Virtual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Cassie Christopher | Seattle, WA
Let Cassie Christopher, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist help you when All or Nothing Dieting, where you either have to “eat perfectly” or “what’s the point?”, has eroded your trust in yourself and your body, leaving you food obsessed and fearful of future weight gain.
Breaking free from All or Nothing Dieting requires the Courage to Trust.
The Courage to Trust that:
- Food isn’t the problem (and neither are you).
- You can hear and respond to the cues your body is giving you, instead of eating to numb or restricting for control.
- You can mindfully indulge AND consistently make nourishing choices.
- You are worthy of care and love, just as you are, even while pursuing weight loss.
Cultivating the Courage to Trust frees you from food and body obsession, allows you to eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy, and gives you the peace you are doing everything you can for your health.-Cassie Christopher, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I discovered the Courage to Trust after a stressful time in life where I used chocolate to manage my anxiety…
In grad school, like most grad students, I was stressed. I was working on my Master’s in Nutrition and to deal with my mounting to-do list, I would go to the school convenience store to buy an artisanal dark chocolate bar.
Dark chocolate is a healthy choice after all!!
The chocolate gave me pleasure. It made me feel better. Rewarded. It allowed me to zone out from all the stress.
Soon, the chocolate bar-a-day habit led to weight gain. Like a good student, I decided to practice what I was learning.
I’d either eat perfectly and think, “what a fabulous dietitian I am going to be,” or difficulty would arise in my life, and I’d stop at Whole Foods on a break, buy a tub of guac and freshly fried tortilla chips, and eat the whole thing!
Why couldn’t I be satisfied by kale and sardine salads like my classmates who looked like nutrition goddesses? I wondered what was wrong with me.
The truth is there was nothing wrong with me. I was a victim of All or Nothing Dieting which undermined my ability to trust myself around food.
No matter how much knowledge I had about food this pattern would ultimately sabotage me because All or Nothing Dieting removed the one coping mechanism I had to deal with life’s difficulties (chocolate, guacamole, cupcakes…), and didn’t replace it with something better.
I sought help from counselors, other dietitians, naturopaths, and the latest in science to heal the impact that All or Nothing Dieting was having on my body and how I was using food to cope.
Through the work I did with my team, I started to develop the Courage to Trust myself again.
And this led me to the work I do today, helping women cultivate the Courage to Trust their own bodies to create a supportive relationship with food so they can eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.
Seattle area Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cassie Christopher has helped over 100 women eat with joy in her virtual practice.
- As an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I developed the Courage to Trust Method. I stay up to date with advances in Medical Nutritional Therapy, eating disorders, and weight management, so you can feel confident you are doing everything you can for your health.
- I am an expert in Emotional Eating and I draw from research on self-compassion, shame, and trauma, and my nutrition knowledge to support my clients.
- Fun fact: I’m a proud Pacific Northwest gal, although I’ve never quite acquired a taste for black coffee (oat milk, please!)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist…what’s the difference?
When you’re looking for the best dietitian near you, you might wonder what the is the difference between a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
What’s the difference between a nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist has earned their credential by completing scientific coursework, gaining practical experience and completing a registration examination. A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) are different names for the same credential issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are respected healthcare providers who can work in clinical settings, like hospitals, or in community or food service settings.
Cassie Christopher is a Seattle Dietitian practicing virtually in Seattle, the state of Washington, and select other states.
Cassie provides Medical Nutritional Therapy to women 50+ to heal food obsession exclusively in private practice, in addition to providing worksite wellness speaking and consulting.
Certified Dietitian vs. Licensed Dietitian
The designation of Certified Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian usually denotes registration to practice in a certain state by that state’s governing board. When looking for a Dietitian near you, you can search the registration board of your state.
Cassie Christopher is currently licensed or certified to practice nutrition in Washington, Georgia, North Carolina Tennessee, Florida, and several other states that don’t require registration for virtual practice.
“Now I can eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.”
“I had a hard time untangling myself from All or Nothing Dieting at first…
I struggled to believe the concepts like:
- Not being tied to a scripted meal plan.
- Not talking tough to myself like “no excuses” or “don’t be lazy”.
- Not weighing every day.
- Not giving up ice cream or tortilla chips forever.
- Not believing I would have to pay lifetime membership with Company A, Company B or Company C to lose the weight forever.”
“But Cassie Christopher’s skills and strengths carried me to a better understanding of why I eat my emotions along with foods that make me feel sluggish, depressed, or not my best self.
My favorite takeaway from this experience (which is tough to choose because there are so many) is that NOW I speak kindly to myself, whether I’m looking in the mirror or the refrigerator, while remaining supportively curious about what I am eating or craving and when.
I have lost 13 lbs without feeling deprived or obsessively tracking and I am confident that my body will continue to release the weight.
Now, I can eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.”
-Former client: Debbie
“[I loved] working with a Registered Dietitian that did not make me feel judged and like a failure!”
“Cassie Christopher’s approach is SO refreshing. If you want to eat something, eat it and really enjoy it! Wow! That is completely freeing. Absence of judgment and deprivation work so well for my well-being!!
Cassie’s style is relaxed and understanding and she’s been there so has the personal understanding, but also the credentials to help. But she is unlike any other RD I have ever met and that made a huge difference to me. The structure of the program combined with the calls as well as the group just covered all bases. It’s like coming at this struggle from all angles with an amazing guide.”
– Former Client: J