Austin Bou



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Patient Populations:

Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with depression, Patients with GAD, Patients with OCD

About Austin

Austin’s interest for nutrition and health developed during his own weight loss journey. He overcame childhood obesity and continues to practice what he preaches when it comes to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. He’s passionate about cardiometabolic health since diabetes and heart disease run in his family.

Austin also enjoys celebrating different cultural foods since he was brought up in a diverse region. He’s helped a wide range of people with different goals in the hospital setting and gym/fitness setting. No matter who he helps, he treats all of his patients with empathy, kindness, and respect at every interaction.

Get To Know Austin

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Bánh xèo. A crispy Vietnamese-style savory crepe that’s filled with meat/seafood and eaten with vegetables/herbs.

Favorite recipe: This Korean kimchi tofu stew hits the spot, especially on a cold, gloomy day.

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Fresh fruit and low-fat Greek yogurt

Grocery shopping tip: Try not to grocery shop on an empty stomach.

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Stay hydrated with water. Fill a water jug (48 to 64 oz) that has leveled markings so you can carry it around with you at home or at work. This is a fun and easy way to remind yourself to drink enough water throughout the day.

A habit you swear by: If I want to eat a fun food (a less nutrient dense food), I like to pair it with a more healthful option to keep me feeling satisfied. For example, if I’m craving M&M’s candy, I’d sprinkle into a bowl of Greek yogurt.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: All foods can fit into a healthy diet. Practicing moderation is the key to finding a balance between food and your lifestyle goals.

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: Seed oils are NOT toxic to humans! There are many seed oil options that contain mono-unsaturated fats which have been proven to improve heart health.


Bachelor of Science in Food Administration and Dietetics

Dietetic Internship:
Oakwood University

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