Finding Her Right Food Fit
Mid Atlantic Events Magazine - April Issue - Ken Alan
A packaging sales rep by day, Lisa Montgomery is a vibrant, energetic proponent of dynamically raw foods. Her knowledge and the active lifestyle she has chosen have helped Lisa in leading the charge as her growing following understands more about their natural daily consumption.
Lisa's defining moment came sixteen years ago. "I felt sluggish and sick all the time. After a series of conversations with a chiropractor, who told me I had bad digestion, I underwent a series of allergy tests with a homeopathic doctor...receiving good advice, including the elimination of high fats, antibiotics and as much stress as possible from my life."
Her life-changing decisions included adopting an almost 90 percent raw diet. Soon, Lisa had become a certified healthcare practitioner, a nutritionist and an author. Her book, Raw Inspiration, is just that: A personal guide on how to make healthier and happier choices, with scads of earthy, crunchy and ultimately living recipes.
"People are always telling me they don't know where to turn. It all begins at home; staying away from chemicals, junk foods, steroids, and recognizing what these things do to our bodies."
So how does a person make a leap to better foods without living like a rabbit?
"There are those who think that if you eat healthy, it can't taste good.But there are so many ways to turn simple vegetables into flavorful meals.Or, if companies are providing foods for their employees, they can offer a buffet, one that has better choices where people can pick something fresh over cooked and canned foods. If forward-thinking companies are starting to get the coorelation between wellness and productiveness, then it's up to the caterers to catch up."
While restaurant dining, too, had once been a challenge for a nutritionally-conscience person like Lisa, she now finds better choices in more dining establishments than ever before. "Except for the fast food ones!" she exclaims. "Their idea of good for you is still, usually, freshness brought on by preservatives."