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Gloria Bakst

Condition: Specializes in diabetes, heart health, IBS, and cancer

Foods I Love:

Olive oil
Fish (all kinds & seafood)
Steel cut oats
Summer squash
Fresh herbs: flat parsley, oregano, basil, cilantro

Foods I Avoid:

Red meat

My Recipes & Articles

My Story

At the age of 23, after college and gaining the freshman 10, I gave up sugar, white foods (bread, white rice, anything made with regular white flour). I easily lost the weight, and felt so much better, had and have a lot of energy. About five years later I got into Macrobiotic cooking and studied for a year privately. Back in the 1980s, through my personal chef service, “Go with Glo,” I catered delicious meals freshly prepared with a focus on individual needs. The menus ranged from macrobiotic to heart-healthy, with a focus on flavor and freshness.

From 1997-2004, while working for at Zone Perfect Nutrition, I advised more than 100 people daily on the Zone diet and lifestyle. My weekly “Cooking With Gloria” column on the ZonePerfect website was followed by a quarter million people. I have created hundreds of recipes for health, which have appeared in the Weight Watcher’s Grilling Cookbook, Weight Watchers Meals in Minutes Cookbooks, The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook, and The Healing the Heart Cookbook. These recipes and my approach to a balanced lifestyle have been published by McGraw Hill in her book, ZonePerfect Cooking Made Easy. (September 2006)

My current company Chef Gloria B continues to offers my personal chef services, including healthy meal preparation customized to clients’ needs, as well as cooking classes and grocery tours.

In addition to my years of practical experience, I holds certifications as a Personal Chef from the American Personal & Private Chef Association, is a Zone Perfect nutritionist, and a Zone Instructor. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling and am a member of a variety of culinary organizations and groups focused on health education. I have studied the nutritional needs of many health conditions. Book my services at for healthy, balanced and exquisitely tasting meals to help you maintain health and prevent disease.

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