Hi! My name is Alicia, I’m a registered dietitian and a first-time mom. Since becoming a mom and through my past experiences I have realized just how much women, like myself, doubt their knowledge, skills, and bodies. Which is why I’m on a mission to help women, just like me, take back their inner confidence and become their own best expert. Because let’s be honest in today’s world who can you trust besides yourself?
The world of nutrition and fitness is an ever-changing rollercoaster of do this not that. It makes us question everything we do from how we workout to what we eat. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe good food makes for a healthy and happy body, but I don’t believe food is good or bad, nor do I believe that fear serves any of us in creating a balanced lifestyle. At the end of the day what you choose to eat or how you choose to move should be based solely on your own beliefs, which is why I believe you can be your own best expert.
No one needs to feel bad or ashamed of eating fast food or enjoying an oreo. If you don’t want to eat those things that is 100% your choice and if you do its also your choice. It’s not as simple as making food the enemy. Instead, make the choice that makes you feel good. At the end of the day, you and your body will tell you what works and doesn’t work, no criticism or fear needed. Maybe that’s kale and maybe it is also ice cream.
Either way, you decide, and we stop letting the fad diets, supplement companies, strangers at the store, or our friend’s friends tell us otherwise. You are your own best expert and you can decide what you want for yourself and your family. Experts like myself should be here to support what you want, not force ideas, but instead, give you the tools and information that lets you decide for yourself what is right for you.
Alicia Kaluza is a Registered Dietitian and a Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Montana. She has been a dietitian for over 5 years working with a variety of clients. She has experience in clinical nutrition, diabetes, weight loss, pre and postpartum mom’s, and heart disease. Her credentials also include a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph’s, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition, a Certificate in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.