Monique Volz

Meet the fitness-minded foodie teaching the art of balance

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Monique Volz’s love affair with food wasn’t always a healthy one. Developed as an emotional coping mechanism as a child, she spent her formative years vacillating between binge-eating and a consuming fitness obsession. How’d she find balance? Well, she found blogging.

Through Ambitious Kitchen, Monique now shares everything from energizing salads to decadent baked goods to her own ever-evolving wellness journey. And with the launch of Healthy Glow Co. Guide (her six-week lifestyle program), it’s clear this is just the tip of the iceberg for this inspiring girl on the rise.

On what she does, in her own words. “Ambitious Kitchen is a food and health blog dedicated to inspiring others in and out of the kitchen. It’s full of hundreds of nourishing, wholesome recipes to fuel those with active lifestyles. You'll also find plenty of baked goodies, as I consider baking my ultimate form of therapy!”

On her ideal Saturday in Chicago.My perfect day would include biking by the beach in the summer, spending time in the beautiful diverse neighborhoods of the city and grabbing a cocktail on a patio to end the evening.”

On her secret health weapon. “Activated charcoal! I've been using it for years, and anytime I have an upset stomach, I pop one. Within 30 minutes, I feel so much better.”

On the best advice she’s ever received. “Treat everyone you meet like they'll be your next boss.”

On her second coming. “I'm obsessed with vintage rugs and bohemian home goods. In fact, I'm a collector and hope to start a home goods online store one day!”

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