“In the first three months I worked with Alissa, I lost 14 pounds. Alissa’s targeted meal plans and exercise plans guided and inspired me. I feel confident that I am on my way to smartly and progressively lose more weight.”

Erin K.
Washington D.C


“Alissa’s plan has been life-changing. My cravings have totally disappeared, and my sleep and energy are amazing. The meal plan included so much food and I feel like I am eating much more, but I’ve actually been losing weight!”

Rebecca P.
Annandale, VA


“I don’t feel like depriving myself and I love not having to count calories. My focus has shifted to eating more, like what to add to my meal so I stay full for longer. This is something I can do for the long haul.”

Sarah M.
Seattle, WA


“As someone who likes to eat out and is frequently on the go, I needed help figuring out how to navigate eating healthy with my busy lifestyle. With Alissa’s guidance, I got a customized eating plan that was specifically designed to meet my needs. She is the perfect coach and balances encouragement with accountability. She is kind, motivational, and super responsive. I learned so much and gained skills that will sustain me for years to come.”

Michelle H.
Meriden, CT

Gain control of your health with a personalized, custom plan that works

I want you to feel amazing in your body. My goal is for you to enjoy increased energy without sacrificing the foods you love. This isn’t a diet. This isn’t about counting calories. Yes, you’ll lose the extra pounds, but most importantly, you’ll finally find balance and make peace with food.

Jump Start

  • Get a jump start on a healthier you. This program is meant to give you an easy starting point towards long term goals. You’ll receive simple solutions to your biggest concerns along with a step-by-step five day meal plan.

  • 75 minute Introductory Session
  • Food Journal Nutrient Analysis and Assessment of Current Diet
  • 5 Day Customized Meal Plan & Grocery Guide
  • Customized Nutrition Portfolio
  • 30 minute Follow-Up
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Total Transformation

  • Make a lasting investment in your health and wellbeing. Partner with me for 32 weeks of coaching plus nutrition and fitness plans. Maximize your long-term results with the accountability and long-term ongoing support.
  • 75 minute Introductory Session
  • Food Journal Nutrient Analysis and Assessment of Current Diet
  • 10 day Customized Meal Plan & Grocery Guide
  • 16 Coaching Sessions
  • Individualized Exercise Program
  • Unlimited Email Support between sessions
  • Weekly Food Journal Feedback + solutions that work for you!
  • Weekly action steps to support you in meeting your goals
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My approach:

Diet should be defined by what you eat—not what you can’t. I believe in real foods—foods that taste good and nourish your body. My approach combines delicious, balanced meals with mindfulness training, a technique I’ll walk you through during our coaching sessions.

This is about getting back in touch with your body’s feelings of hunger and fullness. Instead of counting calories — no one wants to enter every meal and snack into an app — I’ll help you tune into your body to know exactly what it needs.  We’ll raise awareness of the emotions behind your food choices, and create new patterns around food and exercise. This approach works. I’ve seen countless clients reach their goals, and finally find peace with food.

Whether you’re a working professional who enjoys eating out, a busy mom cooking for your family, or both — l work one-on-one to create custom plans that meet your needs. Plus, I’ll be there with you every step of the way, offering unique solutions to any obstacles that come up.

Why hire a Registered Dietitian?

Nutrition advice is everywhere. And it’s often conflicting, making it even more confusing. It’s hard to know what will actually work for you. When it comes to an eating plan, one size doesn’t fit all. This is where working with a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist comes in. I’ll help you sort out fact from fiction. I’ll give you the right, individualized plan that works for you.

Nutrition is much more than how many calories we eat. I’ve seen clients results stall because they weren’t eating enough. Timing meals with your body’s needs and eating the right balance of foods is crucial too.  For most people, it’s more than just food itself that’s the issue. We will talk about underlying problems like emotional eating, stress, lack of support and more, to discover the real reasons behind your food choices. We’ll figure out exactly what gets in the way of balanced eating, and find solutions that fit your lifestyle. I’ll help you identify what is holding you back from reaching your goals, and I will guide you in the right direction. There is no judgement here, just full on support as you work to get balanced with your food and exercise habits.

How this works:

In our first session, we’ll spend 75 minutes together talking about your health and nutrition history, your needs and your goals. Together, we will develop an action plan to help you reach both your short term and long term goals.

 Every plan is custom built to meet your needs and help you reach your goals. I’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed. We’ll start by taking a look at your current habits and I will do a full nutrient analysis of your current diet. This helps me learn about what solutions will work best for you, and gives me insight into your cravings and schedule. Whatever dietary restrictions you may have, or if you just don’t like certain foods, I’ll create a custom 5 or 10 day meal plan that you’ll love.

Behavior change doesn’t happen overnight. We will meet on a regular basis to work on your action plan and goals, step by step. I’ll be there for ongoing support and accountability as you make sustainable nutrition and health changes.

After the initial session, we’ll meet twice a month via video chat or phone. You can also email me anytime between sessions.

FAQs

I’ve tried so many other diets. Will this one work for me?

This is not a diet. Diets aren’t that useful or sustainable – you’re either “on” them or “off” them, and feel guilty if you aren’t eating perfectly at every meal. My approach is different, helping you build a set of sustainable habits that you can stick with for the rest of your life. If you follow my recommendations, commit to making small, strategic changes, and stick with me for at least 16 weeks then yes, you will get results. Even better: you’ll develop a new, healthier relationship with food and exercise.

I’m really busy, how will I find the time?

My approach breaks down your nutrition and exercise plan into doable daily actions, designed to fit into a busy lifestyle. I get what it’s like to be busy. Many of my clients are professionals or moms with days that are non-stop. I will help you improve your eating and exercise habits within the context of your day-to-day life. I will challenge you in ways I know you can handle and provide accountability to keep you on-track even during the busiest of times.

I already know a lot about health, but I can’t seem to stick to it. How can working with you help me?

You likely know what to do, it’s a matter of doing it that might be the issue. That’s where I come in. I’m your nutrition support and accountability coach, with you every step of the way as you establish sustainable lifelong habits.

Which package is right for me?

I recommend either the Lifestyle Reset or Total Transformation program for anyone who is looking to lose weight and keep it off. Your success is determined by your level of commitment, and the longer the commitment you make, the more results you will see. If you aren’t sure which is best for you, schedule your complimentary call and we will discuss your needs, your goals, and pick the program that makes the most sense for you.

Can I follow your plan if I’m a mom and cook for my whole family?

Yes! If you are cooking for your partner or a family we can work this into your nutrition plan. I will help you choose options that work for everyone in the family.

Will I need to count calories?

Calorie counting is not sustainable and I do not encourage it. Instead, you will learn how to get back in touch with your body’s feelings of hunger and fullness. We will work together to figure out which foods are best for you, when to eat those foods, and how much to eat of them.

Will I feel hungry on your plan?

Nope! You’ll be fueling with high energy, nutrient-dense foods to keep you full and satiated for hours. Many of my clients end up eating much more than they are used to while still losing weight.

I love an occasional cocktail. Can I still drink on your plan?

Of course! I’m a firm believer in a well-made cocktail, beer or glass of wine. We’ll work together to figure out how much alcohol you can have and still meet your goals.

Will I still be able to enjoy my favorite restaurants?

Absolutely. I’ll work with you to figure out the best choices when you are out to eat. Plus, we’ll talk about how you can indulge mindfully and still enjoy your favorite restaurant meals.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t take insurance but I can provide you with a superbill (medical receipt) upon request. If your insurance company reimburses for dietitian services, you can submit the superbill to them and they will reimburse you directly.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, there are monthly installment plans available for the Lifestyle Reset and Total Transformation packages in order to make the programs available to everyone. If you are interested in investing upfront you will receive a discount on the price of the program. Ask about payment plans and discounts during your complimentary call.

I don’t live in New York, can we still work together?

Definitely! I work with all of my clients virtually. We will meet via video conference or phone call and communicate between sessions using email. You get the same high-quality coaching support without having to leave the comfort of your own home or office.

How do I get started?

Contact me to set up your complimentary consult call. If you know what program you want to start, you can click here to purchase the program. Once you submit your payment info, you’ll be sent a scheduling link to book your first appointment.

Have another question?

Contact me with your question.

Additional Services

Guided Grocery Store Tour

Grocery shopping can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! On my 50-minute grocery store tour I’ll help you navigate through your favorite store. Learn how to make better food choices, read food labels, find new ingredients and pick out healthy on-the-go options. We’ll review grocery shopping and meal planning tips and answer any of your food and nutrition questions. Leave with a restocked pantry and a meal plan for the week. Greater New York City area only.

Fitness and Personal Training

Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. Regardless of your goals – gaining muscle, losing fat, athletic conditioning, or just overall wellness, you will have greater success if you address both. Working with highly skilled fitness professionals is another way I strive to meet your needs. Fitness programming, fitness assessment, personal training and group training available. Click here to learn more.

Kitchen Makeover + Custom Grocery List

Ready to make healthy lifestyle changes? My kitchen makeover will help kick-start healthy eating in your household. We’ll walk through your kitchen together, identifying any items that are holding you back from your goals and creating a list of nutritious alternatives. Come out of this session with a plan to make your kitchen healthy, and a personalized grocery list to help restock your shelves. Be prepared for an eye-opening experience. Available in-person in the Greater New York City area or via Skype.

7- and 14-day Meal Plans

Supplement the meal plans in your Customized Nutrition Portfolio with a set of fresh ideas. This personalized plan includes recipes, meal ideas, and more – all tailored to your individual needs and goals.