About


Derek Johnson is en expert holistic nutritionist at his private practice, New Metabolism. Since 1999, he continues to work one-on-one with each client to evaluate, educate and set realistic goals to help them become as healthy as possible - and to also sustain those results. His voracious interest in staying abreast of the latest research and studies in nutrition science means that his clients always have access to the latest information. His philosophy is based on the fact that each person's body is unique so it really is true that not one diet plan fits all. With Derek's help, clients can expect to be encouraged and motivated to move past the "diet frame of mind" and into a regular and realistic healthy lifestyle routine!

Derek also lectures at seminars and corporation events such as DirecTV, Sony Pictures and many others. He has also been featured on various TV networks including E! Entertainment as well as in books and magazines including PEOPLE, ELLE and Men’s Fitness.

He also concurrently serves as the Executive Nutrition Director of The Biggest Loser Resorts. In this role, Derek has been responsible for the overall direction, curriculum and management of the nutrition and integrative health goals for all resort properties. This position has included: development of the guest educational series, workbook and at-home lifestyle manual for post-guest stay; management of educational series presenters (dietitians, nutritionists, life coaches, trainers, chefs); working directly with the executive chefs to creat new monthly rotation-style nutrition menus for the resorts, countless new recipes, and content for multiple cookbooks; occasionally presenting lectures to BLR guests at the resorts; managing key strategic partnerships; managing corporate wellness programs; serving as a primary nutrition resource for all media &outlets, contributing content to the resort’s e-newsletter and social media outlets; providing articles and interviews as needed; and overseeing the development of a supplement/protein bars line.

Derek holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Dietetics from California State University, Chico; is Board Certified in Integrative Health; is a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine; completed the Weight Management Counseling program at Yale University School of Medicine and averages over 100 hours of CE per year. He is a member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC), American College of Nutrition (ACN).