Q&A + 100K Subscriber Giveaway!


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Q&A video plus 100K subscriber giveaway. Watch the video to get to know me better and win a Vitamix blender and Zwilling Pro knife set.

Two and a half years ago I got this bee in my bonnet about creating recipe videos and tutorials. I thought it would be fun for you to see me (like, actually in front of the camera) rather than just see my hands in pans, shot overhead and moving at mach ten speed.

But it took a whole year just to muster up the nerve and put myself on camera. I’m way more shy and introverted than most of you imagine. So finally a year and a half ago I started my YouTube channel.

But here’s the thing. I didn’t know the first thing about YouTube and I’d never really watched YouTube or subscribed to any channels. I’d just pop on YouTube whenever I needed an answer to a very specific question. So needless to say, the last year and a half has been a wild and crazy ride, learning everything (and I do mean everything) about video production, video editing, color grading, audio, lighting and of course, building a community.

Well lo and behold, that community – you guys – have blown me away by surpassing over 100K subscribers on my YouTube channel! It’s amazing. And I couldn’t feel more grateful for your kindness, support and positivity. The Downshiftology community truly is something special.

So today, in celebration of reaching 100K subscribers I’m excited to answer many of your frequently asked questions and give away two awesome prizes – a Vitamix blender and a Zwilling Pro 12-piece knife set.

I hope you guys enjoy the video (and some of the personal photos scattered throughout) and get to know me a little bit better. And of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

Much love – always. xo

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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I found this way of eating while I was looking at inflammation videos. Downshiftology’s/ Lisa’s, inflammation video was the first one we watched. I was totally impressed by her kindness, and the “clean” way in which she cooks! There was nothing extra that would hurt someone’s body. All her ingredients, were so well thoughts out! I rarely follow anyone. I now follow her, and get the recipes sent to me! You, and Downshiftology, are awesome, Lisa! I am so glad I found you!!

    1. Hi Kat – Thanks for leaving a comment here and I’m glad you’re now a part of the Downshiftology community!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    You found your channel by accident and love your easy and effortless approach to healthy eating! Now I’m all pumped up to follow your example.

    My mom suffers from fibromyalgia and feel like she could truly benefit from your delicious recipes.

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us! 😁🙏

    Healthy regards,

  3. I recently stumbled upon Downsftology while watching a Bob and Brad YouTube video.  Your practical and tasty approach to nutrition is very refreshing and so do-able!  I have autoimmune disorders – hypothyroid and rheumatoid arthritis – and recognize that if food can make us suffer then we can certainly turn the tables and use it to help us heal, and enjoy it in the process!  Thanks so much for sharing your story inspirational ideas 🙂🙂🙂

    1. Hi Lisa – I’m so glad you discovered Downshiftology as well and that I am able to play a part in your health journey :)

  4. Iam so pleased to find you and your website, exactly what i was looking for, someone talking directly to my heart.
    I am so obsessed with health and wellness, i do give good advises but i dont practice, yes its bad i know, your videos and ideas give me more energy to even start studying health and wellness coaching. you changed my life, please keep going.

  5. I am so happy to have found your channel. Your instructions are so clear. For the first time I feel that I can do this!

    Thank you for the Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos Sauce. Soy has been causing me issues and this has brought back that wonderful flavor profile without the negative impacts my body has with soy.

    Can you tell us more about the collagen and other products?

  6. I just discovered your videos. My hubby went looking for a way to use the zucchini we are growing in our new garden and discovered your zoodles & shrimp recipe. Loved it. I look forward to learning new ideas for cooking my veggies. Thank you.

    1. Wonderful! Hope you enjoy that zucchini pasta with shrimp recipe. And make sure you check out all of my other zucchini recipes (you can sort by zucchini). It’s one of my favorite veggies! :)

  7. Thank you for a great website and YouTube channel. I always enjoy your videos because of your delivery. You’re calm, well spoken and very informative. 
    I have adopted new practices thanks to you and I’ve gotten new recipes from your blog. 
    Keep up the great work!

    1. Aww, thanks so much Rosemary! I’m thrilled you love my recipes and videos and that’s wonderful to hear you’ve adopted new practices. Woot! :) x