What are you counting? Calories in this and that food, steps taken, and calories burned. How about all those moments agonizing about dessert, time spent scrutinizing the menu and food labels, occasions you declined, event or vacation missed because you worried about the food temptations?
So many of us are exhausted from diets, counting every calorie, dragging our body through gruelling workouts all in the name of an illusionary body ideal.
Go out for a meal without over-analysing everything on the menu
Enjoy friendships with other women without making comparisons
Feel confident wearing what you want so you can enjoy going out
Go on that vacation without dreading "bikini season"
It’s time to let go of the exhaustion of following endless diets
You deserve a sustainable and compassionate approach to your
health, wellness and life goals
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Coach
Avid Chocolate Taster, Chai-Connoisseur, and Sourdough Baker
For most of my life I felt that I needed to lose weight.
From an early age and all through my impressionable teenage years, a “I am/my body is not good enough” mindset got instilled by my environment, amplified by the media, and affirmed by my family and teenage peers.
As a girl developing into a woman I was at odds with my body as it fell short of whatever the body ideal of the time was. And so I started my first diet and body manipulation at the tender age of 13. And although I hate to admit it, the ghost of this mind-set took a long time to shake.
As a young woman, I took body dissatisfaction to a whole new level: I got accepted into a dance academy. Yes, in a world obsessed with thinness and perfection I found myself in an environment where your body is criticized and you are made to feel fat and inadequate every day.
I went back to school and trained as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. And that is where my healing began. I realized how everything I thought about what my body should be like and what I should/shouldn't eat was not only hurting me but also untrue and I started to make peace with food and embrace my body.
Another major turning point for me was when life guided me on the “spiritual path”. Through my meditation practiceI I became more keenly aware of repetitious messages about food and body criticism. My yoga practice re-connected me with my body and self love. The teachings of yoga philosophy and buddhism helped me recognize where I was out of alignment with myself, and ultimately, life. In Yoga we practice what is called “Ahimsa” (non-violence). Making peace with our body (as it is), ourselves (as we come/truly are), and food (as a gift) is part of the journey.
For the past 18 years working as an integrative nutritionist, I have found myself re-directing people away from dieting and towards healing, self-acceptance and self-care. Focusing on nutrition coaching using non-diet and body-image focused strategies to help women develop a positive relationship with food and their body.
And time and time again my clients felt relieved and empowered to free themselves from their diet prisons and get back to living.
So now, after healing my lifelong dance with diets and weight roller coasters, and witnessing the same struggles in others, I feel inspired and driven to guide people to quit dieting for good, discover what they are truly hungry for, and inspire them to nourish their whole being. Body, mind and soul.
I envision a world where the media and culture are transformed from promoting unattainable body ideals, diet pressure, and self-sabotage to celebrating a culture of body and beauty diversity, food as nourishment, and self-care as the celebrated lifestyle.
So part of my mission is to advocate for a culture free from negative diet talk and body-oppression.
Start by healing yourself, or support the healing of someone you know who is stuck in the diet mentality.
Become part of the solution, not the problem.
Stop loathing yourself. Start loving yourself, unconditionally
Stop dieting. Start nourishing your body, mind, and soul
Stop judging or complimenting others on their looks or eating habits
Start celebrating that which truly matters: kindness, compassion, love, connectedness, to heal ourselves, each other, and the planet
I provide 1:1 and group coaching, talks, corporate programming and seminars for Silicon Valley Fortune 50 companies, at Stanford, and my business, Nourish
● Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)
● Masters of Public Health, Nutrition (MPH)
● Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
● National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
● IHelP Graduate (Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine)
● Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (YT)
Book your discovery call and I’ll answer any questions you have about embarking on your road to experiencing life without dieting
It’s time to start learning about how you can have a new, positive relationship with food. I’ll be there to guide and support you as you ditch the diets
Discover how it feels to think differently about food and your body. Freeing yourself from negativity and savoring a happy and balanced life