My name is Carolina (Carol) Guizar and I love puns. I also love eating and consider myself an authority on it. From these two loves, Eathority was born.
Whether you're a student, business traveler or working parent, I will help you incorporate intuitive eating principles that will end the cycle of dieting and reduce your preoccupation with the scale. Together we will rewrite your food story as you confront old habits and thought patterns to help you achieve a more peaceful relationship with food and your body. You will start to clue into how food makes you feel and make decisions based on what you want and need, versus what you think you should have. We will clarify your health goals and focus on sustainable behavior changes that last a lifetime, so you never feel like you're on a diet again. The journey isn’t always easy, but I’ll be sure to be by your side every step of the way.
My Nutrition Journey
My most vivid memories of childhood revolve around food---my Mexican grandmother's plump hands shaping cornmeal into the perfect tortilla, me standing on tip toe as I watched them slowly rise on the stove; or my mother concocting savory breakfast burritos from leftovers in the fridge, me gobbling one down as I drove my brothers to school. I never gave much thought to what I ate and developed an affinity for all things fast food, but would also have balanced meals at home. I look back on it now and realize it was an inherently healthy relationship with food---I was active, ate mostly whole foods, and did not feel shame about food choices that weren’t the most nutritious.
But some time after college, I strayed from this. I stumbled upon the raw food diet, then the Paleo diet. Food fears abounded and I was terrified to eat things like white rice, bread and sugar. I would read books on nutrition, written by non-health professionals, and dole out advice to anyone who would listen. But there was always this nagging voice inside: is the information in these books true? Are my food fears warranted? Will I never be able to eat my favorite foods without guilt that I'm harming my body?
I became a dietitian because I needed clarity on the science of nutrition and wanted to provide people with accurate information. In 2015, I opened my practice with the goal of helping people feel better in their bodies through weight loss. I gave well-intentioned advice, but after awhile, something about the pursuit of weight loss didn’t feel right. The scale became both judge and jury. Although I dispensed sensible advice, I felt my guidelines were disconnecting clients from their bodies and encouraging them to focus on outside rules and aesthetics instead of food’s effect on their bodies and mind. It also became apparent that people needed to feel confident in their food decisions and learn to trust themselves around their favorite foods.
Then a wonderful thing happened in late 2017. I stumbled on an approach called intuitive eating, which teaches people to eat outside of a dieting mentality. Intuitive eaters learn to tap into their internal cues such as hunger, fullness and satisfaction to guide their food choices. They achieve food and body peace, while improving their physical health. This resonated deeply with me and suddenly there was no turning back: I had to help clients reconnect with the intuitive eater inside. (To read even more about my journey, click here.)
Why should you trust Eathority?
Carol gained valuable clinical and food service experience at Montefiore Medical Center and Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care in the Bronx, New York, where she established a comprehensive nutrition program for breast cancer patients and survivors. She expanded her counseling and food service skills at the non-profit organization, God's Love We Deliver. Carol holds a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from Georgetown University. She is fluent in Spanish.
Carol has helped many people improve their relationship with food and their bodies. When not counseling, she can usually be found at Murray's Cheese Bar.
How do I start?
To set yourself up for a healthy outcome, contact Eathority for a 10-minute complimentary phone consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org.