Alisha is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who received her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics (MS) at Georgia State University. She also holds a certificate in training for adult weight management. Alisha has a wide variety of experience in medical nutrition therapy including, oncology symptom management, diabetes, heart disease, weight management, and more.
With nutrition being an evolving field of science, Alisha’s knowledge for disease management and weight loss stems from evidence-based guidelines from sources like The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eatright.org, and other highly credible nutrition sources. Alisha spends her free time volunteering in her community and sits on the advisory board as a nutrition expert for Development in Gardening, a non-for profit organization.
Alisha is passionate about helping her clients make lasting changes that positively impact their health.
The Internet is a wonderful resource full of information, but can also be overwhelming when the information you find isn't working for you. It is important to honor our individual genetic make-up, food preferences, desires, and metabolic activity when trying to address holistic health. Most diets focus on restricting foods, which is why they don’t work long term. They often result in weight cycling and negatively affect our relationship with food.
A healthy eating plan should not be a rigid list of good and bad foods. Instead it should promote eating for optimum health and wellness while creating a trusting relationship with our bodies to choose the food it desires without categorizing them as “bad” foods, even if sometimes we may indulge in less nutrient dense options.
To hear more about Alisha's views on nutrition and health, listen to her ABM FM Radio interview.
"We need to have more conversations around building healthy eating patterns that don’t promote guilt or shame around food choices."