I’m Dani Spies, the founder and host of Clean & Delicious™. I am a certified Health & Nutrition Counselor, Weight Loss Coach and Mom living in Los Angeles, California.
I received my certification as a Holistic Health Counselor (HHC) after graduating from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. I’ve studied with Marc David at The Institute for The Psychology of Eating and completed the professional cooking series at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from William Paterson University and am a member of AADP and an ACSM Certified Fitness Trainer.
A little more about me…
I’m a self-proclaimed health conscious foodie who continually strives to create balance between food and life.
I was on my first diet by age 12 and spent years of my life beating myself up and yo-yo dieting all in the name of losing weight. It was my struggle with weight loss and body image that led me to study nutrition, fitness, food and the mind-body connection.
It took me a long time to realize that the restriction and deprivation encouraged by traditional dieting was in-and-of-itself stressful and counter-productive to my goals and what I really needed to do was STOP dieting and start paying attention to what my body really needed.
What I’ve learned through my journey with food is that in order to achieve weight loss and good health we have to pay attention to both the art & science of nutrition. This means that not only do we need to think about what we’re eating but how, when, where, why, and with whom we are eating as well.
When I’m in the kitchen I focus on creating simple recipes that rely on real, whole, minimally processed ingredients that are both flavor and nutrient dense.
When it comes to eating, I practice listening to my body (instead of my brain), letting go of food rules, and truly tasting and enjoying the foods that I’m eating when I’m eating them.
My ‘diet-plan’ is to never be on a diet again!
My goal here at Clean & Delicious™ is to make simple and nutritious meals a reality for anyone looking to eat better, gain energy, lose weight, or simply feel their best. I’ll show you how to simplify, balance, and enjoy your food so you and your families can eat well, feel great, and live full!