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“Many studies have linked sleep to appetite control. When we sleep more we don’t get as hungry, but if we are deprived of sleep, we tend to eat more calories and crave unhealthy foods.” says Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN, a Los Angeles-based wellness expert and the author of What to Cook, Why to Eat It, “Recently, researchers were able to identify that less sleep elevated the endocannabinoid system. This bodily system (only discovered in 1998) is best known for being activated by chemicals found in marijuanna. So you might say that not sleeping enough gives you “the munchies.”

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

“…if you’re vegan, you want to make sure you are supplementing with a B-12…and probably a good iron supplement because iron is one of the minerals that helps us to make collagen.” 

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

“The wellness industry is all about interacting with people. You need to have an open heart with everyone you meet, and be true to yourself. I truly love learning about other people’s struggles and helping them to overcome their roadblocks. I still get excited when I can teach someone how to make chicken soup from scratch for the very first time.” 

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

“There’s something grounding about forcing yourself to take a minute to boil some water, steep some leaves, and feel that cozy warm mug in your hands. In addition, teas are a powerful way to add supplemental nutrients to your diet. Right now, my nightly wind-down ritual includes a cup a of passionflower tea to help me with relaxation, anxiety, and menopausal symptoms.” 

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

“I recently had the opportunity to attend a virtual cooking class taught by Bonfitto. Some were her fans and previous students that participated in her healthy cooking and nutrition classes at LA Valley College. Despite being virtual, Bonfitto remained engaged with the remote audience. .” 

Bryan Tsunoda

“Salt, sugar, and fat are flavor enhancers that make their way into frozen dinners to make up for the change in texture caused by freezing.” Bonfitto says, “Look out for corn syrup solids, dextrose, starches of any kind, as well as monoglycerides and diglycerides.” 

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

Bonfitto recommends a healthy, homemade snack to support a flat tummy with vitamin C: a DIY trail mix with raw pistachios and low-sugar dried cranberries. “Just pour into a bowl and stir,” she said.

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

“If you avoid eating any product that contains any of the words for sugar in the first 3 ingredients, you will keep your sugar intake low and your waistline slim”.

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN

 “You are going to help so many people by just being you and listening. Be present in your sessions with people and they will keep coming back and you will keep learning and changing and become the practitioner you want to be.”

Carrie Bonfitto, NC, BCHN