My guest, health nutritionist and author, Kelly LeVeque and I have been circling each other for quite a while, which makes me so ecstatic that we were finally able to connect. With an early interest in health (it was her favorite class in high school), she went to college and after worked eight years in the cancer and genetics field. During this time, however, Kelly still felt pulled to help others with their nutrition and did so as she was able. It wasn't until a friend finally told her “enough already,” that she went back to college for nutritional coaching and has been seeing clients full time since 2015.
Kelly truly loves the science behind nutrition and uses the power of it to motivate her clients and elevate their nutrition choices. She admits that she doesn't believe in eliminating food groups, but does stress the importance of finding the right balance for YOUR body (hint blood sugar plays a big role). We talk about several aspects of this philosophy and you can find even more of them in her new book, Body Love. I related with so much of this conversation and suspect that you will too, so be prepared for your brain to grow a little.
o Is there any exercise you do to help yourself get really clear on what you need?
o When a client has the same issue repeatedly is there something you always look at or are there multiple tests?
o For people who are stuck, where do you begin?
o How do you balance the points between sticking to it and sabotage?
o What are some of the main side effects that you see?
o Have you ever been addicted to caffeine?
o What is the biggest myth you've run into when looking at intake forms?
o Do you ever see where you can find joy in experiences versus food?
o What do you do when you're seeking comfort?
o What have you learned about yourself because of eating cleaner?
“You have to be willing to change.”
“If you're balanced and satisfied, you know what you can and can't do.”
“Little changes become habits.”
“Make it a choice, not a cheat.”
“Blood sugar is an indicator of what's to come.”
Kelly LeVeque is a celebrity nutritionist, wellness expert, and best selling author based in Los Angeles, California. Before starting her consulting business, Be Well By Kelly, she worked in the medical field for Fortune 500 companies like J&J, Stryker, and Hologic, eventually moving into personalized medicine, offering tumor gene mapping and molecular subtyping to oncologists. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and completed her postgraduate clinical education at UCLA and UC Berkeley. Kelly's client list includes Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler, Kate Walsh and Emmy Rossum. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.