You know that friend that is really bad at returning emails? The one that is impossible to get a date with. And then when you do finally have dinner together – she goes on and on about how “busssssy” she is. But the whole time you’re thinking – “busy with what?” G chatting and obsessive Instagram snapping don’t count. Right?
Then there’s Jamie Shupak, and she’s not that kind of friend.
This girl really is B-U-S-Y. From 5am – 1pm, she’s the morning traffic anchor for NY1, her first novel Transit Girl is coming out this November, she runs a successful website, TV Dinner, that chronicles her plant-based cooking adventures with her man (NYT Media Reporter Brian Stelter), AND she just finished filming a video series based on her site for ulive.com (launching soon). And with all of that, she emails like a champ. One of those 24-hr responder types.
But Jamie isn’t just inspiring because of her successful career(s) and her speedy response time. After years of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Jamie was scared she’d never feel healthy again. So, she decided to dramatically change her diet and went plant-based. And it cured all of her pain. All of it. She says it went from 10 to zero. Crazy, right? Good food does it again! I couldn’t be more excited to have her as the newest BIPL.
Name: Jamie Shupak
Relationship Status (with plants): deliciously in love
Turn ons: chips and guacamole, fruits and veggies on the grill, anything super spicy
What restaurant would you planticize: in my dreams, every fast food restaurant
Quote that inspires you: “Love is real, not fade away” – Grateful Dead
Favorite snack to eat in traffic: I don’t get stuck in traffic; I’m a traffic reporter!
Dream guest for your new video series: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Beyonce, Giada De Laurentiis
Eating more plants…will make you a happier, healthier, stronger person.