I don’t like to use the words good or bad when talking about food. I believe some choices are better than others, and that the key to a healthy life is balance. “Everything in moderation” is so cliché isn’t it? It also happens to be the truth. Restrictions, rules, diets…these lead to hanger, obsessing and an unhealthy relationship with food.
My approach is practical and approachable – kinda like me. Why? Because I’ve been there myself. A formerly overweight kid who stubbornly refused the efforts of her parents, learned to associate eating with shame, and totally overdid at my friends’ houses where all the “good stuff” was. I came around in my own time (which is the only way I do things) and I made changes because I wanted to.
I did a great job for a while, until I hit a plateau I couldn’t bust through. I was in my early 20s, working a corporate job and living in New York City. I was out to dinner, grabbing drinks after work and in general eating out – constantly. I couldn’t be on a diet. But I couldn’t figure out my next step. Where could I make changes that I hadn’t already? Though more likely the internal dialogue sounded like this…”Why am I suddenly failing at something I work so hard at?” So I asked for help, in the form of a Registered Dietitian, who literally blew my mind. And truthfully, changed my life.
So yeah, without getting into every detail (though we can!), I’ve been you. I am you. I live not just in New York City, but the real world, and I get it. I found someone who told it to me straight and taught me the delicate art of balance while also being my biggest cheerleader. She re-framed my outlook and I never looked back.
That was over 10 years and 1 career change ago. Yep. Nutrition was not my first career – but it was certainly my calling. And now I’m here to pay it forward. My goal is to help you reach yours in a realistic and sustainable way. I’m here to provide the tools I was given so you can live a healthy life, without having to give up your life.