About Gillian


Thank you for visiting my blog.

I am a writer, marketing specialist and lifestyle coach living in Carmel, California.

I first started blogging in 2004 on my original blog – Confessions of a Young Woman – and switched over to Battle of the Bites to focus on my love of food. I have worked in food television, was featured on the Food Network, taught cooking classes and worked in catering for many years.

My varied work background includes producing shows for the Discovery Channel, doing marketing in Berlin, and leading excursions around Paris where I lived for many years.

I recently competed in my first fitness competition and am studying nutrition through Precision Nutrition.

My approach to life is to learn as much as possible and never limit myself.

Because of this, Battle of the Bites is now about all aspects of my life beyond food – travel, fitness, health, personal stories and more. Battle of the Bites has since become a lifestyle blog about finding balance in a ll of those things.

These days my focus is on doing writing and marketing for various companies, and coaching clients to help them reach their health and fitness goals.

You can reach me at gilliankyoung@gmail.com for any inquiries.