If you are ready to stop doing diet after diet, make peace with food, spend less time worrying about food, and feel better about your body then you are in the right place. Our Atlanta licensed dietitian nutritionist is here to help!
It does not have to be a struggle about what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. Thoughts about food and eating don’t have to get in the way of living your life. Our registered dietitian nutritionist is here to support you.
When you work with a dietitian nutritionist you are getting personalized care. It is very different than following a diet or a meal plan. In working with a nutritionist you will get personalized recommendations based on your unique needs, goals, lifestyle, and preferences. You will get individualized recommendations in a compassionate nonjudgmental space.
The idea of seeing a dietitian can be scary and overwhelming. You may have in your head that you are going to be told what you can or cannot eat. Maybe you think a dietitian nutritionist is going to encourage you to eat less or more each day. Maybe you think you are going to be told to move more. Instead, Morgan is going to meet you where you are at and help you to feel more confident of your daily food choices. You will be able to better understand why you engage in certain behaviors or maybe why you restrict certain food groups. From here, you will be able to work together to make small or big goals that feel attainable and realistic for you to change some of these behaviors.
Nutrition counseling is provided at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness by Morgan Cherry,MS,RDN,LD. Morgan is an Atlanta, Georgia licensed dietitian nutritionist. She has significant experience working with people struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns. Morgan offers 30 and 45 minute nutrition counseling sessions. She specializes in eating disorder recovery and making peace with food. She works with clients struggling with binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, body image, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and stress eating. She specializes in providing a non-shaming weight inclusive approach to nutrition. Morgan provides nutrition counseling to kids, teens, and adults in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
Anti- diet nutrition counseling
As we all know, we live in a world where diets are everywhere. We hear about diets from our friends, coworkers, magazines, social media, and the TV almost daily. We also know that diet culture indicates that weight loss will be achieved and/or that it can cure health issues. However, we have seen through lots of research that a majority of diets out there are not sustainable long term and do not provide lasting results. “Being an anti-diet dietitian nutritionist does not mean that I do not believe in overall health, it instead means that I want to help you break-free from diets by using evidence-based interventions. Together we will be able to break down the facts and the truth behind a lot of the diet myths that you may have been taught throughout your life. We will be able to work towards living a life where you have flexibility and permission with your food choices, without being controlled by limiting specific foods, food groups, or amounts of food.” – Morgan Cherry. RD
I know what I am supposed to eat, how will nutrition counseling help me?
“I am not going to tell you what to specifically eat, nor am I going to tell you specific foods to avoid because I believe all foods fit. My goal is to help you find balance in your food intake so that you are able to consume foods that provide nourishment, while also provide pleasure and enjoyment. I want you to be able to eat a variety of different foods each day so that you know that you have permission to all foods. I also want to help you better understand your relationship with food, your body, and movement. Our relationships with food, our body, and movement are so intertwined and it is helpful to better understand why we are acting on certain behaviors. ” -Morgan Cherry, RD
Why work with Morgan versus another dietitian nutritionist ?
Morgan has specialized nutrition training and experience working with eating disorders. If you are struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating, meeting with someone with expertise in this area is incredibly important. Morgan’s warm personality also has the ability to put clients at ease during nutrition counseling. She creates a shame free non -intimidating environment for clients to meet their nutrition goals.
Morgan also works at a therapy practice, which means if during your work together you decide you want to work with a therapist she can seamlessly refer to one. You would be able to have a dietician and therapist on the same team working together. By no means do you have to do therapy or work with a therapist at our practice, but by getting nutrition counseling at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness this option is incredibly accessible if you would like it.
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietitian nutritionist?
Morgan is a registered dietician nutritionist and licensed dietitian (RDN/ LD). Using the term “dietitian” or “registered dietician” is legally protected. Becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist requires going through specific course work, testing, and a licensure process. Dietitians must complete a dietetic internship accredited by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A registered dietitian also has to do continuing education to keep up a Georgia license. The biggest difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist is level of education and licensure. In many states a nutritionist can practice without a license.