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About

Allie

I am a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping others to heal their relationship with food. I received my degree from Texas Christian University in 2012 after completing TCU’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics and began treating eating disorders in 2014. After recovering from nearly a decade of my own disordered eating, I find so much joy and purpose in helping others to do the same.
I use a combination of sound nutrition information, intuitive eating, and mindful eating principles to help clients separate nutrition fact from fiction and re-learn how to trust their body’s inner wisdom. My goal is for you to be able to nourish yourself adequately & appropriately without judgment or fear!

I also enjoy working with clients wanting to improve their mental health, balance their hormones, or improve their overall wellness through weight neutral nutrition. By taking the focus off the number on the scale, we can spend time actually improving your symptoms and finding where your body functions the best. Weight neutral does not necessarily mean that your weight will not change, but that we no longer use weight as a measure of progress towards your nutritional goals. Instead, we shift our focus to changes in your habits, behaviors, food choices, and symptoms to determine what is working for you and what isn’t.

Specialties include:
Degrees, Certifications, and Specialized Training

What is Health at Every Size?

Health at Every Size (HAES) is a movement that supports focusing on health behaviors for people of all sizes without using weight as a benchmark of success. A weight-neutral HAES approach has been shown to support improvements in physiological measures (blood pressure, lab values), health behaviors (food and movement choices), and psychosocial outcomes (self-esteem & body image). Weight loss may or may not be a side effect.

While traditional weight-based approaches to health can result in weight loss in the short term, these approaches are unable to reliably maintain weight loss or health improvements over the long term. Making weight loss the primary focus of care contributes to weight cycling (“yo-yo dieting”), increased food and body preoccupation, reduced self-esteem, and eating disorders.

For more information on the evidence behind Health at Every Size, read Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift by Linda Bacon or visit https://lindabacon.org/.

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is a 10 principle weight-neutral mind-body health approach developed by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Each principle is designed to reconnect you with your body’s natural inner wisdom. The 10 principles include:

  1. Reject the diet mentality
  2. Honor your hunger
  3. Make peace with food
  4. Challenge the food police
  5. Feel your fullness
  6. Discover the satisfaction factor
  7. Cope with your emotions without using food
  8. Respect your body
  9. Exercise – feel the difference
  10. Honor your health with gentle nutrition

For more information on Intuitive Eating, visit https://www.intuitiveeating.org/.