The Role Model In You – Margaret Luce. Actress/Model

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Today’s Guest – Margaret Luce

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Margaret Luce. Actress/model.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

My Father. I grew up hearing his mantra everyday-No Excuses! He was a devoted marathon runner that never allowed anything to get in the way of him and his training. He had a high tolerance for pain by building a strong immunity to it from his arduous workout routine. My parents had a garden growing up so junk food was non-existent in our kitchen. As a result, I never craved a bag of Doritos or coca cola because my body wasn’t accustomed to processed food. I grew up doing physical work, whether it was raking the yard, gardening, vacuuming, I was constantly doing things that were physically active. I watched my father train and intake an amount of food that would sustain his weight and not bulk his frame. Portion control was a conscience choice by my father so I learned at an early age to eat moderately and snack healthy in between meals.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My father never saw a reasonable excuse not to train or work out. Whether it was miserably cold, raining or humid outside my father always found a way to train. He would improvise in extreme weather situations. So instead he would jumprope for cardio or push-ups for strength training,etc. If there is a will, there is a way. I learned the art of self discipline and focus through watching my dad train under any circumstances.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

It didn’t change it as much as it enhanced it. My father exposed me to the tools necessary to cope with changes and hurdles that life throws our way. When you look at life’s hurdles through a microscopic lens, you are often inclined to feel as though you have it the worst. But when you take a step back and consider how other people live-without food and or shelter, then it makes those problems not so problematic anymore.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Yes! I teach my kids that manners can take you anywhere in the world. Also, understanding the importance of being kind it’s simple but often overlooked in today’s world.

I was raised with a sense of fear of the world around me and I’m much more lighthearted with them. I encourage them to be whatever they want to be. I cook most of the food and even taught my nanny how to cook healthy. Everything I prepare is always freshly made without the use of any canned food or sauces. I’m picky about their breakfast in the morning. I like to try to start off their day with steel oats, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries (whatever is in season) with yogurt. As a snack I like to give them yogurt with chia seeds and ad some raspberry jam as a natural sweetener or simple fresh carrots with ranch dressing. I blend all my own sauces-make homemade ranch dressing blending in turmeric, garlic and a scoop of yogurt for creaminess.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Turn off the TV and put down the computer! Instead take a walk and observe nature in your surroundings, discover where things come from and explore. Once you teach a child how things are made and where they come from, you expose them to how the ecosystem works. We recycle and compost at home-the more you explain things to them they will naturally get it. Anytime you can get out of a car and go for a walk, ride the bike to the supermarket, avoid elevators and instead opt for the stairs. Make sure to “break a sweat” everyday.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

https://twitter.com/MargaretLuce

The Role Model In You – Sean M. Jones-Quaidoo M.D., Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon

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Today’s Guest – Sean M. Jones-Quaidoo

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Sean M. Jones-Quaidoo MD, 34 years old, I am a fellowship-trained spine surgeon trained by both neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. I did residency in orthopaedic surgery.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I would have to give credit to my mother. She believed in a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I believed in taking care of my body in regards to the foods I eat and the activities I participated in, to maintain stamina to achieve my goals in life.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mother lived as healthy a lifestyle as she could. When she walked in the evenings, I walked with her. I played sports as a child. I always had fruits in the house and ate a balanced meal. I also learned to listen to my body. When I was full, I stopped eating. When I was hungry, I found healthy and appropriate foods rather than just snacks.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

It allowed me to maintain generally good health. I got over the common cold relatively quickly. I have energy. I feel good!

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I encourage healthy living to all my family, friends, and even my patients. I try to get my children active.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Take great care of your temple, in this case your vehicle for life is your mind, body, and spirit which can take you on a journey in this life. Now go and live it!

The Role Model In You – Blandine Posiadala, Owner, WT Café Of South Broward

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Today’s Guest – Blandine Posiadala

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

My name is Blandine Posiadala, I am 34 and I own WT Café of South Broward. I used to work in the corporate world in marketing and sales. In 2012, I decided to make a career change and became a French teacher from kindergarten to 12th grade. The primary reason why I have decided to pursue this career is because I feel a strong desire to positively influence and enrich children’s lives.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

Since I was a child, my parents always taught me the importance of eating healthy. My mother would always prepare a meal with steamed or roasted vegetables with meat or fish. Growing up, I rarely had sodas or cookies at home or even ate fast food. It was only for special occasions. In addition, my parents always made sure that we would practice a sport during the week. My father would tell my brothers and me that exercising was good for relaxation and would help prevent excess weight gain.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

They always made me try every kind of food and told me to give it a chance. They also made sure that I was eating fresh and nutritious food. In my family, meal time was very important and they really made a point that we all eat together to share what happened during the day. Now, for me, eating became more an experience than a meal.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

Now I have become a healthy person and I always make sure to eat a variety of food. I definitely look forward to the experience as much as the meal. And I really avoid processed or fast food!

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Yes, as a teacher I have the opportunity to convey the importance of healthy eating habits. I have around 150 students that I see and interact with every day. As a French teacher, I was able to prepare a project on French food and explain the importance of eating fresh, home cooked meals. My students were very engaged and I know now they will look at food a different way.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I would tell them to have a balanced diet by eating fruits and veggies, and to be adventurous with the food they eat. Just because food is available, inexpensive or tastes good doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best option for them. I would also advise them to practice a sport to keep an active lifestyle.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

www.wtcafe.com

The Role Model In You – Valerie Orsoni, Celebrity Coach, Healthy Living Expert

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Today’s Guest – Valerie Orsoni

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Valerie Orsoni, Celebrity Coach, Healthy Living Expert, and CEO & Founder of the online weight loss sensation, LeBootCamp.com.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

My inspiration to get healthy and fit was twofold: the frustration of being an overweight teenager (when all my friends seemed to be able to indulge and still look great), coupled with having an overweight dad who was just as unhappy with his own excess weight – and so we banded together to battle the pounds!

3. What did they do to inspire you?

Because my dad was also overweight, I got lucky in having a partner in the journey to lose weight. The probability of completing a goal shoots up to 65% when you commit to someone else about doing it, so the odds were already in my favor at the get-go. We tried every fad diet possible (40+), always losing a few pounds (and sometimes a lot) in the process, and always regaining it all afterward. Of course, this yo-yo-ing became very frustrating, leaving us feeling doomed to be overweight.

It was then that we decided that all of these fad diets were actually harming us, and we started going to the library to educate ourselves. (This was before the internet era, so the library was the logical place to go.) At that time the Glycemic Index studies were being conducted in Australia and this concept was the springboard to helping me lose a lot of weight with a healthy approach: easy fitness (nothing crazy and dangerous), no forbidden foods, and learning how to love my body no matter what. In the end it was a combination of self love + yummy food in controlled portions + regular exercise that did it for me. I have NEVER regained the weight I lost then, and nor has dad!

4. How did their lesson change your life?

Besides being an amazing support in my teenage journey to a healthier lifestyle, Dad was also a fantastic chef, and I was lucky enough to have been introduced to a truly diverse cuisine that helped shape my taste-buds. All of this inspiration propelled me to bring the dream of healthy living to the masses – and I created an online weight loss coaching program called “LeBootCamp”. And yes, dad is the mind behind the recipes that come through our LeBootCamp kitchen!

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Absolutely. It’s the reason my son is now a fan of wholesome, healthy food, like homemade almond milk and my signature “Eggplant Tarte Tatin” – he knows that staying healthy can be synonymous with pleasure! And the message goes out to kids and adults alike: more than 1 million of my “bootcampers” worldwide are learning how to enjoy good food and stay healthy with LeBootCamp.com. Lots of them are also living my easy approach to daily fitness thanks to my bestseller published by Reader’s Digest: Le Personal Coach, A French Trainer’s Simple Secrets for Getting Fit and Slim without the Gym.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Though I know how tempting and easy it is to grab all those sugary and fatty snacks that our environment throws at us, always stay truly mindful of what goes into your body. If you don’t care about the faraway future because you feel immortal (as we tend to in our youth) and eating poorly does not seem like a bad thing to you, then focus on immediate problems for inspiration: pimples (yes, eating poorly will lead to this terrible condition called acne), lack of sleep, hence poor memory and poor grades at school, plus less energy to have fun with your friends! And exercising to get a toned body should be quite a motivation in itself, because don’t you want to feel great at all your big and little events? Beach day with your friends? Birthday parties? Prom? Your small daily efforts towards healthier food and fitness will pay off very quickly, and before you know it, you’ll be living the change you’ve dreamed of!

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

www.LeBootCamp.com for personalized healthy living coaching!

The Role Model In You – Cynthia Richmond, Board Certified Behavioral Therapist, Dream Expert, Author And Speaker

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Today’s Guest – Cynthia Richmond

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Cynthia Richmond, Board Certified Behavioral Therapist, Dream Expert, Author and Speaker, age 57.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

Hmmm, I’d say my grandmother, my mom’s mom. She was an amazing cook. She taught me to appreciate how food is grown. She cut out recipes from the newspaper and coupons as well. .She had an envelope for each of the bills she was responsible for. She sewed, gardened, cooked and kept our family together. I loved her more than life itself.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

She listened, she cared, she paid attention, she asked me to say grace at Thanksgiving when previously only adults had that honor.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

She didn’t just change my life she saved my life. I was a very unhappy girl at one point. I was a teenager and my dad was a deputy sheriff, there were 5 of us kids and mom & dad had their hands full. I was done. I was over worked as the oldest kid and both working parents and I was also working since I was 12. My grandma gave me a reason to live. It wasn’t specifically tangible…it was was just her spirit.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I think I do.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I have encouraged my daughter 27 married living in Seattle, to eat healthy, I have been there cooked good food, froze healthy soups etc. Spoke with her about supplements etc.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

DreamPower.net

The Role Model In You – Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick, Esq., Parenting Expert And Health Advocate

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Today’s Guest – Haleh Rabizadeh

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick, Esq. Age: 41 Profession: Parenting Expert and Health Advocate. I speak nationwide. And am author of the recently released book, Little Patient Big Doctor.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

Without a doubt the person who guides me in healthy living is my mom.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mom is a student of life. She loves life and has a passion for healthy living. She knows every nutritional fact out there. Are you sick? She’ll make you well in a heart beat! She has truly opened my eyes to see beyond typical boundaries.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

She has been a constant presence in my children’s lives. Her knowledge has helped us with my son’s allergies. Her advice has strengthed and built our immune systems. Above all, she is a spiritual woman who prays and envisions our good health.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I try. But isn’t it the hardest thing to appreciate what we have sometimes? That’s partly why I wrote the book. To put into words what she has done for us. I’m so overwhelmed when I hear from readers how powerful the messages of her approach to life is.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Try not to eat from a box. Make it yourself. Put down those phones and connect in person. Run outside and live.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

http://www.littlepatientbigdoctor.com

The Role Model In You – Meg Hagar, Holistic Aesthetician

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Today’s Guest – Meg Hagar

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Meg Hagar, Holistic Aesthetician, 23. I am the owner of a nutritional skin care company, Skintritious. I combine nutritional counseling with all natural skin care products and services to give clients an all around, more effective skin treatment.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

My mom, Leslie.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

She was up every morning at the crack of dawn to do her exercises. She did this before beginning a long day of taking care of a family of 5, including 3 children. She cooked our meals, packed our lunches, cleaned our beautiful house, coordinated driving all 3 of us in all different directions (to dance, soccer practice, gymnastics, etc), and still managed to make time to take care of herself. And she always cooked us healthy, wholesome meals for dinner and lunches.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

Following her influence, when I got older I would work out with her in the afternoons, or with my sister. We were always an active family; going on hikes, camping, going for walks, etc. I couldn’t imagine my life if it were any different. I believe it was that early lesson of “doing something” that contributed to my energy and ambition that has lead me to build my business, and a life I’m proud of.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I don’t have any kids in my life, we are all grown up including the younger cousins. But I do convey this to other people I meet that seem like they could use the influence (gently, of course!).

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

That it’s more than just “working out” or “eating well”. It’s a chain reaction. When you eat well you feel better, you are happier with your life, you live longer, you get more out of life. Same when you work out, or do other things in a healthy lifestyle. It can save your life.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only? ​

​www.skintritious.com​

The Role Model In You – Donna Spangler, Hollywood Beauty, Fitness And Lifestyle Expert, Author

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Today’s Guest – Donna Spangler

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Donna Spangler, Hollywood beauty, fitness and lifestyle expert & author.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I lived with my grandmother and she always cooked for me and taught me to eat healthy. She had an organic vegetable garden, an avocado
tree and an apple tree. My parents were out of shape and I realized that I wanted to be in better shape and so I followed my grandmother’s guidance on eating
healthy.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

I guess you could say that my grandmother inspired me to eat healthy and she encouraged me to keep fit and in shape. My parents taught
me that I did not want to follow in their footsteps.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

My grandmother lived to be 97 years old which is a really long time especially for her era when people did not live as long. My father smoked
and drank and eats a lot of fatty foods and my mother always over ate and did not exercise. Today, they both have a lot of health issues. Looking at my parents
and grandmother, they all taught me that I wanted to take care of myself and live a healthy lifestyle.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I always try to encourage my nieces to exercise and eat healthy. I think they look at me as a role model. I am glad that I can give them positive
advice.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I would tell them to not eat sugar and fatty foods. I would tell them to stay away from cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. I would also tell them to
always be positive and to be kind to others in life.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

www.DonnaSpangler.com

The Role Model In You – Cammi Balleck Ph.D , Naturopathic Doctor And Author

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Today’s Guest – Dr. Cammi Balleck

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
Cammi Balleck Ph.D , 32, naturopathic Doctor and author, host of Making Happy Happen Radio Show

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I had several women who inspired me in different ways. I was inspired by my mom who fed us good food and always made us healy meals, ridmy natural dr growing up and my parents friends who were fit, healthy and strong. My great grandmother who lived to be almost a 100. I was inspired by women who were content and confident in who they were.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

I was inspired by women who were fit, strong, confident, healthy and happy.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

I was inspired to be a natural doctor so I could help others be fit and healthy.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I sure hope that I can be an inspiration to kids today.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Be determined to be determined and educate yourself with the truth. Its time we rethink the role of medications, and take action everyday to maximize health, such as making changes in diet, incorporating exercise, learning stress reduction techniques and changing bad behaviors.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

www.makinghappyhappen.com

The Role Model In You – Alexandra Chauran, Fortune Teller

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Today’s Guest – Alexandra Chauran

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Alexandra Chauran, Fortune Teller, 31 years old – I write books on fortune telling and witchcraft, and generally am interested in the future of myself and those around me.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

My mom.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mother fought hard through a kidney transplant. She has the same genetic disease that I have, Polycystic Kidney Disease, so seeing her advanced disease was like seeing myself in a few decades. Her positive attitude and willingness to alter her diet and keep up her exercise was an inspiration to me. The doctors said that, other than the failing kidneys, she was as healthy as a horse! Now, years after her transplant, she even went on a spiritual pilgrimage for vacation.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

Only the healthiest people with kidney disease are eligible for transplant, so I have my future to think about. One wrong move with my health and I could jeopardize my ability to do right by a donor kidney. My death date could be moved up on my calendar. That’s no fun!

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

My kids are young, so I have the pleasure of being able to feed them healthy foods and make sure that they get exercise outdoors in nature daily. I also think spiritual practices such as meditation are vital for health, and so my kids are starting that early.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I am lucky enough to know what secret killer lies inside my body: My booby-trapped kidneys. Everyone who lives long enough will have a sneaky disease as well, and you might not be so fortunate to know what it is. Take care of yourself now or else this point in your life will be the best you ever feel.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

http://www.earthshod.com