You Are What You Eat.

Here's an incredible and powerful interview with Lisa Corrado, owner of Lisa Corrado Nutrition. She's a long-time friend, confidant, and really knows what she's doing when it comes to what to eat and what not to eat.

She makes busy people healthier with a combination of clinical nutrition and culinary training. Lisa's services include individual nutritional counseling (both in-office and online), as well as online programs such as Ready-Set-Go! Detox Done Right.

Rich: I know you've worked with a wide variety of clients. What similarities do you see among them?

Lisa: Everyone's busy. But everyone's "busy-ness" is different and poses challenges specific to each person. My job is to understand your personal set of roadblocks and offer do-able action steps to make sure you're eating for your best health. When I work with busy executives, I tell them to plan out what they'll eat for the day as carefully as they plan & prepare for an important meeting. There's nothing more important than our health, but we don't always prioritize it. Maybe it's time we did.

Rich: What do you say to someone who says "My weight's fine. I don't have to worry about what I eat."

Lisa: I say that one day, you'll pay the piper with your health. Being overweight is just one clue that you're not as healthy as you should be. Other clues are elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose readings; GI issues; reactions to eating certain foods. These are all things that you can impact directly and immediately by changing your diet. You have to eat, you might as well eat the right stuff.

Rich: What's your short list of favorite healthy foods?

Lisa: Quinoa is a high-protein grain that's really versatile. I love chia seeds for their omega-3 fatty acids and belly filling powers. Beans are my one of my favorite protein sources. And I'm a sucker for fresh ginger, which is an anti-inflammatory super hero. Actually, all of these foods together would make a really nice meal!

Rich: What made you decide to develop a detox program? I thought you were all about eating properly?

Lisa: I am! And that's why my program focuses on eating rather than deprivation.

I created an online program that gives participants the structure and support to create better eating habits. I've worked with one too many clients who do juice cleanses or fasts, starving themselves for a period of time, then jumping right back into their unhealthy eating habits.

It just seems like such a waste of time and energy to me, and makes it harder for them to implement the lifestyle changes they really need to make. So I came up with Ready-Set-Go! Detox Done Right. Throughout the program, you eat lots of whole, nourishing foods while reducing or eliminating the "noisy" foods that are allergenic, addictive, inflammatory or just not that great for you.

By the end of the program, participants have had the benefit of learning which foods really don't work for them and which ones are real nutritional powerhouses. I load them up with great recipes and they also receive membership in our online community, so they get support from me and their fellow participants.

The feedback is tremendous! Participants tell me they've lost weight, slept better, kicked the diet soda habit and even more. We start on September 25th, so please tell your readers they can visit for more information.