I understand the struggle of balancing food and fitness, feeling consumed by getting to this intangible goal that you are always chasing with little success. What follows is the constant obsessing, frustration and exhaustion. You stop enjoying life and are sucked into the hole of constantly overthinking everything food and fitness related. I understand this struggle because I have been there myself.
Growing up I played every sport under the sun. You name it I played it. Soccer year-round, basketball, softball, field hockey, even ice hockey with boys. Typical tomboy. I loved it! I was confident, self-assured and happy. I never once thought about food, what or how much I was eating. Doritos and Dr. Pepper at 11pm. SURE!
That all changed for me when I went to college to play Division I Field Hockey. The transition rocked me in a way that I did not expect. I felt out of control in my new setting so I started to control the only thing I knew I could, what I was eating and how much I exercised. I will never forget one the basketball players pointing out to me, “You are a college athlete, what are you doing only eating broccoli?” I cringed right now writing that. What developed was a very complicated, unhealthy relationship with food and exercise. I become obsessed and consumed with what and how much I was eating and how often I would exercise. Two a day practices were not enough I had to add on a gym session. I was consumed. The confident person I was in high school was replaced with a fragile, insecure version of myself that I did not recognize.
So when I say I get it, I GET IT! I know the struggle but more importantly I know the other side of this. That is why I am incredibly passionate about helping women find balance and peace with food and fitness. My goal is to support and guide you to become empowered and motivated to overcome this struggle and become the best, healthiest and strongest version of yourself.
Jill Keene, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer and the owner of Jill Keene Nutrition, PLLC with offices in New York City and White Plains, NY. Jill believes that it is important to find a healthy balance with food and fitness and that is obtained through changing significant habits and behavior to create a sustainable lifestyle. Jill believes this balance is obtained by not only exploring food and fitness that you are eating. You must explore the emotional, physical and mental role that results in the behaviors and habits that prevent you from reaching your desired goals.She works to help women feel motivated and empowered to overcome the struggles with food and fitness and become the healthiest, happiest, strongest version of themselves.
Jill holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Jill believes nutrition goes beyond the foods that you are eating. You must explore the emotional, physical and mental role that results in the behaviors and habits that prevent you from reaching your desired goals.
Nutrition goes beyond the foods that you are eating, but really exploring the emotional, physical and mental role that results in the behaviors and habits that prevent from reaching your desired goals.