Monday, March 19, 2012

Interview with nutrition expert Beth Aldrich

Today we get to chat with certified healthy lifestyle counselor and nutrition expert Beth Aldrich about her book Real Moms Love to Eat.

Beth is going to give away 3 signed print paperbacks at end of tour to 3 randomly drawn commenters, so if you want a chance to win a copy of her book, comment below! 


Bio:
Beth Aldrich delivers health, nutrition and environmental fundamentals through keynote addresses, lectures and as a media spokesperson. As an expert health and nutrition columnist for Diet.com, SocialMoms.com, Hotmomsclub.com and RealMomsLovetoEat.com, Beth shares her wisdom, experience and knowledge about all things eco and health. From food coaching, and living a balanced life to, the energetics of food and finding your passion, Beth delivers her message in a charismatic yet compassionate way.



She is the founder of For Her Information Media, LLC (FHI) established in 2003, with productions such as the PBS TV series, For Her Information (aired in Turkey, Israel and 60 cities, nationwide), the radio shows, A Balanced Life with Beth Aldrich, and Real Moms Love to Eat with Beth Aldrich, and the online magazine and newsletter, FHI Online. Her company's mission is to be a life guide for conscious-minded women. Beth is also the founder of Restoring Essence Nutrition, LLC and a Certified Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Beth received her education from Columbia University's Teachers College and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.


Welcome, Beth. Please tell us about your current release.
My book, Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous, is a healthy lifestyle book that offers ideas, tips, and solutions for busy women to lose weight, gain energy, and look fabulous.


What inspired you to write this book?
In 2007, I was actively working on my PBS TV series, For Her Information when one snowy afternoon in January, I was involved in a serious car accident. While in the hospital, I came to the realization that the long hours and crazy schedule away from my family was not really want I wanted or what was satisfying in my life. After healing, I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I became certified as a Holistic Health Counselor. I worked from home, only while my kids were in school and I really enjoyed helping other moms find happiness, balance and food they enjoyed.

I decided to write a book about my approach to eating and how women really CAN enjoy the foods THEY love without having the guilt or strict dietary plans to follow. After partnering with author, Eve Adamson, we created the perfect side-kick to any mom’s daily life and the Real Moms Love to Eat plan was born. Based on what the reader loves to eat, the plan offers five simple suggestions each week to propel them to a life of occasional cupcakes and a healthier outlook on life!


What exciting book are you working on next?
I’m still touring for this book, so I am focusing all of my energy on travel, book presentations, and when I’m home I’m 100% MOM.


When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I studied journalism in college and have always loved to write but after my car accident, I thought I’d better get moving on this bucket list item!


Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I write part time and bake cupcakes when I’m not in the kitchen (www.bitsycakes.com). I also maintain my blog and write for a variety of other online outlets.


What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I like to write like I’m talking to you over tea or coffee! Girlfriend to girlfriend!


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An actress or talk show host…


Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I qualified and ran the Boston Marathon in my own personal best time! I love my sons to pieces and my two dogs are a complete joy!


You certainly have a full life! Glad to have you here today. Have fun with the book tour!

Readers, don't forget to comment if you want a chance to win a signed print copy of Real Moms Love to Eat.


2 comments:

claimsgoddess said...

as an aging vegetarian foodie I am always looking for help in maintaining a healthy diet and healthy outlook

Pj Schott said...

Most enlightening ... THANK YOU!! I just found out that conventional/corporate food has less than 10% of the nutrients of organic food ... which our grandparents simply called food. I finally understand the phrase I've always taken for granted ... YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!