Seven years ago, after successfully empowering a patient to an improved A1C, healthy weight loss, better insulin sensitivity and health confidence, my doctor colleague said "I know the dietitian told you otherwise, but it REALLY is calories in, calories out, so don't worry about your daily 64 oz diet coke. It has no calories."
That's when I knew. There were two types of practitioners in the world, and I was in the other group.
The one who cared about nutrient density, who wanted my patients to fuel well. Who wanted you to build health confidence and not your reliance on a care team or lengthy list of prescriptions.
Hi, I'm Whitney! A registered dietitian-nutritionist (a dietitian, RD, and RDN!) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) focused on the improvement of metabolism, gut health and blood sugar through high-touch functional nutrition programs.
My virtual practice, Whitness Nutrition, takes a functional approach to nutritional counseling for individuals ready to radically improve their health through; empowered education, simplified implementation, and high-touch virtual accountability. I support individuals who want to lose fat/gain health without calorie counting & fad diet BS utilizing my proven #bloodsugarbliss protocol that focuses on a real food, first, approach.
With seven years of experience, I focus on simple sustainable health actions for my patients. I've been voted best Dallas Dietitian since 2019 and featured in media segments for ABC, Real Simple, NBC & Business Insider.
Over the past 7 years I have supported over 3000 individuals on their journey to optimal, sustainable health change.
Whitness Nutrition, focuses on real-food rooted nutrition with an emphasis on balance, diversity & evidence-based empowerment. But, I won't ever condone your love of chocolate milkshakes or Sunday morning donuts; we can make all foods work.
Whitness Nutrition incorporates both intuitive eating and functional nutrition in virtual 1:1 sessions with patients. Education always comes first; we cover the basic principles of intuitive eating to move away from labeling foods as "good" and "bad".
- I address nutritional deficiencies and their root cause, by taking a deep dive into “feeling better”.
- I avoid overarching recommendations like “lose weight” and, “be healthy”.
- I create strategic action-based interventions to improve energy, mood, fatigue, insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances.
All guidance is rooted in my commitment to ongoing nutrition education and research; Whitness Nutrition focuses on evidence-based research, backed by board-certified licensure and national accreditation.
- Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Studies & Applied Physiology- Southern Methodist University Simmons School of Development and Education.
Master of Clinical Nutrition- UTSouthwestern School of Health Professions.
Board-Certified Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.
Renal Dietitian certified
Board Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
- Completion of 2000 clinical hours with diabetes education
- Certified Pump Trainer for Omnipod, Tandem, Medtronic.
- Certified in Glucose Monitor Placement (CGM) for Libre(Abbott) and Dexcom.
- Former Advanced Level + Award-Winning Whole30 Certified Coach (2016-2021)
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer- TRX certified
- 6 month GutPractitioner course in Advanced Gut Health Protocols
- Ongoing continuing education to uphold state and national licensures.
A Personal Note
I found my overwhelming passion for nutrition over the last decade through the decade-long journey of my own nutrition struggles; from disordered eating and the female athlete triad, to nutrition deficiencies, a Celiac diagnosis, food allergies, colitis and the constant stress of American’s “Eat this, Not That!” food industry. I was handed too many outdated nutrition handouts from doctors who didn't have answers outside of a pill. After years of my own sleuthing, education, and research, I healed my own body. And, it became apparent that, through these personal struggles, I could pair my experience with my education to inspire the lives of others. Each day, I am given the opportunity to share my message and empower my patients, that is brewed from a deeply personal passion.
I maintain a student mentality and have devoted myself to constantly learning, growing, and adapting. I never want you to get an outdated nutrition handout, like I did 🙂
When I'm not at work (which, as a type A, Enneagram 3, is often), you'll find me reading a good YA fantasy novel, sipping on a cold brew with my Bible study girls, or lifting weights alongside my husband. My hobbies include by mini Aussie Jax, being the best Mom to baby J, empowering the health of my family through delicious cooking, joyful movement with friends and last-minute travel to my hometown in Washington State.