Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, RYT, is a four-time author and TV commentator specializing in eating disorders, diabetes, family nutrition and lifestyle consulting. Her expertise is founded on almost 20 years as a dietitian employing the "non-diet" approach since 1999 after attending Ellyn Satter's "Treating the Dieting Casualty."
Laura is on a mission to redefine 'diet' to its original definition of habitual nourishment and help all individuals develop a positive experience with eating and a neutral relationship with food.
With private nutrition practices in NYC and NJ, Laura employs four dietitians and a staff of 15. Her most recent book, Everyday Diabetes Meals Cooking for 1 or 2 (Robert Rose Publishing, March of 2017) was co-authored with her NYC nutrition colleague, Lisa Mikus, RD, CDN. Laura's first book, The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet (Rodale, 2012; Robert Rose Publishing, 2015) utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy tools to help individuals with diabetes learn to eat intuitively. In March of 2017, Laura founded a weight neutral wellness center in Closter, NJ called the Lifestyle Lounge. This self-care center offers yoga, mindfulness and nutrition consultations based on Laura's own personal philosophy based on mindfulness and known as "Positive Nutrition." Laura is the past president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals New York. She has presented at many conferences including but not limited to NEDA, BEDA, and NyPH Grand Rounds. Laura is known for her motto, "Eat Kale and Cupcakes!" which is available on apparel sold at the Lifestyle Lounge and through Project Heal.