Adrienne is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Masters of Science in Nutrition and internship training from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Adrienne’s background involves counseling on the topics of weight concerns, bariatric surgery, and dietary strategies for managing GERD/acid reflux. Through these experiences, she has learned that years of dieting, inflexible food rules, and a focus on weight loss can lead to disordered eating habits and a poor relationship with food and one’s body. This tends to take individuals away from, rather than moving them toward, their health goals. This has led her to be passionate about a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach to nutrition.
Adrienne enjoys supporting clients who suffer from eating disorders, disordered eating, or chronic dieting, and clients who want to improve their relationship with food and their body. She also enjoys supporting clients who suffer from IBS, acid reflux, and other chronic GI concerns.
Adrienne strives to help clients develop a “no fuss” relationship with food. This involves dismantling disordered beliefs surrounding food that many folks have internalized from years of dieting and myths prevalent in the media. This also involves helping clients implement straightforward and timesaving nutrition habits. Adrienne herself is not an avid cook, and prefers instead to keep it simple (while still desiring nourishing, delicious food!).
In her free time, she enjoys exploring Chicago through meandering runs, trying new restaurants and beers in good company, resting/napping, reading, and most importantly, making up new games and art projects to keep her six year old twin nephews entertained.