Hey love, I’m Adelina!
Most of my life I have lived stuck in my head. Repetitive, intrusive thoughts, a disturbance in sleeping patterns and the inability to recover from disordered eating patterns were things I have struggled on a daily basis with. I normalized the feeling of constantly being hungry, of being addicted to pain, of having my reality be limited to what was happening inside my head, and wishing to look like someone else.
Thinking I would be happier if I had a gap between my thighs, or a smaller waist. I have lived my life being scared, and being lost. I was full of self doubt, messed up thoughts, and I was trying to hide behind a smile.
I stayed at home to portion out my food, to count its calories and macros, and exercised every single day until exhaustion, thinking this was how my life was supposed to be. And even though I dropped one pound after another, my hair came out in clumps, my nails broke and cracked, and I couldn’t even walk up the stairs without almost passing out – I still didn’t stop.
No idea of how I would get out of this spiral of hatred, yet still I was desperately holding on to the idea that maybe I was someone worth loving, or at the very least someone worth living, and eventually I made it out of this vicious circle.
It’s time to finally end the war on ourselves. We have to remember to love our bodies for what they do to us. It took me way too long to realize it, but being the happiest version of yourself doesn’t have to mean being the smallest or leanest. Being healthy is going to look different on everyone. Life is too precious to put your energy into beating yourself up. Please be kind to yourself, you only have this body.
I finally learned how to love myself and my body, and I’m here to help you do the same. I want you to find the confidence to love yourself at any size. Remember, your body is just a vessel.
I started this blog as a creative outlet outside of my day job. Cooking, taking photographs and writing are very helpful tools for me to de-stress from the pressures of working as a social worker; where I work mostly with people who struggle with mental illnesses.
I truly believe that healthy eating should be accessible to everyone. Using minimal and easy-to-find ingredients myself, I really hope that this blog and these recipes will inspire you to cook more, to taste more, and to learn more.
Beyond food, I am passionate about interior design and low-waste living; I am always seeking to minimize my environmental impact through more conscious and sustainable choices.
Oh, and please don’t be a stranger! Don’t be shy and introduce yourself or send me a message on instagram simply saying hello! I’d love to hear your stories, or just really anything. xo