I am a woman of science and faith.
I love the color purple.
I take couch naps pretty seriously.
I love what I do. If anything gets me jazzed up - it's all things nutrition!
I'm enthralled with artichokes. I friggin' love them.
I believe in leaving my desk for lunch.
I've been teaching Zumba for a solid 11 years.
The very first hour of every day is reserved for "me time". Some days that's exercise other days it's meditation. I start every single day with self-care.
I try to gravitate toward a minimalist life. I want to live more, with less.
I love how our future can be changed by simply changing the way we eat.
I have a thing for watching the sunrise.
I am married to my sister's husband's cousin. My brother in-law is my husband's first cousin. We had a spectacular wedding in New Orleans just days before COVID surfaced.
We have one little girl named Golden Skye, and she is the joy of our lives!
Now...the good stuff: I've learned that living a full life doesn't come from an empty stomach.
I am wildly passionate about probiotics, balancing hormones, omega-3 fats, plant-based diets and reducing inflammation with...(gasp!)...food. My heart rate jumps just talking about it!
I am a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and a Mindful & Instinctive Eating Practitioner. This isn't just a job for me. It's who I am. It's what I love!The work of nutrition is so multifaceted - there is always something new to learn!
Contrary to popular belief, my role as a dietitian isn’t to tell someone what and when to eat, but find out how and why a client is eating. My philosophy is rooted in the mindful and instinctive eating approach, which shifts from a diet-centered approach to a whole-body approach.
The initial intervention is to find peace with food. You know, make food FUN again! The cycle of weight loss and weight gain is physically unhealthy on its own, and the emotional stigma attached to it inflicts another round of damage. The role of a dietitian has shifted from handing out meal plans to helping others heal their relationship with food.
Unlike other vices, there is an unavoidable necessity of eating. Food is everywhere. From the second you wake up you’re faced with thousands of food related decisions. And for the high percentage of the population who have grown to have a love-hate relationship with food...the prevalence of food decisions and food conversations could feel daunting.
Peace with food cannot be bought on a shelf or even on Amazon with free 2-day shipping. It’s a series of decisions. It’s a mindset.
What are you feeding your mind in to make peace with food?
Social media is awash with claims that diets solve all the world's problems. The internet is full of anecdotes saying the key to weight loss is through restriction. If dieting worked, why are we constantly starting a new one? It’s no secret why diet programs are part of a multi-billion dollar industry with lifelong customers.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be as complicated as Gwyneth Paltrow makes it or as scary as the recent Netflix documentaries.
Are you ready to make peace with food, starting with the renewal of your mind? I would love to meet you, learn your story and map out a plan that leads to becoming a mindful and instinctive eater! Click here to get goin'!