Kelly LeVeque // @bewellbykelly
Can we just talk about how incredible today's boss babe is? Kelly LeVeque is a Nutritionist, Health Coach, best selling author and overall MEGA BABE! I absolutely love Kelly's approach to food and nutrition, and read her incredible book, "Body Love" cover to cover. Her Fab 4 smoothies have changed my perspective on smoothies, and have helped so many others! Please help me in welcoming Kelly to the blog! xx
What is your zodiac sign? I’m a cancer baby, which totally makes sense; I love the water and grew up on the beach in SoCal. I am all about family and always enjoy a good hubby cuddle at home.
Have you always focused on eating healthy, or has this been a lifestyle you've developed over time? I have been passionate about health and nutrition since I was in high school however, I feel my healthy lifestyle evolved over years. I don’t force healthy eating through restriction but instead look to enrich my plate at every meal, I don’t follow strict rules and I’m ultimately more healthy and balanced because of it. The diet books I read in high school and college didn’t allow for me to have a lifestyle nor did they account for my likes and dislikes. With the Fab Four, I get what my cells need at every meal without the rules. If that means I need a glass of wine, sweet potato fries or a dessert it isn’t a big deal that perpetuates poor choices.
What does a day in the life of Kelly look like? If I can I start with a SoulCycle or yoga class and then enjoy a #fab4smoothie, normally a green one like my spa smoothie. Lunch is most likely a big salad and depending on my day I am either eating it in the car between house calls or at my kitchen table between Skype calls. Dinner is normally a warm fab four meal like my shrimp tacos, salmon and veggies or big whole chicken. Currently, I am loving a Sunday soup meal prep!
You're a best selling book author, what inspired you to write your new book, "Body Love"? I wanted to help people I couldn't meet with personally change their lives and their relationship with food. I wanted to help people find the food freedom I personally found through the light structure of the Fab Four.
For those that aren't familiar, what is the purpose of the Fab 4 Smoothie? I created the Fab Four Smoothie formula to help my clients learn how to build a low sugar meal replacement smoothie. This is very different from the many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes online, which can be, loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit, agave, dates and juice. When it comes to weight loss and energy, the #fab4smoothie is the key! For some new clients, I spare them the science and simply ask them to start everyday with a Fab Four Smoothie and within the first week I am getting exciting texts about how their skin is glowing, energy is high and the scale is down. The Fab Four smoothie limits fruit and instead helps you fill up on protein, fat and fiber which naturally helps to elongate and balance your blood sugar curve. This combination keeps you from crashing before lunch and sabotaging your healthy eating efforts. When you arrive at your next meal alive you can easily make conscious decisions to put the Fab Four on your next plate. Looking to kick chocolate cravings? Start with a Chocolate Collagen protein, almond butter and flax seed smoothie, sneak in a handful of spinach you won’t event taste it! Looking to increase nutrition? Make my spa smoothie the recipe includes vanilla pea protein protein, avocado, chia cucumber, spinach and a squeeze of lemon. Not a fan of super green smoothies? Opt for a small handful of microgreens they contain up to 14x the nutrition of the full grown plant. Looking for better Gut Health? Constipation? You need to keep things moving! Choose MCT oil, which can help kill off candida or Flax oil, which can alleviate constipation.
What is the biggest message you want to share through your platform? You don't need to eat perfectly to be healthy and healthy doesn't need to be hard! I want those who learn from me to have the freedom to focus on what life is really about friends, family and community. I want to infuse my followers with confidence and self love. I don't want them to waste a moment on worry or food anxiety.