Hi there! My name is Corinne Dobbas.
I’m a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition. I’m also a life coach and dating expert.
My passion: helping women reinvent the relationship they have with their bodies and themselves. I want to help you discover the value of self-love, and experience the remarkable impact it can have on every area of your life.
However, first, I want to share my story. My life has taken me on a rollercoaster relationship with food and love. While it wasn’t an easy journey, I’m in a healthier, happier and brighter place today because of it.
Once you see where I’ve been, you’ll know that you can get here, too.
I grew up fighting food.
My relationship with my body and food took an unhealthy turn in my early school years. From braces and pimples to later counting calories in high school, I related getting thinner with being good enough. I eventually turned to counting calories to control every single bite I took. After all, I grew up seeing my Mom do the same thing to control her weight. Calorie counting was what I knew.
Under-eating, over-exercising and obsessing over my food intake kicked off a long journey of social anxiety, dieting issues and health problems. In fact, a normal day for me was just lettuce, grapes and cereal, plus a workout designed to burn 700 calories or more! At the same time, I became obsessive about following the hottest celebrity diet fads, and health problems like severe constipation (the kind that sends you to the ER in the middle of the night) cropped up more and more frequently.
I didn’t have the perspective to understand it at the time, but all these issues were connected to my relationship with food and my body.
Frail, weak and sick – my breaking point.
It wasn’t until college that I had a wakeup call. Seeing my mother and grandmother in tears, concerned over my health, ignited a desire in me to change. I was sickly thin. My collar bone protruded, I was pale and I was weak. Something had to change.
It was on a break home to see my family that I reluctantly agreed to see a registered dietitian. And over the following months and years, I slowly changed the way I ate by adding more and more foods into my diet. But it wasn’t as straightforward as it sounds—I was fiercely angry. I wasn’t mad at the dietitian, I was mad at myself, mad at the world and mad (and scared) at the unknown.
What would happen to my body when I started to eat the way I should be eating? That’s a terrifying thought to someone who has fought food their entire life.
I returned to college and experimented with following the dietitian’s guidelines. I slowly started adding in a variety of foods to create a healthy, balanced diet.
A new relationship with my body and with health.
The thing that kept me going through all of it? The way I felt. Eating healthy foods, and stopping my habit of obsessively counting calories allowed me to feel good in my body. I learned to approach my body—and myself—with love versus hate. I formed new habits and started to think less about what the scale read, and more about how I felt physically and emotionally.
It was this personal journey that led me to study nutrition, determined to help other women find balance. At the same time, I continued my personal growth. I didn’t care about my jean size, the number on the scale, or how many calories I ate. I cared about how I felt, how I treated myself, how I showed up in the world.
It was the accumulation of these experiences that led me to study wellness coaching.
I’m dedicated to helping women re-think their relationship with food and themselves.
At a glance, it may seem like the issue is always about food. But I know it goes much deeper than that. It did for me and it likely does for you, too. No, you don’t need to count calories and no, you don’t need another quick-fix diet plan. You need to refresh the way you approach eating, thinking, communicating, and moving your body.
I also want to help you change the way you date.
Like so many of you, I’ve experienced devastating heartbreak. I’ve been in relationships where I’ve tried so hard to be the perfect person that I’ve lost myself along the way: I wasn’t putting my love for myself first.
In my mid-twenties, I fell hard for a man that I thought was the one. That I tried to make the one. While we seemed happy on the surface, I became fixated on getting engaged and hitting that pivotal milestone. It never happened; instead, he broke my heart and moved on immediately with a new partner. And there I was, nearly 30-years old, and moving back in with my parents—while my ex was moving on altogether.
This felt like a knife ripping through my heart.
Self-love is the doorway to romantic love.
I know how gut-wrenching it can be to have promises broken and to have dreams crushed. But I also know the triumph that can come from learning to be on your own and forming a deeper connection to your wants, needs and frankly, your own company.
After that devastating breakup, I found my own place and I became determined to change the way I date. I swapped expectations for curiosity. I chose fun over stress. I became even more deeply connected to my feelings through yoga and simply speaking my truth. I stopped feeling desperate—and realized my self-worth.
And now? I am happily engaged and living the life of my dreams.
I want to help you do the same.
You don’t need diets to lose weight. And you don’t need drama to find your partner.
My programs are exclusively made for women who want to feel lighter, confident and secure in their own body and life. I’m the creator of two online programs that are designed to transform your life.
The first one, Ditch the Diet. Get MORE. is an online training program for women who want to change the way they eat. This program is for you if you’ve struggled with self-image, binge eating and emotional eating. I can help you get back on track without a diet—I mean it. It all starts with you—your relationship with yourself, your love for yourself and how you view and interact food.
Looking for romance? Dating is a lot of work, but you aren’t alone. My Single & Sane course explores your roadblocks in dating and love. I combine my expertise in matchmaking with coaching to help you remove personal roadblocks to romance. This course will help you discover who and what you’re looking for—and give you the boost in self-worth and confidence to go after it!
Are you ready to get what you deserve out of life, love and health?
If I can do it, you can do it, too. It all starts with learning to like yourself.
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Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD, RYT is a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Coach, writer, self-love teacher, and dating expert with a Masters in Nutrition. Corinne teaches women self-love and body kindness and coaches them to dig deep to find their own authentic enough-ness.
Her expertise is in helping kind, caring, compassionate women develop a healthy positive relationship with food, their body, and themselves. Corinne is also a matchmaker and dating coach, helping singletons find their ever after through heartfelt coaching advice and insight. Here, she teaches clients how to find their worth, remove their blocks, and open their hearts so they’re ready for real love.
Corinne’s wellness tips and coaching insights have been featured in numerous editorials, including Yoganonymous, Tiny Buddha, Woman’s Day, fitness, and MindBodyGreen. She’s graced such lists as The Best 100 Nutrition Blogs by The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by MindBodyGreen and Athleta.
Corinne graduated cum laude from Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and completed her dietetic training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Corinne received a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Further professional coach training was through the completion of Wellcoaches Core Coach Training Program. Adding to her unique background, Corinne completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through h3 Yoga in Marin County and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.
Today, Corinne resides right outside the Golden Gate with her future hubby, dogs and cat.