Eat Real Food. That is my philosophy.
Life is a balancing act, and food is no exception. I believe we should enjoy the foods we eat which means ordering that cheeseburger every now and then, because sometimes ordering that cheeseburger is better for us than ordering that salad. Suppressing our food cravings all the time can be more harmful to our mental health in the long run. We are human, we want what we can’t have, therefore I do not believe in “banned foods”, “cheat days”, “bad foods”, or foods you “can’t” have. Do I believe some foods are better for our overall health? Absolutely! But I also believe that once we define a food as something we “can’t” have it makes us want it even more and one “cheat day” becomes two “cheat days” and so on.
My goal is to help improve your relationship with food by:
Removing negative food labels.
Showing you that “healthy” foods can taste just as delicious “unhealthy” foods.
Understanding that “unhealthy” foods can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
Positive Mind. Positive Vibes. Positive Life.
My name is Lauren Brady and I am a Registered Dietitian.
I have a master's degree in nutrition and experience in clinical nutrition therapy where I have provided education on weight loss, diabetes management, high blood pressure management, food allergy/intolerance education, and more!
What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist?
A registered dietitian is an individual who completes a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and goes on to complete a dietetic internship and then pass a national exam to obtain their license. They must also complete continuing education hours in order to maintain their licensure which helps ensure that dietitians are up to date on the most current nutrition trends. Most dietitians, such as myself, earn their master’s degree which further establishes their credibility.
A nutritionist has to complete a 6 month certification and pass the certification exam, but does not have to complete a bachelor’s degree. The biggest thing to take away from this is that not every nutritionist is a dietitian, but every dietitian is a nutritionist.
What can a registered dietitian do for you?
A registered dietitian helps you achieve your nutrition goals by using evidenced based recommendations for a variety of cases. Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain weight, gain muscle, manage your diabetes, lower your risk for heart disease, or learn to manage food allergies, a registered dietitian can help. And these are only a few examples!
Contact me if you are interested in speaking with a dietitian for any nutrition related needs to schedule a free initial 20 minute consultation so we can work together to achieve your health goals!