Dietitian Spotlight: Lori Zanini

Tell us a bit about yourself? Hi guys, I’m Lori! I’m based in Manhattan Beach, California, where I’ve lived for the past ten years. I’m originally from the South (Nashville), so I love me some home cooking and comfort food. 🙂 I’m married to my husband, Grant (who is also my business partner!) and we have a two year old son whose first food was avocado…proud dietitian mom!

What’s your favorite part about being a dietitian? I’ve been a dietitian for a little over ten years and I truly love it all. My favorite part is that there are so many opportunities and ways to practice. I’ve worked in clinical, corporate wellness, media, outpatient medical groups and more. Each different setting and nutrition specialty is rewarding in its own way. At the end of the day, I’m so thankful that I get to help empower others to improve their lives through their health.

Describe what your typical week looks like? I don’t have a typical week…or even a typical day, ha! Which is exactly what I love about my job. However, throughout the week, you can usually find me working on my online diabetes education program, For the Love of Diabetes, where I am always creating new solutions to help others living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. I also write for some great websites like,, and several others. I partner with brands that believe in my message, create recipes, and serve as an expert source in media interviews.


How do you find balance between work & personal? My husband and I work together full time, so it’s not always easy. For us, scheduling is key. We simply plan time for social events and family time and write it on a master calendar that we have in our kitchen. We also go on a beach bike ride almost every day as a family, as well as sit down for dinner together. These are two of our favorite things to do and it reminds us why we chose to become entrepreneurs in the first place…to have the flexibility to enjoy the type of schedule we like and spend time together as a family.


What are 3 foods you can’t live without? Sushi, Frozen pineapple, and tea. (okay, not really a ‘food’ but I have an entire kitchen cabinet with different teas)

There you have it, folks! Check out Lori’s website to learn more about all the great things she’s up to, cop her cookbook here, and follow her on instagram here! 



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