Melissa Mitri, MS, RD

 

If you’re a busy woman wanting to lose weight and build healthy habits for life, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m Melissa, Registered Dietitian and mom of 2 young boys.  

I understand your struggles and doubts. I know that some days it may seem impossible to find the time or energy to cook or to exercise or that it’s easier to just throw in the towel. But, it absolutely is POSSIBLE with small, simple changes in habits with the proper guidance and support!

When working with me you will be provided with the nutrition guidance and support that you need to finally feel good in your body, lose weight, and develop a healthy relationship with your food.   

In order for your goals to become a reality, a step-by-step process is necessary!

During our counseling sessions, we won’t just talk about what to eat or what type of exercise to do, but we will create a specific plan on how to find the time and set up a plan to actually do it. 

This is the biggest piece that is lacking in many traditional nutrition plans – how to implement strategies discussed during sessions.

I specialize in women’s weight loss in the following areas:

  • Breaking the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle
  • Sustainable Weight Loss
  • Mindful Eating and the Intuitive Eating Approach
  • Emotional Eating, Stress Eating, and Food Addiction

Counseling Philosophy

Realistic Expectations

We will focus on what is realistic for you, your family and your lifestyle.

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Personalized Nutrition

Prioritizing your nutrition and exercise is not always easy. But staying healthy and fit means more energy for you and your family.

Non-Diet Approach

This is a method of eating without restriction and deprivation and improving your relationship with food.

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years and could not see myself doing anything else.  

I became an RD because I always found the relationship between diet and health fascinating.  I have an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Connecticut and completed my Dietetic Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. I earned an MS in Nutrition and Wellness from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford (completed just in time a month before my firstborn arrived!)

I am an early bird and a total science nerd.  In the early morning hours before my kiddos wake up, you can expect to see me reading and keeping up with the latest nutrition research. This is very important to me because the research is constantly changing and I have to keep up for you! This knowledge base is tapped during your sessions so I can guide you in your journey using the latest research-backed information that works.  

Why am I qualified to help you lose weight? Because I’ve worked with hundreds of women throughout my career who have struggled with their weight and have seen what doesn’t work. Strict diets and the all-or-nothing approach doesn’t work. Through this experience, I created my 3-step framework for long-term weight loss success: Mindset, Planning, and Consistency.