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Janet Podleski

Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, TV Host "Eat, Shrink & Be Merry"

Janet Podleski is the author of four blockbuster #1 national bestselling cookbooks: Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates, Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! and The Looneyspoons Collection. Along with her sister, Greta, she’s known as host of the popular Food Network TV show, Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, and they’re the creators of a successful line of healthy prepared foods sold at Costco Canada.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

From Cellar to Bestseller: The Looneyspoons Recipe for Success How did two sisters with no formal culinary training, no publishing track record, no food industry experience and most importantly, no money, end up writing and publishing one of Canada’s bestselling cookbooks of all time, spawning a “mini healthy eating empire?” The answer may surprise, delight, ignite and inspire you! Join #1 national bestselling author, entrepreneur and popular Food Network TV host, Janet Podleski, for a heaping serving of inspiration, motivation and belly laughs. (Note: Laughing burns calories. So more giggling leads to less jiggling!) Janet’s captivating, heartfelt and often hilarious “against-all-odds” personal success story illustrates the awesome power of passion, perseverance, following your gut instinct and believing in your heart that ANYTHING is possible—even when people tell you otherwise. Whatever you want in life, whatever your goal is…whether it’s to lose weight, improve your health, start a new career or business, write a book, be a better parent or a better person…whatever it is…after hearing Janet’s story you’ll JUST KNOW that if she can cook up this super-juicy batch of success, you can do it, too. Just sit right back and you’ll hear A Tale of Two Sisters…and a Dragon! How to Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Join #1 national bestselling cookbook author, Food Network personality and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Janet Podleski, for a heaping serving of inspiration, motivation, belly laughs and her most effective, cutting-edge strategies & tips to create your healthiest body ever. Learn how to EAT instead of how to diet. Win the No-Belly Prize! Along with her valuable NEWtrition tips, Janet also shares the intimate details of her incredible, against-all-odds, entrepreneurial success. Compelling, colorful, charming and heartfelt personal stories illustrate the awesome power of passion, perseverance, following your gut instinct and believing in your heart that ANYTHING is possible. Learn and laugh your way to good health!

Awards

2015
St. Thomas Wall of Fame
2002
Canadian Grand Prix New Grocery Product of the Year Award
2000
Carleton University | Sports Hall of Fame
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Summary Profile

Janet and her sister Greta are to Canada what Jamie Oliver is to the UK: Health and wellness experts dedicated to helping people of all ages (and sizes!) improve their eating habits. Their first cookbook, Looneyspoons (published with the help of David Chilton, of Wealthy Barber and Dragon’s Den fame), became one of the fastest-selling books in Canadian publishing history, with an astonishing 850,000 copies sold. It spent an incredible 85 weeks on the national bestseller list and 8 months at the #1 spot. Amazing, considering the girls self-published the book out of their basement! Their inspirational, against-all-odds, entrepreneurial success story has been featured on countless media outlets across North America, including The Today Show, CNN, People Magazine, Reader’s Digest and Canada AM. Fixtures on many a Canadian kitchen countertop, their books and recipes have been the subject of Trivial Pursuit questions and their famous entrepreneurial story is even studied in university marketing textbooks! Janet, the writer of the duo known for her trademark wit and humour, is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a private wellness practice called ImagineHealth! (Wellness designed by YOUR body) in Ottawa. Here she integrates Natural Nutrition with cutting-edge mind-body energy medicine based on the latest research in modern science such as quantum physics, epigenetics and Energy Psychology. She was drawn to this field in the mid-2000s after being diagnosed with a serious autoimmune disorder, which she successfully treated using natural, alternative modalities and the power of the mind. No stranger to overcoming obstacles, Janet was inducted into the Carleton University Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, excelling in soccer and basketball despite six knee operations. Now, besides making the complicated subject of healthy eating “easier to digest,” Janet’s true passion is educating, uplifting and inspiring others to produce miracles with their own health and their own lives. Prescription: Belief!