My Background: I’m a Registered Dietitian, with a Bachelor’s in dietetics from Syracuse University and a Masters in Nutrition from Northeastern University. I have an extensive background in nutrition, having worked professionally in hospitals, nursing homes and corporate settings managing worksite wellness accounts. Along the way I’ve picked up a Certificate in Gerontology, an ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certificate, a Schwinn Spin Instructor certificate, and completed the CDR (dietetic registration) certificate of training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.
My Philosophy: I love food and I love to eat. I believe in a lifestyle of satisfying yet healthy eating–not just dieting for weight control. Rather than relying on fads or exercise gimmicks which are not sustainable, I work closely with my clients to integrate easy techniques into their lifestyles that will work. These techniques are designed on an individual basis making reaching your long-term, personal goals not only possible, but enjoyable and guilt-free.
About Me: When I’m not talking about nutrition, I can either be found at the gym, cooking or hanging out with my awesome family! I have 2 beautiful little girls who have taught me more about nutrition and eating than any textbook ever could have. I also have a 7 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier who is allergic to wheat. I’m addicted to mahjongg, am terrified of roller coasters and am highly educated in Disney’s Frozen.
Favorite food: Peanut butter and wine. Separately. Usually.
Favorite way to exercise: Any type of exercise class where someone is motivating me with great music.
Specialties: Weight management, fitness, nutrition needs at all ages from 9 to 90.
#1 healthy eating tip: Don’t leave the house without bringing a backup snack! I’ve been known to break out a pb/j sandwich from the depths of my bag to fill anyone up at anytime!
Biggest nutrition pet peeve: I cringe when people say that one certain food will make them fat. Even if you ate ten thousand apples, you would still gain weight. Inactivity and excessive eating will make you fat, not that one food. Everything in moderation and there’s room for all foods.
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