Helen Agresti – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Erie, PA
Helen Agresti is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in private practice and founder of Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC. She provides Personal Nutrition Coaching & Counseling (in person, via phone, and FaceTime), cooking demos, lunch & learns, and corporate wellness presentations.
Helen has educated the public on healthy eating for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehab Sciences Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition program.
Helen has a passion for assisting children and adults achieve a healthy weight, seek pain relief, experience a better night’s sleep, and feel more energetic. Her main goal is for them to respect their bodies by fueling it regularly and nutritiously.
Through the Adults with Autism Waiver (AAW), Helen is able to coach adults with Autism (Asperger Syndrome). She provides her expertise in conjunction with the patient’s healthcare team from all areas of the state including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Helen is also a certified Pilates instructor. She teaches weekly Pilates reformer classes at a local fitness and wellness center. She uses this experience to cross-promote healthy eating and fitness.
Helen lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their 5 children. She enjoys traveling and taking part in local races throughout the year with her family.
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Realizing you have an eating disorder is one thing, admitting it is another. Doing something about it can seem overwhelming. When you have help along the recovery route, it becomes manageable and you can begin to unlearn the old habits and replace them with better ones. My focus had always been on weight, exercise and calories at the expense of nutrition. Once I was ready to start addressing it, Helen helped me break things down into small digestible steps that I can learn one at a time. In less than two months my back pain has improved, my body and mind feel better and while I still have a lot to learn, the difference I’ve noticed in six weeks is remarkable. Helen doesn’t use the word diet. Rather, she focuses on your individual needs and helps you address things one by one. I’m grateful to have her guide the nutrition side of my recovery.
Although my goal is weight loss, Helen has an attitude and approach that doesn’t make me feel judged, outcasted, or downgraded. Her focus is on healthy lifestyle changes and not the number on the scale. I lost my first 20 lbs in less than 3 months, even with numerous celebration and parties. Helen encouraged me to have fun and enjoy my time. It makes what she teaches you realistic. This isn’t a fad diet. It is a new way of life and a reasonable one!
During high school, I was a three-sport athlete and I went from working out 5 to 7 days a week to starting college and living away from home during the pandemic. I found myself not having access to a gym or healthy meals and it resulted in weight gain and stress. Helen helped me set achievable goals and balance nutrition and exercise. I have more energy, lost the weight I had gained, and feel good about myself again.
I have made it to the gym 3 days in a row. One day my husband came also. I am trying Helen’s recipes and have decided to cook ahead on Saturday. Thank you for helping me reach my goals and as you say, “It is for me and my health”…I do feel better over all! I share what I have learned with others. And people are coming out of the wood work, coming up to me saying what a change they see in me. I am looking forward to wearing shorts this summer. I haven’t worn any for 3 yrs…. just capri’s!
I cannot express my gratitude enough to Helen Agresti of Professional Nutrition Consulting.
Recently, while at a social gathering, I was talking about the summer and all it will hold this year. Although tiring…the summer was full of activity. Helen smiled warmly and then noticed, as I proceeded to go through my third glass of water…not the water all the ice I was chewing. She mentioned this may be a sign of low iron. Upon her recommendation, I visited my family physician and had blood work done. One week later, the letter arrived. I am indeed anemic and need to start a Iron supplement immediately. Helen has always been a true champion for her clients, but it is also her skillful and comprehensive approach to her work that allows her clients to reach their true potentials. Through casual conversation, she demonstrated how she crosses into all aspects of her expertise…healthy on the inside and outside.
Many many thanks and so much Gratitude!
Helen has really helped me get the most out of my diet and exercise plan. She taught me to really understand the nutrition label and how to make healthier choices that make a difference. Helen doesn’t use the word “diet” I have learned from her that I am making a lifestyle change. She is easy to work with and has a lot of great ideas to make your favorite meals healthier.
I am so thankful for finding Helen. She has been great in helping me lose weight (over 20 pounds!) but more importantly, helping me learn to live a healthier lifestyle with food and exercise. Helen is very patient and encouraging on this journey. I have learned to read labels better and also the importance of putting the right combination of foods together for sustainable energy. There are no gimmicks or prepackaged foods with Helen. It is about making right choices, eating whole foods and exercising. Thank you, Helen!
I have never been able to lose weight until I met Helen. She is a great motivator and always has a smile and something good to say to me in a positive way. Before seeing Helen twice a month I ate chips, cookies, crackers and all the quick and fattening foods that are easy to get and a quick fix. I now go to the gym and swim and exercise when before I sat and ate all evening. Now I have lost almost 25 pounds and I feel so much better. To be continued!!