I love everything there is about food. From perusing a farmer's market or local store (and even growing some of my own) to trying the latest restaurant or cooking and sharing a meal with friends and family, I enjoy it all. I believe that food is more than a compilation of nutrients on a plate. It's what nourishes both your body and your soul. It's an expression of your upbringing and culture. It's memories. It's a way in which we celebrate and how many of us show love. Whether it's a kale salad or a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie (or lets be honest, a really good glass of wine), I believe there is a time and place for it all. What and how we eat also doesn't exist in a silo. Our entire lifestyle, including sleep, stress, exercise, social life and family life is intertwined.
When working with clients, I pair the science with the reality of life. Because good nutrition is only as good as you can make it. My goal is to make wellness approachable, attainable, and realistic for YOU, whatever your goals are. Together, we find sustainable solutions and build your wellness toolbox in a way that you can refer back to for a lifetime.
- Get back to basics. Eat more whole/real foods and less of the processed and packaged stuff.
- Eat more plant foods. While there are many differing opinions about the best way to eat for health, most people agree that eating more plant foods (fruits vegetables, whole grains, and legumes - I'm looking at you) is good for you. The more color, the better.
- Cook more. Although a day in the kitchen is my therapy (along with running), I believe that a good meal can come together in the matter of minutes and that's how I eat most of the time. The more you can learn to prepare for yourself, the better you will be able to nourish your body with what it needs.
- Focus on what you can add to your plate, not what you're taking away. When you put foods into good or bad categories or make certain foods off limits, you're more likely to obsess over and want that food. Flipping your thinking to focus on how you can improve your diet by adding nourishing foods makes it a lot more enjoyable and sustainable.
- Do what you love and brings you joy. Eating and exercise should not be stressful, painful or overly time-consuming. Find ways to move that you enjoy and eat foods that taste good and make you feel your best.
If you're ready to rediscover the pleasure and joy in eating, ditch the dieting mindset (no quick fixes here!) and develop lasting habits that will help you feel your best, I'd love to help you get there.