Anna Marie Oglesbee
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
About Anna Marie
I am a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping people improve the relationship with food and their bodies. I take a Health at Every Size ® (HAES) approach to nutrition, which means that I do not believe weight is a valid indicator of health. I believe in making behavior goals, not weight goals. I use an intuitive eating model to help others improve their relationship with food. Both HAES and intuitive eating are evidence-based models.
I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I completed my dietetic internship through the University of Texas at Austin and am currently a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Austin, Texas. I am currently working on my Master's of Science in Nutritional Sciences part-time at the University of Texas at Austin. Because I work one-on-one with clients and use a HAES-based approach, all of my research and evidence analyses for graduate school are on intuitive eating and HAES-related topics.
I use Instagram to promote my intuitive eating and HAES approach. Follow me at @annamarie.rd.
Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size
For me, intuitive eating was a game-changer. It's all about listening to your body and responding to internal hunger/fullness cues. There are 10 principles of intuitive eating, but the first and most important is to reject the diet mentality. When we are stuck in a dieting mindset, foods are labeled as good and bad and exercise is used as punishment for eating. When intuitive eating is embraced, food is food and is not inherently good or bad. Movement is a means of enjoyment, not earning our food.
Health at Every Size ®
The essence of HAES is that weight does not equal health and weight is not a choice. Health enhancement and respectful care are two of the pillars of HAES. Health should be promoted and bodies should be respected, regardless of the number on the scale. HAES means that every body can be healthy, regardless of size. It is not anti-weight loss. This approach is anti the pursuit of weight loss. When overall health (and not a number on the scale) is the goal, weight may or may not change but health outcomes can improve.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
"Food is not earned and exercise is not punishment."