In her extensive experience as a Registered Dietitian, her own relationship with food has evolved. As a young, fresh Dietitian she did what she thought was right. She counted calories, macronutrients (macros) and exercised every day. She encouraged the same of people she worked with. Handed them meal plans with specific serving sizes and calories. This led her to overly focus on the numbers, eating the same foods, and down a path towards an eating disorder. Food was functional, but it was controlling her mind and body. She didn’t enjoy the food!
Fast forward through her career, and her relationship with food drastically shifted. Through the support of others, including her husband, Laura Cordero enjoys and savor the flavor of foods and different cuisines. She is aware of what is in the food. But, instead of counting the calories or macros, Laura will ask herself “how will this food fuel me and help my body function.” By using portion control while Laura listens to her body’s response to her hunger and satiety cues. Laura Cordero can now honestly state “I enjoy food and I am a self-proclaimed foodie!”
In the Nourish2Thrive practice, our goal is that you feel empowered to have a positive relationship with food. Happy in your own body and at peace that you are caring for yourself and your loved ones. This practice takes time and Laura Cordero would be honored to share that time with you to help you feel good!