Hey, I'm Lainey!
A dietitian who doesn't put people on diets.
If you want weight loss without a diet and healthy habits that last, I'm your gal. I help people like you get out of a dieting mentality and into a healthy lifestyle by changing habits. Small tweaks in habits lead to big changes in your health. I want to help you free up brain space around food so you can fall in love with your body again.
I study the science so you don't have to. But, I have a real-life approach.
You're in the right place if:
You're sick of dieting
You know what to do but have a hard time doing it
You feel like working out isn't working
You need accountability to reach your goals
You know what to eat but need help planning it
You're ready to set goals, crush them, and feel amazing from the inside out
We'll also get along if you're addicted to coffee, love to shop, and need a beach vacation at least once a year.
Simple | Realistic | Personalized | Holistic | Effective
Simple: You'll learn how to meal plan the simple way.
Realistic: We'll change a few habits at a time so we can make sure they stick.
Personalized: There's no one-size-fits-all meal plan here. We'll dive into *your* food preferences, schedule, desire to cook (or not!), social life (hello wine), and workouts to determine the best plan for you.
Holistic: We're going to talk about more than food. Your stress, sleep, workouts, and skin are all affected by what's going in your mouth.
Effective: No fad diets here! Only science-based nutrition that works.
You know you best. I'm here to clarify all the confusing nutrition claims & cheer you on to becoming your best self.
I'm about simple solutions that lead to big results. But change takes time. So grab a latte or green smoothie, or heck, pour a glass of wine.
We're in this for the long-term.
The Formal Stuff
Lainey Younkin, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Communication Specialist based in Boston, MA. Her mission is to help people get out of a dieting mentality and into a healthy lifestyle. She coaches individuals one-on-one both in-person and virtually. She also has extensive corporate wellness experience leading nutrition workshops, seminars, and weight management programs at companies throughout the Boston area.
Lainey's nutrition communication experience includes working at the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) in Brussels, Belgium and developing content for Joy Bauer, dietitian for NBC's The TODAY Show. Lainey has been featured in Tufts Nutrition Magazine, EUFIC's Food Today, The Friedman Sprout, EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell.com, Boston Magazine, Today's Dietitian, and on the Boston Neighborhood Network's Living Well.
Lainey also consults with fitness centers, non-profit organizations, and food companies. Currently, she is a consulting dietitian with Benecol Products, Baraka Community Wellness, and The Kroc Corps Community Center.
Lainey graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science - Nutrition & Dietetics. She completed her dietetics training at Massachusetts General Hospital and has a Master of Science in Nutrition Communication from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy.
When she's not coaching, writing, or doing smoothie demos, Lainey loves traveling, going to brunch, spending time at the beach, and catching up on the latest fashion trends. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and baby boy.