Jesus Hernandez

Jesus Hernandez

BSHES Nutritional Sciences
University of Missouri

Registered Dietitian

My nutrition philosophy revolves around three key concepts: awareness, consistency, and flexibility. One of the biggest mistakes I come across when someone is trying to change their dietary habits to achieve a goal is that they tend to just make a bunch of changes without taking the time to truly see what is going on first. I believe if we increased our awareness of our daily dietary choices and how they fit together like a puzzle, we are more likely to find a balance and increase our chances of long term success. Consistency revolves around being able to achieve success not only in the short term or in the long term. While many individuals see short term success with juice cleanses or 500 calorie diets, seldom do they see long term success. Flexibility is another concept that can help contribute to long term success. Often times, we tend to restrict ourselves too much when trying to make dietary changes such as eliminating food groups or eliminating an entire nutrient. While this may work in the short term, over time we start to crave the foods we once had sworn off. Typically this ends in the overconsumption of that food and then that brings the guilt that is associated with it. My goal is to help you increase your awareness of your daily diet and give you some freedom in how you approach your nutrition goals and to make a customized attack plan in order for you to achieve success for a lifetime.