My guest, Patricia Kolesa, RDN, joins us today to talk about healthy nutrition and meal prep on a budget. She shares how to compile a grocery list prior to going to the store in a way that makes your shopping experience smooth and easy, the benefits of buying certain bulk items that can be used in multiple recipes, ways to properly freeze and store food items to reduce food waste, and bulk recipes that can last for days and be frozen for future meals. Patricia also dispels various common diet myths about nutrition and meal prep.
Patricia Kolesa MS, RDN is a registered dietitian based out of New Jersey, United States.
She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Rutgers University where she double minored in Biology and Psychology. From there, she went on to complete her internship and masters degree to become a dietitian at Wellness Workdays where she had an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and Entrepreneurship.
Since her undergraduate, Patricia has had the opportunity to work with multiple populations most notably, the United States Rowing Team, weight loss surgery, diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, renal disease and most recently, geriatrics.
When Patricia isn't working at her full-time job, she is increasing her media presence. Patricia hopes to reach larger audiences of women using an anti-diet, individualized approach in nutrition and fitness.
Her mission is to help working women like herself become more curious/excited about food and find exercises that they enjoy so they can achieve overall health without the added stresses of weight loss and dieting.