Hello and welcome! My name is Beth Rosen and I am a Registered Dietitian, a Mom (yes, that is capitalized because it is a big job), and a kamikaze gardener. I have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, both in Nutrition, and I have been practicing for 20 years. Throughout my career, I have helped my clients find success in gut health, such as Irritable Bowel Disease, SIBO, and food intolerance, heart health such as reducing blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol, as well as manage diabetes and weight issues. In that time, I have also worked within school systems to reform school lunch programs, implemented worksite wellness programs, and conducted nutrition programming for individuals and community groups.
I believe that small changes add up to big results. I subscribe to a non-judgmental, non-diet approach to weight and disease management by teaching others my individualized techniques. I work in collaboration with my clients to develop a plan that provides the tools to free them from the vicious, chronic cycle of dieting and empowers them to reach their natural weight, maintain health, manage disease, and reach long-term lifestyle goals.
I know first-hand what it feels like to fail at dieting. I had been doing it since I was nine years old and never found the solution to my weight “problem” from any of the diets that I tried… and believe me, I tried them all! What I did find was poor self-esteem, a debilitating body image, and guilt and shame associated with a number of foods that ranged from butter to bananas. Then one day, it just hit me: As I was debating the “virtue” of an apple (was it a “good” food or a “bad” food?), I realized that my only “problem” was with diets and the ridiculous “do’s” and “don’ts” that I learned. There was nothing wrong with my body, and I was sick and tired of listening to the commercial diet industry (a $60 billion business) tell me that I didn’t meet the “ideal”. Over time, I learned to listen to my body instead of diet culture and found freedom from restriction, and freedom from the guilt and shame that paired with every diet. What I gained was body-acceptance and the knowledge that all bodies – every shape and size – are beautiful. When I learned to focus on my health, rather than my weight, I began to find joy in food, movement, and life. Oh, and my body!
My intention with this blog is to share the things I love to talk about and enlighten anyone interested in learning more about living diet-free. While you are here, please read what my clients have to say about working with me.
Feel free to comment on my posts or send me a private note. If my story resonates with you and you would like to learn more about how I dumped the diet mentality, stopped struggling with emotional and stress eating, and became a fearless eater, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.