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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 will be good to you. As adults, we often hear people say, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!”

We believe in living a life without such regrets. It is no secret that an unhealthy lifestyle – one that includes a diet high in saturated fat and processed foods, little exercise, and habits like smoking and/or alcohol and drug use – can wreak havoc on the body. It can result in serious illnesses and health conditions that may even lead to an untimely death.

Why compromise your life? We opt for doing all that you can to help ensure a sound body. When you feel good physically, you feel good mentally as well – and naturally radiate beauty and happiness.

Obesity is one of the major results of a poor diet and lack of exercise. It is implicated in a number of health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Sadly, excess weight and obesity are not only on the rise, but also especially evident among our youth.

As mothers, we know the importance of leading by example – of maintaining proper eating habits in our homes. Serving as a role model is one of the most effective ways that we can educate our children and keep them on the path to good health. Instead of searching for a cure, we need to look at the cause and become accountable for our own well-being.

Here are a few simple tips we follow for feeling good and living a happy, healthy life:

  • Eat a plant-based diet of seasonal, locally grown foods; whenever possible, choose organic.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Be a compassionate, loving person who performs random acts of kindness. “Those who give, have all things.”
  • Maintain a positive attitude, and surround yourself with positive people.
  • Be thankful for your life. It’s all about “attitude and gratitude.”

Here’s 2 Health,
Judi and Shari

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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!

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