Hi there! My name is Leila and I’m glad you’re here!

Welcome to Living like Leila, my lifestyle blog that covers a number of topics I am passionate about!


Are you a new vegan or have you thought of going vegan? Then you’ll definitely want to check out my simple vegan meal prep ideas! Going vegan is quite trendy right now, however, this lifestyle benefits yourself, the animals, and the environment. A plant-based diet does not need to be complicated or expensive, and it’s definitely not bland. You can even enjoy amazing sweet treats that don’t taste any different than the originals!

Health and Fitness

Whether it’s nutrition or working out, I’m all about it. It’s so important to take care of yourself in order to live a long, fulfilling life! So what you put in your body and how much you move your body are key! A healthy lifestyle takes a lot of discipline, but I guarantee you that once you create a habit of it you’ll crave it.


Self-discovery, self-improvement, and self-love are all interconnected, challenging, and on-going. Everyone has room to improve, but improvement takes time. I hope to inspire my readers to become the best version of themselves and to enjoy the journey. I strongly believe in the Law of Attraction and that the energy you put out is what you receive in return! Just keep improving, have patience, and amazing things will come.


After seeing how much student loan debt I had in May of 2017, I became obsessed with my finances and it has only intensified since. I have been tracking my debt (and now spending) since July 2017 which you can find each month over in my Monthly Debt Analyses summary. I have learned so much about personal finance through research and experience and I have grown to love writing about it too!


If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with me, please e-mail me at leila@livinglikeleila.com

A little bit about me

I am 25 years old and currently a microbiologist.

When I’m not at work you can find me lifting weights, blogging, filming Youtube videos, meal prepping, meditating, or reading.

I have a few big goals that I constantly work towards: get out of debt, become a full-time blogger/Youtuber, move to California, travel A TON, become financially free to do and give as I please, “retire” early, inspire others to become vegan and improve themselves! šŸ™‚

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  1. You and your sister have incredible blogs, with content that is so relevant to improving our lives. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep reading!!

    Posted on August 7, 2016 at 4:37 am
    1. Thank you Jahath, that means a lot! Your first vlog was great too, I’m glad we have these resources to make our visions possible.

      Posted on August 7, 2016 at 10:34 am
  2. Hi Leila,
    I a a began too and so are my kids Hilary and Greyson and my grandson Josiah and….we are your cousins! We love your blog and our vegan lifestyle!

    Posted on November 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  3. Hi Leila,
    I a vegan too and so are my kids Hilary and Greyson and my grandson Josiah and….we are your cousins! We love your blog and our vegan lifestyle!

    Posted on November 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    1. I didn’t know you all were vegan!! That’s amazing šŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for reading my blog!

      Posted on December 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  4. I really enjoyed read your blog during sipping on my coffee in the morning. I do make time for the thing I enjoy and multitask. I have one problem Iā€™m scared to start a blog. It like I have ideas but what if no one will like what I write. And I would also want to make YouTube videos but then I think about all the little details to make the video look presentable. All of what you wrote is like half of my schedule but I want to build more courage. Thank you for message and showing that there is people that have busy schedule with doing what they like to do . I have a 9-5 , a 11 year old, living boyfriend and well me . A lot goes on in a day.

    Posted on January 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm
    1. Rose,

      Thank you so much for reading my blog šŸ™‚

      If something scares you, that’s your sign to do it šŸ™‚ Start a blog! Start a YouTube! The key is just starting and staying consistent. It doesn’t have to be perfect, trust me. I’ve been blogging for 4 years and I only JUST NOW (in the last 2 months or so) started gaining a lot of traffic. I wanted to quit so many times but if you really want to do it you’ll stick with it! It doesn’t matter if no one reads/watches at first, just keep going.

      Just give it a shot šŸ™‚

      Posted on January 5, 2019 at 3:01 am
  5. Hi leila thank’s for share us this useful knowledge and encourage me to change my lifestyle.

    Posted on May 13, 2019 at 8:40 am
    1. That’s amazing! Thank you so much for reading!

      Posted on May 13, 2019 at 11:29 pm