Friday, August 22, 2014

Afternoon Snackocado | By Kiley

Oh, avocado. How you make the world a better place…

photo 5(3)Avocados are rich in nutrients and flavor. With 20 essential nutrients, including Vitamins B, E, folic acid, potassium, fiber, and healthy fat, these power-fruits actually burn fat, aid digestion, inflammation, heart health, and lots more!

Afternoon snackocado:

  • 1 rice cake or toast of choice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • fresh lemon or lime juice
  • sea salt
  • pepper

Mash avocado and spread on rice cake or toast. Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice on top and add a dash of salt and pepper. That’s it! One bite and you’ll be hooked on this easy combo! (If you’re looking for a more substantial/satisfying snack with added protein, feel free to add cottage cheese as well!)

One Healthy Breakdown: avocado vs. snack attack…avocado wins again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One Healthy Heath Coach | By Marc Mouhadeb

Meet Marc Mouhadeb; health coach, entrepeneur, and self-transformed athlete who looks forward to a cold beer on a hot Hamptons day. Great read, awesome advice, the real deal!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did ‘life as you know it’ come to be? (career, family, location, etc.) How/why did you start City Health Coach and what do you like best about it? What’s the overlap between your career and your value for health, fitness, and wellness?

Marc5I grew up in a Jewish-Lebanese household full of love and lots of Mideastern food. I was relatively active, but by no means was I healthy. I loved Shawarma, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves.

In my early 20′s, my dad was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and all everyone ever said was that it was hereditary. I was scared shitless! Am I next? Is this written in my book of health? I did a whole bunch of research and came to realize that Type 2 Diabetes is not only preventable and treatable with proper nutrition, but it’s actually reversible! And so my journey began into the realm of health. I became a Certified Health Coach and delved into the teachings of Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. Neal Barnard who both advocate a plant-based, Nutritarian way of eating. Simply put, a Nutritarian diet bases food choices on maximizing the micronutrients per calorie (term coined by Dr. Fuhrman.)

Simultaneously, in 2011, my good friend invited me to join him on a training run before his first half-marathon. I repeatedly told him to play a real sport like basketball or football. After a month of him asking me, I finally obliged and decided to lace up my sneakers and go running…I couldn’t make it a mile. I was so embarrassed that I decided then that I needed to start running. Three years later, I’ve logged hundreds of miles, a few marathons, a 50 mile ultra-marathon, and a few triathlons.

See, I am one of you. Just a guy trying to make it in this hectic world. I grew up in Brooklyn and now live in NYC and love summer in the Hamptons. I read a book called The China Study, which I highly recommend, and decided to explore the plant-based way of eating. The combination of following a Nutritarian lifestyle and running has transformed my health and my life.

With my health and fitness now in check, I decided to share what I know with the world and help people overcome many issues including weight loss, cholesterol issues, and diabetes. I realized that giving people a diet rarely works. Telling them they are going to die if they eat that burger will also be ineffective as people need something tangible to grasp and small targets to reach.

And then it hit me: charge people obnoxious amounts of money (something tangible) and when they hit their goals and targets, they get it all back. The next time one of my clients reaches for a burger, it’s not death they are worried about, it will be losing $10,000. Mean, I know…but it works. And so City Health Coach was created and after two years, every single one of my clients got all of their money back. It’s a good thing I have a full-time job as well!

People always ask me how do I make a living when I give my clients all of their money back? It’s simple: I don’t. I do this because I love helping people transform their lives. I have a full-time job which pays the bills and gives me the luxury to do this.

2. What’s one thing you overcame and how?

The concept of running a 50 mile race seemed like the most daunting task in the world but I decided I needed to do it to take my mental and physical fitness to another level. It’s one thing to be physically fit for a marathon. It’s a whole other thing to be fit for double that.

Marc4Aside from the physical stress, running The Bison 50 was by far one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever taken on, physically, but even more so, mentally. I was out there for about nine hours alone in corn and wheat fields. I’d worked really hard to get to that point. I trusted my coach and focused on the task at hand – mile after mile – trusting my body and trusting my mind. Obviously, I survived. You can read about my experience here.

3. What is your favorite recipe? workout? Favorite weekend activity? How did you get into running?

Favorite recipe: hummus and veggies in between two portobello mushroom caps – my version of a burger ☺
Favorite workout: sprints
Favorite weekend activity: love a delicious farm-to-table brunch

4. As a young man, business owner, member of both the NYC and Hamptons scene, how do you maintain balance in your life?

Balancing everything is actually extremely difficult, but I’ve come to realize that if I sleep well, I can undertake all of my tasks effectively. Between sleep and proper eating, my mind stays sharp and I can complete everything I need to do in a quick and efficient manner. If I don’t sleep well…boy oh boy…

5. Any other great healthy/balance tips for other busy folks?

My biggest tips are as follows:
• Sleep – sleep is vital to proper health and functionality. Without it, your body doesn’t recover, grow, replenish, or reboot.
• Eat – Eat for nutrient density. Instead of focusing on carbs, fat, and protein, focus on foods high in nutrients; veggies, greens, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Your busy life will get so much better when you eat efficiently. When you get rid of anything that is not nutritious in your home, you won’t be tempted to eat it. Sounds radical, I know, but it’s less radical than dealing with the ramifications of disease later on, right?

6. What food items do you always have available?

I love hummus! I eat it on a daily basis. And lots of fruits (mango and avocado are my top favorites), If I have hummus and fruit, I’m a happy man.

7. What is your favorite indulgence?

While this is certainly not in the health category, I love a cold beer on a summer day.

395025_10100166701705267_246147346_n8. How do you make health a priority in your home/life?

Health has become a huge priority in my life. I tell my clients all of the time that if health isn’t a priority, everything in your world may falter. You can only do what you want to do effectively if you are healthy. If you aren’t healthy, nothing else really matters. Health has to be a mindset, a total shift in perspective. Most people wait for a near-death experience to change. Don’t let that be you.

9. What is your FAVORITE thing about the Hamptons? Favorite place?

My favorite thing about the Hamptons is sunset drinks and my favorite place to enjoy them is Dockers.

One Healthy Breakdown: If you want to live life to its fullest, you need to be healthy. Focus on becoming a Nutritarian and you’ll live to see life in a much happier and positive way.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cool Down Summer Pops | By Marisa Hochberg

Marisa loves to cool down with these healthy, refreshing, and very tasty ice pops! Here’s her recipe, so we can all enjoy our own!

photo 1Ingredients: (makes six popsicles)

  1. 1. 1/4 of a large watermelon
  2. 1 peach
  3. 1 nectarine
  4. 1 cup blueberries
  5. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  6. 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (separated)
  7. High-powered blender or Vitamix
  8. Popsicle molds

 

photo 2Instrustions: On a cutting board, dice watermelon, peach, and nectarine into cubes and put in blender/Vitamix. Add blueberries, chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon coconut into the Vitamix. Blend on high for a minute. Pour the blended fruit into the popsicle molds. (Any popsicle molds will do, amazon.com has some good options fyi!) Place the wooden popsicle sticks into the middle of the molds and place into the freezer upright for about four hours. About two hours into the freezing process, sprinkle remaining coconut shreds onto the edges of the pops. Remove the frozen treats and enjoy your cooling summer treat!

One Healthy Breakdown: the tastiest way to cool off and get your omega-3′s too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What Fuels YOUR Inspiration?! | By Kiley

Inspiration comes from all different sources for all different people. The things, people, and places that may inspire you may not inspire me and vice versa. Regardless of what inspires you, it’s important to be aware and seek inspiration in those sources. Inspiration really does fuel life and take living to the next level. Here are some things that inspire me: meeting like-minded people, music, walking, family, dancing, yoga, a good night’s sleep, friends, sweating, meditating, laughing, coffee, nature, learning, fresh healthy eats, the beach, organization, goal-setting, running, and a whole lot more! But enough about me, this is about YOU! Let’s ignite YOUR inspiration! Just print the page below and fill it out with those things (people, places, actions, mantras, etc.) that inspire YOU and post your list where you’ll see often. Just glancing at this should reignite YOUR Inspiration! Maybe it’s the first thing you look at in the morning, the last thing you see before bed, or your go-to before starting a seemingly-impossible task? Get ready to FUEL your inspiration!Fueling InspirationOne Healthy Breakdown: Nothing can stand in YOUR way when you’re INSPIRED!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Run 10 FEED 10 Recap | By Kiley

The FEED Foundation, started by Lauren Bush Lauren, aids world hunger and malnutrition in a creative, powerful, and trend-setting way. Over seventy five million meals have been provided through sales of FEED’s signature artisan products (bags, t-shirts, jewelery, etc.) Buyers can feel good about purchasing great products that support an even better cause, providing adequate nutrition for those in need. Good products that FEED the world, check them out here!

photo 3I learned about FEED Projects through Women’sHealth Magazine’s Run 10 Feed 10 Campaign, a series of 10k races to fund domestic hunger. Each registration fee FEEDS 10 meals to those in need right in your own ‘backyard.’ Food is available; however, it is unfortunately not accessible to everyone. FEED Projects, in collaboration with Women’sHealth Magazine, is out to make change, one meal at a time, one bag at a time, one runner at a time.

I’m eager to spread the word about Run 10 Feed 10 because this fabulous campaign combines all good things One Healthy Hamptons loves to support: women’s health, fitness, aiding hunger, running, celebrating, and more! Every summer, Women’sHealth Magazine heads out east for a weekend celebration packed with fitness and fun in preparation for NYC’s Run 10 Feed 10 race on Sunday, September 21st. Register today!

picstitch(21)*Pictured above with Lindsey & Casey from Women’sHealth and friend Alicia

We kicked off “Women’sHealth covers the Hamptons” weekend with a great Flywheel class on Saturday morning before the celebrations commenced. And celebrate we did, at the Run 10 Feed 10 “Party Under the Stars.” There’s nothing better than celebrating a great cause with like-minded, inspirational people…Hamptons style of course!

picstitch(22)*Pictured above with friends Kristy & Marisa, B-School founder/entrepreneur Marie Forleo, and The FEED Foundation’s Lauren Bush Lauren

One Healthy Breakdown: run for a cause, shop for a cause, celebrate for a cause.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Are YOU a FITiST?! | By Kiley

“FITiSTS are the ones who love fitness and wellness because they know how great it makes them look and feel.” Are YOU a FITiST?! If you haven’t checked out the new FITiST Collective at 5 Railroad Avenue in East Hampton, (the Summer Kicks building across from the railroad tracks) you’re missing out on one of the Hamptons’ best opportunities to get fit, fitter, FITiST.

FitistAdThe new FITiST Collective in East Hampton gathers the best in fitness all under one roof! Expect an unrivaled schedule of pop-up workouts, led by all-star instructors, including The Fhitting Room, Exhale, Body by Simone, 305 Fitness, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Bari Studio, City Row, Soho Strength Lab, ToneHouse, Uplift, and lots more!

If you’re like me, you’re not loving the rivalries between fitness studios, the competition in the market, and the lack of support that goes along with that. FITiST has demolished the competition and brought the best of the best together, under one roof, to provide unparalleled variety, fitness, and fun.

I’m a FITiST frequent flyer because I love the concept and the fact that I can catch one of my all-time favorite fitness classes, IntenSati, with Natalia Petrzela!

photo 1(7)Just like you see, IntenSati combines intention and awareness with fitness, positivity, and sweat! Not your average fitness class, IntenSati is a bit unexplainable, but chances are if you try it, you’ll be hooked like me. Do yourself a favor during these last few weeks of summer: try something new until you find a workout you LOVE. And then keep doing it! You can try all sorts of great classes at FITiST!

One Healthy Breakdown: If you’re a FITiST, I’ll see you there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Candace’s Paleo Energy Bites | By Candace Couper

When I saw the recipe for these energy bites on Facebook, I knew one thing: had to have ‘em. Thanks to Candace for sharing her recipe, we can all have Paleo energy bites any time we want! Enjoy these tasty little bites of nothin but superfoods and superfuel!10494815_10202279531089980_7917817642464921192_nCandace’s Paleo Energy Bites:

  • 1 cup nuts of choice (I use a mix)
  • 1 1/2 cup any unsweetened dried fruit (figs, cherries, dates, apricots, etc. or a mixture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Combine ingredients in food processor until uniform. Wrap whole mixture in Saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour or so. Remove and roll into balls or “smush” into a pan to make bars. Best stored in the fridge.

One Healthy Breakdown: thanks Candace, for these powerful Paleo bites!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wine and Dine at Vine Street Café | By Kiley

Whether you’re a Shelter Island native or first-timer, one step inside Vine Street Café and you’ll feel right at home. Regulars come from all over for good reason: to savor a meal done right. Savor the food, the atmosphere, cocktails, company, and lots of local goodness.

photo 1(1)The greeting upon entering a restaurant sets the mood instantly. Anna and team welcome every single person warmly, whether stranger or life-long friend. This kindness and personality shines throughout the experience as each server is pleasant and attentive, taking their job far beyond serving the meal itself. Visit Vine Street with company you’d like to spend a whole evening with. The wait can be long during peak times and the experience is not meant to be rushed. If you don’t have time to wine and dine, you can always stop in to the gourmet market to bring Vine Street home, great for picnics and signature gifts.

photo(186)The restaurant’s atmosphere is just as welcoming as the company at Vine Street. With rustic wood beams, dim lighting, simply decor, and a beautiful bar, it’s like ski lodge meets chapel meets fisherman’s hideaway…or something like that. Summer at Vine Street feels lively and easy while winter is warm and cozy.

Although the bread is great and the wine is better, I suggest spending some time with the menu itself. Come hungry, leave happy. Each and every dish is created on-site with the best of ingredients and intentions. The theme is local creativity. From local oysters to fresh salads, the starters are just as deliciously crafted as the entrées.

photo(11)Plats Du Jour offers a variety of seasonal staples and the menu itself includes extensive options for every preference, combining the best in local seafood, decadent pastas, fresh produce, and seasoned steak, accompanied by select sauces, sides, and wine to fulfill your palette.

You’ll most likely be perfectly satisfied after the main course, but the dessert menu at Vine Street is gravitating. Whether you’re a sweets connoisseur or not, I recommend indulging in a dessert (when in Rome Shelter Island, right?!) The sticky toffee pudding can only be described as heavenly, in good company with mint chip profiteroles and chocolate gateau; just a couple of bites is enough to melt.

photo 2(1)One Healthy Breakdown: wining and dining at Vine Street Café is well worth the trip!