Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Michelle Hines


Meet Michelle, your dietitian nutritionist that loves working with any type of client that is motivated to improve their healthy eating habits.

Michelle MS, RDN in Gilbert, Arizona

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 12 week program, and the registered dietitian that worked with me was Michelle.

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 on setting short term and long term goals. She was a wonderful resource of information on substituting unhealthy foods with healthier options. And, most importantly she made me believe I was capable of permanent success.

Most importantly, she made me believe I was capable of permanent success.

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. “

-Margaret

Gilbert AZ

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 and godmothers could cook any and everything. No matter what it was, it was ALWAYS good! I was “pleasantly plump” in grade school. I remember my parents and other family members telling me “It’s just baby fat. You will grow out of it.”  Nevertheless, my weight did not stop me from being active and getting involved in various hobbies. I played the piano and cello, as well as trained in ballet, tap and jazz dance from the age of six to 17 years of age.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and embodying wellness became my passion, and I knew it was what I wanted to dedicate my life to.

“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.

Possess what you profess

“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.”

– Michelle

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.