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What is Mind Over Munch?

Welcome! I’m Alyssia Sheikh, the founder of Mind Over Munch. What began as my personal challenge to eat clean for 100 days on Instagram has become a journey of sharing recipes, creating YouTube videos, sharing fitness tips and general advice for your healthy lifestyle!

My boyfriend, Christian, and I run all things Mind Over Munch. When we started working on the project, we were living in a 500-square-foot NYC apartment. It really began out of necessity (because we couldn’t afford to eat out), so I started getting creative with the food at home! As a fitness instructor and personal trainer, I also felt an obligation (and passion) to make sure we were eating balanced diets… and that’s how Mind Over Munch was born!

That was almost 3 years ago now, and while we’ve changed and grown so much, our objective has stayed the same. My philosophy on food revolves around “moderation” being key, and not depriving yourself of things you want. I believe that allowing yourself to enjoy the foods you crave is essential to prevent overindulging. The problem is that most of us don’t truly practice “moderation” or understand what it means—eating out once a week used to be “moderate,” but for many dining out daily is now the norm.

My goal is to help people find true balance with their chosen lifestyle, and to practice the journey that resonates with them by providing objective information to help them make their own informed decisions! Knowledge is power. For those interested– I grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Went to the University of Florida for college where I received a BFA in graphic design, and I currently live in LA! When I’m not doing Mind Over Munch related things (which I almost always am!), I like to eat out, hike, row, solve Rubik’s cubes, watch Veronica Mars, and hang out with my dog, Kristen!

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