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.
Sarah Brenner, RD, LDN (she/her)
Sarah’s passion is empowering her clients to live a well-nourished life, free from food rules and diet culture. As an experienced runner herself, she has a special interest in working with athletes and those with athletic interests. She is also passionate about working with adolescents and families. Sarah practices from a weight-inclusive approach, utilizing the framework of Intuitive Eating, and firmly believes that her clients are the experts of their own bodies.
Sarah developed a special interest in the field of eating disorders while working as a diet tech at Center for Discovery’s residential treatment facility in Southport, CT. After moving to Boston in 2020, Sarah spent two years working in private practice, where she specialized in eating disorders and adolescent care. Most recently, she gained experience at a community health center, where she utilized a non-diet approach and spearheaded an Intuitive Eating support group for patients.
Sarah graduated with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo, with a concentration in outpatient nutrition counseling.
When she is not working, Sarah enjoys trail running and hiking, traveling to new places, going out to eat with friends, and watching the latest Netflix documentary series.
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.