About Danielle

Hello! I’m Danielle Prestejohn.

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My goal is to teach women how to ditch the diets, skip the body hatred, and start actually living. What does all this mean??

I’m going to teach you how to stop fighting your body, and guess what? It will stop fighting you back!

When I started working in the world of nutrition I was eager to share my thoughts on living a healthy lifestyle loaded with clean eats, and enjoying activity but to be honest my life isn’t perfect and I didn’t always enjoy such clean balanced meals and love my workouts.

I am a nutritionist and health coach but truly believe I am so much more than that. I am a crossfitter, an athlete, a dancer, a perfectionist, a dreamer, a trainer, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and so much more. I have had my fair share of struggles with my weight, nutrition, and self esteem. For a long time I thought I just wouldn’t be good enough until I was thin and then I was thin and let me tell you…life wasn’t any better. It wasn’t until I started believing in myself and my dreams that I realized for me my struggles weren’t about my weight or the food, or the exercise. I was stressed, anxious, lonely, unhappy, not living the life I wanted to live, and my health and weight were suffering because of it. I’ve been through diet after diet, losing weight, gaining weight, and progressively becoming more miserable in the process.

When I stop dieting and started living my life minus the crazy “nutrition” rules my body stopped fighting back.

I love CrossFit and enjoy working out. I don’t stress about food and am able to enjoy some chocolate, but I do love fruits and veggies too.  I have dreams of a thriving nutrition business and helping other women just like me learn to go after their dreams!

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Looking for some credentials…here they are:

I have a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University

I am a NASM certified personal trainer

I have a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Dance

I am currently studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and will soon graduate to become a holistic health coach and become accredited through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

 

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Meghan June 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

I like the way you think. I wish more people understood the health consequences of their food choices.

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danielle June 20, 2012 at 2:02 am

Thanks Meghan :)

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Eva @ committed2nutrition June 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi! I just came across your blog and love it. I used to live in Boston (Southie!!0 from 2009-2011. I miss it sometimes! Anyway, so good to read your blog.. great meals :) I also teach zumba, so I love that you are also a group fitness instructor. Can’t wait to read more!

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danielle June 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

So happy you found me! Welcome! I will have to check out your site too :)

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Eva @ committed2nutrition June 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Oops, my keyboard hijacked my typing ;) sorry for the errors!

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Melissa @ Fit 'N' Well Mommy July 26, 2012 at 5:14 am

I just found your blog and I love it! I am an avid Crossfitter too, as well as a Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes and read more!!

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danielle July 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thanks Melissa! I’ll have to check out yours too!

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Diana August 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Hi! Just ran across your blog and I love love your ideals :) I also love your use of exclamation points because it makes me really excited! I’m going to be at HLS and I hope to meet ya there :)

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danielle August 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Awesome! Thanks for checking it out! Can’t wait for HLS! See you there :)

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Joanna August 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I have a degree in nutrition and am starting my dietetic internship this fall! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog!!! I can’t wait to read more about your eats and crossfit!

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danielle August 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

That is awesome!!! Going to check out yours now! Thanks for stopping by!

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meagan August 23, 2012 at 2:53 am

Hi Danielle! It was awesome meeting you at HLS and chatting about CrossFit at the Flour Bakery mini mingle. I’m considering experimenting with Paleo. I’ll definitely be checking your blog for recipes and more CrossFit!

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danielle August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

So awesome meeting you too! Wish we had gotten a chance to spend more time together! Feel free to let me know any Paleo or CrossFit questions you may have!

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Wow, I love that you’re certified in all those areas! And it seems like you have a great philosophy on overall health. :)

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danielle September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Thanks Ellie! I try to be as open to everything as I can!

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Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction November 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Great attitude! :)

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danielle November 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Thank you :)

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Amber January 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Hi Danielle,

I just came across your blog. I was wondering, do you put nutrition programs together for people? What about personal training programs? Thanks!

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danielle January 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Absolutely! Sending you an email…

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Kristen January 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Hey! I graduated at Dean with you. I am always on Foodbuzz looking at recipes and I clicked on one of your in special diets, and they you were! This is great! Hope you are doing well!

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danielle January 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Such a small world! Hope everything is well with you. Are you still in Boston? I’m wanting to take a dance class but can’t find any good classes!

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Sarah McBride February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I am thrilled I found your site. I have been looking for a great paleo and/or gluten free resource for recipes. The ones you have posted actually sound delicious (which is not always the case!) Thanks for sharing your knowledge and I look forward to reading more : )

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I’m so glad you found me! Feel free to reach out if you’re ever in need of extra support!
~ dprestejohn@gmail.com

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jennifer February 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

From pinterest
I like your style. I would like to work together, but not sure how. Feel free to email

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danielle February 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Hi Jennifer! I will send you over an email tonight :)

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Amy April 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Danielle,

Love your site! I was searching for paleo meatballs and voilia! Right at the top of the list… my first impression was “Wow- this is the epitome of going Pro!” Congrats from a fellow B-Schooler:).

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danielle April 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Hey Amy! Thanks so much that’s so exciting to hear. I’m currently in the process of tweaking my website to make it a bit more B school friendly ;) I just checked out your site too and I love it! Great work!

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