Interview with Kim Shapira (@kimshapiramethod)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I wanted to better my health but didn’t want to start down the slippery fad diet path that I saw my girlfriends sliding down. Many of the women I cared about were consumed with counting calories and the latest health trend. They barely had time to think about anything else! I knew there was a better way so I decided to study diet and nutrition to uncover the real science behind the food.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I think we are always looking for the big grand finale or crazy story but I’ve found over the years that the small victories are the ones I remember because they were signs that people were really learning.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Go with your gut! It’s ok to be different in your techniques. We are all artists and not everyone likes the same type of art. Be unique!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My clients have all taught me something new. Each struggle reminds me to be flexible in my approach supporting them if something isn’t working. Each client brings their unique stories and fears. I have an actress client who has been on many different series. Her struggles are always around the downtime in a set. It’s just boring. It’s hard to resist craft services and yummy snacks. Teaching this celebrity to be mindful when she eats is no different than teaching someone who works from home to stay away from the snack cabinet in their own kitchen. 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

When I designed the principals of my nutrition method I did so with my daughters in mind. Our daughters will look at their bodies, food, and health the way we do. If we are habitual emotional eaters, our kids will learn to deal with tough emotions the same way. If we’re constantly calling ourselves fat and counting calories, our girls will learn to be critical of their own bodies, even if we tell them they are perfect every day. How do you want your mini-me to eat? How do you want her to love her body? Once you have the answers to these questions, live by them yourself every day.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Obsessing over health is not wellness.” Your relationship with food should not be stressful. I want you to spend LESS time thinking about food, not more. I want food to be a natural, yummy part of your day.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Instagram: @kimshapiramethod Website: kimshapiramethod.com

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