Grace is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a featured blogger here at A Healthier Michigan.
Grace is a lover of food and a lover of life. She is a wife, a mommy of two and enjoys dancing. Grace is very passionate about helping the world become a healthier and happier place.
Grace graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Grace has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. Mrs. Derocha has a number of certifications to help her educate people regarding how to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.
1. What is your favorite thing about living in Michigan?
I love the beauty of the four seasons in Michigan. Even though I have lived in Hawaii (and trust me that was paradise) there is no place like home sweet home in the MItten state, where I was born and raised.
2. What things do you find yourself doing that you said you’d “never” do?
Where do I begin? Hahaha! I always thought that I would be the ultimate mom, (whatever that means). I constantly have mom guilt and with that at times rely on dining out more often than I thought we would. I also thought that I would never skip a workout, boy was I wrong about that one too. One thing I am always proud of is that I try to live in gratitude daily. It changes my outlook and perspective on everything, in a good way.
3. What are your favorite ways to stay healthy?
In general I try to move more and eat healthier. I try to schedule my workouts and find something I love to do, so it is fun. Family dance parties are definitely a common occurrence. I also love to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and find ways to always add good nutrition into the food we eat. I never deprive myself of things I do like, finding ways to nourish the body, while having balance and moderation.