The Simply You Nutrition Philosophy
You’re the expert of your body. The intuition and wisdom you were born with is the foundation for the work you’ll do to begin healing and recovering. In this work, you’ll begin to break through the shame and negative attitudes toward food and your body that are perpetuated by diet culture. Through an anti-diet approach, Simply You Nutrition can help you find satisfaction with food and a sustainable way to nourish your body. You can have a safe and enjoyable relationship with food and your body, and we believe in full and complete recovery.
Body diversity is something to celebrate. Your individuality makes you unique, and your worth is inherent. We’d like the opportunity to help you thrive in your differences, not hide from them. Simply You Nutrition celebrates your individuality and guides you in compassionate self-care by supporting rediscovery of the joy of body movement and helping you learn to honor your body in everyday actions.
You’re worthy of recovery and healing, and you can cultivate practices to find a balance for your whole self—spirit, soul, and body. While the care we provide isn’t centered on weight*, we hold space with you for your questions and concerns about it. Simply You Nutrition is here to support you in body image healing and finding your natural, unrestricted weight.
*Simply You Nutrition is a weight-inclusive practice, and we don’t prescribe weight loss. We offer support with and encourage sustainable, health-promoting behaviors regardless of current weight status or body shape. Sustainable, health-promoting behaviors may or may not affect weight status or body shape.
Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza, MS, RD/LD (she/her)
Manager, Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
I wasn’t always an anti-diet culture dietitian…
Intuitive Eating, body liberation, weight-inclusive care… as a matter-of-fact, I used to be quite the opposite. That’s right, I promoted diets, weight loss, and thought lower-weight bodies were the epitome of “healthy.”
A few years into my career as a dietitian, though, I began to see the toll diets and intentional weight loss were taking on the individuals I worked with. They became obsessed with numbers on a scale and thought about food every waking hour. They broke down in tears in my office when they didn’t see the results they wanted, and it grieved my spirit. I got to the point where I couldn’t perpetuate diet culture any longer, and I began searching for something more.
Outside of work, you can find me:
- My spouse and I just finished watching The Book of Boba Fett, and we’ve just started the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series
- Snuggling and playing fetch with my two kitties, Georgia and Bess (yes, cats play fetch)
- Playing video games—current favorite is Kirby and the Forgotten Land (I just want the new Zelda game to be released already!)
- Crocheting anything from baby hats to dish cloths to blankies to king-size afghans
- Reading multiple books all at once—some for work and some for fun
- Trying my hand at digital art (you can see some of my handiwork over on Instagram!)
- Dreaming about my next Disneyland adventure
What We’re All About
Simply You Nutrition uses the HAES® approach and is an Intuitive Eating-based practice offering support to individuals 18 years of age and older through weight-inclusive medical nutrition therapy services. We teach, mentor, and train future dietitians.
Help others enjoy their lives and thrive by making peace with food and trusting their bodies.
Create accessible facilities and resources, grow a team of practitioners and support staff to cultivate a brave and whole community of individuals owning their power, and be the leading HAES®-aligned and Intuitive Eating-based practice in the state.
Integrity: Encourage honesty and consistency in relationships by being humble, open, and transparent
Justice: Advocate for the needs of the vulnerable and oppressed to cultivate a brave, whole community of individuals owning their power
Stewardship: Promote progress by ensuring wise and intentional use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner to support the equity and well-being of others