What Makes Me So Special?
I am a Masters Candidate at NYU for Clinical Nutrition and am also a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. As a student of nutrition, health, and wellness, I am committed to inspiring people to live their best, most fulfilling lives possible. I believe in incorporating many approaches of nutrition and wellness, both mainstream and holistic/integrative. I must admit it has been a bit challenging being a student who gravitates towards holisitic nutritional theories and diets while the core curriculum in grad school is clinical in nature, teaching us about the USDA pyramid and food science. So here I am, straddling both sides of the fence.
However, what I do know for sure is this: There is no perfect diet, no bad food, and no one right way of eating. And there is ALWAYS room for chocolate.
In addition to my studies, I’ve made a major dent in the diet industry reading out there. Atkins, Southbeach, Raw Food, Blood Type Diet, Ayurvedic Diet, detoxes, raw food, macrobiotics, calorie restriction, juicing, and emotional eating workbooks, just to name a few. I’ve read it, studied it, and have taken each for a test drive. I even lost 25 pounds in college through proper diet and exercise and have kept the weight off (that is what prompted my interest in nutrition and health). I’m proud of that accomplishment! Do you know how difficult it is to turn down pizza at 4am in college? Right, I didn’t think so.
Most recently, I have discovered Intuitive Eating and for the first time in many, many years, I am enjoying life while NOT on some sort of diet. Learning to enjoy food again, give myself permission to eat what I want, eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full, banishing the food police–these principles are ones that I now live by. It’s been hard work, and still a work in progress (and will continue to be), but I’m way, way happier.
I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with my writer husband, who has a good sense of humor in his role as my human guinea pig. I test out everything I learn on him. We love eating out, cooking, riding our bikes around the neighborhood, and exclaiming “That’s what she said!” way too often. We are the proud parents of our dog, Gola.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer feedback and ask questions you’d like to see answered on cake & carrots. Thanks for reading!