About Your Expert
Hello and welcome to the My Food Expert website.
My Food Expert is owned and operated by me, Chelsey Ocean, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), MS, CD, CDE, CSSD.
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Medical Training and Real World Experience.
Successful private practice dietitian with exposure to over 3,000 weight loss clients building a solid career of happy clients with past experience working in large medical teams hiring / managing fellow dietitians:
- Owner / Dietitian / Public Speaker, Private Practice, My Food Expert LLC
- Nutrition Consultant, Wellness Corporate Solutions
- Director, 20/20 LifeStyles Weight Management Clinic
- Dietitian, 20/20 LifeStyles Weight Management Clinic
- Clinical Dietitian, Swedish Medical Center
- Lead Nutritionist, UW Activities Center
Qualified to consult patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, celiac disease, crohn's disease, IBS with the below designations:
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
- Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
- Certified Adult Weight Management
Active in the nutrition industry with the latest knowledge and association affiliations:
- Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Member of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association
- Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness Nutritionist Dietetic Practice Group
- Entrepreneur Dietetic Association
High quality University of Washington education focused on the biology and emotion related to nutrition:
- Master’s Degree, Nutritional Sciences, UW
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology, UW
- Bachelor of Science, Cell & Molecular Biology, UW
Real customer results, making a difference in people's lives.
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"To say that Chelsey completely changed my life is an understatement, her advice and eating plan helped me transform my life." Read Kristin's Story
To say that Chelsey completely changed my life is an understatement, her advice and eating plan helped me transform my life.
I’ve been significantly overweight since injuring my back 20 years ago. I’ve tried diets that helped me lose some weight, but couldn’t keep it off, and I learned it wasn’t just what I was eating. My eating habits needed to change.
With Chelsey's help, I’ve lost 75 lbs (in 8-9 months) and have kept it off after more than a year! My high blood pressure is gone. I’m off medications for type 2 diabetes (run, don’t walk, away from sugary sodas), and my back feels so much better that I don’t need the surgery I was facing before I started.
I didn’t think I could do it, but Chelsey’s 1:1 protein to carb ratio, eating several small meals a day, and learning to really read food labels was so do-able. Her personalized plan has helped me to me find food I like (I’ve always been a “picky eater”), and allowed me to make healthy eating a way of life.
I realize I did the work, but Chelsey saved my life. What more can I say?
"I needed a customized Nutrition blueprint to both lose weight and manage two serious medical conditions" Read John's Story
I needed a customized Nutrition blueprint to both lose weight and manage two serious medical conditions that I am faced with.
Chelsey and I went over what my current health status is, my current typical day diet, and anything that i'd tried in the past in order to lose weight successful or not. From that she was able to show me in very easy to understand terms why choices I was making were in need of some tweeking.
Her program is very hands on and she provides many customized documents that help you succeed in weight loss or management. An example of this would be shopping trips to QFC and Trader Joe's with specific food items that match my customized plan. She actually meets you at the store of your choice for this session. It definitely makes it easier to start and figure things out because you have a blueprint to fall back on.
Chelsey is always available to answer questions by email, or phone if necessary. So far to date I've lost 80 pounds through her guidance and am really starting to become more healthy and aware of how important choices are at each meal.
"Calling Chelsey is easily what my husband and I consider to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made." Read Nahal's Story
Calling Chelsey is easily what my husband and I consider to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
After going as far as having pre made meals delivered to our doorstep we never thought food and nutrition could be easy for us. Chelsey was able to quickly give us a map and decoder ring to food.
Meal time for 2 working parents is no longer a nightly challenge. Not to mention the bonus of easier eating has been more energy and increased fitness.
"I would highly recommend Chelsey. She’s energetic, insightful and attuned to your needs as you progress under her guidance. I feel more intelligent and mature about my food choices." Read Jennifer's Story
I would highly recommend Chelsey. She’s energetic, insightful and attuned to your needs as you progress under her guidance. I feel more intelligent and mature about my food choices.
She takes a holistic and practical approach that is easy to understand. You still do the heavy lifting, applying her sound and scientifically-based principles and strategies, but you’ve got a strong advisor, coach and cheerleader in Chelsey.
Thanks to Chelsey, I feel the most confident I’ve ever felt enjoying both familiar and new foods in a variety of settings. I am on my way!
"She was able to clearly assess my habits, preferences, and difficulties almost immediately to suggest techniques and goals which cut to the root of my issues." Read Blaine's Story
Chelsey is a walking store of nutritional information!
She was able to clearly assess my habits, preferences, and difficulties almost immediately to suggest techniques and goals which cut to the root of my issues. The ideas she gave to me for eating, areas of focus, and making choices were more practical than I expected -- things I can do without a lot of effort.
If you want a high-powered, experienced dietitian... look no further.
Motivation To Be A Dietitian
I identify with my clients every day, I've battled obesity myself.
Motivation To Change
My driving motivation to enter the dietetics profession and to reach out with the My Food Expert brand is very simple. I wanted to help people who may have the same weight loss issues I've struggled with. Weight loss and healthy eating shouldn't be as frustrating and complicated as what I've lived through in my past. People need an expert to guide them with simple principals which easily integrate into their weekly routine. Weight loss was never communicated to me as that easy!
Growing up as an obese child, life was a challenge healthwise and socially right through to my early college years. There were no great sources of information or people I could talk with to make weight loss less confusing and more successful for my biology, stress levels and hectic schedule. There seemed to be endless diet options yet everyone soon started to slip after their motivation ran out. The emotinal turmoil of being an obese freshman and total lack of effective weight loss options pushed me into the dietitian profession. From that key turning point I've continued my lifelong battle to make weight maintenance a weekly success factor for me and my patients.
Making A Difference
Fourteen years later having competed in figure shape competitions and finishing five marathons, I'm feeling pretty good about finding the right tools to conquer what is a life long battle for me to be freed from emotional eating, heavy weight and poor body image.
Professionally, armed with three college degrees including a masters degree in nutrition and undergrads in biology / physchology, I pursued a professional career centered on weight management having now had exposure to over 3,000 weight loss patients. To date, I've gained valuable experience working as the director of a premier Microsoft weight management program, and today my company is a key dietition partner with several Bellevue physicians. Corporations are also looking to adopt health into their employee culture, they now see food is more than 50% of the battle to affect their coporate health. To this end I've embarked on new exciting opportunities in corporate food strategy working with major corporations such as Microsoft, Expedia and other privately held corporations to reshape their employee culture centered on fueling their work days for better health and productivity.
In the end, every person or company I've worked with is unique, through discussion and workshops I strive to deliver a customized approach for every person and company. Each person, in their unique situation, deserves much more than a generic plan, template or program, they deserve to be shown only the most relelvant facts and tools which work for them without wasting their time with nutrition information overload. Everyone WANTS to adopt a healthy routine but the massive amount of conflicting information available makes it near impossible for a person to choose what best works for them.
Become An Expert!
There is so much confusion and false information in society today about weight loss. I'd love the opportunity to share my approach with you, for you to feel the same sense of empowerment, expertise and relief armed with the right tools and information. Let me show you how to ignore the mountains of irrelevant information out there and become your own expert. Learn to integrate right information and tools into your weekly routine which will lead to life long success!