Welcome to the corner of the Internet where I babble on about whole/real/delicious food!
My name is Sara Nelson and I am the face behind Real Balanced. I love everything about food, nutrition, eating, cooking, etc., and enjoy spending a majority of my time doing something related to food. I hope my blog can serve as a tool on your journey to optimal health by providing you with some recipes to add to your repertoire and maybe even causing a laugh or two!
Some Brief Facts About Me
- I am a 26-year-old lifelong Wisconsinite and a very proud resident of Milwaukee. (Planning a visit to MKE? Find my recommendations for favorite restaurants, gyms, etc. here!).
- My husband, Ryan, and I have been married since December 2017. We had been planning a big wedding for September 2018, but decided to elope at the Milwaukee County Courthouse instead.
- I have an intense obsession with my Boston terrier, Rowsdower.
- I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.
- I am mildly addicted to podcasts. I listen to several hours of episodes a day.
- I like to try my hand at fitness things. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time circuit training and attending spin classes.
At this point in my life, I follow a ketogenic diet that is relatively paleo/primal-compliant. Why do I do this? Because it makes me feel like a human again, FINALLY! After a year of medical problems and thousands of dollars spent trying to get to the bottom of some sleep and GI problems, I opted to try a keto diet and my life improved so drastically, so quickly that I’ve never looked back! I have no idea how long I’ll maintain a ketogenic diet lifestyle, but, for right now, this is the best thing for my body.
Get In Touch
Have a question? Just wanna say hey? I love to hear from you! Reach out to me on social media or send me a note at sara[at]realbalanced[dot]com.