Meet Michelle, your dietitian nutritionist that loves working with any type of client that is motivated to improve their healthy eating habits.
Michelle’s ideal client:
Michelle loves working with all clients! She enjoys helping those who are new to adopting healthy eating habits and are eager to learn how to improve their nutritional well-being. She loves to work with those who are novices and are not sure where to start to make changes.
Success story from her client:
“For the last 20 years, I have done a number of weight loss programs costing me thousands and thousands of dollars … Weight Watchers, an HCG weight loss regimen for 2 full years, Medifast several times, and even did a faith-based weight loss program only to lose and gain those same 100 plus pounds over and over again.
In December 2018, I was at the point where I found myself just 5 pounds away from being my highest weight so I knew I needed to lose the weight but just couldn’t go through another extreme weight loss program or eat prepackaged foods again. I was discouraged and had no game plan.
I knew I needed the help of a professional, so I did a Google search for a registered dietitian in my area and came across Anderson’s Nutrition. As a Christmas/Birthday gift to myself, I bought their
Michelle was such a godsend to me. She never judged me. When I felt overwhelmed, she encouraged me to take small steps and that those small steps would add up and make a difference. Michelle helped me worked through my issues of emotional eating. She worked with me
The biggest benefit I have received from being on this program is breaking my sugar addiction and eliminating my cravings for sweets. This program has taught me that I don’t have to starve myself or eat prepackaged foods to lose weight. I can lose weight eating real food that is satisfying and gets me through the day.
In fact, one of the first things I noticed was that when eating a healthy breakfast I was able to make it to lunch without feeling famished. I am so thankful that I met Michelle and what I was able to accomplish while working with her. Those 12 weeks gave me the tools I need to continue my journey to reach my goal. As of June 1, 2019, I have lost 56 pounds and am just about half way to goal. My husband has reaped the benefit of me being on this program and has lost 25 pounds himself. “
Why is Michelle a dietitian?
Growing up in the Southeast where southern cuisine, in particularly soul food, is a huge part of the African American community and a staple in our culture and family life, I was surrounded by great cooks. My mother, grandmothers
“In high school, I contemplated pursuing dance and the arts as a future career. I became more health-conscious through my food choices and exercise and would subscribe to SHAPE magazine to keep up with the latest and greatest in nutrition and fitness. I would purchase exercise videos and workout to them at home. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and embodying wellness became my passion, and I knew it was what I wanted to dedicate my life to.
“In college, I started out as a pre-pharmacy major. In my junior year, I realized I had a problem philosophically prescribing medicines for illnesses and diseases that, with the proper diet and physical activity regimen, could be managed or even cured. I completed my senior year of college and graduated with a degree in Biology to later pursue my nutrition studies on the graduate level, gained experience in food science, and honed my clinical nutrition skills by completing a dietetic internship.
“As a Registered Dietitian, I get to help people become their “healthiest self”. My motto is “Possess what you profess”. I know that I could not be a successful dietitian if I was not an example of what healthy eating and embodying wellness could look like.”
How does Michelle stay healthy?
- She prays/meditates daily.
- Michelle exercises two-three times per week (i.e., zumba, yoga, walk/jog) and does liturgical dance once/week at her church.
- She bakes/broils/steams all of my foods, and avoids fried foods as much as possible but also seasons foods while cooking with various herbs/spices, using salt sparingly.
- Michelle drinks 1 gallon of water a day.
- She goes to bed no later than 10pm nightly.
What else should you know about Michelle?
She enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, traveling and scrapbooking.