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At the age of 12, Michelle was diagnosed with anorexia. At 5 feet tall, she weighed approximately 57.5 pounds. After an inpatient hospitalization, Michelle was weight restored, but was told she would have to live with anxiety, depression, and persistent racing thoughts around food. This became her reality through adolescence and into adulthood.
In 2009 Michelle became a registered dietitian and over the next eleven years she worked as a clinical, acute care dietitian, lead dietitian in psychiatric care, and outpatient dietitian. While practicing inpatient and outpatient care in the hospital setting, Michelle discovered a disheartening connecting between the high carbohydrate, low fat, “sugar in moderation,” nutrition guidelines she was required to teach, and the rapidly declining health of her patients. The nutrition guidelines she was required to teach simply did not work for most people.
Michelle is an endurance athlete, and she has competed in 13 marathons (13 Boston Qualifiers). In 2019, after years of following a high carbohydrate diet, intense running sessions that left her feeling exhausted, and struggling with persistent anxiety, Michelle knew she needed to make a change. She decided to follow a low carbohydrate, high fat, high animal protein diet. At that point, she hoped the extra protein and reduction in carbohydrates might alleviate the severe muscle pain she was experiencing.
Not only was her muscle pain gone in a matter of weeks, her decades of anxiety began to fade. Inspired by her renewed physical and mental health, Michelle left the hospital setting and wrote the book, “The Dietitian’s Dilemma,” detailing how the current nutrition guidelines came into existence and advocating a low carbohydrate, animal-based way of eating as an option for individuals struggling with diabetes, mental disorders, eating disorders, sarcopenia, and heart disease. Powered by a low carb, animal based diet, Michelle won her first Ultra Marathon in November of 2020 covering 44.63 miles in a 6-hour time frame.
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