education & Training

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

New York University, Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition

University of Vermont, Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Health Coach Training



How did you get into nutrition? 

What does your ideal day off look like?

How would you describe your counseling style? 

I’ve been an athlete my whole life, but still I struggled to feel comfortable in my body. I often felt like I was perpetually chasing body acceptance. I got into nutrition in college when I signed up for an elective beer brewing course. I assumed it would be an easy class to check off a general science requirement. Plot twist: it was hard. Fortunately the challenging course, which was heavy on topics like biochemistry and food science, piqued my interest in the science behind how food (and, er, drink) affects the body. Cheers to that.

An ideal day off for me would start by sleeping in, going to the gym for a good lifting session, and then refueling with a delicious meal. The rest of the day would probably include me trying (and failing) to not spend money on new clothes, shoes, makeup, or workout gear. Later, I’d go out with friends for cocktails and a great meal. Throw in some time scrolling through TikTok, cleaning my apartment, and thinking of new recipes for my Instagram and that’s my ideal day off!

I take a prescriptive approach. I first set non-scale goals with clients and begin every session by highlighting markers of progress off the scale. After we’ve mastered portion sizes and how to create balanced meals, we may talk calories and macros. While I’m direct and serious about setting expectations from the start, you’ll feel supported (though I won’t baby or bullshit you). 

If I could snap my fingers and get you to your goal weight or to have perfect cholesterol levels, I would. But that’s simply not how it works. If we want results, we need to work at them slow and steady. Why waste time trying another quick fix that won’t last long term?

Meredith'S ANSWER

Specialties

Top 3 favorite foods - go!

Weight loss, healthy eating patterns, sports nutrition and body recomposition

I love donuts. I love them. 

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Protein oatmeal with blueberries

In season watermelon — I can eat a whole watermelon no problem. 

CLient Question: I want to see results stat. How do I accomplish this?