Pamela Riggs, MS, RDN, CSOWM
- More than 25 years of expertise in the field of obesity, nutrition, fitness and health promotion.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.
- Advanced training and credentials as a Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM).
- Broad range of professional experience in public health, private health care, academia and the health/ wellness industry.
Why I Want to Help You
As someone whose career path has led me to specialize in helping others lose weight, I’ve been asked more than once, what makes me an expert?
Have I ever been fat? How could I possibly relate to someone who is much heavier than me?
As much as I want this message to be about you and not me, I will tell you that yes, I’ve had my share of weight related struggles.
Starting at a very young age, I remember being teased by a neighborhood boy about my weight.
I remember the unintentional, yet hurtful, words of a family member who I had not seen in a while comment that I was chubbier than the last time she saw me.
I remember my first “diet” of grapefruit, cottage cheese and dry toast at the age of 15.
And, I remember in college trying to make it through the day with no food, just diet Pepsi.
My struggles with body image started early and although today I am probably one of the most disciplined eaters I know and addicted to exercise, the honest truth is my personal struggles with body image still haunt me.
I know what it feels like to carry a lifetime of weight on my shoulders (no pun intended). Because of this, I choose to combine my personal experiences with professional expertise, passion and commitment to help others just like you achieve their weight loss goals.
When we work together, I promise to lead you to successful weight loss by listening with care and empathy — helping you find your own personal wisdom and expertise.
Together you will achieve your goals and find the weight loss success you’ve been looking for.
My hope is that our partnership together will lead to a big noticeable difference in how you look and feel.