"Smile and the world smiles with you." Stanley Gordon West
About Laura Cipullo
Hi, I’m Laura. I’m a full-time Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, a New Yorker, and most importantly, a mom of two fabulous kids.
Professionally, I specialize in eating disorder prevention and recovery, weight management, family health and diabetes. So as you can imagine, I’m constantly helping men and women, understand how they can make small behavioral changes in order to practice self care, and or raise children to eat all foods.
My philosophy is simple. In so few words, food is just that—food. An apple is an apple, and chocolate is chocolate. “Good” and “bad” foods don’t exist in my home or office, nor do right and wrong, or perfect and imperfect body types.
With a private practice in New York City, I provide sound, ethical nutrition advice to both adults and children. I am available for private, one-on-one consultations, family nutrition sessions or meetings with groups of peers. I have a holistic approach which focuses on meeting you, the client, at your level of readiness. Using the science of hormones, I make meal and snack recommendations that enable you to feel full and energized while achieving a healthier body. Relying on endocrine knowledge, I will help you make balanced meal decisions that stabilize your blood sugar and hormone levels. I will help you learn from your internal cues to comfortably determine your appropriate food intake and eventually rid yourself of the “diet mentality.” Working together is the first step of a new life: one that is completely free of diets and replaces them with a true understanding of moderation.
Just so you know - I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Colorado State University. I then interned at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center as a Dietetic Intern and have since held the distinguished positions of Clinical Dietitian for New York–Presbyterian Hospital/ Weil Cornell Medical Center, Nutrition Coordinator for CEDAR Associates in Westchester and Rockland counties, and consultant for the Renfrew Center in both New Jersey and New York. I was invited to join the BMIQ.com team and have taught online research-based nutrition to BMIQ patient groups.
In 2000, I opened my private practice, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services, and immediately specialized in medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders and the non-diet approach. I have had offices in both NJ and NYC but now only see clients in my NYC office. My associate, Holly Warfel, MS, RD and I lead weekly mindful meal groups at local restaurants to help women change their relationship with food and overcome eating issues.
Two years ago, I entered the world of media to help spread a positive food message promoting health not weight loss. You can view my media pieces in publications including Fitness, Real Simple Magazine, OK! Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetic Living, Modern Mom, The Daily Meal, The Huffington Post, Fox News and Everyday Health. I also make frequent guest appearances on local and national television shows—CBS’ The Couch, Fox & Friends, The Willis Report, The Dr. Steve Show, HLN, all shows featured on Veria TV, and more.
To further share my message and reach a greater number of people, I have created and authored Healthy Habits, a teaching tool in my “Mommy Manual Series” which fosters a positive approach to teaching feeding and eating all foods. In concert with the editors of Prevention Magazine, I co-authored The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook—available for purchase at the Rodale online store.
If books aren't for you, you can get support and education on my two blogs - Eating and Living Moderately and Mom Dishes It Out. You can get free nutrition tips and encouragement to adopt a wholesome way of eating that incorporates all foods in moderation.