Get Real

Above: Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, cofounders of Sakara Life

Check out this guiding principle: “We believe that what you put into your body forms the building blocks for the rest of your life and affects your relationships, career, happiness and ability to create.” In other words: No pressure, but what you’re eating impacts your entire life.

Taken to heart, who wouldn’t resolve to eat fresh, plant-rich, gluten-free, organic meals? Sounds smart, but also like a lot of work. Sakara Life to the rescue. The well-known NYC health-and-wellness company delivers fresh, nutrient-dense, ready-made meals to your door, and the business is now serving here.

Sakara Life was founded by Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise. As a model and actress, Danielle struggled with body-image issues and had tried lots of diets, until she’d had enough. Whitney, a friend since childhood, could relate. She learned first-hand that Wall Street is fueled by stress, which will get you through the day, just not very well. That is to say, while working in finance, she gained fifteen pounds and battled cystic acne.

Together, they developed a program to transform bodies and lives. Danielle is now a certified holistic health coach; Whitney is a certified yoga instructor; and the program they created was the seed for Sakara Life. As business partners, they provide nutritionally designed meals that are optimized for results, and they’re delivered straight to your door, ready to eat.

They believe that we have total control, every day, to bring our bodies back into balance. “Focus on the intention behind that goal, such as to build a strong body that makes you feel empowered to succeed in other areas of your life, like your career or relationship,” says Danielle.

As we embark on the start of a new year, consider Whitney’s take on the time-honored tradition of making a New Year’s resolution: “A goal, or resolution, is a big audacious thing set in the too-near future. It’s a destination or specific outcome, outside of yourself. An intention is living your values and living in the moment. It is lived each day, independent of reaching the goal. An intention becomes your map to ultimately achieve your goal, without being plagued by the anxiety of missing a workout or the numbers on the scale.” Change, seen this way, seems far more possible.

If you need a little extra push to commit to your clean-eating intentions in 2017, Sakara is offering a special twenty-day meal-delivery program in January (limited spots available). To learn more, head to The Bar Method in Darien on January 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for a meet-and-greet with Sakara wellness coaches and food sampling. Pricing at (use code “ref_heatherlove15” to save 15 percent).



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