About NicoleEat Well - Move More - Smile Often
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Dietitian in Indiana, and Certified Health Coach. I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, & Health. I completed my Dietetic Internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. After passing my registration exam to become a RDN, I worked for 4 years with a corporate wellness company conducting fitness, wellness and nutrition programming. In early 2018, I decided to open my own nutrition practice to focus more on individualized counseling, group programming, and helping clientele make lasting nutrition and health changes in a virtual setting. I enjoy working with clients on lifestyle and behavior change, weight loss, weight management, meal prep and cooking, meal planning and recipes, healthy family eating, fitness, and general nutrition guidance.
Outside of my love for all things food and nutrition, I also have a huge passion for teaching group exercise classes and helping people reach their fitness goals. I am a NASM Personal Trainer and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. I enjoy teaching indoor cycling, WERQ dance fitness, and Studio Barre fitness classes in NWI.
In my free time, I like trying new recipes, reading, soaking up the sun (when the Saint John, Indiana weather allows), hosting game nights, spending time with family, and binge-watching The Office on Netflix as much as possible. I’ve been lucky to travel, laugh and do life with my high school sweetheart, turned husband Joe since 2006. As of March 2019, we have been blessed with beautiful twin girls Avery & Zoe and are loving every minute with them!
MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY:
My food philosophy includes eating a balanced diet incorporating all the food groups. I don’t believe in restrictions but instead finding the best time and place to embrace all your favorite foods. I find choosing more whole foods (especially fruits and vegetables) and less processed food (think packaged or boxed items) is a great way to easily start building a more nutritious plan. Remember quality over quantity… you don’t need to worry about calorie-counting every day of your life to stay healthy! Instead, focus on selecting foods composed of healthy ingredients (read that ingredients label…less is more!) and wholesome nutrients (think lean protein, quality carbs, healthy fats, and fiber!) throughout the day for a balanced and quality-driven diet. It is my passion to teach and show people how to build a healthier lifestyle while including flavorful and nutritious food that is easy to prepare and incorporate into their routine.
Looking for a quick fix? Hoping to follow a restrictive eating plan and find lasting results? Interested in trying that hot new diet or shake that promises a simple solution? Well, you won’t find those answers here!
Health is a journey, not a destination, and change doesn’t happen overnight. Making lifelong modifications to your health takes time, and change happens from within. Anyone can follow a specific diet for several months, but what happens after that? If you don’t learn the why and the how of healthy eating habits, success can rarely be established into a permanent lifestyle. No two people are alike, so I am here to help find your healthy approach to eating and living that works for you! Through nutrition counseling, we’ll work together to breakdown your individual barriers, implement small lifestyle changes, and achieve and sustain your long-term health goals. YOU CAN DO IT!
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan
Eat good. Feel good.
Skip the diet. Just eat healthy.
Eat your way to better health.
My Mission: Providing people with the tools and guidance to make nutritious food choices and supporting them as they build a healthier, more active, and fulfilling lifestyle.
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