At Top Nutrition Coaching, our mission is to connect you with a nutrition expert passionate about helping their clients achieve their health and wellness goals. The nutritionists in our network have helped thousands of people reach a healthy weight by making small yet sustainable changes to their diet, fitness, and lifestyle.
Michelle's lengthy career as a registered dietitian is complemented by her training as an EMT and certified personal trainer. She specializes in weight loss and sports nutrition (including working with professional athletes), and she has expertise in cardiac health, gastric bypass, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Michelle earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition at Penn State and completed additional training at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia.
Stacey is a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 8 years of experience. In addition to being a weight loss specialist, Stacey's far-reaching nutrition interests include heart health, diabetes, kidney disease, and gerontology. Stacey earned her bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Connecticut and her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Most recently, she has been certified as an intuitive eating counselor.
Meghan is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight management and diabetes care. Her other areas of expertise include renal health, heart health, and chronic disease care. Meghan graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Arizona. She has over 8 years of experience working in nonprofit and private practice health care settings.
For more than five years, Jaelyn has worked as a registered dietitian, sports nutritionist, and weight loss counselor. She completed her bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Clemson University and her dietetic internship at UNC Greensboro. As a sports nutritionist, Jaelyn enjoys the challenge of working with athletes of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Jaelyn has continued her professional education by focusing on heart disease, diabetes, and prenatal and postnatal nutrition.
Rachel is an experienced nutritionist and weight management dietitian who specializes in kidney disease and other renal health issues. Rachel has a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and is working towards certification as an intuitive eating counselor. Rachel has coached hundreds of people to succeed in losing weight, getting fit, and managing chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. She is also a specialist in optimizing nutrition for cancer patients.
Danielle's passion for an active, healthy lifestyle shines through in everything she does as a nutritionist, weight loss counselor, and personal trainer. A lifelong athlete, Danielle has firsthand experience of how a healthy diet can manage medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and celiac disease. Danielle has a bachelor's degree from California State University at Northridge and over 8 years of experience as a registered dietitian. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, food allergies, eating disorders, and prenatal and postpartum nutrition.
Emma is a registered dietitian and weight loss counselor who earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emma is particularly interested in how health education and health promotion can be utilized to prevent chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. She is currently pursuing additional certifications as a diabetes care and education specialist and as a specialist in obesity and weight management.
Dana is a compassionate and energetic clinical nutritionist specializing in weight management, prenatal and postnatal nutrition, food allergies, heart disease, and diabetes. She has a particular interest in pediatric nutrition, ranging from infancy to adolescence. Dana has worked in the nutrition field for over two decades. She has a bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Penn State and a master's degree from Marywood University.
Manju is a registered dietitian and integrative and functional nutritionist who has worked in nutrition for over 30 years. In addition to her master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Kentucky, Manju has gained further expertise by studying weight management, eating disorders, chronic illnesses, gut health, heart health, cancer care, and diabetes.
After graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and Consumer Foods, Jordan pursued a master's degree in Clinical Dietetics from Oregon Health & Science University. She has worked as a registered dietitian for over five years, specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. Jordan is passionate about expanding her understanding of nutrition through continuing professional education and has gained expertise in disordered eating, pregnancy and postnatal nutrition, and gastrointestinal health.
Katie completed her bachelor's degree in Dietetics at the Ohio State University and her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition at Rush University. As a licensed dietitian for over a decade, she has spent much of that time working and training at the renowned Cleveland Clinic. Katie's specialties include pediatric nutrition, gastrointestinal health, and diabetes. She is currently pursuing credentials as a certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner.
For over 20 years, Karin has guided and inspired clients to succeed in reaching and staying at a healthy weight. She fervently believes that a key element of every nutrition plan should be developing a healthy lifestyle and a balanced relationship with food. In addition to her expertise as a weight loss counselor, Karin also specializes in prenatal and postpartum nutrition, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. She is nearing the completion of her doctorate in Health Education and Promotion.
Most people find trying to lose weight to be immensely challenging. If you've struggled to find the right approach to weight control, it might be time to utilize the knowledge and experience of a nutrition professional.
Houstonians stand to benefit immensely from virtual nutrition counseling. Top Nutrition Coaching's telehealth platform connects you with some of the leading weight loss nutritionists in the country, all from the comfort of your own home.
We regularly ensure that all of our nutritionists are up to date with their certifications and licensure, including their status as registered dietitians.
The first step toward becoming a registered dietitian in Texas is to complete a bachelor's or master's degree from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics-approved program. These programs have a mandatory academic (didactic) component complemented by a dietetic internship involving 1,200 supervised hours in a health care setting. Following the completion of this internship, candidates must pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration examination and the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. They are then able to apply for licensure as a registered dietitian.
All registered dietitians must complete 75 hours of continuing professional education every five years to keep their CDR registration current. Many nutritionists use this as an opportunity to pursue a specialty such as diabetes, pregnancy and postnatal nutrition, oncology, or gastrointestinal health. Nutritionists must retake and pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam and complete 12 continuing education credits every two years in Texas.
In many ways, Houston is a great place to live. In terms of health and wellness, it has some excellent parks and recreation areas for getting exercise, health-conscious eateries, and a variety of fresh food sources, including farmer's markets. However, it's undeniable that Houston has a problem with its weight. According to the 2019 Houston "State of Health" report, nearly 72% of adults in Harris County are overweight or obese, which is higher than both the Texas and national figures.
If you live and work in Houston, chances are that you spend a significant portion of your morning behind the wheel. Houston is notoriously lacking in mass transit, so most people end up driving everywhere, which doesn't correlate with healthy habits such as walking.
It might be a cliche to say that everything's bigger in Texas, but when it comes to portion sizes and the availability of fast food, that overused expression isn't far from the truth. Houston has some fantastic restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world, but one thing that many of them have in common is a tendency to serve extra-large portions.
Similarly, fast food outlets, food trucks, and delivery services seem to be everywhere in Houston. In addition to the unhealthiness of the food, the ordering models used by fast-food restaurants and food delivery apps make it incredibly easy to order more menu items than you need.
Many programs can assist you on your weight loss journey. We firmly believe that working with an online nutritionist is an effective way to be guided and supported with expert input. Still, it's equally important that you know the other options available. Here are the pros and cons of some different weight loss strategies that you might want to consider.