The "Honey Hi" Diet Helped Me Lose 10 Pounds—and Gain Healthy Perspective

Recently, I divulged a bit of my current struggle with food, how a diet I'd once called balanced (one I previously worked so hard to streamline) had fallen reckless. I wanted to practice self-love and stop restricting myself, but ultimately, I gained 10 pounds and all of my hard-earned, expertly honed acceptance flew right out the window. It was around that time when I listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, Glowing Up, wherein the guests were two women with a perspective on food and wellness that affected a huge shift in my psyche.

Kacie Carter and Caitlin Sullivan have been friends for over a decade and together opened a now supremely popular restaurant in L.A. Honey Hi is a healthy spot, though it doesn't give off the exclusive or intimidating vibes usually associated with such a moniker. That and the food tastes good. "It's flavorful, delicious, celebratory, full of fresh foods, and heavy on the vegetables," Carter told me over email. "We are inspired by the bounty of fresh produce in California as well as traditional preparations of international cuisines that are inherently flavorful and nutritious."