At a very young age, we understood the importance of living a healthful lifestyle. Cliché;s like "You are what you eat" and "Your health is your greatest wealth!" resonated with us. We were young and healthy and wanted to preserve that feeling as long as possible. We viewed a nutritious diet coupled with proper exercise and healthy lifestyle habits as "preventive medicine," and we wanted to share what we learned with others. In this life, we are given only one body, which is why it's so important to take care of it! If you are good to your body, it…
Judi and Shari Zucker, who enjoy a well-deserved reputation as the "Double Energy Twins", began their vegetarian life style as well as their career as cookbook writers while they were in high school.
The twins learned early that nutritious, whole foods gave them sustained energy and helped them to break the women's one-and two-mile track records at Beverly Hills High School.
Enthusiastic about sharing their energy secrets, their first book, How to Survive Snack Attacks…Naturally, 1979, came out when they were just seventeen years old. The book enjoyed such success that Judi and Shari soon followed their first book with How to Eat Without Meat...Naturally in 1981. Their third book, Double Your Energy with Half the Effort was published in 1991, their fourth book, The Double Energy Diet in 2008 and The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook in 2012.
The Zuckers continued their study of health and nutrition at The University of California, Santa Barbara, where they graduated with honors in Ergonomics, the study of human physiology, physical education and nutrition.
Although Judi and Shari enjoy successful careers in real estate and interior design, the twins continue to create and compile recipes for plant-based, nutritious, low-fat, high-fiber foods. In addition, the Zuckers appear on national and local television talk shows. They maintain their own fitness by running, swimming and walking daily.
Shari is married to Daniel Kilstofte, owner of a High Tech company, and they have three children. They have twin sons Max and Miles and a daughter Mattea. Judi is married to Chris Mjelde, a dentist. They have two children, a daughter Taryn and a son Tanner. Judi and Shari are living proof that their double energy lifestyle truly works!