Alissa Rumsey MS, RD, CDN, CSCS is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about empowering women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive practice that offers online programs and virtual counseling to help people break out of the dieting cycle and cultivate a healthy and peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She is a monthly contributor to US News and World Report and frequently shares her expertise in national media outlets. Alissa also presents regularly about intuitive eating and the weight-inclusive approach at events, online trainings and professional conferences around the country. Alissa calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city's food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in.
"Unapologetic Eating is a brilliant and exceptionally well
researched read, an important and much needed addition to the
anti-diet space. Alissa Rumsey dives deep into the problematic
history that's fueled our modern diet culture, and it's obsession
with controlling women's bodies and what they eat. With nuance,
compassion, and humor, Alissa provides tools and practical advice
to untangle ourselves from diet cultures' web of deception, and
truly make peace with food and our bodies."--Rachael Hartley, RD
"owner of Rachael Hartley Nutrition and author of Gentle
"Alissa Rumsey brings both her rich personal experiences and professional expertise to the pages of Unapologetic Eating. Her four-phase framework is the multifaceted approach we need to understand the nuanced ways in which we are indoctrinated into diet culture, on both an individual and cultural level. Readers will walk away from these pages with tools, knowledge, and confidence that they can too can start to eat unapologetically, and live unapologetically."--Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD "owner of Street Smart Nutrition and author of Healthy Eating for Life: An Intuitive Eating Workbook"
"Alissa Rumsey's Unapologetic Eating is more than an expose of the harmful shapeshifter that is diet culture. It is a practical tool to unlearn and ultimately heal from the faulty programming that causes us pain and confusion and a hands-on guide to reclaiming body trust and becoming truly embodied. The book's sections touch on the myriad facets of body image and our relationship with food and then the reflection questions support readers to expose and understand their own unique thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors so that they can be examined, reframed, and reimagined to align with their true values."--Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN "author of Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body and Life"
"If you are tired of the endless pursuit of "fixing" your weight, shape, and/or physical appearance, then Unapologetic Eating is for you! This book both dismantles the colonialist roots of diet culture and provides practical tips for healing your relationship with food and your body. A must-read for anyone who is feeling trapped in diet culture and wanting to live a better and more fulfilling life-- on their own terms."--Jessica Jones, MS, RD, CDE "Co-founder of Food Heaven and host of the Food Heaven Podcast"
"This is a wonderful and comprehensive resource for healing your relationship with food. Unapologetic Eating is going to help you honor your inner wisdom and find freedom. If you are sick of the exhausting diet cycle, read this book!"--Caroline Dooner "author of The F*ck It Diet"