Welcome to the launch of my PhytoFitNewsletter. You are receiving this email because you added your name to the Phytofit Recipe Club at an event earlier this year (Dr. Michael Klaper), or you have attended one of my Food for Lifecommunity, corporate or virtual classes over the past several years. (See Upcoming Classes)
I’m Debbie Zimmerman, a nationally certified Lifestyle and Health Coach with specializations in weight management and plant-based nutrition. I am a licensed Food for Life instructor through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. As a corporate wellness practitioner with 30 years of experience, I have always encouraged employees and clients to make their health a priority. The name of my business is Phytofit, LLC. Services include Lifestyle and Health Coaching; Food for Life programs either virtually or in person; transitioning to a plant-based nutritional plan; weight management; personal cooking and instruction; personal training; motivational speaking; and, corporate wellness program development and enhancement.
Did you know that at least 80% of good health is due to the foods we consume? PhytofitRecipes will provide you with tasty and nutrient-dense whole food, plant-based (WFPB) recipes that are easy to make and your family will enjoy. Other components of good health include lifestyle factors such as exercise, stress management, mindfulness and quality sleep. The more WFPB meals you eat and the more lifestyle practices you embrace, the more vibrant your health! I hope to eventually bring all of these components together through the PhytoFit Newsletter.
There is no better time to launch the Phytofit Recipe Club. Fall provides a bounty of seasonal produce. This week I feature those wonderful pumpkins we are beginning to see in local stores. I’m referring to pie pumpkins—the smaller, sweeter pumpkins, which are cousins to the larger carving pumpkins. Pie pumpkins, which come in orange and white varieties, are great for cooking and baking. Packed with beta carotene, an antioxidant found in orange-colored fruits and vegetables, pumpkins can help in the fight against heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. (Source: Medical News Today)