My Certifications

Blue Lotus Pure Energy Course

Experiment with whole plant-based cuisine prepared from scratch based on nutrient rich ingredients. and casual recipes for active people. The course is focused on practical and simple ways to make healthy cooking easy for you. learning what kinds of food to eat before, during and after your workouts in order to maximize your energy and promote faster recovery.

The class features colorful and tasty casual plant-based dishes, mostly gluten-free. Including: drinks & smoothies, breakfast and brunch, as well as balanced power bowls and some nutritious snacks. All are deliciously satisfying and help to support an active, busy lifestyle.

Whole-food plant-based cuisine made easy! Experiment with ingredients, techniques and preparing colorful and tasty plant meals. Certified Plant Based Pure Energy Chef, achieved from the Blue Lotus Plant based Academy in Thailand.  

RYT200

Registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher 

Certified in Plant Based Nutriton

A Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Shopping List

Fruits: Berries, citrus fruits, pears, peaches, pineapple, bananas, etc.

Vegetables: Kale, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, peppers, etc.

Starchy vegetables: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc.

Whole grains: Brown rice, rolled oats, farro, quinoa, brown rice pasta, barley, etc.

Healthy fats: Avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, etc.

Legumes: Peas, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, black beans, etc.

Seeds, nuts and nut butters: Almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, natural peanut butter, tahini, etc.

Unsweetened plant-based milks: Coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, etc.

Spices, herbs and seasonings: Basil, rosemary, turmeric, curry, black pepper, salt, etc.

Condiments: Salsa, mustard, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, etc.

Plant-based protein: Tofu, tempeh, plant-based protein sources or powders with no added sugar or artificial ingredients.

Beverages: Coffee, tea, sparkling water, etc.

If supplementing your plant-based diet with animal products, choose quality products from grocery stores or, better yet, purchase them from local farms.

Eggs: Pasture-raised when possible.

Poultry: Free-range, organic when possible.

Beef and pork: Pastured or grass-fed/finished when possible.

Seafood: Wild-caught from sustainable fisheries when possible.

Dairy: Organic dairy products from pasture-raised animals whenever possible.

Foods to Avoid or Minimize on This Diet

The WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based)diet is a way of eating that focuses on consuming foods in their most natural form. This means that heavily processed foods are excluded.

When purchasing groceries, focus on fresh foods and, when purchasing foods with a label, aim for items with the fewest possible ingredients.

Foods to Avoid:

Fast food: French fries, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, etc.

Added sugars and sweets: Table sugar, soda, juice, pastries, cookies, candy, sweet tea, sugary cereals, etc.

Refined grains: White rice, white pasta, white bread, bagels, etc.

Packaged and convenience foods: Chips, crackers, cereal bars, frozen dinners, etc.

Processed vegan-friendly foods: Plant-based meats like Tofurkey, faux cheeses, vegan butters, etc.

Artificial sweeteners: Equal, Splenda, Sweet’N Low, etc.

Processed animal products: Bacon, lunch meats, sausage, beef jerky, etc.

Foods to Minimize:

While healthy animal foods can be included in a WFPB diet, the following products should be minimized in all plant-based diets.

Beef

Pork

Sheep

Game meats

Poultry

Eggs

Dairy

Seafood

This revolutionary online certificate program helped me to understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Created by eCornell and the Center for Nutrition Studies with over 20 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs), the courses provide research and perspectives to emphasize why following a plant-based diet is optimal for health—including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. E-Cornell's Plant Based Nutrition certification course 

 

Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach

Institute of Integrated Nutrition 

ISSA Specialist in Sports Nutrition

A good exercise program is only half the story. Equally important is proper nutrition. Synthesizing a cutting-edge, scientifically sound diet and nutrition regimen will radically increase the effectiveness of your exercise training sessions. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you reach your performance goals faster than you'd previously imagined possible.

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

It's no secret - fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.

ISSA Specialist in Exercise Therapy

All too often, people suffering from debilitating medical conditions are inclined to think that fitness doesn't apply to them. In reality, fitness is even more vitally important to those who are recovering from medical care. As a certified specialist in exercise therapy, I can help you design a fitness program that works around your condition, giving you a healthier and brighter future to look forward to.

ISSA Elite Trainer

The ISSA Elite Trainer credential is awarded to accomplished ISSA Certified Trainers who have proven their competence in personal training and developed expertise in two additional areas of specialization. With scientific backing and practical application in the areas clients need help with the most, this credential proves that extensive education equals results.

ISSA Certified Elite Trainer

Science & Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training, also called high-intensity intermittent exercise or sprint interval training, is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue.High-intensity interval training, also called high-intensity intermittent exercise or sprint interval training, is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue. Typically training sessions are 30-45 minutes. 

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