Hi, I'm Alyssa...
...Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Founder of Fabulous Nutrition LLC.
First things first: I ADORE food and love celebrating life!
From my own personal experiences, I know that if we have a love-hate relationship with food, we don't nourish our body well. And if we aren't turning life's lemons into lemonade, we have little motivation to care for our body.
Fabulous Nutrition was inspired while I worked with a Buffalo-based food service company as Corporate Managing Dietitian. With a team of talented culinarians, I've played a role in feeding thousands of people of all ages across Western New York.
It was there where I developed the skill to spot a delicious and healthy recipe without even physically testing it. Writing menus packed with variety was the norm of my day!
Best of all, I've met people of all ages from all walks of life, and we all share one thing in common:
Food is extremely important to us.
We love to taste, we love to celebrate, and we all just want to feel fabulous.
I'd be honored to show you how you can have it all!
Read about my Fabulous Journey here.
Why Choose Fabulous Nutrition...
are my number one focus.
I respect your lifestyle, family traditions, culture, and what you believe to be healthy. In fact, I will work with you to cultivate and live by your own definition of health.
This is from where your success will grow!
From day one we're talking about where you are and where you want to go. Nutrition & Wellness Coaching ala Fabulous Nutrition is structured yet flexible to meet the needs of every individual.
You want to make progress - so let's do that!
We're all human.
Unfortunately, even though we've got great intentions to change for the better, it's not unusual for the process to unfold in ways we never expected.
No matter how perfectly or imperfectly you master things along your Fabulous Journey, you will be 100% supported. Shaming you for eating something you weren't "supposed to" would be counterproductive.
You're here to feel fabulous, not guilty.
Instead of enforcing some rule for you to just stop eating the foods you love, we'll talk about facts, like why you love that food and how it influences your overall health.
From there, you can make a conscious decision that you're comfortable with! You call the shots.
I earned my combined Bachelor's and Master's degree in Dietetics from
I maintain credentials as a
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State.
I further my education as a dietitian by attending web-/seminars, reviewing scientific research, and devouring a variety of literature.
I'm obsessed with the journey toward fabulous health -
and what the point of it all is!
Years ago, I went to work, did what I was trained to do, and collected my paycheck so I could pay the bills. The more I did this, the less I cared about wellness.
If you're looking for somebody passionate in you corner; the person who's in it for the big picture, and not just the paycheck, look no further.
I give my best for you every step of the way.
I've educated hundreds of people of all ages across Western New York.
From behind the scenes I've played a big role in feeding those people healthy food - I know what flavors, textures, and cooking techniques are awesome! ...And which ones you probably hate.
I LOVE providing you with recipes that you're probably going to LOVE! It gives me great joy to help you discover that healthy can - and does - taste good!!
Alyssa's Fabulous Journey
I’ve always had an inherent interest in nutrition. As a kid I was drawn to nutrition labels and the Food Guide Pyramid. I grew up with a large vegetable garden in the yard, and fortunate to have been exposed to a huge variety of foods. I had also been been exposed to dieting, and as early as middle school, I was dabbling in dieting. Between the interest and influence I pursued an education at D'Youville College in dietetics, graduating with my combined Bachelor's and Master's in 2011.
But, it wasn’t long after I graduated that I didn’t care to eat healthy anymore. Following the rules wasn't leading to any fulfilling results for me. So I turned a completely opposite direction...
((Behind closed doors)): I drank alcohol substantially. I smoked. I ate however I wanted. But given my position as a dietitian I felt absolutely guilty, confused, and hopeless.
I didn't know it then, but I was stuck in a love-hate relationship with food.
Reaching out for help from a LCSW for a personal issue that was seemingly unrelated, I worked on building my self-esteem and was reminded often to feed myself healthy foods. I learned about the impact of our self-talk. I developed a great interest in the link between food and mental wellness!
During this time I was working with a Buffalo food service company where I had the position of Corporate Managing Dietitian. Being involved with regular communication of health facts to our customers inspired and further motivated me to improve my own health. The combination of practicing behaviors that respected my boundaries and eating healthy transformed my destructive mindset completely around!
Through time, I identified my own ideal healthy diet and I live by it – guilt free. I don't always get it right, so I continue to cultivate healthy relationships with the food and beverages I consume. I eat for health, as well as enjoyment.
Ultimately, here's why: I get one life to live. I'm going to make it fabulous.