Hi!! My names Rachel and I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University earning my Bachelors degree in Nutrition& Foods with a concentration in Dietetics. I’m an aspiring Registered Dietitian and recently got matched into my top choice dietetic internship/Masters program at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I will start the program in August, then 16 months later I will have my Masters of Science in Nutrition and be sitting for the RD Exam!
Growing up I ate very unhealthy. My “diet” was mostly frozen food and sodas. One day I realized how unhealthy and overweight I had let myself get. I needed to change what I was putting in my body and start moving it more to lose weight and get healthy. I had always been the fat kid and was tired of it. So I changed.. I stopped drinking sodas and switched the food I ate to non-frozen healthier foods. I wasn’t into lifting weights yet but I occasionally went on runs around the neighborhood and played lacrosse for two years. It didn’t take much time for me to lose weight after just changing my diet and adapting this slightly healthier lifestyle.
My weight loss and transitioning to a healthy lifestyle has been a roller coaster with many ups and downs. I have gotten skinny, then gained back weight. I have struggled with bingeing and unhealthy eating. I have been consistent with weight lifting and tracking macros and seen great results.
My nutrition philosophy is forever changing, but I want to show people there isn’t one “correct” way to eat. I don’t shop at expensive grocery stores or buy a ton of fancy products. I like to create meals that use products from my local grocery store that are simple and quick.
I believe my healthy balance means nourishing my body with good food and moving it in ways I find enjoyable. My healthy balance also includes going out to eat with my friends and the occasional binge watching of Netflix. I want to share what my healthy balance looks like to me, in hopes that I can inspire you to find out what your healthy balance looks like to you (hint: It’s different for everyone).