I’m a Registered Dietitian of over 8 years, but eating healthy didn't always come naturally to me. I’ve been exactly where you are, right now. The all or nothing dieting, the constant food guilt, the scale obsession, absolutely no balance with food…. Sound familiar?
I grew up as a naturally “thin” kid and never really had to worry about what I ate or my size. As I got older, I started gaining weight and felt like I had no control over my body. This went on for years.
All of the typical “eat less” diets and strategies didn’t work and left me feeling more out of control around food than when I started. I’d constantly think: “Why can’t I just have more willpower?” I was constantly cycling between being “all in” with healthy eating or “all out”.
I knew there had to be another way, so I shifted my focus to working on implementing small, healthy habits. I finally started to find my own balance with food.
My struggles with my own diet and body are what inspired me to pursue becoming a Registered Dietitian. After years of working with women of all ages and backgrounds I quickly learned how saturated our lives are by diet culture.
Our very first experiences learning about nutrition are often overhearing our mother talk about how she needs to lose weight, or our grandmother’s new diet she’s about to start. We learn quickly from a young age that ALL weight gain is bad and you’re only healthy if you’re thin. Ugh.
Here’s the good news. There IS another way. You can find balance with food. You can heal your relationship with food, improve your body image, and develop healthy habits that actually become a normal part of your life.
And that’s why I’m here! My personal mission is to share with as many women who will possibly listen to me that restriction and dieting are not the solution, there is more to your health than your weight alone, and there IS a way out of the dieting frustration.
I’ve spent my time as a Registered Dietitian dedicated to helping women just like you find balance with food and build healthy, consistent habits into your life.
Working with Jamie has been THE best investment I have made in my health and myself, probably ever. Her no-nonsense approach to eating has been totally freeing and I no longer feel weighed down by the many "food rules" that I had for myself before (which I would inevitably break because they were unsustainable which would lead me to feel really down on myself about). I no longer feel guilty about eating food and don't spend time thinking about dieting! I have so many realistic tools that I can carry with me for the rest of my life!
"I would love to tell someone who is thinking about working with Jamie that this is SOOO much more than weight loss goals. Although most of us start with that main goal in mind, working with Jamie you quickly learn how much more it will mean to your life than the pounds coming off. How much better you will FEEL will be immeasurable. "
"I feel so much better! My entire day isn’t focused around food, being hungry and thinking about what I can eat. I believe my relationship with food is healthy for the first time in my life. I know that my current eating plan is sustainable and balanced and healthy!"
I used to be incredibly stressed about what I was eating. It was a constant source of anxiety in my life, and I was never happy or satisfied with my diet or even my body. All of that has changed! I am no longer stressed or anxious about what I’m eating at all. I am mentally so much happier and healthier! And this has led to me having achievable goals toward a healthy life. And I am so much happier and more comfortable in my body every day.