When I decided to become vegetarian I wanted to be healthier and didn’t want to contribute to the unethical treatment of animals.
Once I began to eliminate meat from my diet and incorporate more nutritious foods, my mind and body responded in ways that I never imagined it could. As a life long meat eater, I was amazed to learn how much my taste buds and outlook changed. I began to crave fruits and vegetables, lost weight, gained energy and began to feel more calm and centered. In fact, over the years I gradually eliminated all animal products from my diet and lifestyle and this has been one of the most important decisions of my life.
I know that making major lifestyle changes, like converting to vegetarianism, aren’t easy. As a Certified Health Coach I work with clients who would like to adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or have tried to in the past, but are struggling in one way or another to make the conversion. Be it from a lack of knowledge regarding what foods to eat to maintain a healthy diet, not knowing how to cook vegetarian meals, or not understanding what kind of vegetarian diet is right for them. Together we create a completely personalized “road map to health” that suits each individual client’s unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I received my certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. In addition to my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I have a degree in Communications from the City University of New York and a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education. I am also the founder of Veggie Visa and co-creator of the travel website Just a Pack.