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About Fad Free Nutrition Blog

Are you ready to break free from diet culture and find inner body wisdom? Do you want to discover how to nourish yourself, enjoy food without fear and guilt, and develop a healthier relationship with food? Then this is the place where I’ll be sharing the latest information and tips on intuitive eating, non-diet approaches, Health at Every Size and more!

As a non-diet dietitian, it’s my mission to help people learn how to trust their own bodies again. In this page, I’ll provide evidence-based resources that help you move away from restrictive diets and outdated nutrition advice. From tips for conceptualizing weight stigma for better self acceptance to simple strategies for finding pleasure in eating. I know how hard it can be to unlearn the dangerous diet mentality but together we can rediscover food joy!

This page is also packed with creative ideas for cooking nourishing meals without sacrificing taste or texture. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a drag – find delicious recipes that will make your whole family happy without compromising your own wellbeing!

So if you’re looking for reliable nutrition advice that empowers you rather than restricts you, let me show you how to foster a positive attitude towards food. Check out this online space and start your journey towards true food freedom!

About Melissa

Though I currently live in Gainesville, Florida, I was actually born in Puerto Rico, where I also began my dietetics career. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years now, but I’m an eternal student, and I love to keep on learning more about the science of nutrition every day.

No Fads, Just Facts

As a healthcare professional in the field of nutrition and dietetics, I see that each time there is more and more information out there in this area, and therefore, more confusion. It can be a challenge to weed out which information is valid and backed by evidence, and which is…well…based on trends and fads.

Now, I love being able to educate and clear up doubts related to food and nutrition! That’s why I decided to dedicate a space on the web that offers up nutrition related content that’s not only based on recent and credible sources of evidence, but that’s also easy to understand and apply to daily living. All while getting to the point and cutting through all the fad!

Food is Good

“Food is an Important Part of a Balanced Diet”

Fran Lebowitz

An issue I really want to emphasize throughout this page is that eating healthy is not about following a strict diet plan, eating only salads and depriving ourselves of the foods we love. We have to eat! And not just to nourish our bodies, but because it’s a pleasurable activity too, one which we have to right to enjoy. I don’t believe that there are “bad” or “good” foods: all foods can be a part of a healthy diet. It’s just a matter of learning how to trust ourselves to nourish our bodies like we were born to.

I am constantly becoming more and more aware of the fact that restrictive diets don’t work for the long haul. I’m also very concerned about the actual diet culture. You know, those social beliefs that try to convince us that in order to be accepted you have to weigh “x” pounds, that create difficult relationships with food and that promote disordered eating. Yeah,  it’s no wonder the act of eating has become so problematic. We’ve been bombarded with these false beliefs for so long that, unknowingly, they’ve become part of the way we think and behave around food.

I believe it’s time to start focusing more on our health and well being than on social ideals. Learning how to eat well, developing a healthy relationship with food and adopting good lifestyle habits is what’s really going to help us achieve long lasting positive changes in our health. Each time, I feel more and more motivated to share this message. I sincerely hope that through this page, I can help you achieve better nutrition from a place of self-care, find freedom from food obsessions and achieve body trust!

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