I’m Christine Byrne (she/her), a non-diet dietitian nutritionist based in Raleigh, NC.
I take a Health at Every Size®-aligned, gender-affirming, intuitive eating approach that’s all about figuring out what’s best for YOU. That means I’ll never prescribe diets, weight loss, or cookie-cutter solutions that you’ve already tried a thousand times.
I see clients in person in Raleigh, and offer virtual nutrition counseling to clients across North Carolina and in several other states across the US.
I’m an anti-diet dietitian and longtime nutrition journalist. I call out BS diet and “wellness” culture, and help adults heal their relationships with food. Learn more about my work, my nutrition philosophy, and my own journey here.
Struggling to recover from an eating disorder? Have a hard time nourishing yourself without guilt? Nutrition counseling provides support without judgement as you heal your relationship with food. Learn more and book a consult.
I contribute regularly to national media outlets like SELF, EatingWell, Food Network, and Outside Magazine. Read some of my favorite articles and recipe guides, or reach out about future collaborations or partnerships.
Not ready to commit to individual nutrition counseling? The 5-Day Intuitive Eating Starter Course is a great place to begin. Learn why diets don’t work, what intuitive eating is, and how you can care for your body without rules or restriction.
My Quit Your Diet Newsletter provides weekly insight into intuitive eating, body respect, and all the ways diet culture tries to undermine your relationship with yourself. Subscribe here for a regular dose of anti-diet talk.
Looking for something specific? I have dozens of blog posts about eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, why diets don’t work, body acceptance, the binge-restrict cycle, orthorexia, intuitive eating, escaping diet culture traps, and more. Read the blog.
I take an anti-diet, Health at Every Size®-aligned approach to nutrition counseling. That means I’ll never encourage you to lose weight. Instead, we’ll focus on how you can feel your best in the body you have right now. I also use the principles of intuitive eating to help you establish truly health-promoting eating habits. Virtual and in-person appointments are available.
Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe, ongoing disturbance in eating behaviors, accompanied by distressing thoughts and emotions. I work adults struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and OSFED. Nutrition counseling is a crucial part of recovery.
Orthorexia is an unhealthy, often obsessive fixation on “healthy” or “clean” eating that may or may not be a full-blown eating disorder. In nutrition counseling, I help clients challenge food rules and end black-and-white thinking about “good” and “bad” foods. Ultimately, the goal is to end food guilt and lessen anxiety around what to eat.
Many people struggle with binge eating even if they don’t meet the criteria for binge eating disorder. Generally, binge eating or feeling out of control around food is a result of dieting and restriction. I take a non-diet approach to ending binge eating, focusing on proper nourishment and an abundance mindset.
Trying diet after diet is a form of disordered eating. Diets don’t actually work for anyone, but it’s easy to get stuck in the cycle of blaming yourself. The right support can help you learn to trust your own cues and cravings and eat in a way that feels good for you, without having to diet or stress about every meal and snack.