Laura Zillen

Laura Zillen



  • Emotional eating
  • Heart health
  • General health
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Vegan/vegetarian
  • Help gaining weight


  • Weight-neutral
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    Personalized macros
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    Relationship with food
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Minimum patient age

18 years old

Patient reviews

  • Easy conversation, great solutions/things to try and accessible format

    April 17th, 2024
  • Everything was great and I don't feel it could have been any better

    April 24th, 2024
  • Good meeting overall. Learned knew concepts that can impact my eating habits.

    April 30th, 2024

About Laura

Laura is a Registered Dietitian with more than five years experience. Her specialty is coaching people through nutrition changes they WANT to make, but haven't quite figured out HOW to do so. She focuses on balancing nutrition needs and wants, encouraging you to welcome nutrition into your life. Laura works with people from all walks of life who want to feel less stressed about eating well. She has helped people with strict grocery budgets or fears about cooking, and people struggling with other life stresses like cancer or kidney disease. Let Laura help you take the stress out of nutrition, so you can enjoy more of your time, at the dinner table and out in the world.

Approach to care

Nutrition is a journey, and we ought to enjoy it. Laura takes an addition-first approach. Ditch restrictive diet culture! Enjoy balanced, satisfying meals! When you learn to build meals that keep you comfortably full while also meeting your nutrition needs, you feel better. You'll learn to understand what drives your food choices, and how you can make intentional and confident choices more often. Laura provides compassionate guidance as you make nutrition work for your needs. Life provides enough challenges; eating and feeling well shouldn't be among them. As a wise elder once said, "It's dangerous to go alone;" take a dietitian.

Your first session with Laura

In your first session, Laura will focus on getting to know you and understanding what you need/want from future sessions. In following visits, you'll collaborate on a plan to move forward and hash out the specific strategies and steps to take.


📍 Ann Arbor, Michigan


University of Illinois at Chicago


Reading, nature walks