I’m Christine Byrne, an anti-diet, HAES-aligned dietitian nutritionist and longtime nutrition journalist.
I help adults break free from disordered eating behaviors like dieting, bingeing, and orthorexia.
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. Many people struggle with orthorexia — an extreme and unhealthy obsession with “healthy” eating and wellness — without even realizing it, because constantly thinking and worrying about food is so normalized.
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, Health at Every Size® approach to nutrition counseling.
Now, I know from experience that restricting any kind of food 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.
Nutrition counseling & consulting
I offer two main types of services: nutrition counseling for individuals (virtually for clients in several states, and in person in Raleigh); and consulting for editorial outlets, brands, and organizations.
Anti-diet nutrition counseling:
As an anti-diet dietitian, I work 1:1 with clients who struggle with:
* Disordered eating
* Binge eating
* Chronic dieting/yo-yo dieting
* Food obsession/constant cravings
I take a Health at Every Size® approach, which means that I do not prescribe or encourage intentional weight loss. Instead, I help clients overcome their struggles with food through intuitive eating and body trust.
Media and consulting:
I have nearly a decade of experience in food and nutrition media. I have worked as a food editor, nutrition journalist, recipe developer, and content strategist.
My writing is evidence-based, inclusive, and non-stigmatizing. I cover a wide variety of food, nutrition, and general health topics from a weight-neutral, social justice lens.
My recipes are geared towards busy home cooks with limited time.
I also present to groups, virtually and in-person (Raleigh area), on topics related to nutrition, ethical health and nutrition journalism, cooking, and weight-inclusive wellness.
You’ll find many of my clips and original recipes guides here. Rates and additional portfolio items are available upon request.
If you’re interested in working together, reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Byrne an anti-diet dietitian and journalist who has written thousands of articles for over two dozen national media outlets, including Self, HuffPost, Outside, The Kitchn, Food Network, Bon Appétit, O Magazine, Vice, Glamour, Women’s Health, Eating Well, and Health. She also partners with national lifestyle brands to develop consumer-friendly recipes and nutrition content.
Christine works with adult clients who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors, particularly those with orthorexia, binge-restrict tendencies, and body image concerns that affect diet. Her approach is rooted in intuitive eating and Health at Every Size®.
She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s in public health nutrition (MPH) and currently sees clients in Raleigh, NC, and virtually in several states.