Christy Maloney, RD, LDN
- Registered Dietitian for six years
- West Stanly High School
- BS Psychology – Wingate University
- BS Human Nutrition – Kansas State University
- Dietitian Internship – Winthrop University
- Previous NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Expertise and focus on eating disorders, disordered eating, and relationship with food
Nutrition was never a focus for me as a child. I ate what I wanted, stopped when I was full, and enjoyed being a bookworm with being active outdoors equally. As a tennis player in high school, I began learning the basics about nutrition and the overall mind, body, health connection. Fast forward to college. I discovered the fun in eating macaroni and cheese at 2:00 am after completing a long study session. Any kind of healthy patterns I had were let go as I succumbed to the fun, and often unhealthy, ways of living in college.
After graduating college with my BS in psychology, I got my first “real” job, I decided it was time to take control of my health. I began exercising doing DVDs at home and started to pay attention to what I ate. I lost the weight I had gained in college and then some. As I approached my goal weight, I started looking for a fitness goal that I could work toward. At that time, I decided to register for a fitness competition. During the competition preparation phase, my eating habits took an extreme turn toward the disordered and my obsession with exercise became a compulsion. After taking the dieting, exercise, and weight loss too far, I took a step back and worked toward finding balance and moderation.
After successfully identifying what balance looked like for myself, I returned to school and obtained a BS in human nutrition. I subsequently completed the necessary internship and exam to become a Registered Dietitian. My passion is to help clients find what their balance looks like. What works for one person may not work for the next and it is my goal to help each person identify what their version of healthy looks like with regards to nutrition. Working with a Registered Dietitian is beneficial because RDs are uniquely qualified to help clients identify behavior patterns related to eating that are not serving them and work to make changes in food and relationship to food. Emotional connection to food is real and powerful. Identifying why a person does or does not eat is often times equally as important as looking at what a person eats. Struggling with repeated patterns of dieting and restricting, and the inevitable overeating that follows, I want to help you get to the root of anything you identify as a food issue.
I have been a Registered Dietitian for six years. I have worked in acute care, short term rehabilitation, and long term care. I have worked with eating disordered clients as outpatients and in higher levels of care for the past four years. Combining my knowledge, experience, and understanding of why people make food decisions along with the experience in managing health conditions via nutrition, I would be honored to help you find the best possible nutrition solution for yourself that will be satisfying mentally and healthy physically.