Whether you just need some ideas for getting meals on the table without a lot of effort or are looking to break free from the insufferable diet cycle, I’d like to think you’ve come to the right place.
I’m a Registered Dietitian and mom of 2 little ones.
I believe all bodies are worthy and that everyone deserves access to fair, quality care and treatment in all aspects of their day to day life. I’m a firm believer that everyone has the right to move & fuel their bodies in the way that best supports their own physical & mental well-being.
I’m passionate about exposing the harms of the diet culture and helping those who want to, break free from it.
And finally, I love a delicious meal, but don’t often have the time or energy to cook anything too elaborate, so I like to share recipes I’m loving that come together quickly or can be prepped in advance.
I started Cait’s Plate way back in 2009 as a hobby. When I started, I was working in Digital Marketing in NYC and while I loved the creative aspect of it, I found myself more and more excited to work on my blog each day. It was then that I made the decision to leave my job in Manhattan and pursue a degree in nutrition.
I attended Boston University and received my Masters in Nutrition, participated in a Dietetic Internship then sat for (and passed, whew!) the Registered Dietitian exam. I now run Cait’s Plate full-time (or at least during the moments I have where I’m not running around after my kids and dog!).
The blog has gone through many iterations over the years from sharing my daily meals (read here why I no longer do that!) to recipes as well as snippets of my every day life.
When I started this blog 13+ years ago, I was just blogging about food. I was also still working my way out of diet culture, so a lot of what I put on here reinforced disordered diet culture messaging (stuff we’ve all come to just accept as true, despite there being no research to support it!).
Once I went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian, my content shifted slightly, but was still fairly steeped in diet culture.
As I made my way further out of diet culture myself, I began to feel a real cognitive dissonance between my new relationship with food, body and movement and the ‘healthy eating & living’ advice I was writing about both on my blog and for sponsors.
Slowly, over a period of several years, I began incorporating the non-diet, intuitive eating approach into my blog and social media posts and I was surprised (and honestly, so happy) to find just how many of you it resonated with.
Once I transitioned my messaging to be more in-line with how I was living and my belief systems around food, bodies and movement, I never looked back.
I feel so fulfilled in this career where I get to not only talk about something I’m so passionate about everyday, but help others re-discover the joy and peace that comes with an intuitive relationship to food, body and movement.
So what can you expect to find here these days? A lot of support, resources and encouragement for those looking to start or continue their journey out of diet culture, recipes that I happen to be loving (from main meals to desserts), some meal inspiration, book recommendations for adults & children in the book corner, plus bits and pieces of my life.
Along with an anti-diet approach to nutrition, I’m also firm in my belief that wellness is completely individualized. I advocate for every person to make the choices that best serve them. I also do not believe the pursuance of health is an obligation, but rather an individual choice. Every body is worthy of being treated with care and respect regardless.
Overall, I hope to help you learn about the hidden harms of the diet culture we live in and provide tools to that can help you live the life that best serves you and your values.
So, welcome and thank you for choosing to spend some of your time here. I’m so glad you’re here!
cait’s plate on good morning america
As a non-diet, intuitive eating Dietitian, I was grateful to have had the privilege of speaking with Good Morning America to help introduce those who may be unfamiliar to the basics of Intuitive Eating. Below you’ll find the segment and if you like what you hear, you can learn even more by visiting my Intuitive Eating series on my site, follow along with me on Instagram or Twitter (where I often delve deeper into Intuitive Eating nuances) or check out my nutrition articles on my site.
Have a question? Feel free to shoot me an email about anything! email@example.com