Why consider seeing registered dietitian nutritionist Lisa Garcia?
Lisa understands what it is like to struggle with poor eating habits, manage stress by eating, and battle belly fat and weight gain. Before becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist she worked in high stress jobs for nearly two decades. “I stress ate frequently and chocolate was a must have food,” she remembers.
What can she help you with?
Lisa now spends her time helping people adopt healthier eating habits that are enjoyable and can lead to increased energy, reduced fatigue, and better health.
Believing that food is important for both health and enjoyment, she helps people sort through the fads, myths, and marketing messages that influence what we eat. “It’s so easy to get confused by what we see and read about food and nutrition,” she explains.
When food makes you feel uncomfortable
She also uses her nutrition knowledge and experience to help people who are suffering with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, food intolerances and food sensitivities. “I’ve personally experienced what it is like when eating common foods makes you feel uncomfortable and disrupts your daily life.”
Encouragement and support, not judgement
Even when you know what you should eat and how much, it can still be challenging to do it. Working with Lisa you have someone in your corner helping you discover that you can make changes. “Every person who sees me is a unique individual who is worthy of my respect and support,” says Lisa.
What are Lisa’s qualifications?
In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Lisa holds a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph and certificate in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a past president of the New Hampshire Dietetic Association.
How can I work with Lisa?
Lisa’s nutrition practice is in Laconia, NH and many insurance plans cover visits to her office. She also travels giving presentations to companies and organizations on a variety of nutrition related topics.
Who is Lisa the person?
When she’s not working, Lisa enjoys trying new foods, gardening and getting ideas for enjoyable healthy food recipes from her ever growing cookbook collection. (She gave up counting her collection when it exceeded 352 cookbooks!)