Hi! I’m Alexandra, and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-proclaimed foodie. I love to cook (with no shortage of kitchen dance parties), try new restaurants, and of course… EAT! My passion is for everything nutrition and wellness, with a “joie de vivre” and appreciation for the beautiful things in life (hellooooo peonies, beach sunsets, and fab pink dresses). I hope bouquets and baguettes inspires you to live your most joyful, natural, healthy life. XO
Facts About Me:
- Fave Food: Sushi! (especially if salmon and avo is involved). And truffles-make it raiiiiin truffles
- Fave Beverage: Matcha Green tea. Matcha has been my obsession since high school. #OGmatchalover
- Fave Things: the color pink, big bouquets, French macarons, reading cook books, photography, chilled rosé, beach picnics, getting strong at the gym
My Food/Nutrition Philosophy:
I believe that food is medicine. What we eat has the power to help us, and alternatively, harm us. Proper nutrition is healing and is essential for wellbeing and quality of life. I desire to teach others that healthy food can be delicious food, so much so, that one begins to crave it.
It is imperative that the association between guilt and food be eliminated. In my practice, I believe the most important qualities I can employ are to make connections, build trust, and create an environment of non-judgment and encouragement, always. I want to reassure people that even the smallest change is worth praising and pursuing.
Change begins small, slow, and steady. Large, fast, and inconsistent change never lasts long, and cannot flourish into a lifestyle. I believe that feeding the body is just as important as feeding the soul. A healthful diet is all about balance and moderation, which means all foods fit. As a dietitian, I strive to show that wholesome nutrition is the foundation of a whole life.
Food and eating are parts of life that should be enjoyed, relished, and savored, rather than feared, over-calculated, and complicated. There are no quick fixes to attaining a healthy lifestyle or goal weight; consistency of healthy habits is paramount. Proper nutrition, exercise, and a realistic yet positive outlook are the keys to achieving improved health, longevity and goal weight. Living healthfully requires lifestyle change; diets do not work.
There will be ups and downs on the path of eating nutritiously, but it is my duty to provide care, coaching, education, and encouragement all along the way, as these actions are essential to motivation and living nutritiously.
Bastyr University, California- Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness: Currently!!
Dietetic Internship: Cal Poly, SLO, 2015-2016
Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, Summa Cum Laude, Point Loma Nazarene University, May 2015
In the Media:
US News and World Report: “8 Healthy West Coast Habits East Coasters Should Adopt” http://health.usnews.com/wellness/slideshows/8-healthy-west-coast-habits-east-coasters-should-adopt
Presidio Sports Magazine and Sansum Health Magazine-March 2016
Benefits of Match Green Tea+ Matcha Smoothie Recipe
DayPlanner Nutrition Calendar- January 2014
Contributed nutrition and exercise advice to be featured on the 2016 Nutrition Twins’ DayPlanner calendar , sold on QVC.
ModernMom-October 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015 blogger
Created several recipes for the Nutrition Twins featured on ModernMom, Brooke Burke’s blog about food, fitness, motherhood, and healthy living.
Daily Burn-Blogger, November 2014
Contributed an article on food safety and healthy Thanksgiving recipes.
ACE Fitness– Blogger, December 2014
Created a recipe featured in article on nutrition and exercise.