This Famous Food Blogger’s “Healthy” Diet Was Making Her Feel Terrible. Here’s What She’s Changing
Sarah Britton is one of the biggest names in healthy food, with a blog, My New Roots, that’s been inspiring and educating people for nearly a decade, and multiple best-selling cookbooks under her belt. She’s renowned for her plant-forward fare and deep dives into why we should eat buckwheat, or how, exactly, leafy greens are powering the body. So it came as a surprise to her hundreds of thousands of fans when, in a recent blog post, she announced that her diet had been making her feel, well, terrible.
“I had a particularly gnarly couple of months with manic mood swings that rivaled my adolescence, acne flare-ups, bloating, low energy, night sweats, and all-around malaise,” she writes, despite eating a diet that was “organic, whole, plant-based and totally ‘healthy’ by most people’s standards.”