With a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology, I understand the science of both nutrition and health behavior change. This means I can help you achieve sustainable changes so you can feel free to eat what’s right for your body and feel confident in your decisions. You’ll never have to rely on a prescribed diet again.

I believe most people have a good idea of what they “should” be eating, and if not, there are plenty of sites on the internet that will recommend an approach. Most of the time we don’t follow through with change because we have a belief about ourselves or about food that keeps us from being successful. My job is to help you discover what’s holding you back, customize an approach that’s right for your body and your lifestyle, and support you as you make sustainable shifts in your eating.

Whether you recognize it or not, we have a relationship with food. By exploring this relationship, cultivating mindfulness around it, and learning tools to optimize it, you can achieve freedom from prescribed diets and trust yourself. These tools can be used in any facet of your life - creating ease in your relationship with self and others, once you’ve learned how to use them in your food relationship.

I'm a “recovering perfectionist” and I get what it's like to obsess about food choices, craving to learn the exact right formula that will solve your health problems once and for all. In fact, that's one of the reasons I went to school for nutrition. What I learned was a lot of fascinating science about how the body works and how food fuels it. The most important learning is that there is no “one size fits all” approach and that most of the time our body knows what it needs. Science can be used to affirm what we’re doing and help us make decisions once we've learned how to listen to what our body is telling us.  Learning to trust myself has brought me freedom and I want to help you achieve that freedom too!

Christa is a very personable and approachable coach and counselor. She employs her knowledge and wisdom to guide, not preach or judge, which makes it easy to open up to her and have her help you find the causes of unhealthy food dependencies and approach the foundation, feelings and motivations. After decades of self judgement for outward appearances, it has been a big breakthrough to find there really were answers that could work for me. That is the magic of Christa!
— Julie Stauts