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about nichole

Are you trying to incorporate more plants into your diet but struggle with how to do it? Or perhaps you’ve already transitioned to a mostly plant-based diet but feel that something is missing. Or maybe you’re feeling really good after switching to all plant-based eating because you lost weight and have more energy, but just want to make sure you’re on the right track and not missing any essential nutrients. 

 

We should talk! I’d love to take a look at what you’re eating and see how we can work together. My goal is to help people get over the hump of getting stuck while trying to eat well and feel nourished on a plant-based diet. I customize a plan for each individual based on what you enjoy eating and your lifestyle. There is not one cookie-cutter meal plan for everyone. Getting to know you, your family, your daily routine and your goals will help us define, together, what optimal health looks and feels like for YOU.

 

Plants have the power to heal hundreds of ailments, most of which stem from inflammation caused by inflammatory foods. Plant-based eating has been clinically shown to reverse conditions like diabetes and heart disease, lower blood pressure, prevent cancer, alleviate arthritis, help with autoimmune disease and improve cognitive health. It’s also been shown to help people lose weight, gain energy and be happy! If you have diabetes you may see a vast improvement in blood sugar. If you have high blood pressure you may be able to lower your blood pressure and possibly lower or even go off your medication. If you experience symptoms of autoimmune disease you may minimize symptoms with plant-based eating. The benefits are pretty much endless. 

 

I would love to learn more about your journey and work together to find the best solutions to help you live fully and vibrantly. You’ll notice more energy, better relationships, improved concentration, brighter skin, a positive outlook and so so much more. 

 

Email or call me today for an appointment or visit Nutrition Services to learn more. And if you just want to get to know each other a little better before we get started then please send me a note! nichole@purelyplanted.com

 

Can’t wait to meet you! -nichole

 

Here's a bit more about me and my background (including some favorite things outside of nutrition): 

  • I’ve been a dietitian for 25 years but started in fashion design. Throughout my dietitian career, I've specialized in women’s health, diabetes, heart health, and sports nutrition.

  • I went vegan for animals and the planet 7 years ago after watching an undercover video at a dairy farm. I focus on plant-based eating for health. Learn more about vegan vs plant-based here.

  • When I first started cooking plant-based meals my husband said “ if they keep tasting like this I won’t last a week” (they don’t teach you how to cook plant-based in dietetics school!). So I bought some books and started practicing. He's now a way better vegan cook than me!

  • Our go-to meal, when there’s zero time, is refried black bean tacos with spinach or broccoli, avocado, onion, tomato, and whole-grain tortilla.

  • My favorite animals are penguins, sloths, and owls.

  • I’m a South Jersey/Philly girl at heart (they’re the same!) but have lived in LA, ATL (3 different times!), and Sevilla, Spain (if 3 months count). Atlanta is now home with my 2 BFFs, Ricky and Mariposa (rescue pup, forever street dog, hot mess, etc etc).

  • The one food that you will always see in my grocery cart is dark chocolate.

  • Weird things that make me extra happy: 60’s and 70’s music and fashion, animé, hot and humid Atlanta summers (free facial!), any kind of dance, especially flamenco.

About Nichole

There is nothing Nichole loves more than diving into a delicious plant-based meal followed by a heavenly piece of Fair Trade dark chocolate. Nichole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. She's a certified yoga instructor and has taught Ashtanga, Power and Yin Yoga in Philadelphia and Atlanta, where she currently resides. She recently completed plant-based culinary school with internationally-recognized, Rouxbe.

As a Registered Dietitian, Nichole has specialized in women's health, sports nutrition, diabetes, and heart disease. She also loves dark chocolate so much that she ran her own chocolate company, nicobella organics, for ten years. Her chocolates were featured in Veg News, Organic Spa, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, and had a special debut on Rachael Ray as "Snack of the Day." Yoga Journal featured her as a yogi nutritionist focusing on the ethical side of chocolate through her chocolate company, nicobella, and its Fair Trade chocolate treats.

 

For the past 11 years, her focus has been on healing people through plant-based eating. Her book, "The Fiber Effect: Stop Counting Calories (and Fat and Sugar) and Start Counting Fiber," with Hatherleigh Press is scheduled to launch in December 2020, followed by a second book, "The Vegan Athlete" scheduled to launch in 2021. 

She's been regularly featured on The Weather Channel and NBC-affiliate, Atlanta & Company. 

She's written articles for Mind Body Green, One Green Planet, and The Path Mag

She's been quoted with her expert nutrition advice in Self Magazine, The Healthy, Cheap Flights, Vitacost, and Thrive Global.  

Her passion is to continue educating people about the benefits of plant-based eating for their health, the environment, and animal welfare through digital and broadcast media, her blog, food tours, and online webinars that are available to people worldwide.

p: (609) 792-5231

e: nichole@purelyplanted.com

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