I am a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Texas and am the owner of Taste of Life, LLC. I am a member of the American Dietetic Association and Past-President of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists. I worked for four years as a dietitian and wellness coordinator at The Methodist Hospital in Houston and was in private practice as a dietitian for five years through The Healthy Weigh. In 2010 I began my own private practice, Taste of Life, LLC and also joined Krista Highfield, Licensed Professional Counselor, in the development of Sentido Center LLC, an outpatient eating disorders and wellness facility.
Throughout high school I struggled with anorexia, followed by compulsive overeating in my college years. I relate to the difficulties of changing your relationship with your thoughts, altering ineffective habits, and developing healthy skills. I see now what life is like without eating disorder symptoms, and I feel privileged to help others experience this as well.
In addition to being a licensed dietitian, I have received training as a wellness coach and Nia instructor. I enjoy combining my nutrition and wellness coaching backgrounds to help people achieve their goals and reach their potential.
I am a nutrition graduate from the University of Houston. I became interested in nutrition after taking Introduction to Nutrition as a course when I was exploring majors. It opened my eyes to how much the foods that we eat affect our health and how we feel in our daily lives. Learning about nutrition has helped me deal with my own struggles with food and weight. As a result, my interest in nutrition mainly lies in being able to accept that a “healthy diet” has room for all foods, and that there is no “right" or “wrong.” I am passionate about being able to spread this knowledge and acceptance to other people. I hope to become a registered dietitian in the future, so that I can use my nutrition education to help others who are struggling with food.
I am a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Texas, and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I completed my dietetics degree at The University of Texas at Austin and moved to Houston to further my education. I obtained my Master’s in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, alongside completing my dietetic internship. For over two years, I have had the opportunity to gain experiences in a clinical setting where I helped individuals understand and nutritionally manage various health conditions.
My passion for nutrition originates from my own personal love for food and health. My free time is filled with cooking, leading an active lifestyle, and exploring the ins and outs Houston has to offer! I am dedicated to helping people find a balance using a realistic approach to nutrition. I want to connect my beliefs with my extensive nutrition background to support individuals in reaching their goals and understanding the power of nutrition.
Despite what many diets and diet food products purport, the food we eat and our body shapes are not our enemies. They are just the opposite. Food is our fuel source for life. Our bodies are the vehicles by which we live.
All foods can fit in a balanced, moderate, and varied diet. It is important to look at the relationships we have developed regarding our food and our bodies. With curiosity, compassion, and openness, we can move from a food-and-body-focused existence to one of loving kindness and gratitude.
We hope that you will join us on the journey to wellness.