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.


Thank you for visiting Eat Simply!