Jennifer: Please introduce yourself in a few sentences for our readers Julia: I am Health & Wellness Consultant, & Private Chef. I develop and implement programs for both individuals, families, and organizations creating road maps to wellbeing and wellness that facilitate client goals and vision.
JS: What are you currently doing and how did you get into this field? JC: I teach workshops and classes all over NYC in Health, Wellness, & Cooking. My years as a hands on Executive Chef and Restaurateur in NYC have really allowed me to develop a very unique prospective. I now focus mainly on being a Healthy Private Chef. Focussing on diet, postpartum, weight loss & management, food sensitivities, and more! I develop programs based on client needs including ease of movement, increased mobility, pain and stress-reduction, weight loss, fitness, lifestyle education and implementation as well as sustainability in daily schedule and self-care protocols.
JS: How do you balance a busy career as well as healthy personal life? JC: Its hard! But I try to workout daily and I eat in food combining idea of digestion and I try to make healthy food choices through out my day for energy, digestion, sleep, and overall gut health. I try to dThe concept of food combining is based on the premise that fruits, proteins and starches digest at different times. Improper food combining can cause gas, indigestion, bloating , weight gain and eventually speed the process of aging. If you eat a starch meal, you must wait at least three hours after having a protein meal.o weekly infrared saunas and monthly colonics to flush the toxins from my body.
JS: At the beginning of the day, how do you prepare for a good day and at night, how do you wind down before bed? JC: I meditate in the morning followed by apple cider vinegar and lemon water. Then coffee and lots of it ! haha In the evening I lay in bed and watch bravo! With no sham of loving trash tv! It lets me shut off my brain for an hour and chill out!
JS: What does your daily wellness routine look like? JC: wake up apple cid vin celery juice lemon water coffee workout shower get ready go to client #1 eat Go to client #2 Citi bike there Dinner maybe work out #2 and relax! That is the ideal day! doesn't always happen though and its ok!
JS: In such a busy and fast-paced city, how do you find time for yourself during the day? JC: I try to squeeze in a workout class that is my time to get any anger, aggression, passion, frustration, or energy out that i need, followed by an infrared sauna and meditation after those 3 things I feel so zen.
JS: Any tips to avoid burnout? JC: over booking yourself! I do this way too much i love the motto "JOMO" joy of missing out! Its ok to stay home and chill. Your body needs it. Living in such a busy city one saturadya that you stay in won't kill you instead it will rejuvenate you. #jomo
JS: What are three things you could not live without? JC: #1 coffee #2 eye cream # soul cycle or some kind of group fitness class they all give me life!
JS: What is the best advice you've been given? JC: Breath! Take a big breath in and envision your body filling up with white light. Exhale and release all the dark negative thoughts, ideas, and energy. It really works and grounds you and brings you back in the current moment.
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