Are you 100% committed to losing weight with a combination of protein shakes, boring salads and excessive exercise? Do you want to attain the body you had in high school by whatever means necessary? Are you able to put your life on hold while you focus all of your efforts and willpower on eating and exercise? If so…I am so not your gal.
I work with men and women who…
- Are ready to ditch diets and focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes.
- Want to feel happy and healthy in their own skin.
- Are ready to make peace with food so they can start living life
Does this sound like you? If so, I’d be thrilled to work with you!
I believe eating is about more than food. Sure, green smoothies are great and olive oil is my jam, but achieving and maintaining wellness is less about that and more about your habits, lifestyle and relationship with food.
Working together, we’ll dive into any and all issues that may impact your health, taking a holistic approach to your wellness. We will examine not just your current dietary pattern, but also your lifestyle, stressors and relationship with food. My background in psychology has given me a unique perspective to understand the many factors that influence food choices and eating behaviors.
My nutrition philosophy is rooted in whole foods. I believe food was put on this earth the way it was meant to be eaten. No icky tasting diet food when you work with me! That said, I don’t believe you need to eat 100% ‘clean’ to be healthy. If you’d like to spend hours each day researching all the thousands of food additives, by all means. Me, I prefer to take a big picture approach and say if you’re eating mostly whole food, the occasional double stuff oreo will not kill you. And after learning to eat it mindfully rather than by the handful while on the couch watching TV, you’ll probably only want one on occasion.
I don’t believe in diets. If there was one diet that worked for everyone, we would have figured it out by now. Each person is made from a unique mixture of biology, genetics and psychology. As your dietitian, we will work together to figure out what a balanced eating pattern looks like for YOU, and determining what food makes YOU feel best.
Just as important as what you eat is how you eat. I integrate techniques from mindful and intuitive eating that will equip you with the skills needed to honor your hunger, know when to stop eating and how to choose foods that truly nourish your body and soul.
“Rachael is by far someone I would recommend as your nutritional advisor. Rachael is equal parts intelligent, kind, insightful, tactful, and helpful. Rather than giving every client identical advice, she took the time to listen and evaluate my individual situation. Rachael never embarrassed me or made me feel uncomfortable. She treated me as an equal, rather than someone who is completely clueless about nutrition. I’m thankful to have worked with Rachael!”
“During my first session with Rachael, I learned much more than I expected about food and myself. She knew all the right questions to ask to get to the heart of my food issues. I had not one, but three ‘aha moments!’ “
“Rachael has given me a sense of freedom that extends far beyond my plate!”
What happens in nutrition coaching?
In our first session, we’ll spend most of the time learning about you, your nutrition concerns, eating/dieting history and so on. This helps me figure out the best individualized plan to reach your goals.
With each session, we’ll create a set of goals/challenges to work on between sessions. At follow up, we’ll check in on those goals, troubleshoot if needed, and add in new goals if ready. This allows for a slower, yet sustainable transition into a healthier way of living.
Also included with nutrition coaching packages:
- Session notes/recap and handouts sent via email after each appointment
- Unlimited email support
- Personalized recommendations and tips
- Meal/snack ideas
I have extensive experience in the following areas:
– Diabetes, type 1 and 2
– Disordered eating/binge eating
– Gut health (IBS, celiac, SIBO)
– Heart disease/high cholesterol
– Weight management
I’m also available for general wellness consultations. Whether it’s planning healthy meals the whole family will love or learning how to decode the food label, I’m here to make healthy easy!
Learn more about coaching services here including pricing.