I grew up struggling with my weight and body image as a lot of young women do. I was always following the latest fad diet to look and feel better, but never felt happy in my own skin. I will never forget the time I shoved a snickers bar in my mouth right before a high school swim meet to fuel up on "energy"! I was clueless! I was in a constant battle with myself to find a healthy relationship with food, but had no idea how to find it. In college I finally realized that the only way to develop a healthier relationship with food was to learn more about nutrition. Knowledge is power!
Within 5 minutes of my first nutrition course, I knew that I had found my passion and career path. I felt empowered and excited to learn more, and now my work as a Registered Dietitian never feels like "work".
My real education however has come from my own experiences with changing my eating habits. When I started fueling my body with the right foods, I was happier and more comfortable in my skin. Now, taking care of my body is at the top of my priority list. I have learned to base my nutrition goals around health and how I feel on the inside. Good health comes in all shapes and sizes! I have such a passion for nutrition because I know the impact a healthy diet can have on quality of life. It is my goal to share my knowledge and spread this wealth.
CLINICAL AND WELLNESS DIETITIAN
I currently split my time as Lead Clinical Dietitian in Boston, MA, and a Wellness Dietitian seeing clients privately both in and out of the gym. You can contact me here to set up a nutrition appointment.
Working in a hospital setting has been extremely useful for my wellness practice as I get to see first hand how nutrition is at the root of so many illnesses. I believe there needs to be more of an emphasis on proper nutrition for both prevention and healing. Nutrition is PREVENTATIVE medicine.
As a Certified Health Coach, my specialty is in weight loss, behavior change/modification, and maintaining overall wellness. My focus is on helping people find the value in a healthy body.
I know you have heard it before, but you are what you eat! Sometimes the hardest part for people is the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Anyone can follow a "program" for a certain period of time, but the consistency is the key to success. On this site you will find loads of support and tips to help you along your way. Check out my recommendations for getting started on your health journey here.
I like to call myself a "feel good junkie", as I love the positive effects exercise has on my mind and body. The best part is I get to do it for a living! Click the link to sign up for one of my classes!
When I am not working my fabulously busy career, I am spending time with my husband Brian and our precious children, Savannah and Leo.
Brian is a two time brain cancer survivor, originally diagnosed in his early 20's. After going through years of chemotherapy treatments and then a stem cell transplant in his 30's, Brian has been cancer free since 2011, and is feeling better than ever.
After Brian's stem cell transplant we struggled through years and years of IVF treatments, and we were eventually blessed with two beautiful children. Our road to health and building a family has been a long one, but it has changed the way we live and embrace life. Family and good health will always remain a privilege to us.
Everything I have experienced in my life has helped fuel my passion for nutrition. It is no longer "easy" to eat healthy. People need to be informed of their choices and it is my goal to educate on this. Even though eating healthy can be "work" there are ways to overcome the challenges of staying on top of your nutrition. Click here for more on my secret to optimal daily nutrition.