Hi and welcome to Spilling the Beans, a blog dedicated to nourishing healthier relationships with food and self. I’m so glad you stopped by!
I’m Amanda, a 27-year-old Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist who is passionate about dispelling diet culture myths, moving women towards normalized eating, and eating satisfying foods. No foods are off limits in my world as both a dietitian and human being.
I started this blog in 2017 to more actively join the conversation around combating diet culture and spread the word about intuitive eating. My mission is for this blog to be a cozy community for women to feel more empowered in their eating, body image, and mental health. Being a woman today can be challenging. We often feel that we must conform to unrealistic standards. Believe me—I’ve been there. I fought through my fair share of these same challenges with disordered eating in my teens and early twenties.
There are plenty of blogs in the world that can leave you feeling less valuable because you don’t eat green smoothies and go to SoulCycle everyday. My hope is that Spilling the Beans helps you realize that while nutrition is an important part of your life—it’s not the only part of your life. I’d hate to wake up one day when I’m 85-years-old and realize I wasted so much of my life obsessing over the scale and tracking the calories of each meal. I imagine you might feel the same! For support in your health journey, I currently take clients virtually and also have an online course.
Aside from my work as a dietitian, you can usually catch me with a glass of cab sauv watching the latest episode of The Bachelor (my guilty pleasure!) Other times you might find me visiting a friend across the country—I love having friends all over. Some days I dabble in the world of yoga, while other days I enjoy a run in the nearby neighborhoods. I also regularly head north back to my hometown where I relax with my family and yellow lab, Bela.
Amanda Lambrechts, MS, RD, LN is a South Dakota-based registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist. She works full-time as a retail dietitian for a midwest grocery chain, while running a virtual private practice and teaching a college course in her spare time. Amanda utilizes intuitive eating and a Health at Every Size® model to help women make peace with food. She was awarded the 2019 Young Dietitian of the Year award by the South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured on Keloland Living, Keloland News, & SELF magazine.