Our Mission: Empower individuals to optimize their unique healthy body plan through food and nutrition.
Our Vision: Provide access to Registered Dietitians for all who seek qualified nutrition professionals
To maintain an active and healthy life, all humans must have specific amounts of food, exercise, and rest. The required amount of each is unique to each individual. Finding the correct balance of these items will generally lead to a positive state of overall wellness.
Our goal is to help our clients achieve a healthy state of wellness by finding the correct balance of food, exercise, and rest. Our approach is based on educating and inspiring our clients to find the specific combination of these three activities that works best for their body type and lifestyle. We believe that through proper guidance and motivation in a positive and supportive environment, everyone can reach a higher level of wellness.
We provide every client with a unique plan that is based on their specific needs. Our practice is based on a positive and supportive approach to helping clients live a healthy life. Our sole objective is to improve our clients’ overall wellness… to look and feel their best from the inside out.
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Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Adrien began her path towards nutrition through her falling down. She has been a dancing since age 2 and in college was a Kilgore College Rangerette. During a practice she took a fall and broke her foot, and that sparked the ideas of needing a new direction in her life. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in Human Nutrition, Adrien began her carrier as a staff dietitian at hospital in downtown Chicago. She was promoted to the hospital’s Director of Food Service and Nutrition and was responsible for all food preparation as well as patient nutritional care. While working at her clinical job, Adrien maintained her passion for movement by working as a personal trainer and nutrition coach in downtown Chicago. In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007 and it has only continued to grow. To date, iLiveWell Nutrition Therapy has multiple locations, contracts with numerous corporations and treatment centers, and currently employes five dietitians. “Creating better access to dietitians!” has been one of the driving forces of Adrien’s company.
Maria Pugliese (2017 Maria will not be accepting new clients- she is traveling Africa!)
Maria is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who was born and raised in Central Texas. Shortly after getting a degree in International Business and Spanish from Trinity University, she realized this was not her calling. She took a course in nutrition and knew that was the path she needed to be on. She went on to obtain her Masters of Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama and completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo. She has since worked in various areas, which includes helping collegiate athletes maximize their performance and working with the low income population in disease management. When not focusing on nutrition, Maria enjoys running, traveling and cooking new recipes. She believes that food is the framework for our happiness and through proper nutrition many, if not all, issues can be resolved. Specialties: Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Weight Management, Medical Nutrition Therapy **Bilingual**
Alyssa Ferguson is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in the Austin, Texas area. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She began her career as the sole Dietitian at Seton Medical Center in Hays County which included Adult critical care nutrition. She then transitioned into the role of Network Support Dietitian, traveling between all sites within the Seton Network to ensure patients receive optimal nutrition care. Alyssa has a great passion for pediatrics and is now the pediatric ICU Dietitian at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Along with pediatric critical care, she works with children with failure to thrive, eating disorders, tube feedings, newly diagnosed diabetics, weight management, gastrointestinal issues, age appropriate feedings, healthy eating patterns, along with many others. Alyssa joined iLiveWell Nutrition for her passion for working with eating disorders and to help patients/clients achieve their goals on more of an outpatient basis while following them over a longer period of time. Outside of work, Alyssa’s greatest love are her dogs, Chewy and Barney. She enjoys helping rescue dogs in need of a home and has been an active volunteer with PugHearts of Houston rescue group. In her free time she likes participating in outdoor activities such as kickball, paddle boarding and running at Lady Bird Lake. She also really enjoys spending time practicing yoga. Specialties: Pediatrics, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Weight Management, Tube Feeding, Age Appropriate Feedings. Feel free to contact Alyssa via e-mail or phone with any questions, concerns and to make appointments – – Alyssa@iLiveWellNutrition.com
Melanie Sanders is a Registered Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from UT and completed a year of supervised dietetics practice through UT’s Coordinated Program. Melanie returned to UT to study nutrition after working in communications for 10 years. Initially, she received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and worked planning and implementing PR programs for a variety of food and nutrition companies, including Safeway, ConAgra Foods and Weight Watchers. Melanie sees patients in a clinical setting as a Registered Dietitian at St. David’s Medical Center and enjoys the opportunity to provide nutrition counseling at iLiveWell Nutrition Therapy. Specialties include speaking with clients about nutrition for women, seniors, oncology, diabetes, heart and cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal disorders, and weight management.
Kailyn Jopling is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in the Austin, Texas area. Kailyn was born and raised in upstate New York and received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Syracuse University. After working as a clinical dietitian at Bellevue Hospital, a trauma and psychiatric hospital in New York City, Kailyn decided to go back to school to further her passion in nutrition. Kailyn received her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, and soon after decided to relocate to Austin, Texas, where she currently lives with her husband, two dogs and new baby girl. Kailyn spent her past 3 years in Austin working as a Program Dietitian and Nutrition Manager at an eating disorder treatment center and now wants to continue to help people find a healthy relationship with food at iLiveWell. Kailyn believes balance, variety, and moderation are the foundation for a happy and healthy nutrition plan and enjoys helping people meet their own nutrition goals.
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Addictions, Gastrointestinal disorders and digestive problems
Bridget Levien is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, TX. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Texas A&M and completed her supervised practice in Austin through the University of Houston’s Distance Dietetic Program. Bridget’s first degree was in accounting and she worked in Austin as a tax account for several years before following her passion for nutrition and health. She sees patients at St. David’s Medical Center in rehab and the acute setting providing diet educations for diabetes, cardiovascular health, kidney disease, and many more as well as tube feedings. She joined iLiveWell Nutrition so she could spend more time with patients, helping them to implement positive lifestyle changes to improve their health. In her free time, Bridget loves to get outside on the trails in Austin, go for a run, or try new recipes.
Specialties: Corporate Wellness, Lunch-n-Learns, and Individual and Group Counseling for Weight Management, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Kidney Health, and Gastrointestinal Health.
Anna is a Yoga Therapist specializing in teaching therapeutic yoga practices for people who are struggling with positive self-image, anxiety and other physical or mental health issues. Her life is dedicated to authentic, positive transformation and believes that our own personal and spiritual growth is the key to changing our world for the better. Anna has practiced yoga for 20 years, holds a 500-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certificate and is currently pursuing the 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy. Anna is also certified with Aerial Yoga through AIR Yogalates and is also a facilitator for the The Embody Love Movement’s Inner Beauty ShopTM. She is a a world-traveler, artist, and musician currently living in Austin, Texas.