Hello! And welcome to Werth Your While Nutrition. My name is Julia Werth and I am a non-diet dietitian, writer, speaker and run coach focused on making all foods fit through the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size.
As a kid growing up I was a terrible picky eater – although you’d never believe it now. As a middle schooler I slowly learned to eat (and even love!) most foods through the fun of cooking. Unfortunately, by 16 my desires to perform better as an athlete and the persistent pressure to be thin brought me into a six-year-long battle with bulimia. Through the help of friends, family and the discovery of intuitive eating I have been able to heal my relationship with both food and exercise.
Today, I’m back in the kitchen and on the starting line for at least one marathon each year! My new favorite food is Mexican bean salad mixed in with double pork carnitas…but my true love will always be Sunday morning pancakes.
Today, I live in New Haven with my husband and have learned to love pizza more than I ever thought was possible. For my most recent adventure, advice, insights and story about life with an eating disorder follow my blog and podcast for stories of Life with ED.
Professional Bio: Julia Werth, RD CDN is a New Haven based Intuitive Eating Registered Dietitian and journalist. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences and Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from the University of Connecticut. She went on to complete her Dietetic Internship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon completion, Julia worked at seven boarding schools and colleges offering medical nutrition therapy to all students and staff, teaching nutrition classes and working side by side coaches and trainers with young athletes. In addition, she works and freelances for several media outlets including the Connecticut Mirror, Connecticut Examiner, Theralogix. In 2018, while continuing her media work and public speaking, Julia founded her private practice serving in-person and virtual eating disorder, sport and pediatric clients. Julia is also an active volunteer in the dietetics field, serving as the Kids Eat Right Chair of the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.