Having a healthy lifestyle can bring you major benefits, but for many, it can be a confusing and frustrating process. Most of us think we know how to eat right and take care of our bodies, but do we? There is so much information about there (good and bad) that it’s hard to figure out what is going to suit our own needs, issues, and lifestyle.
The beautiful, charming nutritionist Keri Glassman knows how to help people live their most “Nutritious Life,” She’s the Author of The 02 Diet, a contributor to Women’s Health Magazine and the CBS Early Show *I will be reviewing her book on the Advice Sisters Blog, this Summer. I’ve heard her speak at wellness events, and have always been impressed with her approach to nutrition. It’s realistic, and do-able.
I recently got a chance to visit her new office of Nutritious Life, with it’s expanded spa and wellness services, located at 353 Lexington Avenue between 39th & 40th Street, Suite 704, in NYC. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What I found, was a very welcoming, supportive atmosphere and staff that immediately put me at ease.
While it is clear that many of Glassman’s clients come for weight loss issues and management, Keri herself has been quoted as saying: “It’s not just about having a nutritious meal. It’s about living a Nutritious Life, one that will make you look, feel and be happy, healthy and strong.” To that end, at Nutritious Life, there is something, literally, for everyone. The services include everything from reflexology (heavenly and relaxing–I had “happy feet” for hours after I tried it) to specialized program for Pre Natal/Post Natal, pediatric & adolescents, sports and Medical Nutrition Therapy Programs tailored to your specific needs. You can also get cardiovascular, diabetes, and gastrointestinal health support.
The model healthy kitchen at Nutritious Life–but the staff really uses it, too
It’s one thing to get instructions on paper, but personal interaction is really important. The atmosphere at Nutritious Life makes you feel good the minute you walk in the door. The staff is super-friendly and welcoming. You feel like you’ve walked into their home, and they want you to be happy there. Each staff member is a certified professional with a specific focus as well as general nutrition and well being. The services you can get through Nutritious Life are so varied, you can even get a personal, pantry makeover in your own home. One of the Nutritious Life Registered Dietitians will meet with you in your home to clean out your pantry and create a grocery list for you and your family. Then the two of you go grocery shopping, and when you get home, your groceries will even be put away in an organized manner to make food preparation easy and effective. The photo here is of the new, Nutritious Life kitchen.
As to Kerri herself, I got a chance to talk to her about my own diet issues. She was on a time limit, but listened to me as though nothing else mattered as long as I was there. And, she really heard my concerns, and suggested easy things I could do to make my diet more effective and healthy. There was nothing ambiguous or difficult about her suggestions. Kerri really knows her stuff. She rattled off easy, practical ways to deal with my challenges, and empowered me to feel like I really could succeed with my goals. Before I left, she gave me a packet of information about diet and nutrition, and wrote down specific ways I could eat healthier but with foods I really enjoy (no lettuce leaf and tofu, for me)! In less than ten minutes I had half a dozen easy quick fixes (that I have already implemented) to help enhance my lifestyle and eat healthier, I am drinking some iced green tea as I write this.