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My Approach

Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together. As these pieces accumulate, my clients find the changes collectively create a much larger impact than they originally expected. We work on what you want to improve, and within the circumstances of your unique situation.

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy.

I understand this feels overwhelming. I spent my life trying to figure out how to lose weight, feel better, sleep better, and have more energy. Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Buying book after book, doing diet after diet, and still not experiencing the changes you desire?
  • Seeing the latest trend on the morning show, buying the book, all the right foods and promising that this would be the time you succeeded?
  • Have you tried a zillion “quick fixes” with almost zero results? Would you like to ditch old habits that don’t serve you anymore?
  • Would you like more happiness, more energy and a feeling of total balance throughout the day?
  • Would you like to live a life free from confusion about what to eat, where you feel completely in control of your body and mind?

If you’re shaking your head yes as you read the questions above, you’re in the right place! That was me too! For years and years I kept hitting reset! I ate all carbs, then no carbs. I ate low fat, then no fat, then all fat. I ate all meat. I ate all veggies. I juiced, then I never drank juice because it had too much sugar. IT IS CRAZY MAKING!!!

Small changes, over time, made such a huge difference for me I wanted to learn more! I wanted to help others live healthier and happier lives, so I became certified as a health coach.

Through the curriculum at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I have studied all the major dietary theories (over 100) and am able to help you discover what approach works best for you, wherever you are in life. And what works this year, may need tweaking next year, but withy help you will learn how to listen to what your body needs and evolve with it.

Rather than dwelling on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, I work with you to create a personalized plan that is flexible and fun.

We’ll find the foods and lifestyle choices that best support you as you make gradual, lifelong changes to reach your current and future health goals.

Integrative Nutrition® Plate

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality (primary foods). I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

No two people are the same and food effects us all differently. This is why believe wholeheartedly in the core concept of bio-individuality, and I will teach you all about what this means. In short, one persons “food” can be another persons “poison”. Together we will find you the foods that help feel your best.



Bio-Individuality™ the concept that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.

What does “healthy” food mean to you? Is it raw? Plant based? Low fat? Low sugar? “Clean?” The answer could be different for everyone—and according to Integrative Nutrition’s core concept of bio-individuality, it wouldn’t be wrong either.

In an extensive story published in July of 2016, the New York Times showed a shocking discrepancy in opinion.

For instance, 71% of the public interviewed considered a granola bar to be a healthy snack, while only 28% of nutritionists agreed. On the other hand, 90% of nutritionists gave their approval of hummus, compared to only 66% of the public. The inconsistency here is understandable from a nutritionist’s perspective—a granola bar often contains a large amount of added sugars that the average consumer may be unaware of, an issue of misinformation the FDA is hoping to remedy through new nutrition labels that require added sugars to be listed. And hummus, a traditional Middle Eastern chickpea and tahini-based spread that’s rich in protein, only gained popularity in the United States in the last five years or so, the Washington Post reported.

Even nutritionists couldn’t agree on the health status of certain foods, including cheddar cheese and popcorn, which where approved by only 57% and 61%, respectively.

This article shed light on how different the concept of eating healthy is to each person, even experts in nutrition. As Health Coaches, our job is to help our clients find the way of eating that makes them feel satisfied and energetic, whether that means a vegan diet, a Mediterranean diet, or a little of everything in moderation.

There is no one size fits all diet. It simply does not exist.

Read the full New York Times article here.