The Wellful is your non-diet community and private practice dedicated to calling out diet culture and providing you with resources to support you to live your life without obsession or restriction. In this corner of the internet you’ll find: a community of thousands dedicated to rebuilding their relationships with food and their bodies, education, and support for eating without the guilt and learning to respect and care for the body you’re in.
Have you ever felt totally overwhelmed with how much conflicting information there is out there – ‘eat this’ ‘not that’ ‘that’s too much!’ ‘only that on the weekends!’ – and, our relationships with food and our bodies are complicated.
Our mission is to make nutrition and overall health less confusing. We’re here to bring you nutrition therapy and education that isn’t founded in diet culture — or unrealistic . We want to empower you to eat in a way that nourishes your body and soul, move your body in a way that honors it, and live your life in a way that makes you feel your best. When you spend less brain space obsessing over food, exercise and what your body looks like, your life becomes so much bigger. You start being able to fully show up as yourself and for yourself.
Being a human is hard! I hope this space helps you feel a little less alone and reminds you to celebrate the hard work you’re doing along the way.
I’m Brenna, so nice to meet you. I’m the founder of The Wellful and a registered dietitian who offers non-diet nutrition therapy, specializing in recovery from disordered eating, eating disorders, chronic dieting and body image issues.
I first became interested in the field of nutrition when struggling with food intolerances and my relationship with food in high school. These struggles led me into the office of a registered dietitian. That office is where I first started to connect the dots between how we eat and how we feel
So much of the information we receive around health, nutrition and wellness focuses on dietary specifics – macros, calories, and labeling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ I care more about the context and the why. What is your relationship with food? What is your relationship with your body? Do those relationships control your mood and daily activities?
I work from the bottom up with my clients. We need to create a stable foundation around your relationship with food and your body before anything else. If we don’t have that foundation, anything we add on top can’t be supported, and it’ll feel chaotic and hard to manage.
I really love helping people find freedom from diet culture and food guilt. Helping them get back to doing the things they love without letting food rules or a number on the scale dictate their day.
Most of my work is dedicated to working directly with clients offering nutrition therapy and body image support as they work towards ditching food guilt, dismantling diet culture and building a more sustainable relationship with food and their body. Another aspect of my work is consulting in media, writing and marketing how we talk about food, bodies, health and wellness.
I created The Wellful to create a space for people to come when they start to realize diet culture doesn’t care about them or their health. For people who are tired of being on the cycle of diet after diet and don’t want to be feeling this same way in 10 or 20 years. At The Wellful, we are done letting diet culture tell us what to do and spreading the word to others that they aren’t alone.
I’m constantly inspired by my clients who are reclaiming their lives from diet culture or the pressure to take up less space. And, I absolutely love it. I’m so grateful for this community and you all being here to learn and support each other.
Brenna O’Malley, RD specializes in helping people move away from dieting and disordered eating patterns to develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. She’s passionate about changing the language we use to talk about nutrition & health in the media, online and in food marketing.
At The Wellful we use a non-diet, weight-inclusive, individualized and intersectional approach to nutrition therapy, body image support and health. We believe that context matters, honor your lived experience, we practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) perspective. All foods fit in our book, and ‘guilt’ is never an ingredient.
In addition to working with clients, Brenna, consults for food & health companies on their social media and marketing. She is nationally recognized in the media, and her writing is regularly featured in HuffPost, POPSUGAR, Shape, Forbes, Bustle, Outside Magazine and more.
Brenna completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital with concentrations in public relations and intuitive eating.
Brenna O’Mailey, RD
is a registered dietitian and founder of the online non-diet community and virtual private practice, The Wellful. Brenna specializes in helping people move away from dieting and disordered eating patterns to develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. She is passionate about changing the language we use to talk about nutrition & health in the media, online and in food marketing. Brenna uses a non-diet, mindful approach to nutrition and health and believes that the ‘why’ we eat is just as important as the ‘what’ we eat. Brenna practices from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) perspective and truly believes that all foods can fit in healthy diet, and ‘guilt’ is not an ingredient. In addition to working with clients, Brenna consults for food & health companies on their social media and marketing. Brenna is nationally recognized in the media, her writing is regularly featured in HuffPost, POPSUGAR, Bustle, Outside Magazine and more.
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