There's Always Room for Ice Cream and Chocolate!

Dietitian helping with emotional eating and post-bariatric complications

ice cream cone in hand

Nutrition counseling and programs that address emotional eating and conflicting nutrition messages. Discover foods that give you more energy and less stress around eating.

Our Process

Nutrition and Post-Bariatric Surgery

Client support

Emotional Eating

Support for your success

Emotional Eating

When I was younger, I used ice cream and chocolate to fill a void. Then, as a young adult, I faced the hard truth that food can never fill a void. I discovered that most of the struggle with eating and food has little to do with food. It has much more to do with your thinking around food, weight, and your body.

I used to think emotional eating was bad.  Now I realize emotional eating is a clue to what I may be experiencing internally.

Over time, with lots of great mentors, training, and soul work, I learned the keys to decoding my clues about my food and emotional baggage.

Now I  teach culinary students and clients about nutrition enjoying food, without guilt.

Struggling with the loss of control feelings around food, weight, and their bodies is a message that can change!

Kathryn eating chocolate cupcake

Feel more energetic and free from food

key with dream- daisies
ice cream cone in hand

Weight Loss Surgery is a Tool

You can’t turn on the TV or drive down the highway without noticing Start Living Your Life advertisements. 

The message so many hear is lose weight and your problems will go away. Follow this diet, take this pill or do this procedure, it’s easy. The insinuation is everything will be great after you follow this approach.  So many are left feeling there is something wrong with them or they didn’t do the plan right. 

I call a big BS!  The challenges are NOT about lack of will power but a faulty system that is not sustainable.

We’ll uncover how you can eat without fear and nourish your body in a way that removes the anxiety around food. 

Services Offered

    • Cooking classes
    • Client Coaching
    • Telenutrition
    • Professional Training
    • Realistic Meal Planning
    • Supervision for CEDRD 
    • Speaking
    • Virtual appointments
    • E-Courses
    • Joyful movement classes
    • Personal training and more!


I love helping clients and professionals cut through the BS. Sharing how I have uncovered food concerns clients don’t even know they have motivates my professional work.

My classes, individual coaching, and talks create an understanding that pokes holes in the argument that food coming up post weight loss surgery is normal. 


  • Emotional food connections 
  • Disordered eating
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Bariatric (post-surgery)
  • Eating disorders
  • Joyful movement
  • Non-diet nutrition support


Get rid of your anxiety about food and confusion about what to eat. Issues like an insatiable hunger or food coming back up are all too common. 

Your challenges are NOT about lack of willpower.

I’ve been there and found an approach that uncovers the real problems. My blueprint will get you to the root challenges and the solutions to resolve them.

Hint, the problem is not food or your body!

You’re Not Alone. I’m Here to Help!

Whether you are a client feeling out of control around food and afraid you will put more weight on OR a clinician confused with clients reporting they have no post op surgery problems, yet report food just comes up and complain about insatiable hunger. 

There is a better approach and I can help you get there.


Frequently Asked Questions


What services do you offer?
Do you have any certifications?
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from the Commission of Dietetic Registration
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Pro Counselor and has received supervision with Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the book, Intuitive Eating.
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS-C) designation from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) Foundation
  • Joyful movement for all bodies has always been a passion of mine. For this reason, I have continued to advance my fitness experience by complementing with several fitness licensing and certifications, including becoming:
    • Les Mills BODYPUMP™ instructor
    • POP Pilates Certified Instructor
    • Licensed Zumba® Instructor
    • Cooper Aerobics Institute Aquatics and Personal Training Certification
    • Certified Primary Aerobics Instructor from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Do you accept insurance?
  • At this moment, you pay us directly. When medical nutrition therapy is prescribed by a physician, you may be able to get reimbursement or apply health savings dollars
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  • I would love to help you move past your food issues, feel strong, and have a healthy relationship with food and your body
  • Invest in yourself. The cost of one nice business suit could lead you to feel better every day, not just the days you wear the suit. For what a nice suit would cost, you could make a difference for the rest of your life
  • Aren’t you tired of spending endless dollars on gimmicks, magic pills, and memberships to programs that don’t produce desired results?
What is emotional eating?
  • Eating in response to a negative or positive emotion.
  • Sometimes experienced outside of physiological hunger but can also be done with true hunger signals.
  • Often done in a mindless manner.
  • Done in a way that the person may recognize the emotional eating yet not have a desire to stop.
  • There is nothing wrong with emotional eating.


Do you offer any packages?
  • Yes, packages are a way to offer cost savings to you.
  • For a lasting approach, working with me over time is what allows you to learn about how your body reacts and manages the fluctuations with life and schedules.
  • I offer monthly Concierge and VIP packages that are customized to provide you with the resources and support you need. 
Where are your new patient forms?
  • The new patient forms can be found in the patient portal.
  • See your email for the link to register for the patient portal.
  • If your signed up and have not found your registration link, check your spam and junk folder for an email from Healthie.

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