Hi, I’m Rebecca
I help people find their health and happiness “sweet spot,” where they feel great about their habits and enjoy a life well-lived.
As a food and fitness expert, I’m all about good health. But I don’t look at health the same way as many other popular health experts. Rather than lay out all the “rules,” I focus on feeling good.
Health is about pleasure. When you enjoy what you’re doing, you’re driven to keep it up. You feel better. You’re more satisfied. You’re happier. You’re curious about other things you can do to enjoy taking care of yourself. (Yay. Sign me up!)
Go for experiences, not extremes.
Experiences help you learn, grow, and discover new preferences. Trying new things can keep you excited and engaged with your goals for healthy living. (That’s way more fun than going to extremes.)
I believe that going to extremes, a common trend in today’s world of “healthy living advice,” does not create joy nor does it lead to better health. Take any one of the popular diet plans, detoxes, cleanses that promises “too good to be true” results. They hand down “rules” to follow that truly don’t fit into normal living. You end up spending way too much time figuring out how you’re going to follow the plan and live your life. If you don’t get promised results, it’s you’re failure. (Boo. Where’s the fun and motivation in that?)
I’ve seen this time and again with the thousands of clients I have had the privilege to work with over the last decade. I’ve been there myself.
So why are you drawn to extremes?
Because… it’s not easy to “poo poo” the popular trends and still feel confident that what you do to be healthy is “enough.” You can’t help but compare yourself to others – it’s in your DNA. But these days you can literally compare yourself to the world. You suffer from FOMO’s disease – the fear of missing out. (What’s she doing? Should I be doing it?)
You want things to change and you hold out hope that maybe this will be different.
You are bound to “give up”.
While the process of changing habits is rarely described as “easy” or “fun”. Changing long-held beliefs and behaviors can require a lot of effort. However, extremes are so unrealistic and unsustainable we are bound to give up.
It’s mentally and emotionally exhausting when the focus of healthy living is misdirected at the best diet plan to follow (they don’t work), extreme rules (no sugar detox cleanse. etc. i.e. deprivation nobody can do permanently) and moral judgements of human beings (sizing up someone’s health based on their weight or shape).
You don’t have to overhaul your life to consider yourself a healthy person. Even if you want to overhaul your life, you don’t have to wait for the perfect time, you don’t have to do everything at once, and you don’t have to suffer trying to be healthy! (You mean I can find the fun in health? Yes. You can and you must – if you want to be happy and healthy.)
Do what feels right to you.
Changing your habits can be easy, fun, and enjoyable when you make choices based on what you value.
True health comes from within. Experts are there to help you, but the right person will respect every individual’s desires, needs, and goals. They will listen and they do their best to help support your motivation. They understand how to work with your brain (your organ that learns new things) to help you create habits and a healthy life you love.
I can’t stomach the thought of another diet “solution” or extreme “lifestyle”.
I want to be satisfied with the best version of me.
I strive to be a good role model for my kids, family, and friends and I want treat myself they way I hope they treat themselves.
I am so desperate. I have to fix myself. Nothing I try works. I know what I’m doing isn’t working, but I feel so lost. I don’t know what to do.
If any of these statements ring true to you, we have something in common. Let’s take on health and happiness – for real. Here’s what I have to offer.
Free Stuff (Yay!)
- Get my free Feel-Great Guide and start feeling better today. You’ll also get signed up for my e-mails, which come to your inbox 1-2 times a month, always free.
- Connect with me on social media, where you will find me daily.
- Read my blogs here, at US News, and my recipes for Washingtonian and Washingtonian MOM
- Check out my broadcast TV appearances and other press.
How can I help you? E-mail me and let me know. Or check out:
- Nutrition and Behavior Change Counseling
- Media and Communications Spokesperson/Talent
- Live Events, Workshops, and Keynotes
Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, HFS is an expert on the connection between health and happiness and believes the foundation for a long, happy life lies in enjoyable habits. A registered dietitian, nutritionist, and health fitness specialist, Rebecca helps clients and others find their natural weight and shape through “feel good” habits with a focus on Food, Fitness, and Fun! Based in Washington, D.C., Rebecca is founder of Capitol Nutrition Group, co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence and she is currently writing her first book on health and happiness.
Rebecca has reached millions of people through broadcast, print, and online media, including: NBC Nightly News, TODAY Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Prevention, Women’s Health, Real Simple, and Women’s Running. She also blogs for U.S. News & World Report, Washingtonian, and Washingtonian MOM.
Rebecca is a talented Spokesperson and consultant to some of the most well-respected foods and brands, including Zespri kiwifruit, KIND Snacks, Sabra, Turbana, U.S. Blueberries, California Peaches, Wonderful Pistachios, and more.
Rebecca is recognized as one of D.C.’s “Top Nutritionists” and was honored as “Young Dietitian of the Year” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Rebecca is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, Albion College, and University of District of Columbia.