Dawn Lerman/Aka The Snacking Mama

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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Health Coach, Workshop leader
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I grew up with a fat dad—450 pounds (at his heaviest). Every week he was on a new fad diet, and my whole family was forced to eat whatever freeze dried, saccharin loaded concoction he was eating, so we would not blow his diet. By 9 years old, I was an expert on Atkins, Pritikin, Weight Watchers, and Jenny Craig, and had spent time at the Fat Farm at Duke University eating only white rice for 4 weeks. Even though I was a tiny little thing, shorter and skinnier then any of my peers, this was the only food in my home. My only escape to normality was going to my grandmother’s house on the weekends. My parents liked to go out a lot, which was lucky for me as I got to spend every weekend at my grandmother’s house until I was 9. When I walked in the door, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. The aroma of delicious baked goods, homemade soups, giant salads and beautiful fruits colored the air and my world. It was the only place I can remember feeling happy, safe and nourished. It was what I lived for and looked forward to. To this day my grandmother, who is 95, is my Angel. I want to share my stories and the recipes that my grandmother taught me.
Interests cooking, nutrition, blogging, working with kids, creating healthy whole food recipes