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Sarah Wragge, photographed by Jancarlo Cortez

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#MAKEITHAPPEN

Sarah Wragge, CEO of Sarah Wragge Wellness

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New year, new approach to wellness? Deciding to overhaul your health in the new year can be overwhelming. That's where Sarah Wragge comes in.

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“There is a barrage of information floating around the wellness world,” says Wragge, a holistic nutritionist and founder of Sarah Wragge Wellness and The SWW Method™. “We separate fact from fiction, simplify the science and meet you where you are in your health journey.” With her unique approach, Wragge cuts through the noise with one-on-one coaching and easy-to-follow, whole-food-focused nutrition.

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Wragge's own journey began as a teen when, after years of inflammation and digestive issues, she consulted a holistic nutritionist. "My life was forever changed," she says. Wragge learned about candida protocol cleansing, alkalizing the body and the power of nutrition. "Once you figure out the formula that works for you and your lifestyle, you are home free," she says.

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Here, the founder and CEO shares her wellness wisdom, including her wellness-for-beginners hacks and the recipe to her daily, protein-packed smoothie.

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Q&A

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What is the Sarah Wragge Wellness Method? 
Throughout my teenage years and well into my twenties, I was always hungry. I always thought about food, it was a constant conversation in my head. It was all-consuming and made me always feel like I was out of control. Once I figured out that blood sugar balance was the secret to sustained energy, weight management and mood stabilization, I used that as the basis for The SWW Method™.

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It is a 10-step process that teaches you how to burn fat, conquer cravings and eat for endless energy. I created it to help busy execs and busy moms create structure throughout their day to effortlessly meet their health goals.

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What are three small wellness changes someone can make that will have big results?
1. Drink a liter of water after waking up.  Our bodies are 60% water, and water is responsible for every process that happens in the body. You want to aim for 3-4 liters throughout the day, so by getting 1 first thing in the morning, you're well on your way!

2. Alkalize. The human body is alkaline by design, but acidic by function. Most of the things that we love are acidic: coffee, alcohol, sugar, refined carbohydrates… It's fine to have these things occasionally but if consumed consistently, we become bloated and sluggish. There are also specific foods that help you maintain an alkaline state and have added health benefits.

3. Consider meal timing. Meeting your health and weight-loss goals isn't about eating less, it's about eating less often. We do not need to eat every two hours. If you are hungry that often, that tells me you're spiking your blood sugar when you're making your meal choices. When you choose protein, fat and fiber you should be able to coast 4-5 hours between meals and have sustained energy. No more midafternoon slumps!

Sarah Wragge photographed by Jancarlo Cortez

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What non-nutritional wellness practices are a part of your life?
I am big into fitness. I love to move my body and feel connected to my breath. Besides fitness, time with my family really fills me up. Those micro moments—where my kindergarten son shares a story about something that happened at school or my one-and-a-half-year-old daughter counts numbers in the wrong order and makes us laugh—is what it's really all about. 

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Is a skincare routine part of your wellness practice?
Yes! I work with Cayli Cavaco Reck and her team at Knockout Beauty.  She has introduced me to Environ products and they are all gamechangers. I would say the C-Quence Serum 1 is my favorite. I put it on after my facewash and toner, and before my moisturizer. 

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What’s your exercise of choice?
A combination of strength-training and Pilates. Building and maintaining muscle is imperative to metabolic health, weight management and longevity. Lengthening and stretching is key.

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Any tips for combating bloating?
Alkalize. Eat plants. Take a break from protein for a day or two. Make The SWW Alkalizer Smoothie and drink that all day until dinner. It's a great way to reset and refresh.

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What about combating cravings?
Balance that blood sugar with The SWW Plate™. Eat in this order: veggies first, then protein, then carbs last if you are still hungry (but I bet you won't be). 

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What is your morning routine?
Drink a liter of water with greens powder, then black coffee. Feed the kiddies breakfast, and do school drop off. Move my body. Make the SWW Smoothie, and start work....

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THE SWW SMOOTHIE

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1.5 cups water
1 scoop Be Well By Kelly protein powder
1 scoop Truvani protein powder
1 tbsp flax
4 cubes ice
1 handful spinach
1/4 cup blueberries
dash of cinnamon

Blend and enjoy!

The SWW Smoothie.

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