Welcome! If you’ve stumbled upon my website, chances are you’re struggling to figure out what the heck to eat. Given all the conflicting nutrition information out there to digest (pun intended), it makes sense that you may be a little confused or overwhelmed. I can relate to this feeling, because I have struggled with trying to make sense of incorporating nutrition concepts into my life, constantly feeling like I was supposed to be avoiding certain foods, weighing myself in order to stay “on track”, and even hitting what I like to call “diet rock-bottom”.
“Okay, I’m going to be really good this week. I’m not going to eat any sweets at all & I’m only eating salads for lunch” (only to find yourself ¾ way through a pint of Ben & Jerry’s halfway through the week).
After transforming my own relationship with food & digging into the research on why dieting/restricting does not work long-term, I now help others find the same freedom. Using evidence-based nutrition information mixed with realistic recommendations, I strive to provide an inviting, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for you to explore finding balance in your nutrition, movement, and self-care habits. Through our work together, you will learn strategies to set yourself free from unhealthy patterns that keep you stuck.
I received my undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from East Carolina University and completed my 1200-hour supervised dietetic internship through the coordinated Masters Program at North Carolina Central University with a focus in Nutrition Science in 2015. Since then, I have worked as a dietitian in private practice, cardiac rehabilitation, cardio-oncology rehabilitation, and lifestyle medicine programs through New Hanover Regional Medical Center. I currently live in Wilmington, NC, where I enjoy spending time at the beach with my husband and son, & exploring new breweries & eclectic restaurants.
As a non-diet registered dietitian & a passionate advocate for Health At Every Size ®, I value focusing on health behaviors, instead of the scale, as a means to improving health. I whole-heartedly believe (& have seen through working with clients) that we can pursue health and wellbeing without restrictions. If I haven’t been clear, I believe diets are a bunch of bologna & keep us stuck in the restrict/binge/guilt-shame cycle. I will never suggest that you focus on weight loss as a means to be healthy, & will always focus on what we can add to your life to enhance your wellbeing (both mental and physical) instead of what we can take away. Although I do not prescribe weight loss diets, I do address weight concerns & provide insight on supporting a healthy metabolism.
My simple approach to nutrition will help you find balance and peace around food so that you can get back to the things that matter most to you in life.
Type 2 Diabetes
Chronic Dieting & Weight Yo-Yoing
Body Image Concerns
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders (if appropriate level of care)
Plant Based Eating
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Please feel welcome to reach out with any questions about my process. I am happy to meet with you via phone or video chat to see if my services would be a good fit for you, answer any questions you have, and, if needed, help you find a provider who can meet your needs.
I invite you to visit the links below to learn more about what has shaped the philosophy of my private practice: