Daphne Javitch
Daphne Javitch
In the spirit of spring and turning new leaves, we caught up with cult-favorite lifestyle coach Daphne Javitch of Doing Well to talk healthy recipes and the easy improvements we all could make. 
What you do…
I'm a holistic nutritionist — a listener and a guide. I teach clients how to optimize their daily nutrition and lifestyle in order to achieve their wellness goals. Together we establish and practice a doable, enjoyable and rewarding routine that's intended to be sustainable far beyond our time together. 
A typical day…
Ha! I have a newborn. A typical day is staring at him, airing out my nipples and realizing I'm still wearing my sleep mask at 4 pm. Here's a pre-baby day: I wake up, have a light fresh breakfast and touch base via email with all my clients. I leave the house every morning to work out. When I get back, my loft is my office, and I do private client sessions. I fix lunch between or after my sessions and in the late afternoon I usually do research, listen to podcasts, have consults with potential clients or meet a friend for tea. Most nights, my husband Pali and I cook dinner, and if we don't have company, we watch Seinfeld or a movie.
One easy adjustment everyone could benefit from…
7–9 hours of sleep nightly
One thing to eliminate for better health and happiness…
Negative self-talk
Something you’ve learned from your clients…
They have given me insight into what really works, what the challenges are, the built-in excuses we all grapple with, the emotional roots of our choices and the glory of improvement and vibrancy. I love my clients. This can be deep, connected work... I'm known to cry at the last session.
Favorite health resource…
Gil Jacobs, my mentor and teacher. A true radical!
Favorite green foods…
I love salads and fresh veggies. A day without salad feels like an internally sluggish day! In the summer months, I love chopped fresh veggies — bell pepper, cucumber, fennel, radish — with lime and pink salt. Crunchy and fresh! Sautéed kale and steamed broccolini are also favorites.
Favorite green juice or smoothie…
Cucumber, celery, fennel, green apple and lime is my go-to green juice.
Favorite green salad…
Arugula, romaine, chopped endive, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado and minced celery or radish with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and pink salt
Go-to quick, healthy meal, prepared at home…
A macro plate: brown or wild rice, seared yucca, steamed greens and broccoli, sautéed trumpet mushrooms or lentils and sesame salt
Healthy meal when you’re on the go…
Sweetgreen or East Village Organic for the best vegan soup in town!
Go-to healthy delivery…
Favorite way to get moving…
Ballet Beautiful or a session with my trainer Jess Movold
Favorite green beauty products…
Eminence face masks. I like to slather one on and soak in the tub. I'm also a Joanna Vargas devotee and love her serums and cleansers.
Currently watching…
Seinfeld — always — and The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Penelope!!!!!)
Listening to…
My baby cooing, humming, snorting and squeaking
Reading…
Breastfeeding forums! And Nurture by Erica Chidi Cohen.
Guilty pleasure…
Television!
Dream spring break location…
The next Tulum... wherever that is. Somewhere close with an amazing beach and a simple but beautiful hotel like Coqui Coqui. And good fruit!
Photographed by Daphne Javitch
Good greens on Daphne Javitch’s table; in top photo, Daphne Javitch in Tory Sport’s Color-Block Track Pants; Photographs courtesy of Daphne Javitch