About me: 

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Hey there

My name is Kaely, I am an Integrative & Functional Medicine Dietitian in Southern California with a passion for making health and nutrition info easy to understand and put to use in your already busy life - welcome to my site! My path to my happiest, healthiest self was not a linear one and I hope to be able to streamline your journey with things I've learned along the way. 

From the "low fat, low calorie" approach still being taught in school to the opposite low carb/high fat and the often quite restrictive "clean eating" and everything in between - I've scoured the research, coached hundreds of clients and completed plenty of n=1 experiments on myself and learned A LOT. Once I finally figured out that my journey is unique and I can't keep trying to fit into other people's "boxes", I arrived at a point in my life where I feel balanced, unrestricted and confident in my diet and lifestyle choices.

I know first hand how stressful it can be to constantly fret over whether or not your current training and nutrition plan is "the best" or will get you to your goals the fastest - and I am a health professional! I used to view my previous struggles with nutrition and exercise as a weakness but I now understand that those experiences make me a more effective coach because I've lived (and overcome) the very frustration that my clients are feeling.

My hope is to be able to empower, educate and inspire you to find what works for you so we can all get on living full, balanced lives!

 

Things I've worked for / am Proud of / am Interested in: 

Master's Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Cal State Long Beach. 

Completed my Dietetic Internship with an emphasis in Nutrition and Physical Performance at Saint Louis University. 

Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics at James Madison University. 

Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), utilizing MRT testing to help clients reduce inflammation from food sensitivities.  

Former avid distance runner - completing 2 full marathons and about 10 half marathons. 

Currently loving lifting heavy weights over at CF Shorebreak.

Originally from Virginia but have been in California since 2013. I grew up an Army brat so I've moved pretty much my entire life. 

Obsessed with dachshunds (really all dogs in general though). 

There is nothing more luxurious than a great breakfast (+ amazing coffee)! 

I have the absolute best family and friends. It is 100% certain that I wouldn't be where I am today without their love, support and never ending confidence! 

I got to marry my best friend May 2018! 

I believe whole-heartedly that we have the power to get everything we want out of this life but we have to FEEL great in order to do that. That’s where I can help.

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