In my journey to optimal health, fitness and weight loss, I needed a provider who offered a long list of qualifications. Firstly, I needed someone who was truly qualified ( not an overnight star or a self-claimed professional) Second it was important to me that the provider practiced that which she counseled and followed the guidance she offered her patients. Someone who believed in a healthy lifestyle and fully lived it. An athlete would have been a bonus. Third, I needed someone who was willing to design a program to work with my dietary needs and help me navigate my personal challenges as they continue to evolve. Fourth, as I work towards my goals, I had my ups and downs, it was important to me to feel that I had someone who enthusiastic about her work and was truly invested in my success and encouraged me to make small changes. I needed new ideas on how to implement in a way that worked best for me in order to see long term success. Fifth, I valued a provider that continues to read the latest medical research for the benefit of her patients to incorporate into the patient's regimen when it can further be of benefit. I found all those qualifications in Sandy Zohni MS,RD,CDN,CDE who is a board certified nutritionist.