Cap Gemini S.A. is a French  multinational corporation HQ in Paris, France. It provides IT services and is one of the world's largest consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with more than 130.000 employees in over 40 countries. 

 

In the past months I had the pleasure to cooperate with AWB Shanghai (www.awbchina.com), delivering a series of workshops for the Capgemini Beijing Team, who was lacking energy during their IT projects at HUADIAN Group 华电集团公司. 

AWB Founder Chuan and I, together with the Capgemini Team during the Initial Cerimony of our wellness cooperation.

AWB Founder Chuan and I, together with the Capgemini Team during the Initial Cerimony of our wellness cooperation.

We covered up topics such as: cleansing your body, burning fat, eliminate toxins, balance blood sugar, longevity and strengthen immune system, how to deal with fatty acids. 

Here I want to share with you some of those moments. 

Open Cerimony speech... and green smoothie tasting 

Open Cerimony speech... and green smoothie tasting 

Enjoying the green smoothie and wondering: what is in it??

Enjoying the green smoothie and wondering: what is in it??

We still have a long way to go, but I am optimistic about that!

We still have a long way to go, but I am optimistic about that!

 
With ABW Project Coordinator Ge Lan

With ABW Project Coordinator Ge Lan

 

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AuthorAlice Bianchi

Since starting the 6-month program health coach with Alice, I realized I am now making more healthy choices, I'm aware of better options and choices for shopping.

Alice is very understanding and positive, focused on creating change. She is a great coach and perfect for those people who are making a transition in their life and need help to achieve healthier food choices. 

 

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AuthorAlice Bianchi

 

My program with Alice has been very individualized based on my own personal circumstances, health choices, and lifestyle.

I had a major medical issue part-way through my program, which meant my program went off course (in my mind), and I felt quite down. Alice modified my program around the issue, and made me feel like I could still make positive changes and that changing my goals was not a bad thing. I think being able to modify goals based on real life, and real issues, is something that I have generally have trouble with, but Alice made me feel positive about the situation, and it turns out that the program has produced some positive changes in my life that I believe I can maintain.

The program has taught me a lot about food and creativity, but what I have like most about it is Alice’s attention to addressing issues in my life as a whole, rather than just one area, like food. I would, and do, recommend Alice to anyone, because even if you don’t have any specific areas of concern, it’s important to learn about what you’re putting in your body, and also look for areas of improvement (and everyone has them ;))

-Anita- 

 

 

 

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AuthorAlice Bianchi

After giving birth, although I already lost the pregnancy weight, I was struggling with hunger issues and not able to lose more fat. I was tired and couldn’t find time to go back to the gym.

As I have been struggling with overweight for years, I knew what was needed to be done, I knew we should eat more veggies, reduce fast food, do sports. I knew it but always found excuses to indulge myself and be a coach potato. I had been followed by a nutritionist, did diets, went to a massage therapist before, but nothing worked for long. So I decided to hire a coach, as it will help me on a daily basis and push me.

Alice is good at pointing out what we could try to change, and how we could do it, by making me think it is my idea. I also learnt a lot in the process about why we might feel hungry, new food I could incorporate, new recipes... But overall it is the method, and the support, that is very important to me. It helped me eat cleaner and cleaner, and go back to exercise, even more than I was dreaming to do!

I am cooking more, from 0% to 25% of the meals, and we are using a lot of the recipes provided by the coach, we experiment some new things, discover some new tastes that are very good! We added more vegetables and unprocessed foods to our diet.

So yes I lost weight and feel more toned, but on the way, I learned that eating healthy and exercise regularly is something easy, good, and I will not go back to my previous habits, and that is very important too. Long term changes are the only way to really change.

 

-Gaelle-
 
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AuthorAlice Bianchi

My energy levels have increased with the introduction of healthy snacks and I don't rely on coffee to boost my energy when I'm tired. I enjoy fruits and vegetables in a way I never have before because the recipes and suggestions make them so much more interesting.

My main aim was to keep a healthy immune system because of the environment in Beijing, and I'm happy to say I have not had any illnesses or cold and flu symptoms since starting the programme. 

 I get plenty of encouragement, and the recipes and plans suggested are always realistic and achievable. I know I can continue the new changes after the program is finished because every thing I have learnt is easy to try everyday.  I have learnt some really good habits!

 I have really benefitted from taking the six month program. Everyday, I'm thinking about what I eat but I don't think of healthy eating as a chore, it has become much easier than I thought and I look forward to trying new things. It has been a lifestyle change and something I can keep going after the program is finished. 

I truly enjoyed working with you and wish you much success!

 -Diane-

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AuthorWell Being Nourish

The whole family started to have healthy breakfast everyday, sometimes cooked by Ayi the night before, sometimes I now do a quick one in the morning following Alice’s recipes.  We all gain more energy now everyday.  There are a lot more variety in the dinners now.  Much less carb, good meat dishes and a lot of vegetables. The kids like the new recipes a lot. 

As a result of having Alice with us, I realized I started to cook more frequently.  Our Ayi is a lot more confident with cooking and we have more well prepared meals now.  We are eating more vegetables, meat, nuts, protein, less carb.  The meals are usually delicious with new flavors.

Alice is very patient and nice to the Ayi.  I can see Ayi really enjoys working with her and feels good about the classes.  She is more willing to try out new recipes now. Alice can also explain the concept very well, and she always comes up with solutions instead of just the theory.  She has a very open mind and welcomes different opinions.

Both the Ayi and our family have learned a lot from Alice’s program.  The kids asked every week when Alice will come in, and Ayi is happy to try the new recipes even though those are very different from her own way of cooking.  The meals are delicious and Alice always adjusts the recipes based on our feedback.  The overall experience is very pleasant, nutritious to both the mind and body.

-Wei J-

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AuthorWell Being Nourish

Thank to all the healthy food at home, I was able to loose 20 pounds. I gained a lot of energy that I forgotten I once had. My Aiyi began to make a wide variety of new and tasty food no longer limited to only Chinese and high carbs choices. I didn’t need to eat out at restaurants anymore to enjoy the food I ate.

Using Alice  as a Health Coach was a great decision for my family. For the past 6 years, I had difficulty communicating to my Aiyi about what kinds of food I wanted her to cook. Although my wife is Chinese, she felt it was better to leave it up to the Aiyi to make the meal decisions. When I made the decision to participate in the WHS 12WK Challenge to lose weight, I felt strongly that changing the food at home was a vital step. Fortunately, I was introduced to Alice and learned that she offered an invaluable Aiyi training service. She would be able to observe the Aiyi to understand her habits and over a number of one-hour lessons help teach the Aiyi to understand the benefits of organic foods (my Aiyi felt that organic were just more expensive and refused to purchase them) and how to prepare different dishes that were healthier.

Over the three months that Alice came to our home, the Aiyi’s became very awareness of the kinds of food I wanted her to cook and how to cook these new dishes. It was not that the Aiyi didn’t want to change, but rather that she felt intimidated to try new things, particularly western cooking methods. With Alice’s patience and Mandarin skills to address the Aiyi’s questions and build up her confidence, my Aiyi transformed. She began to make new foods that she had never made before and they tasted great (most of them). With positive feedback from the family, the Aiyi become more enthusiastic about make bigger improvements.

Today, my kitchen is totally reorganized and healthy. Out are vegetable oils and unhealthy grains; in are olive oils and healthy nuts. The cupboards are full of glass jars purchased from IKEA filled with different spices the Aiyi now uses in her cooking. Before it was the same meals almost the time, but now my breakfasts are different every day and lunches are delicious. When I come home from work, dinner is something to enjoy.

Not only did Alice help to improve the Aiyi’s cooking methods, she also helped the Aiyi to go organic. Alice took the Aiyi to an organic food market near the third ring road and connected the Aiyi with different organic delivery services. Now, I get organic chicken, eggs, and vegetables delivered to my home. Without Alice taking the Aiyi by the hand and guiding her through the whole process, my home would still not be organic.

Improving my home’s food quality has lead to a great deal of benefits. I lost a lot of weight during the competition (and won!) and after seeing my results my wife got serious and lost a lot of weight, too. The kids now ask if different foods are healthy or not. Reaching out for help from Alice was one of the best decisions I made in 2012! I greatly appreciate her help and friendship.

-AJ-

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AuthorWell Being Nourish

I feel there has been a drastic change, mentally, for me.  I feel more confident and in control of myself and my decisions.  Because I am assigned interesting tasks when it comes to food preparation, I have become more aware of certain vegetables and different ways to prepare them, which makes me quite excited when it comes to experimentation in the kitchen. 

 I’ve never really had a problem with sleeping, but since starting this program, I feel more revitalized when I wake up in the morning.  I am happy with my weight, which is definitely dropping slowly but surely.  My blood pressure is well under control, and I have more energy during the day due to a shift in snack habits.  It has become easier when I go shopping due to my tailored shopping list, and because I now only shop once a week, I have gained some time to either swim or work out in the gym.

I feel SO lucky to be under the expert guidance of you, Alice. Your up-to-date knowledge and information related to our way of life here in Beijing is paramount, and presented in an easy-to-understand and interesting format.

Taking everything I have mentioned above, I would like to reiterate how glad I am to be a part of this program.  My interest first stemmed from being invited to attend a health talk on blending various fruits and vegetables, and from that day I was ‘hooked’! The topic of health has always been close to my heart for a variety of reasons, and now that I have made this commitment to myself, I know that I have paved the way to a very healthy future. Age is certainly creeping up on me, and thankfully I now have the best information possible to ensure many bright and healthy tomorrows. Alice, thank you. I salute you!

-Frankie-

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AuthorWell Being Nourish

Alice has been a great help to me. The results are almost unbelievable. I lost 11 kg (that I really needed) and I solved a lot of health problems like constipation and constant abdominal pain. Now I feel prettier and healthier, a better person.

I enjoyed everything during the program! I thought that I might be hard because my goals were a lot and really big but together we did it! It was more like a game, a game where, if you are good you can only win! She has been a great support also during my kidney stones problems that I solved also thanks to her.

 I used to be a healthy person before coming to China. Here I gained so much weight and so many problems came with it. I had lost trust in myself, I was not confortable with my body at all and also my health problems, even if small, forbid me to have a relaxed life.

Now I am good! I feel better in every way! I can totally suggest her to anyone either to improve your health or your body!

-Mary-

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AuthorWell Being Nourish