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Maureen Rieras,
MS CNS LDN

My name is Maureen Rieras and I am a licensed nutritionist. I earned a master's in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014.


Nutrition & Wellness Consulations

Are you looking to make a change? The path towards great health is a winding road with twists and turns that can be difficult to navigate. Let’s work together to get through the obstacles and reach a place where you feel confident and have the tools you need.

We'll meet virtually through HIPPA-compliant video conferencing to ensure your privacy.

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Maureen Rieras, MS CNS LDN


My name is Maureen Rieras and I am a licensed nutritionist. I earned a master's in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014.

My journey with food started long before graduate school. I went on my first diet at the tender age of six. It wasn’t my idea and it didn’t work. A chubby toddler quickly turned into an obese child and teenager. I began eating when no one was looking and binge eating became a roller coaster ride I stayed on too long. By 16 years old I weighed 225 pounds at 5’3”. I had tried and failed every diet by the time I was 22.

Then something happened; by 26 I had lost 75 pounds! How did I do it? It wasn’t a specific diet or meal plan. I had to get to the root of my issues. I thought about the confused little girl who was put on a diet. Who didn’t understand why she couldn’t eat the same as her sister. Why she wasn’t allowed to pour her own plate of food and who didn’t dare ask for seconds. I couldn’t be trusted with food, plain and simple. I had a glimmer of the little girl before the diets. The one who loved everything about food. I remembered the joy I felt while eating my grandmother’s freshly baked bread; sneaking a touch of the soft bouncy dough as the little loaves proofed in the pantry. Memory after memory poured over me. I loved food and there was nothing wrong with that! A little girl slightly too chubby for society’s standards had the simple joy of food taken from her. Food, once my friend, became my enemy. And now it was time to reclaim my friendship with food. I started by getting rid of the garbage, no more fast food and no more packaged foods. I ate fresh, real, whole foods. I cooked and ate leisurely meals with good friends. I grew my own vegetables and bought from farmers at the market. I began teaching children about nutrition and gardening, hoping I could help a generation build a solid relationship with food.

I learned a lot about nutrition through my own self-education but my calling to become a licensed nutritionist came through leading parent programs at schools. Parents would ask me how to manage their diabetes and high cholesterol. While I had an idea of what they should do, I knew that they needed the guidance of a trained professional. So off to graduate school I went. I searched high and low for a graduate school that aligned with my whole foods approach to nutrition and found the Maryland Institute for Integrative Health in 2011. Three long years later, I earned my master’s degree, sat for an exam to be a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), completed a 1,000-hour internship, and became a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN) in the state of Maryland in 2014.

Don’t let this nice story fool you, I still struggle. My weight will always be a challenge for me and it’s something I’ve accepted but not something that will defeat me. I go back to my tools, get back to the basics, and know with time and good habits I’ll find my center. I remember the spark in that six year old’s eyes and know I can find my way.

Nutrition & Wellness Consultations


Are you looking to make a change? The path towards great health is a winding road with twists and turns that can be difficult to navigate. Let’s work together to get through the obstacles and reach a place where you feel confident and have the tools you need.

My practice is rooted in treating the whole person. Food is fundamental to great health and there are other aspects that may need to be addressed. We’ll look at your lifestyle, sleep, exercise, relationships, work, underlying health conditions, and anything else you think is important.

But don’t get me wrong! I strongly believe that “food is medicine” because what’s on the end of your fork has the power to heal your body. I also use herbs and supplements for specific conditions to facilitate healing and replenish the body.

I welcome clients looking to address all types of concerns including digestive complaints, fertility and pregnancy, weight loss, disordered eating, diabetes/blood sugar management, cholesterol/elevated blood lipids, elevated blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome.

We'll meet virtually through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing to ensure your privacy.

Initial Consultations: 60 or 90 minute sessions to share your health history, concerns, and ask questions. Together we'll make a plan to reach your goals. You'll complete an intake questionnaire before we meet, to give you a chance to write down your health history and topics you'd like to discuss. Sending it in advance gives me time to think of questions to ask you so our time together is more impactful.

Follow-Up Consultations: Based on your needs, we'll set up follow-up appointments to assess progress, talk about nutrition topics important to you, modify the plan, and set new goals.

It is recommended to set at least 60 minutes for the first two appointments. This allows ample time to capture your health history, answer questions, and set meaningful and achievable goals together. Third and subsequent appointments will be 30 minutes.

Rates:
90 minutes $200
60 minutes $150
30 minutes $75

I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider and will verify your benefits before our consultation. I can provide a superbill for you to request reimbursement from your insurance, however there is no guarantee of payment.

Contact


Send a message. I'd love to hear from you!
Email directly: maureen.nutrition@gmail.com