Free Talk on Jan. 10 on Smart Food Choices

Award-winning author, speaker and health coach Marika Blossfeldt will offer a free talk on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Living Room, 103 Main St. in Cold Spring as the kickoff event for her upcoming Wellness Workshop.

Marika Blossfeldt

Marika Blossfeldt

In her free talk, titled Energize Your Body and Mind by Making Smart Food Choices, Blossfeldt will address how to prevent dips in energy and concentration, how natural foods can boost motivation and clarity of mind and what are the best foods to eat for blood sugar balance and weight loss.

Those who would like to delve deeper into the subjects can sign up for Blossfeldt’s six-session Breakthrough Wellness Workshop starting Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Living Room. In the workshop Blossfeldt will share food and lifestyle fundamentals. With heightened awareness regarding one’s food choices and a basic knowledge as to how foods affect our bodies and minds, participants will be able to design their own way of healthy eating, one that feels natural to them and can be maintained for the rest of their lives without strict rules or regulations or sacrificing taste and pleasure.

Blossfeldt will cover topics such as blood sugar balance, the food-mood connection, choosing fats and oils, the acid-alkaline balance of the body, losing weight the healthy way — without dieting or counting calories — and how to create simple yet nourishing meals from whole foods. One workshop session will be a hands-on, natural foods cooking class.

Remaining workshop sessions will take place Jan. 31, Feb. 7, March 7, 14 and 21. The workshop fee includes handouts, recipes and food samples. Early-bird registration is $227 when paid by Jan. 15; after Jan. 15, the workshop cost is $267. Single sessions cost $50 each. For more information and to register, call 646-241-8478 or email [email protected].

Blossfeldtoffers one-on-one coaching, group health programs, whole-foods cooking classes and wellness workshops in the Hudson Valley during the winter months. In the summer she facilitates yoga, wellness and cooking retreats at her farm in Estonia. Her book Essential Nourishment, Recipes from My Estonian Farmwon the Gourmand World Cookbook Award (Paris) and the Living Now Book Awards gold medal (U.S.). For more information, visit the author’s website,

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