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I'm Laura Silver.

I'm a Registered Dietitian and the founder of Silver Street Nutrition. Let me tell you about myself.

My story

My story

As a young girl and teen, I felt the pressure to be thinner. While I spent my adolescence feeling alone, now I understand that whether you’re struggling with weight concerns, your relationship with food, or a negative body image you are not alone and neither was I.

For me, the feeling that I needed to lose weight intensified in high school when I fell into a chaotic cycle of dieting and disliking my body. Here are a few of the ways that dieting took over my life:

  • I compulsively weighed myself every morning, and the number on the scale decided how I felt about myself and how I ate for the day.
  • I thought about food all day long. I planned out every meal and snack, kept mental logs of what I had already eaten, and dreamed about the food I wouldn’t let myself touch.
  • I was intensely jealous and resentful of my friends who let themselves enjoy all types of food.
  • I was always adding new rules and restrictions for my diet, and when I inevitably broke one, the guilt was crushing.

I’ve heard stunningly similar stories from over a thousand past clients who have spent their lives on and off diets — but I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to punish and restrict yourself any longer.

The problem wasn’t my body, my hunger, or my lack of willpower the problem was restriction and dieting. It was restriction that made me obsess over food and my body, and all that obsessing just made me more and more unhappy and unhealthy.

So how did I stop obsessing? I discovered Intuitive Eating. Over time, I gradually learned to give up my food rules and trust my mind and body instead. I stopped feeling resentful of my hunger, and started nourishing myself fully. I threw out my scale and decided to pay more attention to how my body feels to measure progress instead. I rediscovered the joy of eating all kinds of delicious foods. I became fully present while doing the things I love, like spending time with friends and family.

I became free.

My journey to giving up dieting took courage, persistence, and lots of support — and now I’m here to be that guide and support system for you. I’m deeply passionate about helping people get off the diet roller coaster and heal their relationship with food. Using the principles of Intuitive Eating, my mission is to help people find peace and balance around food so they can stop dieting and start living their fullest lives.

Professional bio

Professional bio

Laura Silver, MS, RD, CDN

Laura Silver (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Laura completed her dietetic internship at the Bronx VA Medical Center where she went on to work as a clinical dietitian for two years while building Silver Street Nutrition. She incorporates principles of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size®, mindfulness, CBT, and self-compassion to help clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Laura has completed multiple highly regarded courses in nutrition counseling for eating disorders and body image healing at the Marci Evan’s Food and Body Image Healers ® Training Institute.

Laura grew up on Long Island and has been living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her husband and dog since 2016. In her spare time, Laura can be found skateboarding, spending time with friends and family, practicing guitar, cooking new dishes, or seeking out her next adventure, whether that’s snowboarding, mountain biking, scuba diving or something entirely new.

Meet the Team

Meet the team

Alex Wolz, RD, CDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Alex Wolz (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition at Drexel University in Philadelphia and completed her dietetic internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. Alex has a rich background in providing individual nutrition counseling and intuitive eating courses both at Silver Street Nutrition and an outpatient medical center in NYC.

Alex is passionate about helping people reject diet culture, heal their relationship with food, and honor their health. She utilizes a weight inclusive approach that embraces shape and size diversity, and honors the challenge of navigating society in a marginalized body. Alex is also mindful of how trauma may impact one’s relationship with food and body in nuanced ways. She is devoted to encouraging other providers to end weight stigma and fat phobia in health care.

In her free time, Alex loves to socialize with friends, camp and hike with family, do heated yoga, read books and go to music festivals. Alex is a city girl at heart and a San Francisco native who lived in New York City for 6 years. She recently relocated to Sleepy Hollow in Westchester, NY where she is thoroughly enjoying the extra outdoor space and beautiful views of the Hudson River.

Create the life you deserve!

Create the life you deserve!

Schedule your Discovery Call today to speak with Laura about how our approach can help you reach your goals!