Why are we REBEL Dietitians?
On an almost daily basis I always get asked by clients who come into our office for nutrition counseling, so what exactly is a REBEL Dietitian? Even Registered Dietitians I meet at conferences or connect with on social media are always intrigued by the REBEL Dietitian name.
A REBEL Dietitian is defined as one who breaks free from the typical diet plan nutrition counseling and aligns counseling advice with client values and goals. We know there is no one size fits all weight loss program for clients and we want to help people TASTE the Sweet REBELLION and break free from diet prison once and for all. As REBEL Dietitians we are in this for the long haul and we want our clients to see sustainable, actual results from our personalized approach to nutrition counseling.
We were frustrated seeing client after client coming into our office feeling defeated after following numerous diet programs, looking for the “perfect” solution that only left them right back where they started! As REBEL Dietitians we know that 95% of weight lost through dieting is regained and diets are unrealistic and unsustainable, but of course due to the booming diet industry, our clients were being told otherwise.
As Registered Dietitian Nutritionists we have all the knowledge and research about what truly works when it comes to health, nutrition and weight goals. As REBEL Dietitians we can work with clients in a manageable, sustainable way –providing this research with actual take-aways of what you can do to see results that last. We enjoy working with clients to make nutrition counseling fun while breaking free from diet prison and abolishing outdated food rules. I love helping clients learn how to fit in their favorite foods, enjoy meals at restaurants and social settings and not be burdened by thoughts of calories and weight. Being a REBEL Dietitian combines our fun approach with the facts to provide you the best care possible.
Who are the REBEL Dietitians?
We want to introduce you to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists behind the Taste the Sweet REBELLION program and workbook. The REBEL Dietitians include Rebecca Bitzer, Kait Fortunato and Dana Magee. We all have unique experiences and specialties to bring to the table to show you what makes Taste the Sweet REBELLION so special and successful.
Meet REBEL Dietitian: Rebecca Bitzer, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD
Rebecca is an award-winning registered dietitian who is both a seasoned counselor and successful business owner of Rebecca Bitzer & Associates: REBEL Dietitians. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, she has the knowledge and experience, and has been passionate about helping clients overcome their eating issues for over 25 years. She enjoys finding and creating solutions that keep her clients motivated to make positive lifestyle changes while meeting their nutrition goals. She strives to continually fine-tune her nutrition counseling skills, sharpen her knowledge of dietetics, and develop new programs to encourage the success of her clients.
Rebecca believes Taste the Sweet REBELLION provides education, personalized care and insight into a health, happy life that does not include dieting. Rebecca was recently awarded the Behavioral Health and Nutrition’s Excellence in Practice in Eating Disorders Award and Today’s Dietitian magazine’s Sixth Annual Showcase of 10 Incredible RDs Who are Making a Difference.
Meet REBEL Dietitian: Kait Fortunato, RD, LD
Kait Fortunato is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who enjoys working with clients who want to form a healthy relationship with food. Kait specializes in binge eating disorder, emotional eating and helps clients in her program Taste the Sweet REBELLION to allow them to break free from diet prison once and for all. She loves helping clients who have been on various diets all of their life and who are frustrated with the diet industry for igniting feelings of despair and failure. She tirelessly spreads the non-dieting message encouraging people not to let food get in the way of what truly matters.
Kait travels the country speaking about Taste the Sweet REBELLION and helping clients reclaim their life and overcome their food and weight struggles. She loves connecting with people across the country to help them give up dieting once and for all. In 2013, Kait was named “Outstanding Your Registered Dietitian of the Year” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Meet REBEL Dietitian: Dana Magee
Dana is a Registered Dietitian who provides individual counseling sessions with the mission to rebuild her clients’ relationship with food. Many of Dana’s clients have been on the dieting roller coaster for most of their lives. Not only have these clients experienced weight loss only to gain it back and more, but they suffer from the stress that comes from watching the number on the scale. Whether you have been a lifetime dieter or have just begun to experiment with dieting, Dana can help you learn to nourish your body, improve your health and limit the stress around food. Dana’s goal is not only to help her clients improve their nutrition knowledge and create health habits, but also to improve their quality of life. Dana is passionate about supporting her clients with the tools they need, allowing them to become the experts on their own nutritional requirements in order to achieve the long term goals they seek.
Dana appears monthly on local Maryland TV stations to share REBEL Dietitian nutrition tips. She also speaks at conferences across the country and offers seminars and webinars to spread the REBEL message to the public and other health care professionals.
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