Days Off Bites Founders Joanna + Anissa Benadrete

May 11, 2023
Hosted by Jodi Harrison Bauer

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Episode Description

In this episode , I am joined by sisters Anissa and Joanna Benadrete, Co- Founders of Days Off Bites while on a quest to discover what makes people live happier, healthier lives. Before launching her company, Joanna was in venture capital, investing in t he health and food-tech industries. She saw a problem with the way the current food, healthcare, and agricultural systems work, and she wanted to contribute to change them for the better. As an integrative health coach with a strong conviction in functional medicine, the main question she asked was, “What allows you to wake up feeling energized & ready to seize the day?” She found that food plays a big role. It scientifically affects how we feel, but advising people to “eat better” is easier said than done. She realized that it’s all about small steps. It’s the daily actions that add up. Joanna’s mission is to make the “better” option the one consumers want to choose. To help consumers take daily steps toward feeling good, mentally & physically. Days Off Bites are made with clean ingredients you know & trust. They’re infused with superfoods, which consumers can enjoy daily without the stomach ache, sugar crash, or guilt that come with mainstream chocolate--because consumers deserve a day off from all that stress. Anissa Benadrete is the Co-Founder of Days Off Bites with her sister Joanna. She started her career at JPMorgan in the private bank, then co-founded an e-commerce company based in London. When she first started working, post university, she experienced extreme food sensitivities she never had before and went on a health journey discovering gut-health and the deeper aspects of healthy eating + living. When Joanna decided to launch a healthy cpg product she joined forces with her to co-found Days Off Bites.

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Welcome to Fearlessly Authentic, a weekly live radio show and podcast hosted by Jodi Harrison Bauer. Through powerful and honest conversations about their own journeys to live fearlessly and step into their truth and power and out of their comfort zones, Jodi and her guests aim to educate, empower, entertain and inspire those who may have forgotten who they were or lost a part of themselves along the way in life, health, love or business. Each week Jodi’s hope is to impact her listeners with the knowledge they need to embrace themselves for who they are and to not allow fear to stand in their way of living their most fearlessly authentic life ever!!

Jodi Harrison Bauer

Jodi Harrison Bauer is a two-time World Bikini Champion, founder and owner of JodiFit boutique fitness studio, host of Fearlessly Authentic podcast and the oldest woman to ever compete for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, making global headlines and the Top 60 finalists in 2019.

Growing up, Jodi was a people pleaser and scared of everything. She graduated with a BA from Simmons College in 1983. Jodi’s life changed forever when, at 42 years old, she built the courage to take control of her own happiness. Since then, Jodi has worked relentlessly to better herself, build her business, nurture her relationships and create the life she knew she always deserved, one with passion and purpose.

In doing so, she hasn’t followed the rules or fit in the box society wanted to put her in. She started competing in fitness shows when she was “too old,” opened a business at 50 and got re-married eight years later. She competed against women more than half her age for a spot in Sports Illustrated Swim to prove age and beauty are not directly correlated.

Today she defines herself as an ageless warrior and an advocate against ageism. In her studio, on her podcast and across her social channels, Jodi focuses on empowering women.

Jodi is the proud mother of two grown daughters and a rescue pup. Outside of JodiFit, you can find her on the beach or dancing like no one’s watching. She lives by the words “Never let fear stop you from being YOU."

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