Plant Based Diets Nutritionists and Dietitians near Gaithersburg, MD

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Bodacious Nutrition LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES, CIEC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20810
At Bodacious Nutrition (Nutrition for Women), Joanna specializes in supporting women who struggle with food and body anxiety, unwanted symptoms of PCOS or perimenopause/menopause, disordered eating/eating disorders, and unwanted weight gain, blood sugar issues, low energy, or a sense of disrupted embodiment where body trust is difficult. She is an expert in women's and metabolic health as well as primarily plant-based eating. She helps women on Ozempic, Wegovy, or other weight loss drugs maintain body attunement and a positive relationship with food. Her approach is holistic. Sessions are collaborative, empowering, and virtual.
At Bodacious Nutrition (Nutrition for Women), Joanna specializes in supporting women who struggle with food and body anxiety, unwanted symptoms of PCOS or perimenopause/menopause, disordered eating/eating disorders, and unwanted weight gain, blood sugar issues, low energy, or a sense of disrupted embodiment where body trust is difficult. She is an expert in women's and metabolic health as well as primarily plant-based eating. She helps women on Ozempic, Wegovy, or other weight loss drugs maintain body attunement and a positive relationship with food. Her approach is holistic. Sessions are collaborative, empowering, and virtual.
(571) 554-2709 View (571) 554-2709
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Gargi Parikh
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, MPH , CDCES
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
We can help you tackle your health challenges and reach your goals with a sustainable plan that works for you. Our goal is to help you master your diabetes and/or digestive health using real food and a mind-body approach to healing. Our dietitians help individuals control and reverse diabetes, and heal gut issues so they can live a fulfilling life. We are committed to making the journey simple, sustainable and fun! We provide real-life tools, resources, and coaching support to help you thrive.
We can help you tackle your health challenges and reach your goals with a sustainable plan that works for you. Our goal is to help you master your diabetes and/or digestive health using real food and a mind-body approach to healing. Our dietitians help individuals control and reverse diabetes, and heal gut issues so they can live a fulfilling life. We are committed to making the journey simple, sustainable and fun! We provide real-life tools, resources, and coaching support to help you thrive.
(301) 381-5656 View (301) 381-5656
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Carly Fisher
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
I firmly believe in the transformative power of food to promote and sustain health. Adequate nutrition is fundamental for well-being; without it, true health is unattainable. However, I also recognize that nutrition is just one aspect of holistic wellness. My passion lies in guiding individuals to cultivate a balanced relationship with food, alleviating concerns about weight and chronic conditions. By fostering this harmony, my goal is to empower clients to prioritize what truly matters in life, embracing a sense of peace within their own bodies.
I firmly believe in the transformative power of food to promote and sustain health. Adequate nutrition is fundamental for well-being; without it, true health is unattainable. However, I also recognize that nutrition is just one aspect of holistic wellness. My passion lies in guiding individuals to cultivate a balanced relationship with food, alleviating concerns about weight and chronic conditions. By fostering this harmony, my goal is to empower clients to prioritize what truly matters in life, embracing a sense of peace within their own bodies.
(301) 901-3544 View (301) 901-3544
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Modyfi Health
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Welcome to Modyfi! We're an all virtual practice that offers appointments exclusively via Telehealth. Our providers accept most major insurances, and are welcoming new patients with appointments often available in days, not weeks or months. We employ a functional nutrition approach, integrating food, natural medicines, and complementary healing modalities. This approach not only leverages the biochemical pathways but also considers environmental and psycho-social factors critical in adapting to stress and thriving daily.
Welcome to Modyfi! We're an all virtual practice that offers appointments exclusively via Telehealth. Our providers accept most major insurances, and are welcoming new patients with appointments often available in days, not weeks or months. We employ a functional nutrition approach, integrating food, natural medicines, and complementary healing modalities. This approach not only leverages the biochemical pathways but also considers environmental and psycho-social factors critical in adapting to stress and thriving daily.
(301) 259-3575 View (301) 259-3575
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Maya Xuan Keator
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Maya Keator, MS, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food. Maya works from a Health at Every Size perspective to help her clients nourish their bodies through balanced eating. She has experience working with both adults and adolescents and specializes in eating disorders and disordered eating. When Maya is not in the office she enjoys playing volleyball, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her cat.
Maya Keator, MS, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food. Maya works from a Health at Every Size perspective to help her clients nourish their bodies through balanced eating. She has experience working with both adults and adolescents and specializes in eating disorders and disordered eating. When Maya is not in the office she enjoys playing volleyball, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her cat.
(240) 789-4150 x2103 View (240) 789-4150 x2103
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Ashley Comparin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
(302) 202-5289 View (302) 202-5289
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Food Frame of Mind, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, MEd, RDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20876
Are you tired and frustrated with trying to lose the weight and keep it off? Battling belly weight, feeling deprived, out of control and unsuccessful at dieting? Weight loss and feeling good shouldn’t be so hard. It’s likely no one has helped you personalize a plan that works for your body in your life. That’s the difference between success and failure. A plan that’s built for you and your life. That’s what we build together. I’m passionate about helping those to overcome these challenges so that they can experience more energy, sense of calm optimism and, of course, lose weight.
Are you tired and frustrated with trying to lose the weight and keep it off? Battling belly weight, feeling deprived, out of control and unsuccessful at dieting? Weight loss and feeling good shouldn’t be so hard. It’s likely no one has helped you personalize a plan that works for your body in your life. That’s the difference between success and failure. A plan that’s built for you and your life. That’s what we build together. I’m passionate about helping those to overcome these challenges so that they can experience more energy, sense of calm optimism and, of course, lose weight.
(240) 201-9693 View (240) 201-9693
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Jennifer Huelskamp
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and health coach on a mission to empower individuals to achieve their health goals. As a health coach, I provide the motivation and strategies to make positive lifestyle changes. Pair that with my expertise as a nutritionist, where I craft personalized plans for your unique needs. Together, we'll conquer your health goals, whether you’re looking to boost energy, enhance longevity, or address specific health concerns. Let's embark on a journey to nourish your body, enhance your well-being, and cultivate a sustainable, healthy lifestyle together.
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist and health coach on a mission to empower individuals to achieve their health goals. As a health coach, I provide the motivation and strategies to make positive lifestyle changes. Pair that with my expertise as a nutritionist, where I craft personalized plans for your unique needs. Together, we'll conquer your health goals, whether you’re looking to boost energy, enhance longevity, or address specific health concerns. Let's embark on a journey to nourish your body, enhance your well-being, and cultivate a sustainable, healthy lifestyle together.
(312) 584-3689 View (312) 584-3689
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Elizabeth Kerr
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Have you been told to eat "healthier" or more "balanced" but are unsure of what that looks like? Or are you struggling with how to eat to manage a medical condition? There is a lot of information out there that can be confusing and hard to apply. Not only that but changing what and how you eat can be hard work in the midst of all that life throws at you! If you're interested in personalized, evidence-based nutrition help you've come to the right place.
Have you been told to eat "healthier" or more "balanced" but are unsure of what that looks like? Or are you struggling with how to eat to manage a medical condition? There is a lot of information out there that can be confusing and hard to apply. Not only that but changing what and how you eat can be hard work in the midst of all that life throws at you! If you're interested in personalized, evidence-based nutrition help you've come to the right place.
(240) 764-4046 View (240) 764-4046
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Diabetes Digital (Virtual Only)
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20906
I’m Teela, and I help people with diabetes and prediabetes improve their diet and overall health with small, sustainable changes. I'm a Certified Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with years of professional experience, including hospital settings, long-term care, and WIC. I received my Master of Science in Nutrition at Hunter College. My journey was born from a sincere passion for food and the belief that everyone deserves equal access to healthcare. Clients find me approachable, resourceful, and caring.
I’m Teela, and I help people with diabetes and prediabetes improve their diet and overall health with small, sustainable changes. I'm a Certified Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with years of professional experience, including hospital settings, long-term care, and WIC. I received my Master of Science in Nutrition at Hunter College. My journey was born from a sincere passion for food and the belief that everyone deserves equal access to healthcare. Clients find me approachable, resourceful, and caring.
(332) 205-9251 View (332) 205-9251
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The Health and Healing Collective
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Welcome to The Health and Healing Collective, a virtual private practice dedicated to making nutrition counseling stress-free and accessible. We understand that every body is unique, crafting personalized plans based on your health history, goals, and daily routine. Our commitment to affordability means we're in-network with major health insurance companies, often covering 100% with unlimited visits. We believe nutritional counseling should be accessible to all, which is why we accept insurance. With flexible meeting times, including weekends, and a user-friendly telehealth platform, our service is convenient wherever you are.
Welcome to The Health and Healing Collective, a virtual private practice dedicated to making nutrition counseling stress-free and accessible. We understand that every body is unique, crafting personalized plans based on your health history, goals, and daily routine. Our commitment to affordability means we're in-network with major health insurance companies, often covering 100% with unlimited visits. We believe nutritional counseling should be accessible to all, which is why we accept insurance. With flexible meeting times, including weekends, and a user-friendly telehealth platform, our service is convenient wherever you are.
(848) 220-1786 View (848) 220-1786
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Blair Solberger
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS , RD, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
My ideal client is someone who has wrestled with finding a healthy relationship with food. I love working with people who feel confused about what information is correct, who feel lost or unsure where to go with their nutrition journey, or who feel like they're stuck in a cycle. I also love working with young athletes whose aim is to perform their best and take care of their nutrition to fuel their play.
My ideal client is someone who has wrestled with finding a healthy relationship with food. I love working with people who feel confused about what information is correct, who feel lost or unsure where to go with their nutrition journey, or who feel like they're stuck in a cycle. I also love working with young athletes whose aim is to perform their best and take care of their nutrition to fuel their play.
(240) 209-9904 View (240) 209-9904
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Shaina Duvall
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I love supporting families with nutrition & feeding challenges. When working together, we will set realistic & achievable goals. I don't give out standard meal plans or diets but instead focus on meeting nutrient needs - adding instead of taking away and helping you feel confident nourishing yourself and your family. I know you are doing the best you can & together we will come up with strategies to help you reach your nutrition goals.
I love supporting families with nutrition & feeding challenges. When working together, we will set realistic & achievable goals. I don't give out standard meal plans or diets but instead focus on meeting nutrient needs - adding instead of taking away and helping you feel confident nourishing yourself and your family. I know you are doing the best you can & together we will come up with strategies to help you reach your nutrition goals.
(703) 686-5035 View (703) 686-5035
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Potomac Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Waitlist for new clients
NOTE: Waitlist for new clients. Hi, I am Aubrey Stephenson Kepler and I am a registered dietitian and owner of Potomac Nutrition. At Potomac Nutrition, I work collaboratively with patients in a virtual or in-person setting to reach their nutrition and health goals. I have been practicing nutrition counseling for 4 years helping patients with a variety of concerns such as autoimmune disease, endocrine disease, relationship with food, digestive health, heart health, women's health and PCOS, athletic performance, and weight concerns.
NOTE: Waitlist for new clients. Hi, I am Aubrey Stephenson Kepler and I am a registered dietitian and owner of Potomac Nutrition. At Potomac Nutrition, I work collaboratively with patients in a virtual or in-person setting to reach their nutrition and health goals. I have been practicing nutrition counseling for 4 years helping patients with a variety of concerns such as autoimmune disease, endocrine disease, relationship with food, digestive health, heart health, women's health and PCOS, athletic performance, and weight concerns.
(301) 833-0632 View (301) 833-0632
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Adrian Hernandez
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20825
I’m a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) based in the DC Metropolitan area (DC/MD/VA). Having worked in several areas of practice (primary care, long term care, community nutrition, & critical care); I have a passion for connecting with people and talking about all things food and nutrition.
I’m a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) based in the DC Metropolitan area (DC/MD/VA). Having worked in several areas of practice (primary care, long term care, community nutrition, & critical care); I have a passion for connecting with people and talking about all things food and nutrition.
(703) 952-0551 View (703) 952-0551
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Joanna Pustilnik
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
North Bethesda, MD 20852
My ideal client struggles with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and body image concerns, and is ready to make peace with food and find a peaceful, productive relationship with their body. My clients want to feel empowered to intuitively care for and love their bodies- without dieting or restriction. There may also be concerns such as desire for weight loss, PCOS or a missing period, or metabolic concerns such as prediabetes or elevated cholesterol. Together, we find a path toward self-love and a guilt-free food relationship while focusing on your desired health goals.
My ideal client struggles with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and body image concerns, and is ready to make peace with food and find a peaceful, productive relationship with their body. My clients want to feel empowered to intuitively care for and love their bodies- without dieting or restriction. There may also be concerns such as desire for weight loss, PCOS or a missing period, or metabolic concerns such as prediabetes or elevated cholesterol. Together, we find a path toward self-love and a guilt-free food relationship while focusing on your desired health goals.
(703) 546-9049 View (703) 546-9049
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Klara Knezevic
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CLT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
My passion is to help you feel better and live your life to the fullest, without feeling restricted by food choices. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, undergoing cancer treatment or attempting to manage a chronic illness, I am here to help! I will work with you to find a personalized nutrition approach that works for you based on your unique situation and including your favorite current foods and inspiration with new foods using our own quick, easy recipes.
My passion is to help you feel better and live your life to the fullest, without feeling restricted by food choices. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, undergoing cancer treatment or attempting to manage a chronic illness, I am here to help! I will work with you to find a personalized nutrition approach that works for you based on your unique situation and including your favorite current foods and inspiration with new foods using our own quick, easy recipes.
(301) 804-2249 View (301) 804-2249
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Rachel Brown
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Are you having trouble managing your weight or your chronic disease? Have restrictive diets taken away the joy of eating? I can help you meet your goals and heal your relationship with food!
Are you having trouble managing your weight or your chronic disease? Have restrictive diets taken away the joy of eating? I can help you meet your goals and heal your relationship with food!
(240) 698-2904 View (240) 698-2904
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Rebecca Bitzer Dietitians for Every Condition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD
Verified Verified
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Concerned about inflammation, diabetes, digestive issues or eating disorders? Our group practice includes seven Registered Dietitians with extensive nutrition counseling experience. Each dietitian specializes in personalized nutrition within their specialty. This allows you to see the "best of the best" based on your unique situation. Our highly-qualified dietitians specialize in eating disorders, food sensitivities, digestive troubles, diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, and more. Our non-dieting "REBEL" approach to weight loss provides greater satisfaction, improved health, mindful eating, intuitive eating and personalized care.
Concerned about inflammation, diabetes, digestive issues or eating disorders? Our group practice includes seven Registered Dietitians with extensive nutrition counseling experience. Each dietitian specializes in personalized nutrition within their specialty. This allows you to see the "best of the best" based on your unique situation. Our highly-qualified dietitians specialize in eating disorders, food sensitivities, digestive troubles, diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, and more. Our non-dieting "REBEL" approach to weight loss provides greater satisfaction, improved health, mindful eating, intuitive eating and personalized care.
(301) 485-6811 View (301) 485-6811
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Brett Foley
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RDN
Not Verified Not Verified
College Park, MD 20742
I am a white, queer, registered dietitian (RDN) and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with extensive experience in food justice, trauma-aware counseling, and embodiment coaching. I am passionate about helping clients cultivate more connected, easeful relationships with food and their bodies. ​ Whether you're seeking to heal from an eating disorder, manage a health condition, or generally nourish your body with more care, trust, and respect, I welcome the opportunity to work with you towards your personal goals.
I am a white, queer, registered dietitian (RDN) and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with extensive experience in food justice, trauma-aware counseling, and embodiment coaching. I am passionate about helping clients cultivate more connected, easeful relationships with food and their bodies. ​ Whether you're seeking to heal from an eating disorder, manage a health condition, or generally nourish your body with more care, trust, and respect, I welcome the opportunity to work with you towards your personal goals.
(301) 215-2651 View (301) 215-2651
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Plant Based Diets Nutritionists and Dietitians

What is a plant-based diet?

A plant-based diet emphasizes the consumption of foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, while reducing or eliminating animal products like meat and dairy. Unlike a vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, a plant-based diet does not necessarily require complete elimination of animal-based foods, although some individuals choose to do so. Many people following a plant-based diet also aim to incorporate more "whole foods" into their meals, favoring less-processed options over highly processed foods. For example, they might choose brown rice over white bread or fresh fruits over baked goods. The focus is on eating nutrient-dense, natural foods to promote overall health and well-being.

What are the benefits of a plant-based diet?

Research has shown that a plant-based diet offers numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lowered cholesterol levels, reduced blood pressure, and better blood sugar control. These benefits can arise from eating fewer animal-based foods, which are high in saturated fats, or from the weight loss that many people experience when starting a plant-based diet. Additionally, plant-based diets are known for their anti-inflammatory effects, which support a healthy immune system and may be particularly helpful for those with inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis. Plant-based diets are also high in fiber, which improves digestive health and can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Who should follow a plant-based diet?

Anyone can follow a plant-based diet, and many nutrition and medical professionals encourage its adoption due to the numerous health benefits associated with consuming more plants and reducing animal-based products. People may also choose a plant-based diet for environmental and ethical reasons. For health-related benefits, a plant-based diet can be particularly advantageous for individuals diagnosed with or at risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and certain inflammatory conditions. Since many chronic diseases are related to obesity, the weight management benefits of a plant-based diet are especially valuable. Additionally, a plant-based diet can help reduce cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and enhance insulin sensitivity.

How do I start a plant-based diet?

A plant-based diet can be started at any time and may even be a more accessible option for individuals not ready to completely eliminate animal-based products from their diet. Many people start a plant-based diet slowly, such as with substituting meat or dairy for alternative products just a few times a week; for instance, finding easy swaps—such as whole grains in place of white bread products and beans or tofu in lieu of meat products—can be a great way to start eating a more plant-based diet. In addition, working to plan more meals ahead of time and constructing plant-based grocery store lists may be beneficial to ensure that consuming a plant-based meal is an accessible option when first getting started.