This is my first post and I have to say I am excited and looking forward to building my blog with helpful content.
My goal is to help others adapt and maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, all the while achieving awesome results in the process!
Who am I?
I'm a woman who loves delicious food and is also a chef who has taught healthy cooking to ALL age groups from children to seniors for the last 10 years. (You can read more about me here.)
Why did I decide to start this blog?
Well, it comes down to numerous things, but I'll keep it short with the main two reasons, so that I can keep your attention.
My own personal journey to wellness that worked and can work for you too!
I've always been a "work in progress." What I mean is, I didn't make myself a priority because I had the mindset that I was too busy. (I know some of you can relate.)
Basically, I got into a rut and didn't prioritize my time to REALLY taking care of myself. But now, it's non-negotiable.
Every morning starts with movement. (Yup, you guessed it.) Exercise!
The second part of my mornings and throughout the day, I make it a point to eat nourishing foods to fill my body with the proper fuel so I can be my best.
Because of these daily, positive, consistent habits, I have been rewarded. I've gained energy, relieved joint pain, greatly reduced sugar cravings and lost inches. (Yes, I'm talking fat loss, not weight.)
Most importantly I just feel better!
Now with the fitness thing, do I feel like exercising 4-5 days a week? Nope! (I'm being honest) lol...But, I do it anyway as it's necessary. It's called being disciplined and putting in the hard work even when you don't feel like it.
Some people not ALL, think healthy food just isn't appealing to their taste buds. (I want to help those with this mindset, who struggle with this.)
What I've learned over the years is, some people will hear the words "healthy" and think "Oh god, the food can't be good!" When in reality, healthy food can be downright tasty when you make adaptions to it the RIGHT way with nutritious ingredients.
Remember, this is a process and will take time to adapt to this new way of eating.
Let's face it, no one wants to feel like they are deprived and my goal is you won't be with my upcoming tips, recipes and resources moving forward.
You CAN achieve a healthy lifestyle change that is sustainable, meaning it can be a habit you can live with for the long term, which is what most of us want.
It doesn't matter what your eating preferences are, as I'll have something for everyone who can benefit from my content and will be helpful to put into action straight away.
Vanessa LaBranche/Chef Instructor-Culinary Educator