AboutFor as long as I've been able to use a stove, I've been into cooking and food. The way different foods interact with each other while cooking is fascinating! This interest took a slight shift during 10th grade biology, when I started to think about how food interacts with your body and the effect different nutrients have on health. My parents are also pretty health-savvy, so eating well-balanced, healthy meals (most of the time...) has been a sort-of habit that began in childhood. I'm a big believer in being proactive rather than reactive about health. But alas, I'm a mere mortal and have picked up some bad habits as well - that I'm chipping away at, of course. I'm armed with a degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin and a curious sensibility to lead me on this journey to become the Greatist. My most troublesome weakness is... nearly any combination of sweet and salty. Also, I'm from America's Dairyland- so ice cream and frozen custard are almost their own food group. My personal "dangerfood": Salted Caramel Ice Cream. I'm looking forward to learning more about... The "fitness" portion of leading the Greatist lifestyle. What is happening in our bodies (beside sweating and burning calories...) when we exercise?