REAL - HONEST - NUTRITION
M.S. Nutrition - Registered Dietitian
Chicago Registered Dietitian | Nutrition Counseling | Intuitive Eating
I’m a Health at Every Size® aligned registered dietitian specializing in intuitive eating and medical nutrition therapy.
I work with clients to develop an individualized nourishment plan based on their hunger, fullness, and satisfaction cues – without relying on external factors like calorie counting or food restriction to guide eating.
I believe that food should be satisfying, fun, and easy. I believe that health and wellness should be accessible to everyone. And I believe that people in all bodies deserve respectful, compassionate care.
The Food Wonderful Philosophy:
Food Wonderful is all about eating delicious, nourishing food - and loving it! It’s about connecting with our food, recognizing how it affects our bodies, and learning how to maintain a balanced lifestyle while navigating through our daily routines.
FOOD IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR EXISTENCE.
IT IS LIFE SUSTAINING.
FOOD SHOULD BE SATISFYING. FUN. EASY.
But in today’s diet and thin obsessed culture, we've lost the essential connection to the foods we eat. We crave nourishment but never feel satisfied.
At Food Wonderful, the goal is to build a healthy and sustainable relationship with food.
No restrictive dieting. No body shame. Just satisfying food, fun ways to get moving, and all the support and encouragement you need.
Wellness Not Weight
There is so much more to good nutrition and good health than just weight loss. Check in for regular posts on various nutrition topics focused on building a more satisfying and sustainable relationship with food.
There's no better way to connect with your food than by preparing it yourself. If you're a kitchen novice, don't stress - these recipes are designed with the beginner in mind!
Here's the thing . . .
I've spent more than a decade in the wellness industry and, to be honest, I'm kinda over it:
Over it with restrictive diets
Over it with punishing workouts
Over it with body shame
I believe that wellness should be accessible to everyone. That means building a nutrition plan that works for you - one that's sustainable and includes foods you enjoy. It means engaging in physical activity that's fun and feels good. And it means promoting health behaviors for all bodies regardless of size, shape, or ability.
Today's health & wellness culture is toxic, conditioning us to believe that thinness equals health, that diets equal nutrition.
Nope. I'm not here for that.
If you're looking to heal your relationship with food and body, recover from disordered eating or chronic dieting, or manage a health condition without restriction, I'm the dietitian for you!
- SERVICES -
Have you tried one diet after another with limited success? Maybe you've lost weight in the past but gained it all back and more. Does the thought of going on even one more diet make you cringe?
If yes, it's time to get off the diet merry-go-round and start healing your relationship with food. My mindfulness-based approach to nutrition is all about wellness, not weight.
A highly specialized weight-neutral approach for those diagnosed with specific medical conditions.
As a registered dietitian I have experience managing:
Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, and Insulin Resistance
Heart Disease, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol
Medically Diagnosed Food Allergies and Celiac Disease
MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
COMMUNITY & GROUP EVENTS
From corporate wellness to community nutrition events
- I've done it all!
Services range from lecture series to workshops to wellness fairs. I love bringing my passion for nutrition to a larger audience. When we learn as a community we're more likely to support each other and make meaningful, lasting change.
PERSONAL TRAINING & YOGA
I got my start in personal training more than a decade ago, sparking my passion for fitness and nutrition. I love programing workouts that are fun and feel good so that my clients look forward to our sessions.
And as a yoga instructor, I encourage my clients to examine physical and emotional sensations as they arise, fostering deeper intuition and mindfulness.