"Weight and gut issues can make us feel like food is the enemy. Let me help you find ways to love food again!"


— Lisa Garcia MS, RDN, LD
Weight & Gut Expert


Personally ...

What do I have a hard time resisting?

Besides chocolate?!  Cookbooks! I stopped counting when I got to 352 cookbooks and that was years ago.

What do I do for fun?

Garden. Cook.  Read what my grandmother called “mental martinis” aka romantic novels.  I’ve recently gotten bitten by the photography bug and am fascinated by landscapes and skyscapes.

What’s my favorite food?

That’s a hard one because I love so many foods. Don’t ask me to pick one.  It’s impossible for me to choose and it varies by season, although dark chocolate will ALWAYS be on the list.

What makes me laugh?

My cat (aka “the grey tornado”) and my husband. I also have a fondness for horrible puns.

What did my husband do that made me fall in love with him before we married?

It wasn’t him being romantic and bringing me roses, or chocolate, although he did all those things.  It was him bringing shrimp for my cat. 19 years later he was still spoiling her, and I was even more in love with him. 

How did I become the passionate food lover I am?

It’s because of three amazing women:

My great-grandmother. A feisty woman who took a four-year-old into her garden and canning pantry. My grandmother (on the other side) who read cookbooks like novels. My mom who exposed me to so many different foods despite a tight budget. (Your cookies are still the best, mom!)




  • M.S. in Nutrition, University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT
  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management thru Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • FODMAP expert training, Monash University
  • Extensive training & experience in personalizing many elimination & reintroduction diets
  • Dietetic Internship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Didactic Dietetics Program, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    - Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    - Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa, a national academic honor society


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association
    Roles include:
    - Past president
    - Board of directors since 2009
  • Partnership for Public Health - Board member
  • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
  • Medical Nutrition Practice Group
  • Dietetics in Health Care Communities
  • Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders


2018 New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Emerging Dietetic Leader Award

A healthier…happier life!

I have dealt with being overweight and a compulsive overeater for my whole life.  I have seen many mental health professionals about my weight and food choices. Lisa is the first person to help me make real changes in how I see food, how I eat my food and how I can control my caloric intake.


Get my secrets to successfully making changes


Need a motivational and knowledgeable nutrition speaker for your conference or event?