You can say I’ve had my fair share of arbitrary food rules and dieting. I’ve obsessed over Weight Watchers points. I’ve counted calories. I’ve made my good food vs. bad food lists. I’ve “eaten clean”. I’ve done elimination diets. As a teenager, I struggled with an eating disorder, so for a long time, micromanaging my food and body gave me a sense of control. It wasn’t until I discovered intuitive eating that I realized my attempts to control were actually controlling me. I let go of the rules, got really curious, and gave myself a lot of space to rediscover what living a life well-nourished meant to me.
I started Kara Lydon Nutrition because I wanted to help others rediscover a joyful love of food. Through my blog, The Foodie Dietitian, I help people find nourishing recipes without a side of guilt and shame or focus on numbers. Through my private practice, we have the privilege of supporting others in their journeys to food freedom and body peace. We strive to create a safe, inclusive space where all bodies are welcome.
Despite the wealth of nutrition and health information that’s out there, most of us have more questions than answers. That’s because having a healthy relationship with food isn’t about how much knowledge you have, it’s about being able to listen to your own body’s internal wisdom. I believe you know deep down inside exactly what is best for your health, but somewhere along the way, your intuition was clouded by arbitrary rules and rigid thoughts about food and health.
Food shouldn’t cause you shame or guilt. You deserve a relationship with food that brings you joy and satisfaction. By healing your relationship with food, you create more space to embrace the beauty of life, and reclaim all that is yours: mind, body and spirit. You can live nourished and celebrate all that is you.
Rediscover a joyful love of food
You don’t need to be weighed down by arbitrary food rules and guilt. Look inward to find balance and peace with food to rediscover joy and satisfaction with eating.
Connect with your inner wisdom
Tune in to your own needs and values, and understand what inspires you to do more in life. Find the connection within to stay mindfully present and balanced, and start to feel whole again.
Be nourished and live whole
Redefine what health means to you, and move away from rigid rules and extremes. Allow your mind and body to live a life well-nourished by encompassing all elements of your health: physical, mental, and emotional.
Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT (she/her)
Kara is a nationally recognized and award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, yoga teacher and the owner of Kara Lydon Nutrition. Kara believes that the key to authentic health and wellbeing is to celebrate food and our bodies, a positive philosophy that she actively practices and instills through the kitchen, yoga studio, working one-on-one with clients, on her food and healthy living blog, The Foodie Dietitian, and in her e-book, Nourish Your Namaste: How Nutrition and Yoga Can Support Digestion, Immunity, Energy and Relaxation. Her blog features delicious, nourishing seasonal recipes and simple strategies for a well-nourished life, and has been featured in countless national online publications. As a new mom, Kara is especially passionate about working with clients who are pregnant or postpartum.
Prior to starting her own business, Kara led health communication strategy for one of the fastest growing food start-ups in history. She currently partners with like-minded food brands and organizations on recipe development, food photography, nutrition communications, and media and spokesperson work. She’s an avid writer, having been featured in Yoga Journal, Food Network’s Healthy Eats Blog, Fitness Magazine, SHAPE, TODAY, Eating Well Magazine, Women’s Health, US News Health and many others.
She’s often sought after for her passion and expertise to speak at events and professional meetings around the country, including Today’s Dietitian Symposium, Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, and Massachusetts Dietitians in Health Care Communities Dietetic Practice Group.
When she’s not working, Kara loves going for nature walks and hikes, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time at home in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and baby, Luca.
Awards and Accomplishments
- 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Young Dietitian of the Year Award.
- 2021 recipient of “Best of Boston Dietitian” by Boston Magazine
- Graduated with honors from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences.
- Completed dietetic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
- Completed 200-hour yoga teacher training at Back Bay Yoga Studio (now YogaWorks) in Boston.
Jean Liu, MS, RD, LDN (she/her)
Jean specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating and teaches body liberation from an Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size (HAES®) framework. As a trauma-informed provider, Jean works from the lens of deconstructing systems of oppression and generational trauma that may inform perspectives about food and body. Jean is passionate about body justice advocacy, especially in BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities as a cis bisexual 2nd generation Taiwanese American female with immigrant parents. As a former athlete, Jean also enjoys working with clients who want to heal their relationship with movement.
Jean graduated with a BS in Clinical Nutrition and BA in Communications from the University of California, Davis, and a MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion and Certificate in Sports Nutrition from Simmons University. Her field experience was also completed at Simmons University in their dietetic internship program with the Treatment of Eating Disorders Concentration, one of the only comprehensive programs in the nation that provides formal training in the treatment of eating disorders. In a prior role as a diet technician, Jean worked at an eating disorder treatment center and provided meal support for patients at the residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care.
When Jean is not seeing clients, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, practicing the flute, and playing video games like Pokemon.
Alix Eve Schram, MS, RD, LDN (she/her)
Alix is passionate about helping her clients find a more positive and peaceful relationship with both food and body. She feels strongly that there is no singular image of health and that diets do not work. Her counseling style is rooted in non-diet, weight-inclusive, and Intuitive Eating paradigms. As a former lifelong dieter, Alix is especially interested in helping clients break free from the dieting cycle she knows all too well. She is also passionate about working with clients who have gastrointestinal health concerns.
Alix graduated with a BA in Spanish Literature and Music Theory from Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school in Ohio. She then went on to receive her MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. Her field experience was also completed through NYU, where she spent time at a meal delivery non-profit counseling communities facing food insecurity and chronic illness, as well as at NourishRX, a large private practice in Massachusetts specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Alix also has extensive training in body image healing. Before returning to school to study nutrition, Alix spent over five years working in marketing and development.
When she’s not working, Alix enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible. She loves hiking, cycling, going to the movies, and relaxing at home in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and sweet cat, Frances. A recent Boston transplant from her native city of New York, Alix is excited to experience and explore everything New England has to offer.