Hello, I am Jamie Lee, RD, LD, and I am excited that you are here.


This is what I believe:


• I believe health encompasses joyful eating.
• I believe in eating foods that satisfy while nourishing the person physically and mentally, without deprivation, restriction or shame.


Approach & Philosophy

My approach is to foster self-compassion and curiosity. This method, as shown by research, promotes positive body image and better eating habits. It highlights internal body wisdom and one’s personal values, which are often overshadowed by dieting, self-doubt and/or an undernourished body.


I find sharing how the body works, the physiology, in a fun and understandable way allows clients to grasp the reason behind symptoms and how the body is responding. This minimizes the belief that the body is the enemy.

Hello, I am Jamie Lee, RD, LD, and I am excited that you are here.


This is what I believe:


• I believe health encompasses joyful eating.
• I believe in eating foods that satisfy while nourishing the person physically and mentally, without deprivation, restriction or shame.


Approach & Philosophy

My approach is to foster self-compassion and curiosity. This method, as shown by research, promotes positive body image and better eating habits. It highlights internal body wisdom and one’s personal values, which are often overshadowed by dieting, self-doubt and/or an undernourished body.


I find sharing how the body works, the physiology, in a fun and understandable way allows clients to grasp the reason behind symptoms and how the body is responding. This minimizes the belief that the body is the enemy.

"How wonderful it is after all these years to embrace my body rather than battle it. I am so grateful I met Jamie and am appreciative of all she has taught me about taking power away from food, eating intuitively, and learning how to listen to what my body needs. I actually love to get my photo (whole body!) taken now. What a change!" - Anne
"How wonderful it is after all these years to embrace my body rather than battle it. I am so grateful I met Jamie and am appreciative of all she has taught me about taking power away from food, eating intuitively, and learning how to listen to what my body needs. I actually love to get my photo (whole body!) taken now. What a change!" - Anne

The three models I draw upon the most in my work are Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, and the FODMAP protocol.


Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is all about allowing you to become the expert of your own body, rather than rely on diet rules. Food in this model is viewed as a tool (not a weapon) to fuel and satisfy your taste buds, body, and mind. Through Intuitive Eating you learn to rely on and trust your body’s internal cues for a peaceful and balanced approach to eating.


Over time, you’ll notice that you no longer swing from restricting to overeating, and instead are establishing normal eating habits.


Health At Every Size

Health At Every Size (HAES) is a beautiful and scientifically sound framework that supports a holistic view of health and weight. It’s about “feeling good about oneself, eating well in a natural, relaxed way, and being comfortably active.” HAES respects body diversity, meaning people naturally have different shapes and sizes. HAES also recognizes that health and happiness do not depend on weight (shape or size), but on a combination of social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing as well as physical factors.

Research shows that dieting is ineffective in creating wellbeing. In fact, it can be harmful both to your body and your sense of self-worth. Attuned eating, responding to internal body cues, and discovering what foods energize and satisfy you, is a more successful route to take. This philosophy is central to the way in which I work with each of my clients.

The FODMAP Protocol

The FODMAP protocol is an evidence-based approach to IBS management. As a “learning diet” it helps people identify carbohydrates that exacerbate digestive symptoms. Digestive distress and disordered eating often coexist, retraining the gut and normalizing eating patterns, is often primary.

I am inspired and recharged when clients who’ve hit diet rock bottom, discover self-acceptance, body trust, and nourishment after years of shame and anxiety around food and body. These experiences continue to prove our bodies are our allies.

When we nourish and honor our bodies, instead of manipulating them, we can rest assured that we have now given our bodies the chance to do what they were born to do: take care of our health and wellbeing.

The three models I draw upon the most in my work are Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, and the FODMAP protocol.


Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is all about allowing you to become the expert of your own body, rather than rely on diet rules. Food in this model is viewed as a tool (not a weapon) to fuel and satisfy your taste buds, body, and mind. Through Intuitive Eating you learn to rely on and trust your body’s internal cues for a peaceful and balanced approach to eating.


Over time, you’ll notice that you no longer swing from restricting to overeating, and instead are establishing normal eating habits.


Health At Every Size

Health At Every Size (HAES) is a beautiful and scientifically sound framework that supports a holistic view of health and weight. It’s about “feeling good about oneself, eating well in a natural, relaxed way, and being comfortably active.” HAES respects body diversity, meaning people naturally have different shapes and sizes. HAES also recognizes that health and happiness do not depend on weight (shape or size), but on a combination of social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing as well as physical factors.

Research shows that dieting is ineffective in creating wellbeing. In fact, it can be harmful both to your body and your sense of self-worth. Attuned eating, responding to internal body cues, and discovering what foods energize and satisfy you, is a more successful route to take. This philosophy is central to the way in which I work with each of my clients.

The FODMAP Protocol

The FODMAP protocol is an evidence-based approach to IBS management. As a “learning diet” it helps people identify carbohydrates that exacerbate digestive symptoms. Digestive distress and disordered eating often coexist, retraining the gut and normalizing eating patterns, is often primary.

I am inspired and recharged when clients who’ve hit diet rock bottom, discover self-acceptance, body trust, and nourishment after years of shame and anxiety around food and body. These experiences continue to prove our bodies are our allies.

When we nourish and honor our bodies, instead of manipulating them, we can rest assured that we have now given our bodies the chance to do what they were born to do: take care of our health and wellbeing.
“Working with Jamie helped me change my relationship with food. When we started my relationship with food was a tangled mess of fear, shame, deprivations, empty declarations 
(I will never eat Cheetos again!) and overeating. Today I have a healthy relationship with food. 
I have ice cream in my freezer that’s been there for over a month. Eating is pleasurable now!” 
- Kathryn Franck, Teacher
“Working with Jamie helped me change my relationship with food. When we started my relationship with food was a tangled mess of fear, shame, deprivations, empty declarations 
(I will never eat Cheetos again!) and overeating. Today I have a healthy relationship with food. 
I have ice cream in my freezer that’s been there for over a month. Eating is pleasurable now!” 
- Kathryn Franck, Teacher

Education & Training

B.S. in Community Health Education, Portland State University


Post-graduate work in Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado


Certified Wellness Coach, American College of Sports Medicine


Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor


Member of Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine


Trained in Motivational Interviewing

Education & Training

B.S. in Community Health Education, Portland State University


Post-graduate work in Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado


Certified Wellness Coach, American College of Sports Medicine


Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor


Member of Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine


Trained in Motivational Interviewing

My Story

Early on, I bought into the lie that thin equals happy. I left high school determined to remedy sadness and body dissatisfaction through weight loss.


After my undergraduate work in Community Health Education,I became director of multiple corporate weight loss programs and soon experienced two harsh realities: diets don’t work, and your “ideal” weight doesn’t automatically make you happy.

I began to see that the “extra” pounds were not what’s in the way of happiness, but our constant thoughts surrounding food and body. The internal dialogue is often harsh and unsupportive. What really makes a difference for our health and happiness is our relationship with food and with ourselves.

Soon after I had that aha moment, I discovered Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size®, two of the approaches I introduce above. Those connected all the dots for me, and they were backed up by solid science.

I created Healthfull Nutrition to share these tools and insights with others.

My Story

Early on, I bought into the lie that thin equals happy. I left high school determined to remedy sadness and body dissatisfaction through weight loss.


After my undergraduate work in Community Health Education,I became director of multiple corporate weight loss programs and soon experienced two harsh realities: diets don’t work, and your “ideal” weight doesn’t automatically make you happy.

I began to see that the “extra” pounds were not what’s in the way of happiness, but our constant thoughts surrounding food and body. The internal dialogue is often harsh and unsupportive. What really makes a difference for our health and happiness is our relationship with food and with ourselves.

Soon after I had that aha moment, I discovered Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size®, two of the approaches I introduce above. Those connected all the dots for me, and they were backed up by solid science.

I created Healthfull Nutrition to share these tools and insights with others.
"Jamie helped me to totally transform the way I think about food and my body. Before working with her, I struggled with what I “should” or “shouldn’t” eat, restricting my diet, then binging on foods that I missed out on. Jamie helped me to center myself and consistently ask “What do I want to eat right now? Am I hungry?” She also taught me that it’s OK to enjoy the abundance of food that is out there, which now to me means both kale and cookies.

I struggled with diet and weight for so long, thinking that I was too fat and I need to be skinny. But I learned from Jamie that once I pay attention, use intuitive eating, that my weight and my body will naturalize to what it’s meant to be.

She also helped me with my nutrition, helping me to get more protein in my plant-based diet, and to get more micro-nutrients in to support my overall health. And, her recipe tips are always on point.

Now that I’ve worked with Jamie, I love my perfect, beautiful body and the food that I eat." Maria Gurriero
"Jamie helped me to totally transform the way I think about food and my body. Before working with her, I struggled with what I “should” or “shouldn’t” eat, restricting my diet, then binging on foods that I missed out on. Jamie helped me to center myself and consistently ask “What do I want to eat right now? Am I hungry?” She also taught me that it’s OK to enjoy the abundance of food that is out there, which now to me means both kale and cookies.

I struggled with diet and weight for so long, thinking that I was too fat and I need to be skinny. But I learned from Jamie that once I pay attention, use intuitive eating, that my weight and my body will naturalize to what it’s meant to be.

She also helped me with my nutrition, helping me to get more protein in my plant-based diet, and to get more micro-nutrients in to support my overall health. And, her recipe tips are always on point.

Now that I’ve worked with Jamie, I love my perfect, beautiful body and the food that I eat." Maria Gurriero

Features & Connections

Body Trust TM Insights with Jamie Lee on Be Nourished - February 11, 2015

Advice from a Mom of a Toddler on Intuitive Mama - May 2, 2013


Jamie Lee, RD, RN on PortlandRD.com - August 17, 2011



Memberships

The Center for Mindful Eating 


Columbia River Eating Disorder Network


Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine


Sports, Cardiovascular, & Wellness Nutrition


Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor


Oregon Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics


Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Features & Connections

Body Trust TM Insights with Jamie Lee on Be Nourished - February 11, 2015

Advice from a Mom of a Toddler on Intuitive Mama - May 2, 2013


Jamie Lee, RD, RN on PortlandRD.com - August 17, 2011



Memberships

The Center for Mindful Eating 


Columbia River Eating Disorder Network


Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine


Sports, Cardiovascular, & Wellness Nutrition


Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor


Oregon Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics


Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics