Hi, I’m Diane, registered dietitian/nutritionist. My health and wellness journey is constantly evolving. When I hit my mid- thirties, staying in shape got alot tougher. Although I was vigorously active and thought I was eating right, I began to notice fat where I once had muscle. I was slowing down. Was this the dreaded sign of aging? Diving into scientific literature lead me to the realization that I did not have to accept this destiny. I embarked on a updated exercise routine (incorporating strength training) and a nutrition plan to support my new activities focusing on timing of meals and optimal distribution of macronutrients throughout the day, particularly protein.
Within a period of about one month, I felt more energetic and began to see noticeable changes (increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat). I can attest that it is not age that slows us down, it’s loss of muscle mass.
My ability to turn the clock back in a short period of time with nutrition to fuel my daily exercise routine, has inspired me to help other women. Can I help you? Let me ask you some questions:
• Have you noticed a loss in strength over the past 10 years?
• Do you ever feel you should exercise, but just don’t have the energy?
• At the end the day, do you feel worn out?
• Do you notice fat where you once had muscle?
• Do you call yourself skinny fat?
• Do you feel older than you’d like?
• Are you frustrated because you workout hard, but just don’t see results? Or you are eating less, but just keep gaining weight?
• Is exercise less fun than it used to be?
• Do you look at older female relatives limited in their physical activity and worry that you’re headed in the same direction?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, but think this is the inevitable part of aging, think again. Yes, aging plays a role, but the main reason most people slow down when they get older is that they lose about a third of their muscle mass between ages thirty-five and eighty. If you are exercising daily, I can help you enhance the effects of exercise, by assisting you with nutrition guidance. Don’t wait any longer, let me help you maintain a vigorously active and healthy lifestyle.
I love food and I find great joy in creating delicious meals and snacks that will both fuel your activities and improve your longevity. My blog cape fear nutrition is an accumulation of my favorite self published recipes and also includes some of my favorite brands. Please let me be your example of what healthy eating looks like after age 35.
Diane has a strong clinical nutrition background that includes seven years work in a hospital setting with progression to chief clinical dietitian at a teaching hospital in Michigan. She is skilled in nutrition education, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, parenteral nutrition, in-patient and outpatient counseling, sports nutrition. She currently has a private practice specializing in medical nutritional management, weight control and sports nutrition. She also consults for some of her favorite brands and for Cape Fear Sports Enhancement.
Her formal education includes graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in dietetics. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group.
She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.