Tired of your low energy?
Worried about unwanted weight gain?
Having symptoms of hormonal imbalance?
Ready to stop dieting and make peace with food?
Cozy up with a blanket and take a deep breath.
You are in the right place.
Free, fillable worksheet on
A positive food relationship and optimal hormone health are interconnected.
When we feel food anxiety, the urge to diet or restrict, have confusion around what to eat, or don't eat consistently, it can greatly impact our overall wellness and hormone health.
Take a look at what dimensions might need a little TLC (tender love and care!)
At Bodacious Nutrition, Joanna Pustilnik is a women's health dietitian who provides person-centered, holistic nutrition care. She supports women 35+ in regaining energy, making food peace, ending chronic dieting or disordered eating, and managing signs and symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, or the stress and craziness of "mom life".
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance that can be helped or alleviated through nutrition and self-care support include:
fatigue and low energy
unwanted weight gain
poor quality and quantity sleep
metabolic dysfunction (blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol issues)
irritability, anxiety, or moodiness
chronic high perceived stress
What We Do
We provide virtual nutrition support to women 35+
Virtual support is easy and effective. Research shows it is equally as effective as working with a dietitian in-person.
We offer inclusive choose-your-own fee pricing. Check out the Application page for more info!
Being a woman means we are more likely to struggle to find time for self-care (because we are busy taking care of others!), and we are more likely to feel guilty when we do take time for ourselves. Stress and anxiety can greatly exacerbate symptoms of hormonal imbalance as we age, and disordered eating and body image concerns are getting more common among women over 35.
Let's unapologetically prioritize self-care and self-compassion.
Percentage of women 25 to 45 with disordered eating behaviors
Percentage of women who spend 10+ hrs caring for others a day
Minutes a day moms get of "free time" to themselves
Percentage of women reporting coping by stress or binge eating
(just like you)
Joanna Pustilnik MS RDN CDCES
Food and Body Relationship Specialist
Disordered Eating Expert
Women's Health Dietitian
Intuitive Eating Counselor
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Mom of 3
Joanna is a non-diet dietitian and Oreo cookie lover. She's been a nutrition counselor for over 12 years and believes in fierce self-compassion, flexibility, and big earrings. She is a former competitive soccer player, marathon runner, longtime yogi, and she loves, loves helping women age gracefully and energetically while rejecting restriction. She is an expert in women's health and helping women make small, sustainable changes toward food peace and overall vitality.
On the blog...
Coaching or Medical Nutrition Therapy?
We provide Intuitive Eating coaching worldwide, but due to licensure, we can only provide insurance superbills for clients in these states:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
So, what's a weight neutral approach?
Being a weight neutral clinician means I don't focus on weight loss as a means to "improve your health". I recognize that dieting is harmful, and that you are not defined by a number on a scale. I am interested in your weight history, because you probably have thoughts about it and it might help tell your body story. But we won't be pushing you to restrict your food to get to a different BMI or number. Nope.
I want us to discuss your relationship with your body, your dieting history, your health habits, and how your weight history may have shaped your sense of embodiment. But as a non-diet (or better yet, anti-diet!) dietitian, we can focus on health changes that have a positive impact without pushing for weight loss. There are no long-term studies showing weight loss is sustainable, and 75-95% of people regain the weight they lost- and more.
This weight cycling causes inflammation and body image distress along with metabolic consequences. As moms, we need all the headspace we can get. Painful dieting has no place!
A weight-neutral, non-diet approach is very effective at supporting change and growth. Visit my testimonials to see a few client stories. It isn't an anti-weight loss approach, as many of my clients may still lose weight with behavioral changes, but we do try to put this desire on the backburner while we focus on steady, self-compassionate healing of body image, normalized eating, and optimized coping. My goal is to help you see you are an embodied soul living in an amazing body, and we should disconnected our self-worth from our weight or size.
"...She had such a warm and encouraging presence and I truly felt that she understood my struggles and knew how to help me through them. Joanna introduced me to intuitive eating principles that really allowed me to practice self compassion and get in tune with what my body needed..."