A year ago when I decided to make a change to become a personal chef it was the best decision of my life. I went from making food and creating dishes for mostly people I would never see not utilizing my background in Nutrition to help and often time the opposite making delicious food that wasn’t the healthiest.
These days I see the impact of my job every day. Clients who are well on the road to better health, parents telling me they get to spend more time with their kids, individuals who wore off vegetables years ago now wanting them more then ever. I get to use my degree in nutrition and my background in fine dinning and seasonal cooking to make a positive impact on peoples lives.
Not that it wasn’t without challenges along the way. With the support of the Whole Health Everyday chef team there was never a diet problem, new diet, or situation someone hasn’t encountered and couldn’t help me through.
I look forward to the next year and helping more people eat and feel better
The Mexican Riviera, specifically the city of Tulum has been a hot travel destination for the last few years. Pictures of its perfect turquoise waters, cream colored sandy beaches and jungle hideouts have been a regular fixture on everyone’s Instagram. My husband and I decided to make it this year’s vacation destination and we found that it had much more to offer than its natural beauty and hippy chic vibe.
Our main reason for visiting this area was the world-class diving in the famous freshwater cenotes and coral reefs off the coast of Cozumel. And to be sure, it was world class. If you enjoy scuba diving or even just snorkeling the state of Quintana Roo (which encompasses Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum) is one of the best in locations in the world.
WHE had our first pop-up dinner on Oct 28, 2018. - Heres the highlights
As a Chef, cooking healthy food and being healthy is a top priority for me. In general, I always strive to cook healthy yet satisfying food for my clients, unless they have requested otherwise or are hosting an event. In keeping up with being healthy, both mentally and physically, kayaking is a sport that I have found to be able to do so. Kayaking and gliding along the water helps me keep a clear mindset. I’ve also outfitted my kayaks to be able to fish off of them. With a clear healthy mind, I can be more effective and creative as a Chef. As a Personal Chef it’s important to my clients that I am always on top of my game. They have specific diet and culinary needs that I need to focus on, along with health focused menu planning.
The hardest part about cooking for new diets isn’t knowing what ingredients I can or can’t use to create weekly meals and meal plans but how to make them taste great. All my clients receive personally tailored meal plans based on what their specific diet allows but also allergies, sensitivities, and personal likes or dislikes sometimes it can even be multiple people in each house.
My background in nutrition allows me to make nutritionally sound meals for all types of diets. However the greatest amount of good comes from me trying out specific diets with allergies, likes, and dislikes included. What may taste great spicy or with a certain ingredient may not taste great otherwise. It forces me out of my comfort zone to develop new flavor profiles for different clients based upon what they need and what taste good.
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What we eat provides for us the foundation of our health. We are in essence, what we eat. As humans though, we are all unique and so there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Finding the right diet can be unbearably frustrating, even understanding the differences between all of the diets can be difficult but Whole Health Everyday is here to help!
We will run down some of the most popular diets today to clear up some of the confusion and outline the benefits.
My favorite spot to work up a sweat is SoCal Bootcamp in Monarch Beach and San Clemente. I have been working out there for the past 3 years and I still love every class I take! They provide a “positive energy zone” where they focus on steady cardio and strength training in an indoor boot camp format. It is impossible to get bored because the workouts feature many different types of equipment including TRX straps, bikes, Bosu balls, kettle bells and battle ropes just to name a few. On top of that there are different exercises each day so every workout if unique.
A second favorite is Shredz Gym in Ladera Ranch. Newly opened just a few months ago, this gym has state of the art equipment that I haven’t seen in other gyms. You can sign up to workout solo or take a group HIIT Class with one of their experienced trainers.
Also high on my list is Grit Cycle with locations in Costa mesa, Monarch Beach and Anaheim. Their spin classes combine great music and cool lighting effects with heart pumping dance moves all done on the bikes! I love to hit one of their classes on a Monday morning to get the endorphins flowing and set the mood for my week ahead.
Continuing installment of chef Meggan's Keto journey .......
When trying to lose weight everyone says dumping the alcohol as a must, but let’s face it, life is stressful sometimes and we all need some “me time” every now and then. Obviously downing glass after glass after glass of wine or having a whole six pack by yourself isn’t the best when trying to lose weight, but we can all splurge in moderation. So what can you have while on Keto?
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