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Joy Umphrey MDA RDN LDN

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Joy Umphrey MDA RDN LDN
Mindless to Mindful Nutrition

Website:

http://www.mindlesstomindfulnutrition.com

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Phone Number:

602-696-8244

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Mesa, Arizona
United States 85208

About Joy:

I’m Joy Lynn Umphrey, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in Arizona. I have a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in nutrition from Arizona State University. Then I did my dietetic internship through Utah State University then passed my board exam to become an RDN. I finished off my formal education at Utah State University obtaining a Master of Dietetic Administration with an emphasis on Strategic Value Creation. This is fancy wording for a business degree. My work experience includes large urban hospitals, small rural hospitals, long-term care, skilled nursing, and private practice. My clients needs have ranged from diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, PCOS, menopause, weight gain/loss, digestive issues and pregnancy. The best part of my day is helping my clients and then seeing them achieve their health goals.

Being an RDN is not my first career. I helped my husband grow his construction company working as the office manager while raising our six children. Each pregnancy brought new challenges and during the last four, I developed Gestational Diabetes. This put me at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. I went back to school after my last child to learn how to beat the odds and be my healthiest self which I now teach to others.

As I have worked with my clients, I have incorporated a mindfulness-based approach from day one. Everyone has food behaviors and rules whether they realize it or not. I am upfront and let my clients know that I am a recovering emotional eater and yo-yo dieter. I too have tried most of the popular diets and if they worked, I wouldn’t have had to try so many. I became frustrated and felt like I had no willpower. When studying to become an RDN I learned about mindful eating practices and started implementing them in my life. It was freeing. Food lost its control--I was back in charge. I stopped using rules and developed a healthy relationship with food. Exercise was no longer punishment and I quit counting how many calories I burned.

My philosophy when working with clients is that food is neither good nor bad, it’s fuel. No food is off-limit. As a team, we work on changing behavior and understanding the “why” of their food choices. Once clients can change their thinking, they change their behavior, which leads to a healthier lifestyle. My clients grow a couple of inches because they stand up taller due to the confidence they’ve gained while working with me and going forward.

Program Activity

Future Programs coming up soon.

Program Name and Dates

Location

New Year, New You!

From 01/04/2022 to 01/04/2022

Zoom - 9:00 am MST

This is a FREE 60-minute webinar. You've tried every diet and they don't seem to work. You are frustrated and feel out of control. Break free from the dieting mentality and learn a new way to look at food this year. Free yourself from the Eat-Repent-Repeat cycle.

Enjoy the holidays without the food guilt.

From 12/07/2021 to 12/07/2021

Zoom - 9:00 am MST

In this 60-minute FREE webinar, we'll discuss the Eat-Repent-Repeat cycle. You will get tips that you can start using right away to stop the guilt associated with food. There is enough stress already with the holiday season learn how to listen to your body and enjoy that favorite treat that you look forward to all year.

New Year, New You!

From 12/29/2021 to 12/29/2021

Zoom - 7:00 pm MST

You've tried every diet and they don't seem to work. You are frustrated and feel lost. Break free from the dieting mentality and learn a new way to look at food this year. Free yourself from the Eat-Repent-Repeat cycle.


Past Programs that have already taken place.

Program Name and Dates

Location

Introductory Workshop for Family

From 10/12/2021 to 10/12/2021

Zoom

Introductory Workshop presented to family and friends of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program.

Eat-Repent-Repeat

From 10/27/2021 to 10/27/2021

Zoom - 7:00 pm PST

Break free from the dieting mentality and take back charge of your body. This is a 60 minute FREE webinar.

Eat-Repent-Repeat

From 11/09/2021 to 11/09/2021

Zoom - 9:00 am MST

Break free from the dieting mentality and take back charge of your body. This is a 60-minute FREE webinar.

Enjoy the holidays without the food guilt.

From 11/23/2021 to 11/23/2021

Zoom - 7:00 pm MST

In this 60-minute FREE webinar, we'll discuss the Eat-Repent-Repeat cycle. You will get tips that you can start using right away to stop the guilt associated with food. You will learn how to enjoy that favorite treat that you look forward to all year.


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