‘After My Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis, I Tried Counting Macros’

My name is Emily Pearsons (@emilykpeas), and I am 34. I am based out of Toronto, Ontario, and I am an executive assistant. After my inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis awoke me to my health issues, I started tracking calories with Lose It! and exercising to lose nearly 100 pounds.


Throughout my entire young life, I could eat whatever I wanted to (practically McDonald’s every day). I was not into sports or exercise. In my late 20s, the excessive drinking, partying, and eating whatever I wanted caught up with me, and I slowly began to gain the extra pounds.

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