Delicious Life Challenge: Nutritionist Michelle Dudash

Sep 21, 2010 at 5:23 a.m. ET

In the Delicious Life Challenge, we paired each woman with a team of trainers to help them makeover their lives to be more "delicious." Let's meet one of our experts, registered dietitian and chef Michelle Dudash.

Michelle DudashAbout Michelle

Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian, is nationally recognized as an expert in teaching people how health and food can happily co-exist. Through her 18 years of food business experience as a Le Cordon Bleu certified chef, cooking in a five star restaurant, and as a private chef for the rich and famous, Michelle knows good food. As a busy working mom with a family, she understands the reality of what millions of moms face every night: putting a healthy dinner on the table in minutes.

Michelle enjoys teaching the public how to eat well in fun and entertaining sound bites. She appears regularly on major Phoenix, Arizona, television programs and has appeared nationally on shows such as "FOX and Friends." Journalists frequently call upon her for quotes in magazines such as "Prevention," "Family Circle," "SELF," and "Woman's Day." She blogs on prenatal nutrition, has contributed to "ADA Times" and "Raising Arizona Kids," and has created recipes for "Today's Diet & Nutrition," "Betty Crocker" magazine, and on behalf of food companies. For corporate wellness programs, she motivates employees to live a healthier lifestyle through her presentations at companies like Wells Fargo. She also consults on providing balanced and delicious food for institutions such as ARAMARK.

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Best part of her job

"What I love most about my work is teaching others how eating well can fit into their busy lifestyles while tasting delicious, too," explains Michelle. "It is a thrill to help people discover better nutrition options in place of their fall back on foods that may stand in the way of meeting their goals."

Why the Delicious Life Challenge?

"Taking part in the show is a wonderful opportunity for me to help transform the food choices and attitudes of these four dynamic women and also to help the many millions of SheKnows fans," says Michelle. "I'm confident that the aha moments the ladies experience during this challenge will resonate with viewers and motivate them to make positive changes."

Michelle's wisdom

"One of the most important things you can do to start eating better is making specific goals you can stick to and then being consistent. If overhauling your entire diet seems daunting, pick out one thing that you'd like to change and focus on that for one month, which is how long it takes for something new to become a habit—a good habit for life."

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