I'm Allison Herries, MS, RDN and I believe eating should be enjoyable and stress-free. That's why I'm on a mission to help you make peace with food.
I’m Allison! I am a registered dietitian-nutritionist, food lover, and recovered chronic dieter with more than five years of experience in the nutrition field.
My specialties include mindful eating, intuitive eating, and non-diet approaches to health.
As an intuitive eating dietitian (and former dieter myself), I believe that food is an enjoyable part of life and should not cause guilt, stress, or anxiety.
I must admit that it hasn’t always been easy to navigate my own relationship with food. Before learning about mindful and intuitive eating, I would label foods as “good” or “bad” and punish myself when I indulged in those “bad” foods.
Like so many, I used to be trapped in a cycle of dieting, overeating, and feeling completely overwhelmed by food.
It took embracing gentle nutrition to realize that there is no “perfect diet” and that all foods fit in my life. Now, I am taking what I learned and applying it to how I teach nutrition.
I continue to understand the need for non-diet nutrition professionals. The world of health and wellness is filled with complicated, contradictory, and sometimes wrong advice. Plus, so much nutrition advice revolves around weight loss (why?!) It can be challenging to decipher between reliable nutrition information and just another diet that robs you of joy.
My mission is to create evidence-based nutrition content that is reliable and easy to understand. I also want to help others heal their relationship with food using intuitive eating so that they can live their lives without counting every single calorie (which is exhausting!) Seriously, the amount of time I wasted tracking calories is a shame!
And as an intuitive eating dietitian, I promise that I will never ask you to track your food, count calories, or eat foods that you don’t like. I proudly believe that food makes life better!
I love food and nutrition, and I love sharing my nutrition knowledge with the world.
Ultimately, my goal is to share my nutrition and intuitive eating expertise so that everyone has the tools they need to take a bite out of life!
A little more about me…
I received my undergraduate degree in nutrition from Long Island University. From there, I completed my dietetic internship and master’s degree in Applied Nutrition at the Sage Graduate School.
The path to becoming a dietitian is not a short one. As a student, I gained valuable experience working in many different settings, including on a farm. I also worked at a school district, a hospital, and a nursing home. Ultimately, I learned that I love to spend my days talking about food!
After graduating, I started my career as a clinical dietitian in New York City, where I helped patients and clients improve their health using nutrition. And I never once prescribed a weight loss diet for any patient.
Since then, life has had many ups and downs, but I always return to what I love most – food and nutrition.
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What I Do as a Registered Dietitian
Registered dietitians are the nutrition experts. To become a dietitian, we must complete an undergraduate or graduate degree, pass a national registry exam, and complete an intensive internship in nutrition and dietetics.
As a dietitian, no two days are the same for me. A typical day may involve 1:1 nutrition counseling, writing, practicing food photography, or making a mess in my kitchen.
Some of the things that I am working on now include:
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