swam at the University of Wisconsin. Looking forward to reading your blog more!!
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forloveofcarrots July 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Ah I am so glad you found my blog!I am going to check yours out now!


Molly from LifesLemons November 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

your story sounds a lot like mine…bookmarking. ;)
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forloveofcarrots November 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I will have to check out your blog then :)


Morgan December 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

This is my story, and I am still in the “freak-out” mode of if I get no workout in. Also I have tried to “up” my eating, but it’s so SCARY!! Can you give me any advice? I WILL DEFINITELY BE VISITING THIS SITE ON A REGULAR BASIS!!!!


forloveofcarrots December 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I’m so glad you found my blog!! Email me any questions you have! I will do my best to help you out


Lucie December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I saw your comments a lot around the blogger community and finally got to visit your blog! I can so relate on your story, I was totally the same and still struggle a lot with the ‘freak-out’ thing. But I get better and blogging helps a lot!
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forloveofcarrots December 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Lucie, I am so glad you finally found your way to my blog! It is nice to have fellow bloggers out there that can relate to what you have gone through! Blogging has definitely helped me to overcome my issues, although I know they will always be in the back of my mind. The support of the blogging community is amazing!


Hilarie January 9, 2013 at 12:24 am

Hey, I just stumbled upon your blog today while googling “jammin’ nut”. I love your healthy approach and can def relate to overdoing in college…I did the exact same thing in high school, and I know it takes a lot of work and courage (even now) to live a healthy, balanced, and sane life. Can’t wait to read more!
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forloveofcarrots January 9, 2013 at 1:16 am

Hi Hilarie! I’m so glad you found my blog! Hope you keep reading and I will be sure to check out yours!


Kloe @ Running Shoes & Chocolate Mousse February 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Hey there,

I absolutely love your blog, it’s full of fantastic recipes and workout tips with lots of valuable information!

I admire how open and honest you are about your story, that takes such courage, and it makes me so happy to see when people who’ve struggled with this kind of thing finds peace, balance, Health and happiness and it just transforms their life.
unfortunately, I can relate quite a bit to your story; and know what it’s like when you’re not nurturing your body and it takes it’s toll (for me, I got a stress fracture as a rude awakening)

you’re an inspiration to many!

Kloe x
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forloveofcarrots February 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Kloe, your words mean so much to me!! Thank you, thank you! I am so glad you found my blog and I hope I continue to inspire you! Can’t wait to check out your blog!


carol farley March 6, 2013 at 3:06 am

Hi Kait……………Gordon has set up my computer so I can get your blog all the time. Hurrah for him! I honestly kept trying, but never figured out the steps. Ah, let’s face it. I’m clueless about technology.
We’ve been having a good time. Wish you were here!
And I’m so proud of you with your work on this terrific blog.


forloveofcarrots March 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Yay! I am glad he could help you set it up!! Hope you are having fun, miss you lots! XOXO


Amanda October 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Hi – I just found your blog. Your story sounds identical to mine! I was so afraid of the freshman 15 that I became a hermit and didn’t socialize at all. My grades were really good though :) I look forward to following your posts. Thanks!


forloveofcarrots October 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Hi Amanda, I am so glad you found my blog! I hope you continue to enjoy it!


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