Hi, I’m Crystal! I am an RD to be with a master’s in nutrition and a NASM certified personal trainer.
I became interested in nutrition and fitness because of personal experiences that made me realize the importance making healthy choices.
At age 12, I starting showing signs of a dairy allergy. At age 23, I discovered that I also had a gluten allergy. Life has never been the same. Contrary to what you may think, my life has improved in so many ways! January 15, 2020, I had a spinal fusion in my lower back. The experience has reinforced exactly why balanced nutrition and exercise has made me feel amazing and aided in a smooth spinal fusion procedure. I did a ton of prep work in the kitchen and in the gym to help me bounce back from such a major operation.
I am also a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. In 2019-2020, I was selected to be 1 of 10 bloggers for the American Society of Nutrition (which I am a member of). I am so excited and honored to have been selected. I am also a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics.
I am a student at North Carolina Central University in Durham in the Dietetics and Nutrition program. I live in Raleigh with my husband but we travel quite a bit. You can find us in the NC mountains, all over New England and Wilmington just to name a few spots. We are absolute animal lovers. Life is an adventure!