If you’re sick of dieting and want to burn every meal plan you’ve ever bought, you’re in the right place.
When I was studying to be a dietitian in college, I was taught ‘calories in, calories out’. Calories, calories, calories. Diets, diets, diets. The FIRST thing we were taught to do when working with a new patient or client was to calculate their calories based on height, weight and activity level and then write them a (typically low fat) meal plan. Want to lose weight? Here’s a 1200 calorie diet for you. Oh, and make sure you’re getting at least 60 minutes of cardio per day so that you’re basicaly in starvation mode constantly. Sound familiar?
And it affected me. I started reading every food label, looking only at calories and would buy 100 calorie packs, sugar free everything, nonfat dairy, and awful, frozen 300 calorie dinners – I had no time to spend in the kitchen, so all I ate were convenience foods, but it didn’t matter because all that mattered to me were the number of calories I was putting into my body.
I would kill myself on the elliptical 6 days a week for at least an hour a day. And I did this for years, with literally no results.
1200 calorie diet, 6 hours of cardio/week, no results.
So, I said f*ck this. And I did something different. I started doing my own research and stopped listening to what everyone else was telling me. I started eating more, paying attention to my blood sugar and metabolism and how it worked, working out less, and I lost 10 pounds…pretty much immediately. And now I have a vendetta. A vendetta against the diet industry and everything I was taught about starving myself to look good. And I want to share it with you.
I work 1-on-1 with people who are just sick of dieting, sick of feeling like sh*t, and feel like they’ve tried everything and have no options left. But my approach isn’t hard, and it isn’t a diet. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably never hear me say that word.
My approach is painfully simple.
Really. Eat Protein, Healthy Fat, and Fiber-rich carbs (which I lovingly refer to as PHFF! with the explanation point) with every meal to keep your blood sugar steady, your body in fat burning mode, your metabolism revved all day, to stay full, focused….really the list goes on and on.
I’m going to teach you how to eat like a normal person again, and how to get your metabolism back to what it used to be. Yes, it really is possible.
And here’s the thing – I am a registered dietitian, food blogger, recipe developer and nutrition coach and I got where I’m at by eating real food. But I do not like to be in the kitchen. It’s not my zone. It’s not my vibe. It’s not my life. I found a way to be in the kitchen as little as possible and still be able to eat whole foods every day. So the recipes I share on this site and the recipes that come in my meal guides are so freakin’ easy and aside from taste, my #1 priority is always keeping prep time to an absolute minimum (like, 5 minutes, if possible).
If you love the F word and avocados, we could be best friends.
Also, I have absolutely no censor, so if the F word and avocados both excite you, you are FOR SURE in the right place.
I love blogging, I love working with you guys 1-on-1 and giving you the exact steps to live a healthy, diet-free life, and more than anything I love to be able to break down some of the world’s toughest nutrition and dieting topics and give it to you straight. Oh and traveling, having cocktails with lunch, treating my dogs like children, exploring Atlanta with my man (who I refer to as my roommate) and doing booty workouts 3 xs/week (how big is too big?).
PROFESSIONAL STUFF |
I am based out of Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Dietetics and then went on to complete my dietetic internship at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. I’m also trained as a certified health coach, but I didn’t complete the certification because I’m irresponsible.
I belong to several professional groups such as: The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the Greater Atlanta Dietetics Association, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, and the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group