Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Inspiration: My children, farmland, and food innovation.
What Empowers You to BE EXTRAORDINARY: Creating change in the world, helping clients make the connection between healthy food/supplements and their body, and how it effects their performance, whether they are a professional athlete or going to work each day. We all need to perform in some capacity and food is your fuel to power your performance.
Favorite health food: Any kind of nut butters and avocado.
Why you choose clean and organic: I feel better both mentally and physically, it helps me to perform better in my workouts and in my career.
Favorite holiday: Mother’s Day.
Secret to staying healthy: Getting some form of physical activity every day including running, walking, yoga and pilates. Maintaining balance in my life with rest, sleep, eating well and physical activity.
Most memorable career highlight: Bringing my vision for my company Savorfull to life with the help and partnership from Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies, being selected as the team nutritionist for NBA teams (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons), being selected as the Official Health & Wellness Consultant for the NBA Coaches Association.
On your playlist: Anything by Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Motown, Beyonce, Jay Z, 80’s music.
Charities or Causes I support: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Top training tips:
- Fuel your workouts appropriately—be sure to learn the difference between carbs, protein and fats and how they can impact your workouts.
- Limit your unhealthy sugar sources when training such as soda, juices, baked goods. Instead opt for naturally sweetened options and fresh fruit.
- Incorporate healthy carbohydrates into your diet as energy sources such as quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes and sprouted grain breads.
- Incorporate healthy fats into your diet such as nuts, seeds (flax and chia), avocado and raw extra virgin coconut oil. Use this in cooking, baking or in your smoothies instead of other oils or butter.
- Hydrate well and hydrate often. Be sure you are drinking enough water and replacing your fluids with less sugary options.
- Refuel and recover—be sure to fuel your body 45 minutes post-workout with a recovery meal or shake/smoothie. Refuel your muscles, reduce muscle soreness and boost your recovery and immunity—don’t waste this valuable time sensitive opportunity. Use a protein powder that fits your dietary lifestyle best, such as grass fed whey or plant protein.