Esther Hansen, RDN
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who fervently believes that a healthy relationship with food, a low sugar diet and an active lifestyle is the path to a peaceful, disease-free life.
I have spent 5 years in study (BS Human Nutrition, Dietetic Internship and dietetic registration exam) and 9 years in practice as a health care professional.
These courses are the cumulation of everything that works - personally and professionally, psychologically and physiologically - in a simple format. My hope is that this will enlighten and transform a vast audience.
Our nation desperately needs a diet overhaul! Our lives, our children and our futures depend on it.
I am an instructional designer with a BS in business administration and marketing with more than 11 years experience developing curriculum in both corporate and higher education realms. Simply stated, I am an avid learner and trainer.
Like Esther, I was sugar deprived as a child. When I had access to sugar as an adult, I binged on candy and a bad habit turned into an addiction.
Every day I am learning to moderate sugar. I have replaced feelings of guilt and failure with mindfulness - awareness of why I eat sugar and how it makes me feel. By paying attention I realize it doesn't appeal to me, it doesn't comfort me and I really don't need it.
My biggest wish for participants in our courses is freedom from the physical and emotional burden of sugar (guilt and failure).