Natalie, like all of the nutritionists at Ruby Slippers Wellness, encourages clients to ditch the diets and rely on the body’s natural cues to tell them when to eat. Instead of counting calories or carbs, she encourages people to use hunger and fullness signals. Getting back to basics helps clients realize that eating shouldn’t be a battle or stressful. Energy and focus previously expended on dieting can then be spent on more useful pursuits. The world opens up! Let’s learn a little bit more about Natalie and what brought her to Ruby Slippers Wellness.
After earning my bachelor’s degree in food science and nutrition at Colorado State University in 2005, I quickly realized that my degree was only a stepping stone. The concepts of balance and moderation that were the basis of my education seldom stood up to the diet and weight loss messages so pervasive in today’s society.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist for twelve years, I have been fortunate to work as a clinical dietitian at Longmont United Hospital in Colorado, as a member of an eating disorders treatment team at the Wardenburg Health Center, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and as a nutritionist in private practice. In addition to helping clients heal from disordered eating, I also help clients manage cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and digestive challenges.
I am excited to work together to tap into what you may already know about yourself and shine a light on areas you may not be aware of. Together we explore “good food/bad food” rules, hunger and fullness signaling, and reasons eating may happen in response to emotions. We will get curious instead of critical. Make peace with the plate, with food, and with the body, one step at a time.
When I am not at Ruby Slippers Wellness I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. I feel most alive when I am learning new ways to move the body. My current favorites are yoga and aerial silks.
“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream.” -unknown
“The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.” – anonymous
- Going for a mindful walk along the river while noticing the color of the water and the coolness of the air.
- Massaging my feet in the evening with coconut macadamia body butter.
- Saturday morning yoga class
- Slowly sipping a cup of jasmine green tea first thing in the morning.
- Making dinner with my family.
Natalie Murphy, RDN, LD
Intuitive Eating Nutritionist
Phone: +1 (503) 310-8694 Fax: 844-517-6506
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702