I’m Christine Byrne (she/her), MPH, RD, LDN, an anti-diet, Health at Every Size®-aligned dietitian nutritionist, recipe developer, and longtime journalist.
I help adults break free from eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors.
Too many of us waste our, time, energy and money trying to measure up to some impossible “ideal.” We’re told that we should always be striving to shrink our bodies, or keep them small.
Unfortunately, most of us are taught to be super vigilant about what we eat. That sometimes leads to eating disorders (roughly 1 in 10 American women will struggle with one in their lifetime), and almost always screws up our relationship with food and our bodies.
I know this because I’ve been there. I struggled with an eating disorder through my teens and early twenties. And even in my first years of recovery, I fell for sneaky diets like “clean eating” and food tracking apps. I didn’t realize how harmful these things were — especially for someone with an eating disorder history — because everyone around me was trying them, too. Some even came recommended by health experts (which, yikes).
That’s why I take an anti-diet, body approach to nutrition, eating disorder recovery, and life in general.
Now, I know from experience that any type of restriction just leads to a cycle of intense cravings, bingeing (or out-of-control feelings around food), and shame.
I’m here to show you that your body deserves respect no matter what size it is, and that you don’t need to change your weight to be happy and healthy. Intuitive eating is for EVERYONE, and it’s the best way to find true, unconditional recovery and food peace.
Struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. But you deserve better, and it is possible to stop obsessing over food.
I live in Raleigh, NC, with my very sweet but very high energy dog, Peanut. I see in-person clients at Current Wellness (an amazing HAES-aligned space!), and offer virtual counseling to folks across North Carolina and in several other states.
Ready to finally make peace with food? Learn more about my counseling services and book a free consult here.
Before I was an anti-diet dietitian, I was a recipe developer and food journalist. (And before that, I went to culinary school and worked as a line cook in New York City.) Now, I split my time between media work and my eating disorder private practice. I’m not interested in promoting dieting or weight loss, but I’m passionate about being a part of the larger conversation on food, health, and inclusivity. Ultimately, my goal is to show people that food can (and should!) be joyful and stress-free, and that all bodies are good bodies.
I contribute to dozens of national outlets, including SELF, HuffPost, EatingWell, The Kitchn, and Food Network. I write a regular column about non-diet nutrition for Outside, and I develop recipes for brands like Kroger and Good Neighbor Pharmacy.
I’ve been a guest on local and national TV shows, including Good Morning America, Meredith, and NY1. In the segments, I talk about things like cooking Thanksgiving dinner in a bucket (go ahead, ask me about it), hosting New Year’s for Under $75, and finding the best lobster roll in New York City — not your average dietitian reel, but I stand by it all!
And, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Credentials and Associations
Masters of Public Health Nutrition, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)
219 S. East Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601