BRITTANY MARKIDES, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Austin, Texas

Brittany Markides, MS, RDN, LD

In my practice, I use client-centered counseling methods, which means clients and I work together as collaborative partners. I believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives. The solutions to the barriers they encounter while attempting change can be found within their own personal life experiences and wisdom. I serve as a guide, providing sound nutrition advice while allowing clients to explore their innate ability to make healthful, sustainable changes and develop their own joy-filled relationship with food.

I specialize in helping clients:

  • Regain power over their food choices to reduce overeating, binge eating, and emotional eating
  • Ditch the diets and rediscover their natural hunger and satisfaction signals
  • Manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, and more with medical nutrition therapy

I also offer professional consulting and mentoring for dietitians, therapists, doctors, students, looking for support in:

  • Starting and growing a private practice
  • Motivational interviewing skills to improve client and patient outcomes
  • Career guidance

I can meet with clients in-person at our central Austin location or virtually via phone or video chat.

Experience & Training

Research Consultant
Lecturer of Nutrition, Texas State University
1250 hours of post-grad supervised practice through Texas State University
​Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Texas State University
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from Texas State University

Credentials

​Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN #823777)
Texas State Licensed Dietitian (LD #DT84448)

Publications

Markides BR, Crixell SH, Thompson C, Biediger-Friedman L. Staff Workshop Improves Child Care Center Menus in South Central Texas: A Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers (Best Food FITS) Intervention. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 May;49(5):435-440.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.02.002.

Biediger-Friedman L, Crixell SH, Silva M, Markides BR, Smith KS. User-centered Design of a Texas WIC App: A Focus Group Investigation. Am J Health Behav. 2016 Jul;40(4):461-71. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.40.4.8.

In the Media

Story image for markides brittany from The Independent11 ‘healthy’ eating habits famous people swear by that are actually terrible for you | The Independent | Jul 20, 2017
We spoke with professional nutritionists Dr. Caroline Apovian, the director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center, and Brittany Markides, dietitian and founder of the Choose Food nutrition counseling service, to dissect and debunk the science behind some of the most …

Story image for markides brittany from INSIDERClean eating may sound like a smart way to diet, but it could actually be harmful to your health | INSIDER | Jul 21, 2017
“When new clients say they eat clean, I know that what they are doing is elevating certain types of food (e.g. organic, locally-sourced) as ‘good’ and ‘clean’ while demonizing other food as ‘bad,'” Brittany Markides, dietitian and founder of the Choose Food nutrition counseling service, told INSIDER…

Story image for markides brittany from Women's Health5 Times Your Bloating Has Nothing To Do With Weight Gain | Women’s Health | Jun 28, 2017
Healthy staples such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, and apples contain certain carbohydrates called FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides, And Polyols) that some people have trouble digesting, says Brittany Markides, registered dietitian and founder of Choose Food…

Story image for markides brittany from Women's HealthWe Got A Ton Of Nutritionists To Share The One Tip They Give … | Women’s Health  | Jun 8, 2017
Losing “just five pounds” may sound easy in theory. All it takes is a good buffet and Netflix to gain five pounds in a weekend so why shouldn’t it be that easy to lose it again? Unfortunately nothing in weight loss is that easy…

 

Story image for markides brittany from RomperWhat Kind Of Snacks Should A 6-Month-Old Eat? Dietitians Weigh InRomper| Jul 13, 2017
Is your baby able to sit up without support? Have they developed a “pincer” grasp and can pick up objects between their forefinger and thumb? Experts will tell you that these are the signs that show your baby is ready for solids — usually around 6 months old. But beyond the jars of baby food, what kind of …