Who: Jess Kolko, Registered Dietitian for Whole Foods Market.
Formerly in the restaurant industry, Kolko joined the Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating team and serves as the grocery chain’s culinary educator.
Diet: 90% vegan, 10% sushi.
Health resolution: Taking time to focus on exercise that is fun for me—it feels more like going outside to play than exercising. Currently, this means trail running and lots of yoga.
Most surprising thing in your fridge: ½ gallon of local kombucha from the farmer’s market.
General thoughts on weight loss and healthy living: Focusing on foods in their whole, natural forms and making it the norm and to cook simply with seasonal ingredients is the best way to stop battling your plate. Make friends with whole, minimally processed food like fruits and veggies, whole grains, beans and legumes and the rest will take care of itself.
Fitness regimen: I’m an avid runner and long distance triathlete, but I also practice yoga and enjoy being active outside.
Guilty pleasure: Super Dark Chocolate 80% is my favorite.