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About Me

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Gregory Lafortune, MS, RDN, LD

At the age of 11, I was told that I had Type 1 Diabetes. I truly hated this reality and battled it daily.  I had two options to choose from:

 1) Make excuses & let this diagnosis ruin my life or

2) Take control of my health & rule over negativity.

Through faith, prayer,  and support from my village, I was able to adopt a more positive outlook on my condition. I decided to take control of my health & rule over the negativity associated with my health. I decided to pursue nutrition as a career to learn how to personally manage my diabetes and help communities of people who also struggle with chronic diseases of many sorts.

 

 education

I  earned my B.S. at Georgia State University in 2016 and  my M.S. in Nutrition & Human Performance at Logan University in 2020. I shortly completed my Dietetic Internship in 2021. I passed my Registered Dietitian exam on the 4th attempt (no shame here), and the rest is HIStory. All Glory to God! 


 

PRIVATE PRACTICE
Entrepreneurship started in 2017 when I started my initial health coaching business. Clocked in Wellness, LLC. However, I knew that I wanted to be a dietitian one day. Once I passed the exam, my nutrition private practice was established It is called:

 

I now provide high-quality nutrition knowledge & intervention to those seeking to improve nutrition practices. I wanted to forge my path and blaze a trail for male dietitians in the nutrition space, where we are severely underrepresented. Though I serve both men and women, I have a passion for the health challenges we as men face. My philosophy in 6 words: Optimized Nutrition for Optimal Performance.

PERSONALIZATION is the root of this. Factors like chronic disease, food security/budget, family history, eating disorders, etc. need to inform the nutrition recommendations that you receive. Specific nutrition needs must be addressed, & I will simplify that for you. As men, we have higher rates of chronic disease. There is a sense of neglect when it comes to taking care of our bodies and health. I hope to change that. The world needs it. MEN need it. This is why I  use evidence-based nutrition to speak up and counsel on the relationship between nutrition, & 
 

  •  Adiposity / Obesity

  •  Brain Health 

  •  Cardiovascular Health

  •  Diabetes

  •  Men's Health

  •  Prostate Health 

  •  Sexual Health

  •  Sports & Fitness

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fun facts

#1

I play 4 instruments (drums, bass guitar, tuba, & harmonica). I'll probably learn a 5th at some point too.
#2

I am a HUGE Stevie Wonder fan! Stevie doesn't have a "hive" like Beyonce, but I probably need to start one.

#3

I marched tuba with the GSU Marching Band in 2013 for President Barack Obama's Inauguration Parade in Washington, DC. (No lie, that's a good-looking brotha).

#4

I have a wonderful wife and a beautiful daughter. I cherish both dearly. When I'm not with nutrition, I'm with them. 

#5

I am HAITIAN. I love Haitian FOOD, Haitian CHURCH, and most importantly, being a Haitian male Registered Dietitian!

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CORE BELIEFS

#1

Embrace cultural diversity.

Research shows that the Mediterranean diet is best for many reasons. Okay, that's cool, but I'm not from there. Does that mean I have to unlearn being Haitian and learn how to be Mediterranean to live a healthful life? NO. I believe in finding ways and resources to support cultural diversity all while managing/healing chronic disease.

#2

Your condition describes but doesn't define.

I always correct people when they call me diabetic or call someone obese. Correction: I HAVE diabetes. Someone HAS OBESITY. I put a fine line between a clinical condition that you have vs. who you are as a person. Words have power. When it comes to your health, I believe you must watch how you label yourself

#3

Science is Supreme.

Not emotions, not family history/traditions, etc. If you are looking for someone to tell you that you can eat whatever you want or you can reach your health goals being comfortable and complacent, I am simply not your guy. I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, not a fad diet or bro-science ambassador. This is my commitment to you.

#4

Iron sharpens Iron. Brother Strengthens brother.

In every successful community, there are responsible men who lead, hold themselves accountable, and prioritize their health & well-being. As a dietitian, I truly believe in the power of a man to make well-informed food decisions that support all components of his health (mind, body, and spirit). For the number of men that go through our healthcare system, I prioritize addressing this concern through medical nutrition therapy and coaching. Though my services aren't for men exclusively, I am especially passionate about how I can sharpen my brother.

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