I was working out like a fiend but not seeing the results I wanted to, so I decided to get serious about my nutrition. Surprisingly, I got WAY more than a better-looking bod once I started counting macros and checking in with a coach on a weekly basis (more confidence, a healthier relationship with food, better performance in the gym, etc), and I want everyone to reap these benefits! I'm so excited to help others discover the freedom and joy I've found, and I'm beyond grateful for LunchBox.
Certifications / Education / Experience
- Precision Nutrition, Pn1
- 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
- 5+ years yoga teaching experience
More About Me
Why did you decide to become a nutrition coach?
Joining LunchBox changed my life in such a wonderful and meaningful way, and I want to share what I've learned with as many people as possible. Also, I find nutrition and the human body absolutely fascinating, and I love connecting with others – so becoming a nutrition coach was a perfect fit for me!
What do you love most about being a coach?
Witnessing the growth and transformation as people progress on their individual journeys is awesome. I also love seeing people realize food isn't "good" or "evil" – it's just food! – and watching as they develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
What’s the most important piece of advice you would like to share with someone who is looking to improve their nutrition?
Take it one day, one moment, one step at a time. Chances are you are unlearning years of unhealthy or less-than-ideal habits, and it takes some time to adjust. That is OK! Practice patience and be kind to yourself.
What is the #1 most important thing someone should know about working with their own nutrition coach?
Your coach wants the best for you and to help you reach your goals, but you have to communicate in order for him or her to truly assist you. The more open and honest you can be, the better! Remember: Your coach is always on your side.
How has improving your nutrition changed your life?
Real talk: My "monthly visitor" is FAR more pleasant since getting my nutrition in order. In addition, I've learned to enjoy a serving of my favorite foods without overeating, and I feel more at peace around food and with my body. In short, improving my nutrition has drastically improved my life.
How do you workout?
Weightlifting, circuit training and yoga, depending on the day and what my body is craving.
Are you married? Do you have kids? Any animals?
I am married to a red-headed ninja named Chris (he competes on the TV show American Ninja Warrior and is known as the "Ginga Ninja"), and we have two dogs (a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua-Rat Terrier Mix) and one cat (a Maine Coon). No kids yet, but we plan to have one someday!
Describe the meal you could eat every day for the rest of your life.
PIZZA. Cheesy, gooey, delicious pizza. Served with raw carrots (seriously, can't get enough of them) a cold glass of Relax Riesling.
What is your favorite treat?
I'm obsessed with chocolate chip Lenny & Larry cookies (they taste like the real deal!), and I love ice cream.
What are your favorite TV shows - past and present.
THE OFFICE. It never, ever gets old! Parks & Recreation is also a favorite.
Do you have any hobbies?
I'm super into yoga, meditation and anything that involves mind-body-spirit connection. On the more frivolous side ... is shopping at Target a hobby? Because if so, that's definitely on my list. Bonus if I'm sipping a Starbucks coffee.
What are you most passionate about?
Showing people that it's totally OK to love yourself a whole lot and to take care of yourself, and that it's 100% worth the work it takes to get to that place of true self-acceptance.
What is something you want others to know about nutrition?
You don't have to completely omit certain foods or food groups from your diet in order to be healthy and fit (barring medically-necessary omissions, obviously). ALSO: CARBS ARE YOUR FRIEND.
What is the biggest nutrition myth that you would like to disappear?
Anything remotely suggesting cleanses or detoxes are beneficial. Your liver has you covered, boo.