So many of us want better health. We want to lose weight so we change what we eat; we add a fitness routine; we start paying attention to every ingredient in our food. But what happens when we go too far? What happens when our health quest starts to consume our thoughts, actions, and emotions?
These are the questions that author, blogger, and also an amazing friend of mine, Jordan Younger, faced when she realized that the extreme vegan lifestyle she had adopted in the name of better health was no longer serving her, and instead, she was slipping into an eating disorder.
Jordan is the blogger behind The Balanced Blonde. I met her about 6 months ago when she came to New York City, and since then, we’ve become incredibly close. We had the kind of first lunch date that started with small talk and quickly descended into shared fears and triumphs and love. All good friendships are like that, aren’t they? She’s one of the kindest, most supportive people I know–someone who fills me up even over text.