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Wellness Writer and Chef Candice Kumai Craves Dark Chocolate, Avocados and Mom's Sushi

The Editors | April 26, 2019 | People

Best-selling author, classically trained chef, TV personality, wellness writer and journalist


What’s your morning ritual? My hot matcha latte at sunrise paired with a view. It’s my favorite part of the day.

If you could eat only three things a day, what would they be? Dark chocolate, avocados and my mom’s sushi

What’s one thing you’ve done in the last year to change your health? I’ve said goodbye to many fake and angry people in my life (I’ve been KonMari-ing my team and surroundings).

Health or wellness guru you look to for inspiration? Grandma

Go-to workout? The Bar Method, yoga, running

Wellness mantra? Make time to be good and make time to be bad

Advice for someone trying to cultivate a healthier, more balanced lifestyle? Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, all of Alice Waters’ books, anything by Deepak Chopra, Anthony Bourdain and Don Miguel Ruiz. These people are the real deal.


Photography by: reid shimabukuro