Meet our Nutrition Coaches!
Amari Thomsen: Amari is a Chicago dietitian and founder of Eat Chic Chicago. She graduated from Loyola University 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. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Illinois Dietetic Association and Chicago Food & Nutrition Network, Amari specializes in the areas of real food nutrition, recipe development, nutrition education, and private & corporate consulting. Learn more
Karen Schroeder: Karen is a Chicago-based registered dietitian and energetic health and nutrition coach. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University and continued on to complete her dietetic internship at Loyola University Chicago. Karen holds additional training certificates in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a certified yoga instructor. She has years of experience coaching clients for weight loss, healthy eating, diabetes and cholesterol management, tobacco cessation and more. Learn more
Do you follow a special diet? Are you interested in a vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw diet? Our Specialty Diet Coaching can help teach you the ins and outs of eating healthy despite your dietary restrictions.
Vegetarian & Vegan
Do you know the difference between a pescatarian, a lacto-ovo-vegetarian and a vegan? Either way, let’s talk. Specifically about protein. Are you getting enough protein in your diet without meat or animal products in your diet? The reality is, probably not. But the good news is, we can help!
Avoiding gluten due to Celiac disease, a gluten intolerance, a wheat allergy, or because of GI discomfort such as bloating and diarrhea? Tired of eating tasteless gluten-free foods? Struggling to find safe and healthy options to fit your lifestyle? We have the tastiest gluten-free recipes and best meal ideas to make living without gluten painless (literally)!
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel back to Paleolithic times and eat like our primal ancestors? It definitely wouldn’t include processed foods and sugar. Eating like a caveman can improve athletic performance and body composition if implemented correctly. Not sure what foods are considered “Paleo” or how to adopt a Paleo diet? Our team can help!
Thinking of going raw? Giving up cooking for health reasons or simply because you’re lazy? I’m kidding. Eating raw can be a challenge if you don’t have the proper tools and knowledge to implement things correctly. Our team can help make eating a raw food diet a breeze.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out our Nutrition Coaching page for information regarding weight management, heart disease, diabetes and more! For more information regarding acceptable payment methods and insurance, please visit Payment and Insurance.