Laura CaJacob Ugokwe
Laura Ugokwe is a Registered & Licensed Dietitian and Medical Nutrition Therapist. Her primary objective is to help people perform at their highest capacity to enhance their quality of life.
Growing up as a multi-sport athlete with a big appetite, Laura learned to appreciate how food is truly fuel for your body. At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she combined her enthusiasm for food and fitness to earn a degree in Nutrition as well as the Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. After college, she pursued the title of Registered Dietitian in order to make her passions her career.
When living in Austin, Laura was voted Best Dietitian in Austin for two consecutive years. She now lives in San Jose, California and works as the Director of Pure Austin Nutrition remotely. Laura sees all of her clients virtually and has shown that high tech coaching is an extremely effective approach for nutrition. Her methods have been proven time and time again because she recognizes that small, realistic goals are the only sure way to long-term success.
Laura is down-to-earth yet firm in her role of holding her clients accountable. She is confident in her expertise, and an extremely compassionate listener. Despite her strong science background, Laura realizes that “by the book” doesn’t work all the time in real life. Rather than creating a stringent set of rules, Laura looks at the whole picture of a person’s health to determine the root cause of any behavior.
Without judgment, Laura is able to motivate people to change. She takes her clients’ personal beliefs, preferences, goals and lifestyle combined with the latest nutrition research into account to create a way of eating that suits each individual. She sees people who are vegan, paleo, only meat and potato eaters, fast food aficionados, health nuts, bingers, allergic to everything, foodies, refuse to eat anything green or just downright picky. She is able to help any type of eater reach their goal.
When she is not working, Laura has a passion for traveling, everything active and trying new foods. While she has run two marathons and competed in Austin’s Fittest Competition, she is currently playing a lot of flag football and learning to surf. She rarely cooks the same recipe twice and loves to dine out with her husband.
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