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Conversations with the Inspiring Emily Switzer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Switzer.

Emily, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As long as I can remember, I have had a passion for cooking and entertaining. I use to decorate my dining room as if it were a five-star restaurant and create menus for that evening’s dinner. I would present it to my “guests” AKA Parents and little sister as they arrived home from work and after school events.

This entertaining then grew to host wine tasting parties and themed food nights for my roommates and friends. I often considered going to be a chef but was too intimidated by the pressure of the behind the scene, so I stuck to my creativeness in my kitchen for my loved ones.

Along with entertain comes enjoying the final products and for me, that meant overindulging, at times. I’ve always been a chunky kid with bad self-body image and or roller coaster with my weight and often struggled to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

After having my son (Hudsen), I found it incredibly difficult to lose the mommy weight. I was so overwhelmed with juggling a newborn, career and marriage, I let myself make up excuses for why I wasn’t bouncing back. I had the opportunity to join Weight Watchers. After reteaching myself a few healthy habits, I was back on track and set to go work for the company that changed my life.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My weight loss journey has always been a struggle. I have tried everything from 3 days cleanse to millennial/trendy diets.

Weight Watchers has given me guidance to make choices and still enjoy my life and through my Disciplined Dining Instagram, I have been able to be creative and share what I have learned with my community.

My advice to anyone who is struggling with weight is taken action to find what works for you and make it your lifestyle. Try not to restrict yourself too much otherwise, you will find ways to sabotage and perhaps spiral out of control again.

What should we know about Disciplined Dining? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Disciplined Dining was created because of a close friend encouraging me to just put my food creations out there for the world to see. I specialize in Weight Watchers friendly recipes and food finds. I am not in your face kind of poster, so I think what sets me apart is I mean it and show the truth that life is more important to live it fully and not on social media all the time.

For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
I think women can do anything and it’s up to the individual to find it in their gut to make opportunities happen.

Contact Info:

  • Email: emily.switzer83@gmail.com
  • Instagram: disciplineddining
  • Facebook: coming soon…


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