Growing up, breakfast during the week was cold cereal or oatmeal from a package. Lunch was whatever school served. Dinner, lots of iceberg lettuce with some veggies and fruits and large amounts of meat and potatoes. We always had dessert – cake, cupcakes, pies, brownies, strawberry shortcake, etc. My preferred snacks were Diet Coke, Tang, Vegetarian Vegetable soup by Campbell, or the snack drawer of Hostess cakes. I don’t remember a time growing up that I didn’t love eating until I was stuffed.
As an emotional and stress eater, I’ve struggled with weight gain and weight loss since I was a teenager. I’ve lost and gained hundreds of pounds. I’ve tried many diets – counting calories, points, and carbs, different types of exercise. I’ve been interested in health for most of my life. In coming to the understanding that food is a part of the whole and that certain foods are not processed well by my body but affect the whole, I started eating right for me. Now I have more energy, time to move my body in an enjoyable way, I now love going to the gym, walking with my dog Spike or biking with my kids.
I received my training to practice Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. My certification from the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, State University of New York (SUNY) and Board Certification from AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). Drawing on this knowledge, Beth helps clients create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Beth is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show, and The Chew, you can also find her on Today.com, Twiniversity.com and Nylon.com Her first cookbook will be out late 2017. Clean Cocktails – Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist. Find it on amazon – http://amzn.to/2nHG0lH.
Beth is a Certified Health Coach and mother of two. She decided to become a health coach to fulfill her passion of working with clients to improve their health and family life. She has been certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Beth leads cooking classes, workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching to parents and families.