Coach Sarah

Masters of Science in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian- Licensed Dietitian

Hey there DLDNation! I am PUMPED to join this amazing team of talented coaches and educators! My name is Sarah Lilly Rhea ("Ray") and I have a passion to help people LEARN, GROW, and THRIVE. I've been working as a RD since 2015 and received my Master's Degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics at Texas Woman's University.

A little about me:

I'm a dog mama to Baci (pronounced "Bah-chi", which means kisses in Italian!). She is an Austrailian Shepherd that I adopted in 2018. This dog is literally the most chill, therapeutic Aussie I've ever met and I am so thankful for her!

I married the most amazing man in the world during the COVID pandemic in 2020. We ended up having 2 weddings due to everything shutting down: one small intimate one and then one big fun party with all our family/friends months later!

If COVID wasn't enough, another PLOT TWIST occurred in 2021 when we learned I was pregnant ... with TWINS. Yep. One for each wedding I guess?! :p

Random fun fact: I used to practice Chun Kuk Do! In fact, I traveled to Las Vegas at one point for a National Karate Tournament and got to take a mini class for THE LEGEND himself - Chuck Norris!

Professionally speaking, I have helped hundreds of amazing humans succeed through nutrition counseling in various settings including: management of endocrine disorders (e.g Diabetes, hypothyroid, PCOS, etc), weight management, athletic performance, as well as failure to thrive NICU babies dependent on tube-feeding therapy. I am a contributing co-author of the Nutrition Reference Guide at Texas Children's Hospital (specifically the Diabetes and Endocrine section), have given several nutrition-related lectures, as well as served as a co-developer of TCH's Beanie's Nutrition Weight Loss Basics.

I am a passionate educator and motivator! When I decided to become a Nutrition Coach, I finally felt like I found fulfillment in my calling to helping people break the yoyo dieting and shame cycle, improve their struggle with poor blood sugar control, as well as find food freedom. Food is an unavoidable daily necessity. However, what most people don't realize is that it has the power to set you up for success - mentally, physically, and spiritually - or it can completely derail you. Committed to your overall well being, I will show you how to take the reins of this power and use it to achieve your goals and become empowered!