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
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.
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 furry cat, Constantine.
Awards and Accomplishments
- 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Young Dietitian of the Year Award.
- 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.
- Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.
Jean Liu, MS, RD, LDN
Jean is passionate about helping her clients let go of guilt and shame around eating, find food freedom, and discover empowered, joyful movement. Her nutrition counseling embodies the non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size (HAES®) paradigms. 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.
As a former athlete, Jean is especially interested in working with clients with athletic interests who want to heal their relationships with food and their bodies. She specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and disordered eating.
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 Simmon’s 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.
When Jean is not seeing clients, she enjoys exploring new cuisines, practicing the flute, and doting on her beloved hamster, Boba.