About

500 336 treesHi! I’m Natalie Weiss, and I’m happy you’re here.

If you’re wondering how to:

  • Lose weight healthfully for your upcoming wedding
  • Ensure adequate nutrition for your new pregnancy
  • Overcome nutritional challenges that occur after the birth of your baby, such as losing weight, and special diets for breastfeeding…

You’ve come to the RIGHT place!

I specialize in helping women improve their nutrition during life’s most precious moments. I have chosen this specialty because there is no better time to set up a lifetime foundation of health.

I’m a firm believer in the power of whole food nutrition. No matter who I am working with, or for what reason, I always use a whole food approach.

You will never find me recommending crash diets, questionable supplements or superfoods (unless there is actually good info to back them up).

My only goal is to get you the results you want, in the most nourishing, and safest way possible.

I like to be cutting edge and strive to stay up on current knowledge in my field, but I’m not quick to jump on any nutrition bandwagon unless I’ve seen the research.

So to sum it up, if you’re getting married or having a baby, and looking for high quality nutrition advice that emphasizes whole foods, I’m your girl!

If you’re worried about the practicality of the nutrition advice you receive, I’ve got you covered there too. As a wife, mother, and business owner, I understand that you can’t spend all day in the kitchen to make your healthy lifestyle a reality.

I try my best to give you recommendations that can actually fit into your busy life.

Whenever I have a new product, service, or want to alert you to something you need to know about, my newsletter subscribers are the first to know.

What Clients Are Saying:

“I consulted Natalie when I found out I was pregnant with our first child.  We were thrilled with the news and I wanted to make sure I was eating the right foods so that the baby and myself would remain healthy throughout my pregnancy.  Throughout our consultation, Natalie and I discussed supplement recommendations and foods to focus on and avoid during pregnancy.  Additionally, she helped me to understand what and how much to eat and provided me with a sample meal plan for my pregnancy.  Natalie was kind, approachable and extremely knowledgeable about health and nutrition.  In addition to our consultation, Natalie has demonstrated follow-through by checking in periodically to make sure everything is going well with my pregnancy and the proposed nutritional plan.  As a result of Natalie’s guidance and clinical expertise I have managed to maintain healthy eating habits during my pregnancy.” — Emily Izzo, Teacher, St. Charles, IL.

I reached out to Natalie when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was extremely overwhelmed with the idea of having to follow an unfamiliar and strict diet in order to ensure that my baby and I remained healthy throughout the pregnancy.  By the end of our initial consultation, I felt a huge sense of relief, and knew that I was in great hands. Natalie worked with me to create an easy to follow (and tasty) diet plan, including meal and snack ideas.  Not only that; she provided me with the reassurance and support that I needed at that vulnerable moment. I am proud to say that with Natalie’s guidance, I was able to successfully manage my diabetes, and maintain a healthy pregnancy! ” — Bridget McDonald, Nurse, Mount Prospect, IL.

“I noticed a difference just days after starting the Bridal Bliss Nutrition Program. Being a huge fan of sweets, the idea of consuming less than 10 grams of sugar a day was intimidating but proved to be much easier than expected. I feel so much better and have more energy! Natalie is great to work with too! She has a knack for customizing the diet so it works within your schedule and nutritional needs. I really can’t say enough good things about my experience!  I would recommend it to everyone!” — Elise Schrieber, Chicago, IL.

My Background

All this sounds great, right? But you’re probably wondering why I’m qualified to give nutrition advice.

I am a registered dietitian (RD). To have earned this credential, I completed my bachelor’s in nutrition at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Followed by a year-long internship program at Hines hospital in Maywood, IL. Finally, I had to pass a national exam for all prospective RD’s.

To maintain my credential, I must complete 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. I usually end up around the 100 hour range because I love to learn so much!

I am a clinically trained RD, having spent the first 4 years of my career working in hospitals. I have worked with everything from premature infants to complete organ failure in the ICU.

My post-hospital work includes authoring the book, Eating for Breast Cancer Prevention, and providing consultations, at Pulling Down the Moon in Chicago, IL – a highly recognized, integrative center for fertility and pregnancy.

All in all, I have over 7 years of experience. I now spend all of my working time on my private practice, NatalieWeissRD.com.

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Nicki March 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Nat, I am so proud of you. This site looks amazing! Thank you for making such a positive difference in so many lives : )

Natalie March 30, 2011 at 7:08 am

Thanks for your support! 🙂

Michelle March 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

love it!!! way to go!!!!

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