“Who is the most awesome person today?  You are!  I want to personally thank you for visiting and exploring permission to eat.  Your time is precious and it doesn’t go unappreciated.  The various tabs, pages and resources are meant to be encouraging and helpful to your life.  Please contact me with any questions, concerns and suggestions and I promise to personally get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks again, Lindsay.”


Permission to Eat

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” - Brene Brown

Three Questions for You




help is here.

We are a non-diet nutrition program for anyone that struggles with an unhealthy relationship with food so they can reclaim their health and live life again.

Click the button above to learn about various eating disorders, disordered eating and eating behaviors. If you sense that you are in the midst of an eating disorder, please seek a specialized treatment team.

Getting Started is Easy

  1. Take the Eating Personality Quiz (who do you resemble when stressed or in diet mode?).

  2. Contact us and let us know what service you are seeking.

  3. Lindsay will personally contact you and send you a brief intake form followed by scheduling your first coaching session or consultation.



Lindsay Ford is a Registered Dietitian and owner of HappyBellyRD LLC. Lindsay is the lead nutrition coach and contributor of Permission to Eat.  She was raised in the great state of Ohio to later land at Ball State University to play collegiate soccer and complete an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.  Muncie, Indiana decided to keep Lindsay a little longer as she received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition.

Following schooling, Lindsay worked as a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach at a wellness facility in Hilton Head Island for three years before the Blue Ridge Mountains called her family’s name.  Lindsay began working at a residential eating disorder facility located in Brevard, North Carolina.  Today, Lindsay has started her dream of creating a platform and coaching program for those that struggle with unhealthy relationships with food.  In addition, Lindsay is the lead nutrition coach for Power Speed Endurance and Registered Dietitian to both Skyterra Wellness and Flexxbar Company. Currently, Lindsay spends the majority of her time teaching nutrition education at Skyterra Wellness, a wellness retreat located near Asheville, NC that specializes in stress management, self-care and supportive behavior change.

Lindsay’s work has touched the lives of hundreds of people, men and women, all across the country.  Her mission is to continue to help as many people as possible to live their best life, a life not controlled by dieting or food.  Lindsay lives in Brevard, North Carolina, with her husband Jeff Ford and dog children Carl and Romie Ford.

P.S. The best way for Lindsay to really get to know YOU is by exploring Skyterra Wellness and considering at least a week long visit :)

Carl Ford is in training to become a certified therapy dog through Canine Good Citizens (CGC). He is more than happy to sit in on any private consultations.

Carl Ford is in training to become a certified therapy dog through Canine Good Citizens (CGC). He is more than happy to sit in on any private consultations.

“I look forward to talking to Lindsay on the phone.”
– Brian G.

“She has helped me to balance work, life, nutrition and both my physical and mental wellbeing.”
- Jan G.

“She never judges me or chastises me on slip ups but rather helps me understand why these occur and how to prevent them from happening.”
– Alicia M.