My interest in nutrition began back in high school when I learned about the link between nutrition and athletic performance. But by the time I enrolled at the University of Delaware, my eating habits took a nosedive. I had unlimited access to a dining hall and overindulged in pasta, bread, and cookies.
It was pretty much a disaster for my body and mind. I struggled with memory and focus, felt easily agitated and lost motivation.
These were symptoms I now can attribute to a poor diet, yet I couldn't help but feel like something was wrong with me. Desperate for a solution, I saw a doctor who diagnosed me with ADD and prescribed Adderall; yet another disaster for my mind and body.
Over the next few months I became sleep deprived, snippy towards friends and family and extremely self-conscious. And those were just the affects on my well-being.
My appetite, diet and gut health were abysmal, all thanks to my new Adderall dependence.
In an attempt to get back in shape, I began applying the nutrition principles I learned in school. I ate low-fat dairy, avoided red meat and included plenty of high fiber cereals and whole grain breads in my diet. I followed the popular “low-calorie, small, frequent meal” advice and started working out five to six days a week—sometimes even twice a day.
The results? You guessed it: another disaster. I was very thin, slept poorly and still felt awful.
After graduation I took my first job as nutritionist and personal trainer at a local fitness facility. I realized that many of my clients were following the same “low-calorie, small, frequent meal” regimen I’d tried. Instead of reaching their fitness goals they were tired and burnt out. Worse, many still experienced the issues they hoped a better diet would address: adrenal fatigue, autoimmune diseases and early menopause. I saw myself in their struggles.
There had to be a better, more practical approach to health and wellness.
I decided to start my own research and found the Nutritional Therapy Association, a reputable, holistic program that focuses on foundations of health that actually help people heal.
It was a turning point. I’d found my own path to abundance.
I’ve walked in your shoes. That experience taught me to question the mainstream approach to wellness that focuses on weight loss as a primary goal. My approach reflects up-to-date and thorough nutrition research and will help you create the healthiest, happiest, most abundant version of yourself.
In Abundant Health,
AliAli Boone, RD, LDN, NTP
I can't wait to get to know you!
In the meantime, here are some fun facts about me.
- I'm a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
- I'm also a certified Life Coach through Inner Glow Circle.
- I’m a quarter Japanese, half Irish and a quarter German.
- I love dogs! Say hi to our own little border collie/blue heeler mix.
- I tell people I’m 5’0, but I’m actually a mighty 4 ft 11 ½.
- I love yoga, soccer and high intensity interval training.
- I’m a self-taught cook who and do a fantastic job helping new cooks start with the basics.
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