I want to take a moment to let you know who I am and what I want to do with this blog. I am a registered dietitian and nutrition counselor. I work as a clinical dietitian at a clinic in Washington, DC as well as see patients in a private practice. I previously worked as a dietitian in a New York City hospital. I have a master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. These degrees allow me to understand not only the science and application of nutrition, but the physiological response to exercise, nutrition, and weight changes. My focus is on weight management, sports nutrition, nutrition counseling, and medical nutrition therapy. My goal is help people make smarter, healthier, and tastier food options for lifelong health and success.
I am an avid adventurer and food lover. You can find me scouring around the city trying new restaurants, swimming in the ocean (when the weather permits), and running along the Potomac on a clear day. In college I was a pole vaulter and understand the demands sports play upon your life as well as the drive and determination you need to achieve your goals. I currently reside in Washington DC, after spending five years in New York City; I hail from the west coast, growing up in Arizona and spending many years hiking, climbing, and backpacking in the Northwest.
The goal of this blog is to breakdown common misunderstandings and beliefs about nutrition, exercise, weight loss, and everything in between. I want to hear from you! What do you want to learn about, what have you heard at work, in the gym, or on TV that sounds interesting or confusing? Post questions and suggestions! Do you want more recipes for vegetables, how to cook certain foods, ways to lose weight, protein and exercise needs, etc. Let me know! I will be picking topics to write about, but I want to help you, so in order for me to do that successfully I need to hear from you!
Look forward to teaching you more about nutrition and exercise and helping you reach your nutrition/exercise goals,