Adrenaline junkie from birth

Dieting became my gateway drug to binging with a toxic ripple effect that would torment me for decades.  Diet after diet eventually led me down the extreme wellness rabbit hole as a desperate way to balance my food habits, belly issues, and manipulate my metabolism.

I struggled and suffered with striking a balanced approach towards creating sustainable food habits and body confidence. 

In full disclosure, I was in a series of abusive diet relationships for over two decades before doing a deep dive into mindful + intuitive eating. Thankfully, I have finally found food and body peace! 

The mindful path requires pure trust and surrender to the process, but in the end it was the only way to break out of a decade(x2) of diet prison and my lovely disordered eating behaviors. 

My passion is to help you divorce yourself from diets and reconnect to what I've coined as your Intelligent Belly Wisdom™ {IBW} so that you can crack your Unique Food Code™

This personal blueprint guides you to nourish your body based on your innate wisdom and lifestyle needs. By tuning into your body and tuning out all the diet noise, you allow the body to guide you with what feels good and can hear it say "more of this, less of that."  

Don't waste anymore time dieting, your new life is waiting...

My GI issues started at birth, and knowing what I know now, I'd diagnose myself with a dairy intolerance that led to chronic GI issues, sinus infections, and recurring strep throat. 

Annual rounds of penicillin flatlined my healthy gut bacteria and lead to insatiable cravings for sweets. One Halloween I had EIGHT cavities and traumatic dental visits. 

Even though I grew up in a family with thin privilege, I still got sucked into comparing my boy-shaped body to the sexy models in Cosmopolitan magazine. "If I could only look like them then my life would be perfect", was the lie I fed myself.

My kismet food journey kickstarted at 16, living with family on diets made me question my choices. I recognized, "wow fruit for breakfast gives me energy and feels GOOD in my body instead of pastries."

While this newfound inner awareness and body connection was intriguing, I was seduced by the diet promise to solve my body dysmorphia. Innocently flirting with restrictive eating led to binging behaviors (hello brownies!). I never recognized they were intimately linked until researching the biology of binging.

Me on Fox5 Atlanta chatting 'bout my fave thing... food!

I'm an Atlanta native born on Peachtree Street during happy hour on a Friday night.  An unconventional blend of bougie + boho with a Southern heart and quick wit who loves using food and laughter as medicine.  I support local organic farms, prep high-vibe, plant-focused meals, rescue Boxers, recycle and compost, live to snowboard across the globe with my other half while creating #FondFoodMemories.  The wisdom gleaned from my past toxic food struggles helps me lovingly guide you to food freedom and body peace!  

I'm an Atlanta native born on Peachtree Street during happy hour on a Friday night. An unconventional blend of bougie + boho with a Southern heart and quick wit who loves using food and laughter as medicine. 

I support local organic farms, prep high-vibe, plant-focused meals, rescue Boxers, recycle and compost, live to snowboard across the globe with my other half while creating #FondFoodMemories. The wisdom gleaned from my past toxic food struggles helps me lovingly guide you to food freedom and body peace!  

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For our 10 year anniversary we went nuts dining at Michelin Star restaurants for lunch AND dinner.  The day, meal, memories, & location was MAGIC.

Chez Vrony {zermatt}

My Top 5 Fond Food Memories

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Jean-Georges epicurean, world class restaurant is sadly closed.  THE BEST Sake & Miso Black Cod EVER.  Stumbled out bloated & giddy.  And broke.

Eden Rock {st. barth} 

03

Actually I have 5 fave restaurants in A-town. Bosq takes the cake for original items & creating dishes where you can curate the best bite over & over...

Bosq {aspen}

04

Repeat after me... BEST chocolate milkshake EVER. We stumbled into this gem post Jacques Cousteau museum {another gem}.  So much for dairy allergy.

Chocolaterie de Monaco

05

EPIC evening with my beloved cousin. I'm a sucker for table side martini's but table side ice cream (!!) with caramel sauce?  I died a thousands deaths...

Born & Raised {san diego}

Jennifer's Weight Inclusivity Statement

Food does not "Hnat" have to be complicated. But it can be when you fall for trendy fad diets, listen to unqualified social media influencers, and disconnect from your "Intelligent Belly Wisdom™" {IBW}. The reality is no one knows how food feels in your body except for you.  

My professional dieting career innocently started at age sixteen. Over time I discovered that a plant-based diet helped my digestive issues and energy levels. But I also developed the "clean-eating" wellness diet disorder called

Food does not "Hnat" have to be complicated. But it can be when you fall for trendy fad diets, listen to unqualified social media influencers, and disconnect from your "Intelligent Belly Wisdom™" {IBW}. The reality is no one knows how food feels in your body except for you.  

My professional dieting career innocently started at age sixteen. Over time I discovered that a plant-based diet helped my digestive issues and energy levels. But I also developed the "clean-eating" wellness diet

orthorexia. Eventually I was o.v.e.r. the emotional, mental, physical, and psychological eating behaviors I had to juggle to manage my dietary dogma + "ideal" body weight.  Once I adopted and committed to a more balanced approach with mindful, intuitive + intentional eating,  I deleted the abusive, restrictive diet behaviors I thought were my saviors.  My goal and joy is to help guide you towards that innate, inner knowingness.  When you reconnect to YOUR body and your {IBW}, pure magic happens and I love to watch this evolution take place! 

disorder called orthorexia. Eventually I was o.v.e.r. the emotional, mental, physical, and psychological eating behaviors I had to juggle to manage my dietary dogma + "ideal" body weight.  Once I adopted and committed to a more balanced approach with mindful, intuitive + intentional eating,  I deleted the abusive, restrictive diet behaviors I thought were my saviors.  My goal and joy is to help guide you towards that innate, inner knowingness.  When you reconnect to YOUR body and your {IBW}, pure magic happens and I love to watch this evolution!

Jennifer's Nutrition Credo

All fad and trendy diets have an expiration date, 

But cultivating mindful Eating habits lasts a lifetime!

But cultivating mindful habits lasts a lifetime!

- Jennifer Hnat, RDN + Mindful Eating Expert

- Jennifer Hnat, RDN

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Welcome back to UGA for dietetic coursework so I can apply for a clinical dietetic internship {like a short medical residency}.  High stress = lack of appetite.

2009

2009

YAS!  Finally matched with Augusta Area Dietetic Internship!  Only 50% of dietetic students get matched... it's so competitive!

2012

2012

2009

Graduated AADI + moved back to Atlanta + studied non-stop for 3 months.  Passed national exam (!) and officially became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!  WHEW!

2013

2012

2009

2013

Dietitian at Shepherd Center then Wellstar Hospital in Bariatrics while hustling to build private practice at night + weekends.

2014+

2012

2009

2013

2014

*BIG* leap of faith to full-time in my practice!  Created 30-Day Mindful Eating Challenge + more. Join me in food + body freedom!

2016

This is what it really looked like...

My journey to become a dietitian

Next life wish: professional snowboarder or tennis star

Naratajasana or Dancer's Pose = fave yoga posture.
I have hundreds of pics like this from al over the globe!

We love to rescue boxers and Kingston is our third
 fur-baby!

Yoga

Crossfit

Email

Text

Book

Netflix

Cat

Dog

Champagne

Tequila 

Ski

Snowboard

There's more, A few random facts...

Our mission is to help you liberate yourself from the restrictive chains of dieting, enjoy eating again, and make peace with your amazing          .

Dream Team

KINGston

TImothee

Matt 

Kay & Tina

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This dynamic duo of health care specialists are in charge of verifying your insurance benefits prior to your initial nutrition appointment.  They contact insurance companies to verify coverage and work to ensure that your health care benefits cover appointments and lab tests with Jennifer.  This mother and daughter team are valuable members helping to maximize your insurance benefits for your optimal nutrition journey with Jennifer!

Kay & Tina

Insurance verification SPECIALISTS

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Matt Ackerman aka "Ack" is one hilarious, high-quality human with an eye for detail and a keen ability for capturing precious moments in time behind the lens.  Our photo and video sessions start out professional and serious, then quickly turn to belly laughs while quoting cult movie lines.  His kids probably don't know how lucky they since their life is being snapped by a well-curated visionary.  This is the man you want to travel with since he's also a great chef!

Matt "Ack"

photog extraordinaire

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Timothee is responsible for providing constructive feedback on the health-inspired recipes before they land on the Nutrition Atlanta social media, blog or in NA Recipe E-books.  Not only does he have a seasoned palate, but also he's a highly skilled chiropractor, snowboarding aficionado, and lucky man who's taste buds are graced with Jennifer's plant-focused kitchen creations.  The pictures of Jennifer in Naratajasana on the beach in Cannes or the Louvre is curtesy of Timothee's very patient(!), detail-oriented camera skills.  

Timothee

OFFICIAL RECIPE TESTER + social media photog

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Named after the city in Jamaica, Kingston looks like a tiger with hyena ears.  His favorite activities include laying in front of the warm oven while Jennifer is testing out new muffin recipes, cleaning crumbs off dishes and the floor, or chasing squirrels in Piedmont park.  If you're a virtual NA client, Kingston is likely resting under Jennifer's feet during your appointment.  He is frequently showcased on NA social media posts and loves going to the Freedom Farmers Market on Saturday mornings for free pets from friendly people.  

Kingston "The King"

Kitchen companion and crumb cleaner

Success doesn't happen overnight so let's get started and tap into your
{IBW} so you can crack your Unique Food Code™ asap!  Get ready to
experience legit food freedom and body peace!

Ready to work with me?