Our environment does little to support health and wellbeing. Americans work more hours and take less vacation than most other nations' citizens. We drive more, sit more, and the standard American diet does more harm than good.
Change is incredibly difficult- if you want to get well and enjoy your life, it's necessary. How you think about it, and the words you use to describe the process really matter. It can't be about weight. It can't be about putting your life on hold.
I will walk you through everything you need to know to better incorporate physical activity and a plant-based diet into your life. I have said for years that "Joy is a food group!" and there truly is nothing off the menu in good eating. However, what you are eating must be food.
How I can help -
Clinical Nutrition Functional gut disorders like IBS and fructose malabsorption, osteoarthritis and body pain, and many other problems are helped with therapeutic nutrition. Understanding and eating for a healthy micro-biome and maximal nutrient density to prevent metabolic disease, support mood, and improve or restore gut health are foundational concepts covered in nutrition sessions in my practice. Bariatric Nutrition and Weight Loss Surgery is a personal decision and choosing the right center is crucial. The quality of pre-surgical screening and nutrition education varies. Eating disorders may emerge or re-emerge following surgery and less than optimal weight loss is a common occurrence. Having the best support system in place possible will help ensure you are able to make the most of the opportunity.
Sometimes your relationship with food & your body needs to be addressed before considering weight loss. Sometimes sleep, stress, & movement are the issue. It may be that your weight is just fine and staying weight stable is the best approach for you. Come figure it out. Eating Well You may not need individual nutrition counseling, but you may benefit from personal services that will answer all of your questions and get you well on your way to improving your nutrition and meal planning. Are you wanting to learn to eat seasonally, but aren't sure how to go about that? Do you need help sorting through the overwhelming number of products and labels at the grocery store? Are you interested in what a progressive dietitian has to say about industry influence on your food choices? Have you wanted to join a CSA (purchasing a local farm share) but aren't sure what to do with all the kale, tomatoes, or greens you get all at once? I can answer all of these questions for you and teach you how to preserve and store your farm share so it lasts.
"Victoria taught me so much. She helped me change the way I think about food and my body completely." "Working with Victoria made staying in my sport possible." "I think way less about food and have greater self-acceptance and appreciation for what my body is capable of." "I'm running again and I feel so much better!"