Hey, I’m Lexy!
I specialize in helping women heal and transform their relationship with food and their bodies to live their best lives and feel empowered.
It’s my absolute passion to help you feel better with food and your body so you can focus on more important things in life like chasing your dream job, falling in love, and saying YES to the life you want.
But real talk, I’ve been there. I get it. It sucks.
I oscillated between restrictive diets, juice cleanses, detoxes, self-imposed arbitrary nonsense food rules, bingeing, and feeling out of control with food. I had anxiety around what, how, and when I “should” eat. I know the frustration, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, confusion, fear, and annoyance that comes with the process of always being “on” or “off” with food.
I’m also a sober alcoholic (6 years now, woo hoo!) and this adds to my very deep (like… to my bones deep) personal understanding of what it’s like to self-soothe, control, let go, escape, and use food and other substances to feel better. I understand on a very deep level that I feel many healthcare providers don’t.
I help my clients unlearn arbitrary food rules, identify roadblocks to self-trust, and eliminate harmful dieting habits so they can fully trust and respect their body and experience joy and peace around food.
I’ve developed a program and process that provides REAL, lasting transformations in how people approach food, their bodies and therefore their lives using a combination of my own experience, professional education, 9 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and time spent in both food and alcoholism recovery.
I’m thankful you’ve taken the time to learn a bit about me and what I do. I hope to chat with you soon on an intro call or connect on social media!
**a note about privilege… I want to acknowledge that as a thin, white, cis, able bodied woman, I live in a body that benefits from a lot of privilege. I do not personally understand someone’s lived experience of being in a larger body. I want to acknowledge the challenges that comes from being a larger bodied person in our society. I want to hear about what that experience has been like for you, if you live in a larger body. I’m fully equipped to guide you in this process regardless what your body looks like. I hope that in our work together you are able to find at least a bit more peace with your body, and learn to respect it just a bit more. I hope we can untangle weight from worth, value, and health so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life regardless of your body size.
10 Fun Facts About Me
1.) I’m a double husky – UCONN undergrad, Northeastern for my Master’s.
2.) I have 4 tattoos plus a sleeve on my left arm. I plan to get MANY more!
3.) I grew up on Cape Cod which is really cool (except in the winter).
4.) I’ve lived in Boston since 2011. My favorite things to do here are dinner in the North End and visiting Faneuil Hall around the holidays.
5.) My boyfriend is also sober and our fave thing to do is watch a good Netflix series with LOTS of snacks!
6.) My birthday is January 23 (1/23) and I was born at 12:33 – so needless to say, 123 is my lucky number.
7.) I am OBSESSED with reading. When I was little, I’d beg my parents to take me to the library almost daily.
8.) I hate jeans unless they feel like leggings.
9.) My pet peeve is how smartphones have taken over our ability to be present. My fave book about this is Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport!
10.) My favorite food is tacos. I make them at least once a week!
When I’m not serving my amazing clients, you can almost always find me outside. I LOVE the beach, hiking and connecting with nature. If i’m not outside, i’m likely reading the latest self-help book, trying new restaurants or spending the weekend cuddled up on the couch with my boyfriend, Eric, and our cat, Marshmallow. If you follow me on social media, you have surely seen her before with her cute little goattee and overbite!
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who believes:
You CAN enjoy all foods
You CAN trust yourself with food
You CAN enjoy exercise
You CAN feel better about your body
You are MORE than your body
Life is too short to stress over food
Health is about WAY more than what’s on our plate
When we restrict our diet, we restrict our life
Education and Experience
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 9 years
- Body Image Coach
- Registered Yoga Teacher
- BS in Dietetics from University of Connecticut
- MS in Nutrition Education from Northeastern University
- Has worked at some of Boston’s top hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
- Private practice for 4 years
- Trained by from some of the best dietitians in the field including Alissa Rumsey MS, RD, Evelyn Tribole MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Marci Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT, and Lindsay Stenovec MS, RDN, CEDRDS.
Shanti Nutrition, LLC