I believe that each one of us knows how to feed ourselves to feel our best. This is reflected in the intuitive approach to eating and health I take with my clients. Somewhere along the line, many of us lose our intuitive connection and develop a poor relationship with food and our bodies. If you’re tired of the diet roller coaster and are now looking for a different approach to nutrition and health, I invite you to work with me.
Chances are, when it comes to thinking about working with a dietitian, the first things that come to mind are meal plans, off-limit foods, and strict nutrition guidelines. Most of my clients are surprised when I tell them they aren’t eating enough. They tell me they’ve never worked with a dietitian who encourages them to eat more. My belief is that all foods fit into a balanced diet and that, in the long term, strict meal plans and rigid food rules are not practical—or even healthy.
In my work with adolescents and adults, I make every effort to create a warm, inviting, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We are often our own harshest critics and, in my many years in practice, I’ve learned that having someone with you on your journey who is supportive and helpful in encouraging you toward a shift in your mindset can be the key to your success.
I have been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2012, although I consider myself more of a nutrition therapist than strictly a dietitian. The focus of my work is to help you heal your relationship with food, finding joy and pleasure in eating, while also incorporating healthy eating habits. I specialize in working with eating disorders. I also work with individuals struggling with GI issues, as well as those who need support around diabetes management, are interested in general nutrition, or need other medical nutrition therapy.
If you are ready to ditch the diet, or even just interested in learning more about what a non-diet approach to nutrition looks like, contact Gatewell Therapy to schedule an initial consultation with me.
Christine Tellez, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian. She was awarded a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University. She specializes in eating disorders; weight concerns; healthy eating; women’s and adolescent nutrition; and GI issues, such as IBS and celiac disease. Christine is certified in Intuitive Eating and believes food should nourish both the body and mind. Christine is bilingual (Spanish) and practices comfortably in both languages.