Welcome to Eat Simply. I am so glad to have you here! I’m Ayla Withee, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, advocate of clean eating and healthy living.

About Eat Simply

Eat Simply was created out of my desire to share science-based nutrition knowledge, my favorite real-food recipes (and stories about my kitchen mishaps), real tips and strategies to help navigate a processed-food world, and at times to vent a little about crazy diet fads or the food industry.  The name “Eat Simply” embodies my nutrition and eating philosophy which is preparing and eating simple, whole foods.

If you have been around since the beginning, experienced all of the design changes and ramblings, I thank you :)

About Me

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Massachusetts and live just outside of Boston with my fiance and cat named Hoagie. Hoagie was adopted in Philadelphia where the “subs” are called “hoagies” and for whatever reason (perhaps because I tend to run with food-themed pet names), that connection got this cow-cat his name.

I was introduced to nutritional sciences in a freshman course in college, where I learned how our bodies process what we eat and the impact that has on every aspect of our health.  From that point on there was nothing that I wanted to study more and I continue to advance my knowledge with this evolving field. Since that first nutrition course, I’ve completed a BS in dietetics and a dietetic internship through the University of Connecticut, a MS in Health IMG_0894Communication from Boston University, certificates in weight management, training in food sensitivities and allergies and a number of other specialty areas. I believe strongly in the power of nutrition, good science and being wary of anecdotal advice, books or diet plans that make big claims. No two people are the same and nutrition plans should be customized to meet your individual needs. More on this under Work with Me. I hope you’ll check it out and get in touch.


The information presented on this site is intended as a personal and professional representation of my views on food and nutrition. this site is not intended for diagnosis, treatment, or any other medical application.

As of the date that this policy was written, I have not accepted any form of paid product review in any of my posts. If I accept advertising or sponsors to this site, it will be clearly labeled as “advertisement” or “sponsor.”  In previous posts, I have mentioned and/or linked to companies and brands, but have never accepted payment specifically for those mentions. I make a rule not to engage in financial relationships with companies whose products do not match my personal and professional beliefs, or that is irrelevant to the content of Eat Simply.

I participate in affiliate programs which means I receive a percentage of sales from products that are part of these programs. If I link to a product that I am an affiliate for, I will always indicate this in my post. Currently, I am an affiliate for Amazon and Vitamix.

All images and content on this site are property of Eat Simply and may not be used without permission. if you’d like to use any of the images on this site, please contact me at ayla@eatsimply.org.

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Sponsorship and Advertising

Eat Simply would love to work with you on sponsorship or advertising opportunities provided that your product or service meets our guidelines. In general, only producers of clean whole foods, sustainable and environmentally-friendly products are considered. Please contact Ayla Withee at ayla@eatsimply.org to discuss details.

Do you see something advertised on Eat Simply that you feel is objectionable? Please let me know! ayla@eatsimply.org. I appreciate your support of this site. 

Please note: I not longer accept guest posts or infographics on my blog.

Thank you for visiting Eat Simply!