I know that you’ve got something inside you that’s far bigger than your health issues or your food obsession.
I know you want to access that part of you. The part of you that wants to fall in love, fearlessly follow your intuition, or do work that makes a difference in the world.
It’s time to make that happen.
Together, we’ll get to the root of what’s keeping you stuck in a state of discomfort and map out a plan that gets you real relief. Whether that’s from backed up bowels that leave you bloated, the kind of fatigue that has you falling asleep at work, or weight that just won’t budge even with countless trips to CrossFit.
With me, you can lay everything on the table without fear of judgment.
You deserve to feel healthy, energetic, and free from fear every day. And I’m here to be your guide. The one that shows you how to eat for your unique body, resolve physical symptoms, and create the space you need to develop a great relationship with your food and your self.
I’m a clinically trained Registered Dietitian, who combines evidence-based functional nutrition training with spirituality and self-compassion. I practice this way because I understand that health isn’t only physical, it’s emotional. The way we think about ourselves very much impacts the way we treat ourselves. I know this first hand.
I’ve always known how to eat well. Growing up, my mom (also a dietitian) had me eating lots of fresh vegetables, whole grains, and high quality everything. Being choosey about food and understanding how it affects my health has practically been part of my DNA as a result.
However, when I reached my teenage years, I got self-conscious about my body. And one vivid remark from a friend about me having a “big butt” triggered a whole slew of unhealthy choices that included replacing my balanced lunch with chocolate Slim Fast shakes. I thought if I just got thinner I would be acceptable and lovable.
This feeling followed me to college, where I dove into a high-intensity training schedule for the volleyball team. I naturally lost 30 pounds, was more fit than ever, and suddenly got a lot of attention from new friends and boys alike. People were constantly commenting on how good I looked and honestly… it felt really good.
I was popular, had a boyfriend, and was part of a fun sorority—I had everything I wanted, but under the surface, I believed being thin made me worthy of it all.
Looking back, I can see that I teetered on the edge of excess exercise and food restriction. I wanted to have a six pack, but I also wanted to be healthy because of the nutrition principles I’d learned as a kid. I wanted to learn how to balance a heathy diet and lifestyle with my desire to look healthy. And those two things combined are what finally led me to follow in my mother’s footsteps and enroll in UNC Chapel Hill’s Dietetics Program.
So what shifted things for me? What finally had me less concerned with physical appearance and more on living my life?
Well, as I got to work as an RD, I began to realize that nutrition advice alone was not resolving the insecurities that many of my clients were feeling about themselves. I finally saw for myself that pursuing weight loss and the “perfect body” wasn’t making anyone happy, including me.
Through my work and a newfound spiritual practice, I woke up to the fact that I, along with my clients, was using way too much headspace worrying about how I looked, how much I weighed, and how everyone perceived me.
From that moment forward, I decided it was time to for a change. Not only would I embrace my perfectly imperfect self, but I would also help others do the same. So I got to work.
Now I can proudly say, I am more accepting of my body than ever. I am far more able to balance my health goals with my desire to live a life of freedom and joy. I still struggle sometimes but I’m consistently making progress towards a better balance!
Today, I’m on a mission to help women (and men!) like you find freedom from the health concerns that are holding you back from living your best life. I’m also here to help you realize that your self-worth and value does not have to be dictated by the number on the scale, whether or not you have a thigh gap, or the opinion of others.
Together, we’ll have you feeling healthy AND happy.