MORE ABOUT CHELSEA

As someone who has been a victim of chronic dieting and struggled with weight my entire life, I know how delicate this process can be. I 100% believe that health has no correlation to weight. The sooner the world realizes this, the better off everyone will be.
 
I combine my education-based knowledge with my personal experience to guide you through a recovery journey. I want to show you that it is possible to have a healthy relationship with food. It isn’t some impossible concept that you can't reach - no matter how far away it feels. I promise to show up to each session and give you my best. I hope to receive the same from you!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
 
There was a time before food thoughts didn't occupy my brain 24/7.  I didn’t binge eat. I intuitively ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was full. I ate when I wanted. I ate what I wanted. I ate how much I wanted. Then, I got into bodybuilding. All of a sudden, food became what was between me and success. Everywhere I looked, the ideal was being as thin as possible. Things took a turn for the worst - diet culture had taken hold of me and had no plans on giving me back.

Body-building became my way to justify hating my body.  I was often my own worst critic. It wasn’t enough for me to succeed, I had to be the best (shout out to my fellow Type A personalities)! And so it was born, my obsession with losing weight.  I believe my binge eating tendencies were hiding inside of me all along,  just waiting for the ‘perfect’ circumstances to be set free. And I sure did give it those circumstances.

I felt so lost and hopeless. I had no one to turn to and I battled with my inner demons frequently... Should I tell my friends?  Would they even understand?  What would my mom do if I told her?  Who can I go to?

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The demons grew stronger and stronger with each passing day. The urge to binge simply could not be controlled, no matter how hard I tried. This went on for many years - the same cycle over and over again.

I knew I couldn’t go on like this any longer.  I was a broke college student so I couldn’t afford a fancy therapist. Instead, I turned to social media. Facebook, Instagram, TikTok...  you name it, I checked it. I was desperate for a sign from anyone that I would get through this. Thankfully, I found a community of people facing similar struggles. I reached out to health professionals who were equipped with the skills necessary to help me recover. I saw a small glimmer of hope peek out from the darkness that I had been carrying around with me for so long.

AND I'D LIKE TO SHARE THAT GLIMMER OF HOPE WITH YOU

I’m here to tell you… I’ve been exactly where you are!  Recovery is a bumpy road filled with new challenges to navigate. Think of me as your tour guide!

MY CREDENTIALS, EXPERIENCE, & EXPERTISE

B.S Degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 

Dietetic Internship- University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Maryland

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Delaware

I began my career as a dietitian working in weight management. I was intrigued by focusing on an individual as a set of unique parts, that all needed to be explored to be able to help the best we could. It included medical, nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health into a holistic program. Sounds perfect right??

Think again! Not only was this setting monotonous by nature, but I couldn’t help but feel completely unfulfilled. After all, I did choose this career because I truly want to make a difference in people’s lives. The more time I spent in this setting, the more I found myself doing more harm than good. Clients were coming to me desiring to change their bodies. Instead of coming from a place of self-love, people were coming to me with feelings of defeat, self-loathing, and damaged relationships with food. Ironically, the one thing people came looking for, was exactly what they never found through this program…

I slowly began shifting my methods towards body positivity, self-care, and intuitive eating. This provoked undeniable changes in my clients’ success…. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. This sparked my thoughts on where I desired to go from here.

Did I want to spend the rest of my life in a setting that left me feeling unfulfilled?

Did I want to continue doing something that did not align with my values?

Did I want to continue forcing disordered eating habits on everyone, when I knew they were in a vulnerable place?

I knew I needed a change. And thus, Nutritional Metamorphosis was born.

Chelsea Halsman, RD

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I have a yellow Lab named Remington and a  Goldendoodle named Delilah.

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