In this section you will find the information you will need for long-term health and sustaining your weight reduction goals. Under the supervision of our registered dietitians, patients will discuss a balanced, low-calorie meal plan that incorporates lean protein, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nutritious fats and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Our team is here to help you find ways to enjoy eating nutritious, filling foods. They are here to support you and motivate you to live a healthier life.
Lauren Maddahi, MS, RD
Lauren Maddahi grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA as an undergraduate, where her desire to become a dietitian solidified. She received her Masters of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and moved back to LA to pursue her career in dietetics. Lauren is eager to help her patients succeed with their weight reduction success. She stresses a strong foundation in understanding basic nutrition, such as label reading and cooking, along with advocating exercise and proper hydration. She also sought a culinary certification in New York City to increase her understanding of basic cooking methods and help her patients find ways to prepare delicious and nutritious meals. She takes inspiration from her own past of battling with weight, body image, and disordered eating patterns to identify with her patients and motivate them to have a positive relationship with eating and a neutral relationship with all foods.
Christine completed her Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science from California State University, Northridge. Her dietetic internship was completed at Lenoir-Rhyne University, with emphasis on childhood obesity. She has experience working in multiple areas including clinical nutrition, weight management, prenatal nutrition, diabetes and renal disease. She enjoys being part of a vital multidisciplinary team to help patients succeed in weight loss and is committed to helping patients meet their dietary needs through nutrition education. Christine believes the benefits of healthy nutrition on our mind and body is endless. She speaks Armenian fluently and is able to work with Armenian speaking patients.