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April 19, 2011

What Nutritionists Really Eat

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Location: Los Angeles and Fort Collins, CO
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 128 to 132 pounds
Clients: Confidential, but range from Grammy and Oscar winners to Super Bowl champs and Olympic athletes.
The tab: $125 to $285 for in-office visit. $2,000 to $5,000 per day on location.

Fitness regimen: Rides horses three days per week, which "really helps work my core, glutes, and thighs — all my trouble areas!" Interval running on a treadmill two times per week.

Indulgences: Ice cream, organic whipped cream, and French toast.

M.O.: "I cleanse at least twice a year with the Optimal Cleanse by East West Essentials and have 10 days of food prepared for me via a program I work with called Paleta This is my way of taking care of myself and releasing toxins. I view food as my number one form of medicine. For example, if I wake up and feel like I'm getting a cold, I'll avoid dairy and focus on high vitamin-C-rich foods, like spinach and strawberries."

Core advice: "With a lot of my female clients, I focus on foods that will help establish the body's hormone balance. Balancing blood sugar throughout the day can make a huge impact on mood, energy, and even sleep. Midsection or sudden weight gain is a sign of something being out of balance. Also, if it says fat-free, sugar-free, or nonfat, don't buy it. These will crash out your metabolism."


  • Oatmeal, 8 oz, with rice milk, 4 fl oz, a handful of raw pecans, about 1 oz, and berries, 4 oz, with Stevia and cinnamon sprinkled on top — 483 calories


  • Apple with 2 tbsp of raw almond butter — 224 calories


  • Trader Joe's brown-rice tortilla, hummus, 2 oz, arugula, 8 oz, ground turkey, 4 oz, and avocado, 4 oz — 746 calories


  • Fage 2 percent Greek yogurt, 7 oz, with 2 tbsp flaxseed, 2 tbsp wheat germ, Stevia, and cinnamon — 304 calories


  • Grilled halibut, cubed, 6 oz, with pineapple, 4 oz — 350 calories
  • Vegetable stir-fry (red and orange bell peppers, red onion, and asparagus), 6 to 8 oz, mixed with brown rice, 4 oz, with 1 tbsp Bragg amino acids and 1 tsp butter — 289 calories


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