(NEW YORK) — If you want to prioritize wellness in the new year, but don’t know where to start, don’t fret. Kelly LeVeque, a Los Angeles-based holistic nutritionist who works with stars like Jennifer Garner, has a healthy eating plan for every lifestyle and goal, whether you’re always on the go, a domestic goddess in the kitchen, a plant-based devotee or want to get red carpet ready for an event. In her new book, Body Love Every Day, LeVeque shares balanced recipes that are designed to improve your approach to eating. No matter your lifestyle, anyone can incorporate protein, fat, fiber and greens — what she’s dubbed the “Fab Four” — into their diet. “These are the four things that I want my clients to put on their plate at every meal,” LeVeque said.For the girl on the goIf you only have 30 minutes to spend prepping meals, LeVeque recommends grabbing a green ginger smoothie. It’s “a quick and easy way to get what your body needs in two minutes or less,” she said. Her “Fab Four” smoothie is great for de-bloating and hydrating after the holidays, she said, and can be made in a pinch.(Pro tip: Stock protein powder and a fiber like chia, flax, acacia or psyllium husk at your desk with a shaker bottle. Acacia fiber, in particular, is great for decreasing elevated blood sugar and calming insulin. It also helps support weight loss by keeping you full and satisfied longer.)If you want to get red carpet-readyLeVeque has worked with celebrity clients like Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Emmy Rossum and Molly Sims to help them feel their best and get ready for the big screen and red carpet. For Rossum’s wedding day, LeVeque said she introduced the star to intermittent fasting, the Fab Four smoothie and timed eating into her diet to help achieve her goals.Intermittent fasting — eating only during a certain period of time — has become a buzzy wellness trend and was the most searched diet of 2019, according to Google. LeVeque recommends finishing dinner around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. and going to bed early. Experts recommend consulting with your doctor before starting any new diet, including intermittent fasting. Sipping herbal teas can also help curb cravings before bedtime. LeVeque’s favorite is organic chamomile tea.For the plant-based devoteePlant-based meals are some of LeVeque’s favorite sources of proteins. Garbanzo falafel, spicy black bean burgers or sprouted sunflower hummus are some of her go to’s. Make a bulk batch of your favorite vegan protein to stock in the fridge so you can whip up meals in a pinch. For the domestic goddessIf you’re someone who loves the kitchen and “want to make everything from scratch,” meal prep can be a huge time saver. Scheduling clean and green meals in a planner will help diversify your meals.The “domestic goddess” reminds LeVeque most of client Jennifer Garner, whom she says makes salad from scratch from her garden every day. LeVeque recommends visiting your local farmer’s market to buy produce. Once home, wash, chop and store the produce in carbon filter containers so they stay fresh.
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