New Year, New You

Why Weight

Happy New Year! Did you make resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight or learn to manage stress? Have you decided this is the year you’ll go vegan? Do you want to learn to cook nutritious meals for your family? As a health coach, I can help! I offer three different health coaching programs as well as personal cooking lessons, so there’s sure to be a plan to fit your needs. To help you achieve your goals, all of my health coaching programs are 20% off between now and January 31st. 

 

Six Month Platinum Program

This is a life changing program that integrates nutrition and self care to ensure that body, mind and spirit are all nourished. In this program you will set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy, feel better in your body, learn to reduce stress, improve personal relationships and more.

  • Twelve 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Session take place either over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food or personal care samples

 

90 Day Intensive Wellness Program

This program covers nutrition and food. In this program you discover which foods are right for you, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy and feel better in your body.

  • Six 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

Four Week Jump Start Your Health Program

This program covers the basics of healthy eating. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet while discovering which foods work best for you and your unique body type.

  • Four 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every week
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

Personal Cooking Lessons

Learn how to prepare healthy, plant-based meals one-on-one with me! The menu will vary, depending on your interests and needs. Invite a few friends and have fun!

  • Class takes place in person at my home or yours
  • Classes run approximately 2 ½ hours
  • 4 dishes will be prepared
  • Class includes all groceries, recipes, and a sample of each dish prepared at the end of the class
  • Gift certificates are available

 

Classes to choose from are:

  • Greens and Grains
  • Tofu and Tempeh
  • Easy Beany Dishes
  • Warming Winter Soups
  • Quick Raw Dishes
  • Healthy Baking

 

Health Coaching sessions take place either on the phone or in my West Orange, NJ home office. Cooking lessons take place either in my kitchen or yours. (Cooking class clients must live in the Northern NJ area.) Contact me to learn more or to see up a complimentary break through session.

Gift Certificates Available

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? I’m offering gift certificates for my health coaching programs and personalized cooking lessons. Is someone in your life trying to go vegan but needs a little guidance? My Four Week Jump Start program would be perfect! Do you know a vegan who needs some inspiration in the kitchen? I can help!

 

My health coaching  programs are 20% off from now until December 24th. Programs include:

Six Month Platinum Program

This is a life changing program that integrates nutrition and self care to ensure that body, mind and spirit are all nourished. In this program you will set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy, feel better in your body, learn to reduce stress, improve personal relationships and more.

  • Twelve 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Session take place either over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food or personal care samples

 

90 Day Intensive Wellness Program

This program covers nutrition and food. In this program you discover which foods are right for you, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy and feel better in your body.

  • Six 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

Four Week Jump Start Your Health Program

This program covers the basics of healthy eating. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet while discovering which foods work best for you and your unique body type.

  • Four 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every week
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

One Session Healthy Tune Up

If you are already healthy but want to make sure they are taking optimum care of yourself, this tune-up session is right for you. If you are switching to plant based diet and need a little guidance, you will also benefit from a tune-up session. The program will include detailed recommendations based on the topics you want to discuss.

  • One 45-Minute Session
  • Session takes place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes and handouts

 

Gift certificates for my personalized cooking classes are also available. Classes take place in my West Orange NJ home or in the gift certificate recipient’s home. 

Classes Include:

  • Class takes place in person at my home or yours.
  • Classes run approximately 2 ½ hours.
  • 4 dishes will be prepared.
  • Class includes all groceries, recipes, and a sample of each dish prepared at the end of the class.
  • Gift certificates are available.

 

Classes to choose from are:

  • Greens and Grains
  • Tofu and Tempeh
  • Easy Beany Dishes
  • Warming Winter Soups
  • Quick Raw Dishes
  • Healthy Baking
  • Or contact me to personalize your own class! 

 

Contact me to inquire about purchasing a gift certificate for the healthy living enthusiast in your life. 

 

Cooking for Health Class

If you’re in New Jersey, please join me and Jenna from Good Good Things as we teach a special Cooking for Health cooking class next month. This is a great deal, as classes Jenna I have scheduled for late in Autumn will cost twice as much.

 

Dianne Wenz Veggiegirl

Sunday, September 8, 4:00pm

Cooking for Health Class

United Wayne Methodist Church

99 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ

Advanced Registration Required. Donation:  $20 per Person. RSVP:  Please send check by September 4th to God’s Creatures Ministry, P.O. Box 266, Wayne, NJ  07474. Profits will benefit GCM’s Animal Caregiver/Veterinary Charity Fund. For more information call 973-694-5155 or email [email protected]

 

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My Training

Cooking Demo

I’ve had quite a few emails asking me about my training and what the letters after my name mean lately, so I thought I’d answer the questions with a blog post.

 

CHHC  I’m a certified Holistic Health Counselor. I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2009 when it was still a live school. (Classes are all done remotely now.) I’ve also completed IIN’s optional second “Immersion” year twice and I have additional certification from SUNY Purchase.

As a health coach, I work with people who want to improve their health, learn to eat more nutritious foods and reduce stress. I have several different programs where I guide clients to make gradual, lifelong changes to help them reach their healthy living goals. I also teach nutrition workshops and cooking classes. I offer personalized cooking classes and I can often be found teaching public classes in my community in New Jersey. 

 

AADP  You might find the initials AADP after “CHHC”. They stand for American Association of Drugless Practitioners. My health counseling training is through IIN and certification is through the AADP.  

 

VLC  I’m also a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach. I attended Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy in the summer of 2012. The Academy takes place in New York City and is a 5 day intensive course about all things vegan. Victoria teaches a lot of the course herself, and guest instructors include such vegan luminaries as Jasmin and Mariann from Our Hen House, Joshua Katcher from The Discerning Brute and the queen of vegan desserts Fran Costigan.

 

Plant-Based Diet Nutrition Certification  I took T Colin Campbell’s Plant-Based Diet Nutrition Certification course through eCornell in 2010. The course consisted of three 2-week long online classes, and the lectures where from vegan nutrition experts such as Pamela Popper, Caldwell Esselstyn and T. Colin Campbell himself. One of my online instructors was The Plant Based Dietician Julieanna Hever.

 

I’m hoping to add one more certification to my list later this year, but I’ll tell you more about it a few months.

 

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Classes at the Montclair Adult School

Me Cooking

 

I'll be teaching three classes at the Montclair Adult School in Montclair, NJ this spring. Registration starts today, and I expect these classes with fill up quickly so don't delay!

Veganism 101

Monday, March 11th 7:00 – 9:30

 

Healthy Vegan Protein

Monday, April 1st 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Cooking with Tofu

Monday, April 22nd, 7:00 – 9:30pm

 

Can't make these dates? Private cooking classes are also available!

 

 

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Last Week of Health Coaching Sale!

 

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It's the last week in January, and this about the time of the year that people beging to give up on their new year's resolutions. Are you having a difficult time sticking to your goals? As a health coach, I can help!

Have you resolved to go vegan? Eat more vegetables? Manage your weight? Reduce stress? I can help you stay on track with your goals by providing you with the right plan, the right support and the right amount of accountability. All of my programs are 25% off, and this is the last week to get this great discount, as the sale ends on January 31st. Gift certificates are available. Contact me today for more information or to schedule a free breakthrough session to discuss your goals. 

 

Six Month Platinum Program

This is a life changing program that integrates nutrition and self care to ensure that body, mind are spirit are all nourished. In this program you will set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy, feel better in your body, learn to reduce stress, improve personal relationships and more.

  • Twelve 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks.
  • Session take place either over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food or personal care samples.
  • Add in-person cooking lessons to the program for a total cost of $1,080 ($90 per session)

 

90 Day Intensive Wellness Program

This program covers nutrition and food. In this program you discover which foods are right for you, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy and feel better in your body.

  • Six 45-Minute Sessions 
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples.
  • Add in-person cooking lessons to the program for a total cost of $600 ($100 per session)

 

Four Week Jump Start Your Health Program

This program covers the basics of healthy eating. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet while discovering which foods work best for you and your unique body type.

  • Four 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every week.
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples.

 

 

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New Year’s Sale on Coaching Programs!

Why Weight

I’m pleased to announce that I have a new and improved health coaching program menu for 2013! If you’ve decided to create change in your life this year, now is the time to sign up for one of my health plans. Have you resolved to go vegan? Eat more vegetables? Manage your weight? Reduce stress?  As a health coach, I can help you stay on track with your goals by providing you with the right plan, the right support and the right amount of accountability. As a special introductory New Year’s offer, all of my programs are 25% off between now and January 31st. Gift certificates are available. Contact me today for more information or to schedule a free breakthrough session to discuss your goals. 

 

Six Month Platinum Program

This is a life changing program that integrates nutrition and self care to ensure that body, mind are spirit are all nourished. In this program you will set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy, feel better in your body, learn to reduce stress, improve personal relationships and more.

  • Twelve 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks.
  • Session take place either over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food or personal care samples.
  • Add in-person cooking lessons to the program for a total cost of $1,080 ($90 per session)

 

90 Day Intensive Wellness Program

This program covers nutrition and food. In this program you discover which foods are right for you, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy and feel better in your body.

  • Six 45-Minute Sessions 
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples.
  • Add in-person cooking lessons to the program for a total cost of $600 ($100 per session)

 

Four Week Jump Start Your Health Program

This program covers the basics of healthy eating. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet while discovering which foods work best for you and your unique body type.

  • Four 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every week.
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person.
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples.

 

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5 Books to Help With Your New Year’s Resolution

Have you resolved to go vegan this year? Is this the year you’re planning to eat healthier and get in shape? The following books can help inform and inspire you to stick with your goals this year!

 

MainstreetVegan

Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran  is an excellent book for beginner vegans and people who are “vegan-curious”. In fact, I would say it is the THEE book for beginner vegans and  people who are “vegan-curious”. Victoria covers everything there is to know about veganism, from beans and B12 to shoes and mascara. She squashes all vegan stereotypes and shows how easy vegan living is. Each chapter ends with a recipe, so if you’ve decided to go vegan while reading the book, you can start right away with a delicious, easy to make dish.  The chapters in Main Street Vegan are short and easy and they’re all full of wonderful stories and anecdotes from Victoria’s life. She writes with such a warm and friendly voice that I felt as if I was having a conversation with a friend over a cup of tea. 

 

   

Crazy Sexy Diet

 

Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet is another book that feels more like a conversation with a friend than a nutrition primer. In Crazy Sexy Diet, Kris lays out the fundamentals the diet she herself follows - a low-glycemic, vegan plan that emphasizes balancing the body’s pH with delicious whole and raw foods as well green juices and smoothies. The book also contains the advice of such well known health gurus as Neal Barnard MD and Dean Ornish MD. If you need a little structure to get your new diet going, you can follow the 21 day Crazy Sexy Diet plan that Kris put together at the back of the book. 

 

 

vegans_daily_companionColleen Patrick Goudreau’s Vegan’s Daily Companion is wonderful reading for both new and seasoned vegans. The book contains small chapters to read every day to keep you inspired to live compassionately and cook healthfully throughout the year.  Mondays are for food tips to spark enthusiasm for eating healthfully. Tuesdays readings contain techniques and tactics for speaking on behalf of veganism effectively and compassionately. Wednesdays are dedicated to care and maintenance for becoming and remaining a joyful vegan. Thursdays are all about animals in the arts. Fridays are dedicated to stories of hope and rescue. Saturday and Sunday chapters are full of healthy and delicious recipes.

 

Engine2

 
The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn It used to be believed that veganism was female thing, and male vegans were kind of wimpy. Athlete turned fireman Rip Esselstyn has squashed all of those stereotypes with The Engine 2 Diet. Rip starts out the book by telling his own story and how the engine 2 diet began. He dispels food myths and talks about the medical proof behind eating a plant-based diet. He gives tips for eating healthy and getting into shape, and he lays out his eating plan with pantry tips, recipes and a weekly meal planner.
 
 
 
 
 
 Eating AnimalsIt may seem like I’m in this for the health benefits, but I actually went vegan for ethical reasons, and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals is probably the best argument for a vegan diet that I’ve ever read. This book is written as both a memoir and an investigative report. Jonathan talks about food as family tradition and his own memories associated with food and he sets out to explore the origins of many eating customs and the falsehoods that were involved with creating them in the first place. He visits slaughterhouses and factory farms and talks to workers, ranchers and undercover investigators. The book is full of informative facts, common sense statements and Foer’s own personal take on eating animals.
 
 
 
 
As a health counselor and vegan lifestyle coach, I can also offer support and guidance with your resolutions. I offer several coaching programs as well as cooking classes that will help you reach your healthy goals. Contact me to get started.
 
 

Personal Cooking Classes Available

Me Cooking

Did you know that I offer personal cooking classes? They’re a lot of fun and my clients learn a lot about nutrition in addition to food preparation. Classes are available for individuals or small groups of up to 4 people.

  • Class takes place in person at my home in Northern NJ or yours.
  • Classes run approximately 2 ½ hours.
  • 4 dishes will be prepared.
  • Class includes all groceries, recipes, and a sample of each dish prepared at the end of the class.
  • Gift certificates are available.

 

Classes to choose from are:

  • Greens and Grains
  • Tofu and Tempeh
  • Easy Beany Dishes
  • Warming Winter Soups
  • Quick Raw Dishes
  • Healthy Baking
  • Or contact me to personalize your own class! 

 

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New Year, New You

Why Weight

Happy New Year! Did you make resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight or learn to manage stress? Have you decided this is the year you’ll go vegan? Do you want to learn to cook nutritious meals for your family? As a health coach, I can help! I offer three different health coaching programs as well as personal cooking lessons, so there’s sure to be a plan to fit your needs. In addition to the programs listed below, there are still a few spots left in my in-person New Year’s Resolution Group.

 

Six Month Platinum Program

This is a life changing program that integrates nutrition and self care to ensure that body, mind and spirit are all nourished. In this program you will set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy, feel better in your body, learn to reduce stress, improve personal relationships and more.

  • Twelve 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Session take place either over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food or personal care samples

 

90 Day Intensive Wellness Program

This program covers nutrition and food. In this program you discover which foods are right for you, understand and reduce your cravings, increase your energy and feel better in your body.

  • Six 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every two weeks
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

Four Week Jump Start Your Health Program

This program covers the basics of healthy eating. In this program you will learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet while discovering which foods work best for you and your unique body type.

  • Four 45-Minute Sessions
  • Sessions take place every week
  • Sessions take place over the phone or in person
  • Program includes: notes emailed after each session, email support between each session, handouts and food samples

 

Personal Cooking Lessons

Learn how to prepare healthy, plant-based meals one-on-one with me! The menu will vary, depending on your interests and needs. Invite a few friends and have fun!

  • Class takes place in person at my home or yours
  • Classes run approximately 2 ½ hours
  • 4 dishes will be prepared
  • Class includes all groceries, recipes, and a sample of each dish prepared at the end of the class
  • Gift certificates are available

 

Classes to choose from are:

  • Greens and Grains
  • Tofu and Tempeh
  • Easy Beany Dishes
  • Warming Winter Soups
  • Quick Raw Dishes
  • Healthy Baking

 

 Contact me to learn more or to see up a complimentary break through session.

Dr. Fuhrman