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Hi, I’m Cassie!

I’ve spent the past 10 years helping people like you stop obsessing over food and lose weight effortlessly—while eating like a normal person, and feeling like yourself again. You’re going to love my no-nonsense, keep-it-simple approach to nutrition, health and life. There’s no calorie-cutting, no sacrificing, no starving. You’re going to feel full, energized, and satisfied—and in control of your body and your life again.

Professional Bio

Dietitian Cassie is a globally recognized industry leader in weight loss, a highly sought-after speaker, and #1 International Best Selling Author of Why Am I Still Fat? The Hidden Keys to Unlocking That Stubborn Weight Loss.

For more than a decade, she has helped tens of thousands of women and men achieve the bodies they want—not by starving or skimping, but by feeding themselves foods that fuel effective and sustainable weight loss. Using her proprietary methodology, Cassie and her team identify the missing puzzle pieces for health and weight loss (which conventional doctors and nutritionists often miss) and provide clients with a full picture of how their bodies function. From there, they address the issues plaguing metabolism and weight loss efforts and give each person their customized plan for solving their own physiological puzzle.

Cassie speaks widely and contributes a regular column, “Real Talk with Dietitian Cassie” in Paleo Magazine. She has been featured on CBS, ABC, WCCO, FOX News, CNN, TIME, Parade, Cosmopolitan, SELF, SHAPE, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness and The Huffington Post.

 

Personal Story

It’s the kind of embarrassing moment you never forget…

…the morning I had to fess up to my roommate that I’d eaten her entire container of frosted sugar cookies. I thought I’d sneak just one…or two, and before I knew it, all twelve were gone.

All twelve cookies.

In one night.

And to make matters worse, I was in school to be a Registered Dietitian!

I was acing all of my classes, but felt like a fraud.

I didn’t feel like this was me, and yet it didn’t even feel like a choice.

There were hundreds of similar moments. Intentionally buying “Halloween candy” in August. Hitting up McDonald’s for Shamrock Shakes in March. Downing Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks in September.

I was trying to follow all the “dieting rules” I was learning in school. I tried countless “sugar detoxes.” But I kept caving. And putting on weight.  I’d wind up in the same place in a matter of days. Every time I would be a little more angry at myself for being too weak to control it, breaking my own promises and not being able to stick to my decisions. Maybe I was just flawed?

My family lovingly teased me, calling me “Cookie Monster” and my friends called me “Garbage Disposal.” At first I laughed along with them, but after a while, the laughter started to sting.

The truth was — I was a sugar addict.

(Yes, sugar addiction is a real thing. Most people don’t know it, but sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine.)

Years later I realized I had, what I now know, is sugar addiction. Most people don’t know it, but sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine. It triggers the same rewards centers. Sugar sensitivity is real. And for many people it’s debilitating.

And here’s the kicker — the eating regimen I was learning in dietitian school (the low-fat, low-calorie diet) only added fuel to the fire. It brought me to the unhealthiest point of my life, and my heaviest weight.

But what happened next is what pushed me over the edge.

I can’t count the number of times I tried to get a fresh start and stop battling my body”

It was my final year of dietitian school when I got the call. My father needed to have immediate, unexpected major heart surgery.

I was floored. My father was the picture of health (or so we thought). He’d followed all the same “rules” I’d been learning and following, and he was even a runner.

I remember sitting in the hospital room with my father, after the surgery, when the dietitian came in.

I didn’t tell her that I was about to graduate dietitian school. I wanted to hear what this expert had to say, because clearly the things my father had been doing (the same things I was learning) hadn’t helped at all.

Maybe she would tell us something different.

But she gave him the same spiel: “Try to maintain a low-fat, low-calorie diet. Never look at a stick of butter again. You should only eat margarine. Eat oatmeal. Don’t drink. Don’t smoke.”

I told her,  “He was already doing all of that.”

And all she could say was, “Okay, well, keep doing it.”

That’s when I got angry. I remember sitting there, thinking,But this is what landed him on your operating table in the first place!

And then I thought,Funny how I also follow all those things, and I’m now 20 pounds heavier than when I started.

That’s when I became determined to figure it out on my own. I had to become my own advocate so I could be my dad’s advocate, too.

So I dove into scientific research and studies that were outside of my assigned coursework.

And to my surprise, I learned that I actually needed to do the exact opposite of what I was learning in school.

I quit the low-fat, low-cal dieting, and amazingly, I stopped being consumed with thoughts of food. No more days without energy. My brain had never felt more clear and powerful.

Fast forward to today: I’m in the best shape of my life! I never thought this was possible. For so long, I had believed that a sugar addiction and weight problem was just part of my identity, my genetics…me. And that was a lie.

It’s no wonder our country is getting fatter and sicker.

There’s too much misinformation out there based on outdated research contained in dusty old textbooks.

That’s why I’ve made it my personal mission to share the truth and power of real food with as many people as possible. And I have since helped thousands of clients get the results they’re looking for. We see the tears of joy streaming from their eyes when they overcome challenges they never thought they could overcome.

Today I can confidently say that I have control over my sugar addiction—and I want you to have that control over the hurdles in your life, too!

My team and I are here for you and we understand what you are going through. You don’t have to live like that anymore. Fill out an application today to get the individualized support you need. Your healthy, simple life is closer than you think.

The Team

No matter what hurdles you face, you are not alone—our entire team is ready to help you get to your best, most energetic self! It’s time to go from frazzled to freedom!
Meet the team:


Emily Meade | RD, LD
Dietitian Coach

Emily is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with a passion for real food and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. She knows that balance means: good nutrition, regular physical activity, getting enough sleep at night, managing stress, and meaningful time with family and friends. When Emily was working in healthcare, she quickly saw that the problems people are facing with their diet are about more than “just” the food. She saw the holistic approach that Healthy Simple Life was using, and she quickly incorporated it into her own life. That’s why she’s such a great member on our team! Emily experienced the power of real food and how simple lifestyle modifications transformed her from the inside out. Emily’s experience with the PFC lifestyle makes her a fantastic guide for our clients who are on their own journey. Emily’s joy and excitement for life is evident and contagious. Her deepest desire is to guide you through the individualized approach you need to heal your body and live your most vibrant life!


Alyssa Wilson | RD, LD
Dietitian Coach

Alyssa is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, too! Alyssa is not your “traditional” dietitian. Alyssa felt her worst after finishing nutrition school--where she learned to diet with processed, packaged, low-calorie “foods.” After adopting the Dietitian Cassie nutrition philosophy and the PFC way of eating, she finally broke free from yo-yo dieting, sugar cravings, low energy, and unwanted weight. She feels an immense amount of privilege to be able to help you accomplish the same thing! Alyssa loves to clear up nutrition confusion and give you the steps you need to end your own dieting cycle. Alyssa is the calm and confident voice that let’s you know what information is fact and what is bogus. She is also excellent at shining a light on the non-food factors that can block your weight loss and optimal health.

Alyssa goes through every detail with a fine-toothed comb and helps you identify weight loss barriers. She then constructs an individualized plan to overcome them. With her guidance, you can finally achieve the long-term success you’ve been looking for. Alyssa’s promise is to be a supportive and encouraging coach on your journey toward building a positive, healthy relationship with food and with yourself.


Taylor Moree | RD, LD
Dietitian Coach

Taylor is one of our most enthusiastic coaches. She completed her degree in dietetics from the University of Houston. Taylor’s unconventional dietetic approach is rooted in overcoming her own health struggle. In her early twenties, she found herself trying (and failing) to follow the “move more, eat less” approach to weight loss. Taylor felt defeated. She felt like something was wrong with her as her health was suffering, too. She proactively searched for the solution on her own and found the missing pieces to her puzzle. After discovering undiagnosed food sensitivities and a candida overgrowth, she was able to finally step into her healthiest, fittest self. Taylor knows that energy levels, health and weight are about so much more than just food and exercise! That’s why it’s her passion to help people like you identify and address all of your missing puzzle pieces so that you can overcome your history of dieting and health struggles, too!

Taylor’s favorite aspect of her role in your journey is being an investigator. Taylor’s authentic and enthusiastic approach coupled with a focus on sustainability will help you build lifestyle transitions that will give you those long-term results! Taylor wants you to know that you don’t have to go through this journey alone. She has been in your shoes and is ready to help you get to your best self!


Desiree Mosher | MS, RD
Dietitian Coach

Desiree is a Registered Dietitian with a MS degree in Nutritional Science. Desiree LOVES food! So, it was a natural fit for her to pursue a career in nutrition to learn how to implement the power of real food and real food based supplements. After trying many different ways of eating, Desiree felt (and looked!) her best once she started implementing the PFC-balanced lifestyle designed by Dietitian Cassie. Desiree also realizes that just knowing about what food to eat is not enough. That’s why she digs deep into her client’s current lifestyle to uncover underlying factors that may be preventing them from achieving their goals.

Desiree’s nutrition coaching is relationship-centered, keeping the focus on YOU, and your individual goals and biochemistry! It is Desiree’s biggest reward to see her clients reach their goals and become their best selves.


Kate Offen
Content Strategist

Kate has a BS degree in Family Consumer Nutrition Science from St. Catherine University, as well as degrees in Illustration and Creative Writing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently lives in a small town in New York called Forestville, where she relocated from Minnesota in 2013 so she could manage a greenhouse on her grandparents’ old farm. Kate loves being connected to her food from field to plate and understands the importance of food quality. She keeps us connected to what’s going on in the nutrition world and drives our social media so we can stay connected with all of you!

Like everyone on the Dietitian Cassie team, she has her own nutrition story in which she discovered the power of real food. Once she discovered the monumental changes eating real foods was making in her own life, she decided to pursue a career in nutrition. Combining all of her education, she is able to talk about the benefits of PFC-balanced eating, help answer your questions, and provide encouragement through her work. Like all of us on the team, Kate lives a real food lifestyle everyday and wants to make it easier for you to do the same!


Cassandra Mae Albrecht | ACE - CPT
Executive Assistant

When you have questions about our services or want to work with one of the dietitian coaches in the personal coaching program, Cassandra is your go-to girl. As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and with a background in researching healthy living practices to overcome her own personal wellness challenges, including an allergy to High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cassandra now uses her experiences and passion to help others as our Executive Assistant. Her infectious enthusiasm makes her the perfect first point of contact at Dietitian Cassie. She helps new clients feel both secure and excited. Every day, Cassandra is encouraged over and over again by the success stories that pour into our inbox of people finding freedom through real food and our PFC approach. It is her sincere hope that if you are searching for “food freedom,” you’ll find it through the many resources offered at Dietitian Cassie.

What People Are Saying

“Within just a couple days of starting Cassie's coaching program, I had more energy than I ever had and just 2 weeks in I dropped 6 pounds! For the first time in my adult life I’ve dropped a pants size!"

Jean B. from Minnesota

"I lost 70 pounds in a healthy, comfortable way with the Healthy Simple Life coaching program. Since adopting this way of eating, I no longer feel deprived and instead, have been given freedom and I cannot be more thankful for that!"

Jill P. from Michigan