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 reliance on your care team or medication prescriptions.
Whitney (that's me!) is 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, provides functional nutritional counseling for individuals ready to radically improve their health through empowered education and accountability. 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. for the real busy.
I've been in clinical practice for 7 years, averaging a patient load of 40-50 patients per week. In 2020, I fully transitioned to a private virtual practice based on the needs of my busy and traveling patients all over the nation.
My practice, Whitness Nutrition, focuses on real-food rooted nutrition with an emphasis on balance, grace & evidence-based facts. Whitness Nutrition delivers personal, one-on-one attention to every patient to develop customized programs based on specific barriers, lifestyle and goals.
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 based on a persistent commitment to nutritional knowledge and research; a rapidly growing and improving field. 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
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. It became apparent that, through these struggles, I could educate and inspire the lives of others through both experience and now, expertise.
When I'm not at work (which, as a type A, Enneagram 3, that's often), you'll find me sipping on a cold brew with my bible study girls, or on a run with my husband + puppy Jax. My hobbies include empowering the health of my family through delicious cooking, reading in my infrared sauna, serving at Shoreline City church, reading, joyful movement with friends and last-minute travel to my hometown in Washington State.