Lauren Cadillac, Diet Therapy
Total years in practice: 5
Hi! I’m Lauren Cadillac, aka the Feel Good Diet Therapy. I'm a Manhattan-based Registered Diet Therapy and Certified Personal Trainer. My approach focuses first on feeling good; improving mood, sleep, digestion, energy, performance in the gym and at work, and truly optimizing the lives of my clients. I offer nutrition coaching and personal training both in-person and virtually. From the time I was in High School, I knew I wanted to spend my life helping others improve their health and well being. After graduating from Penn State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, I completed a 1200-hour supervised practice, dietetic internship through The College of Saint Elizabeth. My first job as a RD (Registered Diet Therapy) was in an acute-care hospital working with patients with diabetes, renal disease, COPD, heart disease, tube feedings, wound healing needs and those in critical care. In 2014, I started competing in the bikini division of the National Physique Committee. In the 2 years I competed I managed to take home first place and the overall title at multiple shows and even won a national show (Jr. USA's -finishing 1 spot away from achieving pro status). Towards the end of 2015, I decided to fuse my love for nutrition and passion for competing/fitness and become a Certified Personal Trainer. After climbing the ranks of the fitness ladder and becoming a Tier 3+ Equinox Trainer, I realized I was receiving a lot of client feedback regarding our sessions as therapy. Human motivation, self-awareness and exploration are what drive lasting health and wellness behavior changes. Aren't those the areas we should focus on? I began asking myself “what is it that all of my clients have in common?” “What is it that all people really want?” We want to be listened to, accepted, understood, supported and cared about. We want more energy and fun, less stress and discomfort, better sleep and an overall sense of well-being. All in all, we want to FEEL GOOD, hence the “Feel Good Diet Therapy”. My approach is not restrictive, harsh or militant. I do not provide cookie cutter meal plans or diets. I help my clients make peace with food, foster self-compassion and regain trust in their bodies. We spend time discussing issues outside of the realm of nutrition that often go overlooked (but impact our eating habits very much so), such as self-care, self-talk and stress relief. I create a strong relationship with my clients that serves as a vehicle for change. I’m here to offer motivation, support and guidance to help my clients achieve their goals and live a feel good life.