John Rickards founded Your Wellness Consultants in 2012 and has been a licensed and practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 10 years. Having lost a close family member to cancer as a teenager, John was inspired to pursue a career where he is now able to educate people on the role of food and nutrition in the prevention, treatment, and management of certain diseases such as cancer. While earning his degree, John played division I college baseball and continues to stay active through running, cycling, weight training, and a men’s baseball league.
John’s takes a holistic approach to overall nutrition and lifestyle management as he understands that you must consider more than just biometric numbers. He stresses that habit change is a progression and believes that behavioral change is vital for long-term success.
My name is John Rickards and am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, coffee, food, beer, and dog lover from Philadelphia, Pa.
I was an athlete my whole life and never realized how much nutrition played a role in my performance until I was in college and began learning about it. When I finally began to apply my knowledge to my eating and training, my performance began to accelerate more than ever.
I’ve been practicing for about 10 years and have worked worked with all ages and a variety of different backgrounds.
My philosophy with nutrition extends beyond just looking at numbers. Let’s address the body as a whole and get you feeling better in general first. Habits are more important than stressing calories, grams, or weight to start. Those things tend to fall into place when you get the habits down.
I think success is created with the right mindset. My most successful clients are not chasing perfection. They understand that life, including eating and fitness habits, have ups and downs. My perspective of success begins when the downs become shorter in duration and happen less frequently.