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I am an executive wellness coach with a specialty in nutrition and weight loss. I help executives a


This European brass - the Branzino - has become a family favorite! My family tries to eat fish at least twice a week. We just love it.

Branzino is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and the antioxidant selenium. And while it also has less omega-3 fatty acids, it's still considered a good source and can be consumed with less risk of pollutants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which are five to 10 times higher in farmed fish.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS! #2020 was truly a blessing in disguise. Here I am with my daughter who wasn’t feeling the camera... but momma was. ❤️😇 May your new year be filled with hope, health, and happiness! #2021 💛

‎Research Labs Podcast by SundayPyjamas: #8 Isabel Otero on Leading a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle on Apple Podcasts 12/01/2020

‎Research Labs Podcast by SundayPyjamas: #8 Isabel Otero on Leading a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle on Apple Podcasts

I am honored to have been featured as a speaker on the Sundaypyjamas podcast.

The Research Labs Podcast episode featuring you is up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and on our website Have shared the respective links below:

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Links to other platforms can be discovered through this page:

‎Research Labs Podcast by SundayPyjamas: #8 Isabel Otero on Leading a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Research Labs Podcast by SundayPyjamas, Ep #8 Isabel Otero on Leading a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle - 28 Nov 2020


We are grateful for this community and wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃


Momma got her flu shot! 🙋🏽‍♀️💪 Have you?!?


Busy couples need all the clean fuel they can get. With seafood, you can’t go wrong and last night I experimented with scallops and sweet potato noodles. Learning to improvise in the kitchen has made a world of a difference to my health and my family’s!


Thursday Reminder: Take Time to Breathe. 🌬


Friendly reminder 😉 Have a great weekend and credit to


Full time mama to two, wife, and my career. It’s all about . Here is a candid photo of me trying to make dinner while loving these two 🥰 Sometimes it can be hard, but the reward/outcome is sweet. What does balance look like to you? Share below!


“Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth—trust that.” -
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Fun fact: September is official National Yoga Month!! *designated by the Department of Health & Human Services*

What is your favorite style of yoga or yoga pose? Share below!
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Homemade Extra Creamy Cream of Broccoli Soup 🥦 👌 For recipe, click on link: 😍😍

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I lost 45 pound with moderate exercise that included 1 mile to 6 miles walk daily (depending on my kids’ patience, busy schedule, and weather permit) , no heavy lifting or time at the gym.
I ❤️ to take walks outside in the fresh air - and encourage folks to do the same. It’s a great way to get sunlight. With some closed now due to COVID, great time to try out a new routine.

Don’t let a closed gym be an excuse to gaining COVID 15! All you need is a clear road and some darn good determination. 🙌

Be the Ultimate You's Guide to Nutrient-Dense Healthy Eating With Over 30 of our Favorite Recipes 08/17/2020

Be the Ultimate You's Guide to Nutrient-Dense Healthy Eating With Over 30 of our Favorite Recipes

Our cookbook is out! A labor of love for my family with recipes that have been enjoyed by friends and family and even our young children. Because healthy doesn’t have to taste bad!

Be the Ultimate You's Guide to Nutrient-Dense Healthy Eating With Over 30 of our Favorite Recipes Be the Ultimate You's Guide to Nutrient-Dense Healthy Eating With Over 30 of our Favorite Recipes

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My amazing little sister, Dr. Marcela Otero, will be giving a talk on Supporting Veterans with Dementia and Caregivers During the Era of COVID-19. She is a clinical psychology fellow and researcher for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Very proud of her! 👏👏👏

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Keeping my face protected from the sun during my daily afternoon walks 🌈 🌞

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Meatless Monday yesterday was a great success with mussels cooked in my husband’s magic sauce

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I don’t normally post about policy-makers on here, but this week’s interview with PM Boris Johnson merits a post. If you haven’t heard what he has to say about losing weight, I encourage you to hear him. So happy to hear him talk not just about dieting and weight loss, actual healthy habits and lifestyle choices.

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Delicious Homemade Arabian Pizza! Lamb meatballs with cauliflower pizza crust and wait for it... nutritional yeast as cheese replacement! Amazing long delicious!! 🤯

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Medley of color-rich, nutrient-dense vegetables with scallops stuffed clams and oven-roasted char! Great way to start of the work week ;)

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Sweetened my day with this delicious discovery of flavors: almond yogurt with freshly chopped and drizzled a natural sweetener and had myself a delicious 🤗❤️👍

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Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸❤️

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Enjoying your Fourth of July weekend?

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Beautiful Friday afternoon.

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Did you know fish has more leucine than red meat per serving? Yup, seafood helps so many parts of your body, including muscle protein synthesis. It’s a great lean protein for athletes and too often overlooked for weight loss as well! I have been adding turmeric root in the fish for extra anti-inflammatory. It’s absolutely delicious!

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Excited to be guest co-host on GAMEDAY with John O’Grady!

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Today is ! I am so happy there is a day designated for this because when I started my personal weight loss journey two years ago, I learned just how valuable vegetables are to my health! By increasing my vegetable intake to six to seven cups of daily, I not only lost weight quickly, but felt so much healthier. Vegetables of all colors are so good for your health.

For the busy professional, who may be looking for a way to eat more vegetables, green juicing has been my healthy habit. I drink two cups of spinach every morning with lemon and turmeric and can personally attest that that’s one amazing way to start your morning! The energy boost I get from my freshly blended green juice is much healthier than energy drinks and has even replaced my coffee.

According to research, most Americans do not meet federal dietary recommendations for vegetable consumption. The current 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that people needing 2,000 calories per day include 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables in their daily diets. If you are trying to lose weight or suffer from digestive discomfort like heaviness and bloating, try to eat much more - 5 to 6 cups - with plenty of water. You won’t regret it!

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Another seafood favorite! Ceviche 🍤 Nutritional benefits are endless with this sophisticated dish from my grandfather’s native land of Peru! It includes raw uncooked fish as a base element, a great source of protein and poly-unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6). ... Raw fish is also rich in minerals like zinc, selenium, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, and vitamins A, D, E and K. But fish isn't the only nutrient-rich ingredient in ceviche).

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😊 Liquid aminos is a great substitute for soy sauce when attempting to make Chinese style fried rice for the family. 🥡 I used cauliflower rice instead of rice. 😁 ❤️

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Priyanka Khandalkar of the Show up with Priyanka Podcast.

This episode is doing very well. Below are some of the key elements we discuss during the interview:

1. I share the inspiration behind starting my own wellness journey to lose 45 pounds as a busy mom and professional.

2. I share tips on simple ways we can show up intentionally to prevent chronic disease and promote wellness.

3. I review my take on various dietary approaches, how to effectively read nutritional labels, we discuss the need to bring in the food industry to make healthier living a priority.

4. I share many nuggets on how we can nourish ourselves to build our immune system.

5. Based on the data and scientific papers I am seeing and my background in public health - we discuss COVID-19, misinformation and how to interpret predictive modeling, as well as speculation of the virus coming back in fall.

This whole interview is very data and research based because of Isabel's innate passion for public health and evidence based research. We discussed all about how we can prevent chronic disease and promote wellness.

This episode is NOW LIVE ! So go give it a listen and drop us a rating on iTunes if you liked the episode! Link in comments!

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