Meet Amari Thomsen MS, RD, LDN
Founder of Eat Chic Chicago
Chicago Dietitian, Blogger, and Food & Nutrition Expert
Welcome to Eat Chic Chicago!
Meet Amari (pronounced Am-marie)!
Amari is a Chicago dietitian, professional blogger and food and nutrition expert! As a native of Omaha, Nebraska, Amari graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later completed her nutrition education at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. After starting her blog back in 2009, Amari has since expanded her career by developing her own nutrition consulting business, Eat Chic Chicago.
As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Westin A. Price Foundation, Amari is a holistic-minded dietitian who integrates modern and traditional techniques to promote real food nutrition. Amari’s big picture approach encourages you to support your own unique biochemistry and metabolism while establishing a healthy relationship with food beyond calorie counting and dietary restrictions.
Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. Amari believes that good nutrition should be balanced, real, and consistent. Read more about Amari’s nutrition philosophy, nutrition services, and food and nutrition blog for more information regarding her coaching style.
With previous experience as a Nutrition Coach for Lifetime Fitness and as a Healthy Eating Specialist for Whole Foods Market, Amari understands how wholesome natural food choices have the power to heal the body inside and out. In addition to nutrition coaching and corporate wellness, Amari is also a freelance writer and blogger working with companies and brands to support healthy living. She has media experience writing for SHAPE and Women’s Day magazines and working with brands including Naked Juice and KIND. Check out her media page to see more. Amari lives in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband and loves cooking in her small urban kitchen, developing delicious recipes, writing, running, crossfit, and shopping at local farmers markets.
Why should I work with a Registered Dietitian? A Registered dietitian, or RD for short, is a food and nutrition expert responsible for translating the science of nutrition into everyday practical solutions necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Registered Dietitians have the expertise, training and credentials to separate fact from fad while offering sound advice about how a nutritious diet can improve health, fight disease, and even aid in weight management. Connect with a registered dietitian to make sense of the mixed nutritional messages found in the media and develop a personalized nutrition plan to point you in the right direction towards optimal health!
How is a Registered Dietitian different than a Nutritionist? The “RD” credential can only be used by practitioners who are recognized by the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here’s where it gets tricky. Some registered dietitians call themselves “nutritionists” but not all nutritionists can call themselves “registered dietitians” as the RD credential is a legally protected title requiring licensure, approved educational specifics and clinical experience. Some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone titled a “nutritionist”, but not all. Be aware that in some states anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” regardless of proper education and training. Consulting a Registered Dietitian guarantees you’ll received professional nutrition advice from an experienced expert.
Interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian? Check out How to be a Registered Dietitian to learn more about how I got my start as a food and nutrition expert!
Contact Chicago Dietitian Amari Thomsen
Eat Chic Chicago
1 S. Dearborn Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603
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