Deborah Popolizio earned her double Masters of Science in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Columbia University, New York City in 1997. She completed her dietetic internship through the New York Institute of Technology culinary program. After becoming an ADA certified Registered Dietitian, she began working as a clinical dietitian at Good Samaritan Hospital in East Islip, New York. In the evenings, she worked as a team coach at a local gymnastics academy. In 2001, Deborah opened Artistic Gymnastics. For 18 years, she trained gymnasts with the philosophy of training smarter, not harder. She also operated a thriving nutrition counselling practice out of her gymnastics school. Working with hundreds of athletes, from a wide range of sports, to develop better eating habits, better training habits and a focus on overall healthy behaviors, Deb was able to give them the advantage over other competitors. She also helped numerous clients to achieve their weight loss and health improvement goals. Deborah has contributed to numerous websites and print publications detailing simple methods to incorporate healthy habits into busy lives. In 2019, Deborah sold Artistic Gymnastics to her longtime employee and friend and moved to Mooresville, NC. After lockdown, she realized that her passion for healthy living and commitment to helping others was desperately seeking an outlet. In 2021, Deborah founded Alchemize Inc. to share her 24 years of practical nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Her warm wit and non-judgmental style make changing your habits easy and enjoyable. Deborah is the mother of three.