Hello and Welcome to Goodness Gracious Living Nutrition.
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.
I am a Diet-Free Registered Dietitian and Health at Every Size® Dietitian and owner of Goodness Gracious Living Nutrition in Southbury, Connecticut and I work with clients in person and virtually.
I help people like you, chronic dieters, learn how to reconnect with your inner eating wisdom, make peace with food and your body, and never diet again.
Throughout my career, I have helped my clients find success in gut health, such as Irritable Bowel Disease, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth, Celiac disease and NCGS (non-Celiac gluten sensitivity). I have also written for major publications, overhauled school lunch programs, and created 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 wellness by teaching others my individualized techniques. I work in collaboration with my clients to develop a plan that provides the tools to heal their bodies – whether it is to free them from the vicious, chronic cycle of dieting and empower them to heal their relationship with food and their body or to free themselves from the quality-of-life altering symptoms of digestive diseases.
MY DIET STORY…
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 BELLY STORY…
My whole life, I could always eat any food and not suffer from gut issues. That is, until one day I when I ended up in the emergency room, doubled over in pain. After being sent home without an answer, I went to see a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with c. difficile – a nasty bacterial infection. After the course of antibiotics, I still wasn’t 100% myself.
I found that I had digestive issues all the time. It wasn’t what I ate, it was that I ate. To make a very long story short, it turns out that I had a second bout of the same infection and ended up with a diagnosis of Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel syndrome. Through dietary and supplemental interventions, I was able to heal my gut. Today, I can eat almost everything, with the exception of the trigger foods I have identified for myself, and manage my IBS. And I love helping clients do the same.
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 via the button below.