Hi! I’m Amy, from Lehi, Utah. On this blog, Health Beet, I share my favorite low calorie recipes, my weight loss strategies, my portion control hacks, and my calorie controlled meal plans. I’m here to show you, it’s possible to be satisfied with less food, fewer calories, meet your weight loss goals, and still enjoy your life!
My first memories, and certainly the strongest memories I have, all centered around food. I have always loved cooking, eating, and spending time in the kitchen. And, it showed. I struggled with my weight from a very young age, and have spent most of my life trying to lose or maintain.
I started my career in the health field in 1998 when I graduated from BYU in Community Health. Although I wasn’t at a weight that I was comfortable at, I began working at the Utah State Department of Health anyway, counseling other people about healthy habits!
At the health department I learned a lot about habits and behavior around food. Everyone desired to eat healthier, feed their family balanced meals, and stop overeating.
That’s when I developed the first portion control plate for kids. To sell the plates, I started a website in 2007 called Superhealthykids.com. On this website, I shared food ideas, recipes, health strategies, and of course, sold those plates!
From 2007-2018 I worked at building a community at Super Healthy Kids and found millions of parents that connected with our message, and desired to feed their family better. The portion control plates were an affordable solution that not only taught kids what they should be eating, but also reminded the parents to keep their meals in balance to reduce cravings and overeating.
January 2019 I sold my ownership in Super Healthy Kids because my kids grew up and I wasn’t feeding broccoli to toddlers anymore. I rebranded the portion control plates and launched a new blog, Health Beet. Today, those portion control plates are a #1 seller on Amazon with more than 100,000 families lives changed. The majority of my time is optimizing my Amazon store to sell those plates.
With this blog, Health Beet, I document my weight loss ideas, meal plans, recipes, and portion control tips that have helped me lose weight and keep it off.
I have 3 kids ages 20, 18, and 16 who really do eat healthy food, most of the time. We live in Utah, so we love to explore the mountains, hike the deserts, and kayak down the rivers.
Running is 100% my favorite past time. I’ve run 4 marathons to date, and am part of a streak runners club, where I run every single day. You can follow my streak on Instagram or Strava.
My Health and Nutrition Credentials
- Bachelors of Science in Community Health, BYU (Brigham Young University)
- Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, AFPA (American Fitness Professionals and Associates)