Laura is the founder of Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in NYC and the L’ifestyle Lounge in Closter, New Jersey, where she and her team teach clients how to eat ALL foods guilt-free and how to live mindfully. Laura weaves evidence-based science into treating her clients and her approach combines her credentialed expertise in:
• Nutrition • Behavior Change • The Endocrine System • Psychology
While she believes in organic, sustainable foods the majority of the time, her clients love her compassionate, mindful, ‘wholistic’ approach to positive nutrition. Her motto is “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!” The practice provides individual, couples and family nutrition sessions, as well as weekly ‘mindful meal’ support groups for clients who want to change their relationship with food and their body (see the What To Do, Mindful Meal Support section on this site).
An expert in nutrition and healthy living, Laura has 20 years of clinical experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. For three years, Laura volunteered as President, New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (www.iaedpNY.com), and under her leadership, grew the chapter from 20 members to almost 200 members. This national organization’s mission is to educate professionals who treat individuals with eating disorders, and to serve as a credentialing agency that recognizes those who achieve expertise as Certified Eating Disorders Specialists. Currently, she serves as the Certification Chair on their board. In May 2016, Laura earned her 200hrs Registered Yoga Teacher status at LifePower Yoga and now offers private yoga and mindfulness sessions in her NYC office and the L’ifestyle Lounge in Closter, NJ office.
Laura’s fourth book, “Everyday Diabetes, Meals for 1 or 2” (Robert Rose, March 2017), a joint effort between Laura and her colleague, Lisa Mikus, RD, a member of Laura’s practice, and contains 150 diabetes-friendly recipes for singles and couples. The recipes are organized into breakfast, lunch and dinner for easy meal planning and are all between 45 and 60 grams of carbohydrate. Laura and Lisa offer diabetes meal essentials in three chapters, including answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about diabetes.
“Women’s Health Body Clock Diet” (Rodale, December 2015), Laura’s third book, utilizes the positive nutrition approach that Laura applies in her practice, which is based on the three tenets of her philosophy: science, mindfulness and compassion. This transformational book is designed to reset your 24-hour body clock through six weeks of meal “structures,” and is the only book on the market written by a RD, CDE and CEDRD, combining factual endocrine discoveries, nutrition, recipes, and tools to stabilize adverse hormonal fluctuations.
Laura co-authored “Diabetes Comfort Food Diet” (Rodale, 2012) with the editors of Prevention magazine. Originally intended only for subscribers, the book was so successful it was reissued by a new publisher three years later (Robert Rose, 2015), and is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and local book sellers.
In an effort to promote positive relationships with food and body at an early age, Laura created the lesson book “Healthy Habits,“ an eight-week program that teaches adults how to explain nutrition and health to kids using a positive, weight-neutral approach. This instructional tool is designed to prevent ‘disordered eating,’ frequently the precursor to eating disorders, as evidenced by yo-yo dieting, poor body image and the conscious monitoring of one’s food intake.
- Child and adult prevention and treatment of eating disorders
- Family nutrition
- Women’s health
- Weight management
- Diabetes education
Laura earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Colorado State University. In 1998, she interned at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and in 1999 through 2005, Laura held the distinguished position of Clinical Dietitian at the hospital. She was the Nutrition Coordinator for CEDAR Associates in Westchester and Rockland counties, and a consultant for the Renfrew Center in NJ and NYC. CEDAR and Renfrew are both outpatient eating disorder treatment facilities.
She is consistently tapped by a variety of publications, such as Fitness, Real Simple Magazine, VICE, OK! Magazine, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetic Living, and Everyday Health. Laura also makes frequent guest appearances on local and national television shows, including NY’s PIX11 News, Fox & Friends, Fox News, Headline News, and several shows on wellness-focused Z Living TV.
Laura and her team are available for speaking engagements and workshops. Laura has spoken at the National Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium, Binge Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Grand Rounds, the New York City Nutrition Education Network and New York University. After living for 20 years in New York City, Laura and her family moved to the ‘burbs in 2015! Follow her @LauraCipullo and @EatKaleandCupcakes.
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