Madeline Basler MS, RDN, CDN & Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Hi there!

We believe to be the best version of yourself, you have to be your authentic self. We believe rediscovering who you are, the joy and freedom in eating and getting to the root cause of health issues, is part of attaining that. Our passion is to help you create balance and peace with food while achieving optimal health by honoring your body through nutrition, movement, connection with others and nature, as well as managing your stress.

Madeline Basler MS, RDN, CDN & Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Hi there!

We believe to be the best version of yourself, you have to be your authentic self. We believe rediscovering who you are, the joy and freedom in eating and getting to the root cause of health issues, is part of attaining that. Our passion is to help you create balance and peace with food, while achieving optimal health by honoring your body through nutrition, movement, connection with others and nature, as well as managing your stress.

Madeline Basler MS, RDN, CDN & Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Hi there!

We believe to be the best version of yourself, you have to be your authentic self. We believe rediscovering who you are, the joy and freedom in eating and getting to the root cause of health issues, is part of attaining that. Our passion is to help you create balance and peace with food, while achieving optimal health by honoring your body through nutrition, movement, connection with others and nature, as well as managing your stress.

“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
She is beautiful.”

― F Scott Fitzgerald

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Real You Nutrition is built on compassion, respect and empathy and focusing on the positive.  We support and care about one another and our patients, coordinate care with them, their families, and other health care providers when needed.

We believe by nurturing your physical, mental and emotional well-being, you can become the best REAL version of yourself, reduce your risk of chronic disease, have more energy, and feel good about yourself. We know how important social connections are, movement and stress reduction and how they impact your health.

We offer extensive gastrointestinal dysfunction and hormonal testing to get to the root cause of your health concerns, and personalize and customize a protocol to address these needs.

If you struggle with food, feel guilty when you eat, don’t know what to eat, or how to prepare it, we can help. If you have been recently diagnosed with a health condition such as IBS, diabetes, or suffer from infertility, fatigue, have brain fog or unexplained weight fluctuations, and your doctor is not helping you, we can help figure it out together!

We use a weight neutral approach, focusing on improving health habits.  We will work towards achieving better mental and physical health without focusing on weight.

At Real You Nutrition we will assess your biological makeup and lifestyle, help you set unique goals, plan meals, choose, prepare, and mindfully eat what your body needs, wants, and craves. We can put you on the path to individual wellness and optimal health.

We work together to uncover the barriers leading to feeling and being your best self and help you come up with sustainable goals and an achievable plan to get there. Let us help you foster and maintain a healthy relationship with food and yourself that fits who you are and helps to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.

Meet Our Team

Madeline Basler

MS, RDN, CDN

Madeline combines her expertise in Medical Nutrition therapy, Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorders, and physiology to help her clients find connection to their body, in order to empower themselves to make positive changes for their life and their health.

Madeline Basler

MS, RDN, CDN
Madeline combines her expertise in Medical Nutrition therapy, Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorders, and physiology to help her clients find connection to their body, in order to empower themselves to make positive changes for their life and their health.

Madeline Basler

MS, RDN, CDN

Madeline combines her expertise in Medical Nutrition therapy, Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorders, and physiology to help her clients find connection to their body, in order to empower themselves to make positive changes for their life and their health.

Hi, I’m Maddy!

As an intuitive Eating Counselor and Registered Dietitian Nutrition Therapist, I help people uncover the best versions of themselves by honoring their hunger, their bodies and their health. I am on a mission to help you nourish and feel good about food, and yourself.

I am curious about everyone and everything, I am adventure seeking, crave connection to others, God and the earth.  I can’t live without my coffee, prayer, my family, my workouts, a good meal, a good laugh, or contemplating the how’s and whys of this world.

As a chubby kid whose nickname was “Big Mad” I thought I had to diet and exercise to keep my weight at bay, which I did for many years.  I guess you could say I have been affected by diet culture, as all of us have. I am thankful for that experience, as it has led me to pursue my love of food, connection to my own body, health, and to others. It has led me to the truth and taught me how this culture focuses WEIGH too much on weight and the thin ideal which has led to my mission to help others realize the need to dispel those ideals, so they are able to feel good in their bodies.

At an early age, I was making grape jelly from our grapevine in our yard, cake in my Easy Bake Oven, and apple pies from the tree in our front yard (when my brothers weren’t throwing them at each other)! My love to connect to others through food has continued all through my life, and I continue to share that with my amazing husband, children, extended family, grandchildren, and friends! I believe we should not deprive ourselves of what we crave, and all foods fit. People are surprised to hear that I have pre-diabetes and elevated cholesterol and what most do not understand is that genes play a significant role in those diseases which sometimes we cannot control. My life experiences, culinary scholarships, and awards, as well as studying abroad in Italy, have provided me with exceptional educational experiences.

Although I have always eaten what I love and believed all foods fit, it was not until my education about Intuitive Eating, and through my work and experience, have I learned how we can trust our bodies to tell us what we truly need, and that we can be free of counting calories, carbs, feeling guilty when we eat, and exercising to burn calories. Reconnecting with my own internal cues has helped me to feel better, rid myself of the rigid food rules, have more self-compassion, and respect my body. It has also helped me to get to know myself so much more which then spills over into many other areas of my life. Although I now have a very balanced relationship with food, I still have days when I struggle with my own body image, especially watching my body change as I get older, as everyone else does. I have to also work on this and practice what I preach, which is to not allow a bad body image day to suck the joy from my life!

Owning my own nutrition practice has blessed and honored me to be able to help others and share my love and knowledge of nutrition, movement, and cooking. When I am not in the kitchen you can find me with family or friends, exercising or traveling, sipping wine or tequila while listening to music and cooking.

“Maddy was recommended by a friend and trainer and I reached out to her as I noticed my daughter losing weight and limiting her menu options, as well as exercising extensively. Initially my daughter was VERY reluctant but then on her own – revisited the conversation.
My son also was having these issues after my daughter and Maddy helped him as well. After working with her I noticed my daughter and son eating more varieties of food – as well as a shift in their mental state regarding food.
Madeline was firm with her guidance and offered workable solutions to guide my children. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She is very well versed in meeting the needs of her clients (and support team) both with concrete/ specific examples as well as tips. However, she also approaches this from an emotional standpoint. In addition, she is ALWAYS available and responsive – as well as compassionate.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Maddy, as she has saved my family. I see smiles on my kids- laughter- and I understand that disordered eating is a lifetime issue but we are all better and more knowledgeable, thanks to her. ”

- Lahana F.

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“We are all perfectly imperfect and perfectly unique.

- Unknown

Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda Forman

MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda combines her love of women’s health and expertise in functional medicine to help those with multiple health issues such as GI dysfunction and hormonal imbalances.  She is a graduate of the Women’s Functional & Integrative Medicine, Professional Training Program. Her personal experiences have helped her to be empathetic and extremely knowledgeable in these areas.

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Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda Forman

MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda combines her love of women’s health and expertise in functional medicine to help those with multiple health issues such as GI dysfunction and hormonal imbalances.  Her personal experiences have helped her to be empathetic and extremely knowledgeable in these areas.

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Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda Forman

MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Amanda combines her love of women’s health and expertise in functional medicine to help those with multiple health issues such as GI dysfunction and hormonal imbalances.  Her personal experiences have helped her to be empathetic and extremely knowledgeable in these areas.

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Hi, I’m Amanda!

I specialize in women’s health, hormones and gut function. I look at the woman as a whole: what are her values, what is her life like, what does she eat, how is her gut health, what does she do for self care, how is she sleeping, how is her stress, how is her mind/body connection? I do detailed hormone and gut testing to get to the root cause of what is causing YOUR symptoms and work with you to help develop long term sustainable lifestyle changes as it relates to nutrition and health. I also use herbs, botanicals and supplements as necessary for additional support and healing.

Throughout my life, I have learned that focusing on what you can add to your plate, rather than what you can take away, is the key to a long term, sustainable lifestyle! Everybody is different and as such, all recommendations are personalized for you! I am here to hold space and to help heal, support and empower you on your health journey!

My goal is to empower you to listen to your body and support you along your journey! 

There are many “pieces” that contribute to our overall health: nutrition, exercise, gut health, stress, sleep, hormone health, mind/body connection and more! 

I help you take a more holistic approach to improve all of the “pieces” via nutrition counseling, lifestyle changes, hormone and gut testing and herbs and supplement usage! 

There is no “diet” here, just wholesome nourishment for your body and supporting you to be the best version of you! 

Let me help you thrive and be the best version of yourself.

“I was recommend by my Gastro doctor to see a nutritionist for my colitis. I scheduled an appointment with Amanda. Her nutritional guidance was excellent and I am feeling a lot better and my condition has improved. She instructed me on foods to eat and supplements to take that would help me improve.”

Phyllis D.

Hi, I’m Amanda!

I specialize in women’s health, hormones and gut function. I look at the woman as a whole: what are her values, what is her life like, what does she eat, how is her gut health, what does she do for self care, how is she sleeping, how is her stress, how is her mind/body connection? I do detailed hormone and gut testing to get to the root cause of what is causing YOUR symptoms and work with you to help develop long term sustainable lifestyle changes as it relates to nutrition and health. I also use herbs, botanicals and supplements as necessary for additional support and healing.

Throughout my life, I have learned that focusing on what you can add to your plate, rather than what you can take away, is the key to a long term, sustainable lifestyle! Everybody is different and as such, all recommendations are personalized for you! I am here to hold space and to help heal, support and empower you on your health journey!

My goal is to empower you to listen to your body and support you along your journey! 

There are many “pieces” that contribute to our overall health: nutrition, exercise, gut health, stress, sleep, hormone health, mind/body connection and more! 

I help you take a more holistic approach to improve all of the “pieces” via nutrition counseling, lifestyle changes, hormone and gut testing and herbs and supplement usage! 

There is no “diet”here, just wholesome nourishment for your body and supporting you to be the best version of you! 

Let me help you thrive and be the best version of yourself.

“I was recommend by my Gastro doctor to see a nutritionist for my colitis. I scheduled an appointment with Amanda. Her nutritional guidance was excellent and I am feeling a lot better and my condition has improved. She instructed me on foods to eat and supplements to take that would help me improve.”

- Phyllis D.

Hi, I’m Amanda!

I specialize in women’s health, hormones and gut function. I look at the woman as a whole: what are her values, what is her life like, what does she eat, how is her gut health, what does she do for self care, how is she sleeping, how is her stress, how is her mind/body connection? I do detailed hormone and gut testing to get to the root cause of what is causing YOUR symptoms and work with you to help develop long term sustainable lifestyle changes as it relates to nutrition and health. I also use herbs, botanicals and supplements as necessary for additional support and healing.

Throughout my life, I have learned that focusing on what you can add to your plate, rather than what you can take away, is the key to a long term, sustainable lifestyle! Everybody is different and as such, all recommendations are personalized for you! I am here to hold space and to help heal, support and empower you on your health journey!

My goal is to empower you to listen to your body and support you along your journey! 

There are many “pieces” that contribute to our overall health: nutrition, exercise, gut health, stress, sleep, hormone health, mind/body connection and more! 

I help you take a more holistic approach to improve all of the “pieces” via nutrition counseling, lifestyle changes, hormone and gut testing and herbs and supplement usage! 

There is no “diet”here, just wholesome nourishment for your body and supporting you to be the best version of you! 

Let me help you thrive and be the best version of yourself.

“I was recommend by my Gastro doctor to see a nutritionist for my colitis. I scheduled an appointment with Amanda. Her nutritional guidance was excellent and I am feeling a lot better and my condition has improved. She instructed me on foods to eat and supplements to take that would help me improve.”

Phyllis D.

Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Madison Grande

RDN

My name is Madison Grande and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Eating Disorders.  I received my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven and completed my dietetic internship at Stony Brook University.

I’ve always had a passion for nutrition and mental health and want to put my passion into practice by helping eating disorder patients reclaim their life. I utilize medical nutrition therapy while addressing behavioral health complications to help patients recover from their disorders and become the best version of themselves.

Amanda Forman MS, RDN, CDN Women’s Health & GI Specialist

Madison Grande

RDN

My name is Madison Grande and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Eating Disorders.  I received my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven and completed my dietetic internship at Stony Brook University.

I’ve always had a passion for nutrition and mental health and want to put my passion into practice by helping eating disorder patients reclaim their life. I utilize medical nutrition therapy while addressing behavioral health complications to help patients recover from their disorders and become the best version of themselves.