Practical Nutrition Guidance for Men and Women to Enjoy the Rewards of Food and Body Working Together


Making Nutrition Practical and Simple

Welcome! I’m Sue Clarahan RD, LD, CEDRD

You are not broken.

Eating beyond hunger, not eating for hunger, using food for reasons other than nourishment or engaging in behaviors that over ride your body’s hunger and fullness cues makes for a lifetime of chaotic and dysfunctional eating. Believing that your life’s calling is trying to change your body and you have a job to support your “change your body” career is a time and life thief.

You are not a Failure.

You are not a failure.
Do not believe the myth that your body is broken, and your eating is beyond your ability. I can help you heal your body and rapport with your internal wisdom to become whole and trusting of your body’s wisdom.


My passion is bringing practical and sensible approaches to understanding your body and its nutritional needs. For over 35 years I have helped people recognize the innate wisdom of the human body for health and well-being.

Disordered Eating

Do you find yourself:

  • Chronically dieting only to regain the weight….and then more?
  • Using food for reasons other than nourishing your body; such as comfort or out of boredom?
  • Feeling loss of control when you eat?
  • Constantly confused by conflicting nutrition messages in the media?
  • No longer understanding what it is to eat normal?
  • Tired of have food rule your life?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you will benefit from seeing Sue at Clarahan Consulting.

Eating Disorders

Do you find yourself:

  • Restricting food intake (eating very little, eating nothing, or trying to eat as little as possible)?
  • Binging (eating large quantities of food in a short period of time)?
  • Purging (using methods such as self-induced vomiting or laxatives to attempt to “get rid of” what you’ve eaten)?
  • Compulsively Overeating (eating even if you are not hungry) ?
  • Compulsively Exercising (exercising too much, too vigorously, or to the point where it is interfering with your life)?
  • Taking diet pills, laxatives, diuretics or other pills/ harmful substances to help you curb appetite or assist in purging?
  • Chewing/Spitting (putting food in your mouth, chewing it up and then spitting it out — this is another form of binging/purging)?
  • Drinking a lot of water, diet soda tea or coffee, chewing gum continually, smoking, and/or taking caffeine pills as an attempt to control your appetite and feel more energetic?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you will benefit from seeing Sue at Clarahan Consulting.


“Engaging”, “Knowledgeable”, “Fun” these are words often used to describe Sue’s speaking engagements for groups from 5 to 500. Topics range from eating disorders, the damage of dieting, competent eating, weight science and stigma. Please contact Clarahan Consulting for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CEDRD?

CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian
Individuals with iaedp Certification designations (CEDS, CEDRD, CEDCAT, or CEDRN) are health care professionals who have met rigorous educational and skill requirements, have accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, have made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through continuing education, and have agreed to comply with the Association's ethical principles.

Can you tell me about Sue?

Sue Clarahan, RD, LD, CEDRD has been blending her passion for nutrition with a practical and sensible approach when educating clients for over 35 years. She is committed to help clients enjoy the rewards of a positive relationship between food and their body. She is a Health At Every Size (R) practitioner who recognizes that health and well-being are multi-dimensional and not based on a person’s weight. Sue graduated from Iowa State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and her experience includes counseling clients with a variety of medical diagnosis in the home, hospital, clinical and office settings. She was the first Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) in the state of Iowa and was honored to be the 2007 Iowa Recognized Dietitian of the Year.
Sue is a sought after presenter on a variety of nutritional subjects. She has been published in a national magazine and was a contributing author to Live Longer, Live Healthier: The Secrets for Graceful Aging. She is a member of; Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Size Diversity and Health,Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa, International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and The Binge Eating Disorder Association.

Do you work with children?

I work with adolescents and adults ages 13 and up.

Do you work with couples?

Yes, please contact Clarahan Consulting for rates.

How often do I need to see you?

You are the one that will determine how frequently you have a session depending upon your needs. Usually clients are seen at least 3 times.

What are your hours?

Sessions are by appointment only. The last appointment taken is 7:00PM, and there are appointments available on Saturday mornings.

Do you take insurance?

No direct insurance payments taken. A receipt is provided that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement. Being a fee-for-service firm, we are able to keep our fees at a very affordable rate. Compare our fees to other providers.

How do I pay?

You can pay with cash, check or credit card.

What credit cards do you accept?

MasterCard, Visa or Discover

Questions? Contact Us!