Anna Marie Long
MS, RD, LD, CEDS
Austin-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
About Anna Marie
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) with a passion for helping people improve their relationships 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 work with individuals virtually and in-person.
I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences. I completed my dietetic internship through the University of Texas at Austin and am currently a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Austin, Texas.
I regularly participate in supervision and consultation to further my knowledge and understanding in the treatment of eating disorders and associated conditions. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. CEDS and CEDRD are the same credential for dietitians, as of 2021.
As the membership chair of Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists, I help members get involved and stay connected in the Austin-area eating disorder professional community.
Personally, I am Christian and love working with Christian clients who want to integrate faith into their recovery. (Although I work with clients of any background).
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
I am newly married, so you may know me as Anna Marie Oglesbee.
My Nutrition Counseling Approach
I take a non-diet approach to nutrition rooted in the principles of intuitive eating and Health at Every Size®.
There are 10 principles of intuitive eating, and 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. Intuitive eating is all about listening to your body and responding to internal hunger/fullness cues, in addition to challenging negative food thoughts. 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®
Weight does not equal health and weight is not a choice. Health enhancement and respectful care are two of the pillars of HAES. Health is promoted and all bodies are respected. In this framework, every body can be healthy, regardless of size or shape. This approach is not anti-weight loss, it's anti the pursuit of intentional 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."