I often get asked what my life looks like since becoming a Health Coach, so each month, I dedicate a post to what my schedule actually looks like behind the scenes. January was filled with fun speaking engagements, but getting to hold a copy of my first book in my hand was a definite highlight!
As mentioned in my December Diary post, I spent the holidays in Dubai and Bali, and didn’t get back to NY until January 8th. But when I did, it was pedal to the metal!
Holding My Book Baby for the First Time!
Soon after I arrived home, I received a package – a hard copy of my first book, The Real Food Grocery Guide! It was super exciting to see all my years (yes, years) of hard-work in print! Because the book is a bit longer than initially planned for (I couldn’t help myself, so many good tips and facts to share!) the publishing date got moved to June 1st. If you have already pre-ordered it, just a heads up (oh, and I’m offering a pre-order bonus!)
The moment you hold your first book baby in your hand check my insta-story for a sneak peak inside. This book is the result of 4 years of walking my clients through the grocery store and fielding not just their questions, but the ones you guys ask here and on my blog. So thank YOU! I made it as practical and as easy to use for you as possible, because Its my hope that this book will change the way America eats. It will help you choose the healthiest foods in every aisle, without going broke, and help you understand how each food affects your body (way more than just weight!) . It comes out May 1st, and you can pre-order now on Amazon. Search “the real food grocery guide”
Interview on ABC Radio
On January 15th, I was interviewed on the Complete Wellness show on WABC radio, by my friend Liana, who was subbing in for the host. We talked all things detoxing, and why it’s so important to think about detox as a lifestyle, versus a crash diet (meaning, you should be eating clean, using natural beauty products, and avoiding toxins year round, instead of just 3 or 5 days a year!)
Detox Talk at Pop Physique
The following weekend, I shared my tips with a group of lovely ladies at the new Pop Physique in Bowery.
Sharing my Journey to Healthy Eating Story
TB to making beauty food smoothie bowls The reason I got into healthy eating in the first place, was because I had really bad acne that would not go away, no matter how many creams I tried, dermatologists I went to, or even prescriptions I took (I opted not to take accutane, even though it was prescribed). After much research, I discovered that for the vast majority of people, food and lifestyle hold the keys to clear skin. I changed my diet and my skin finally cleared up, and down the nutrition rabbit hole I went. Food affects EVERYTHING in your body. No matter what the ailment, there are likely dietary changes that can help it. If you are struggling with acne or other inflammatory skin conditions, check out mariamarlowe.com/eat-beauty and tag a friend who needs help clearing up their skin!
Later that week, I spoke to a group of 40 women (and a couple guys 🙂 ) with Wellness Meetup about how to quit sugar. It was a huge success, and I got really great feedback after the event from participants who made some serious adjustments to their diet. It is so incredible that as a Health Coach, we have the ability to inspire and impact so many people to live healthier lives.
In the Media
The Gear Your Kitchen Needs for the New Year My 7 kitchen must-haves to help you keep up your “cook at home more often” resolution.
The 7 Foods that Fight Stress on The Food Revolution Network
For more of what it is like to be a Health Coach, check out my diary for December, November, October, September, and August. If you’re interested in becoming a Health Coach, check out this post: How to Become a Health Coach.
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. She has ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.