Founder of the New Metabolism Wellness Center
B.S. Dietetics, CN, Holistic Nutritionist
Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine
Food Expert & Celebrity Nutrition Coach
Executive Nutrition Director, The Biggest Loser Resorts
Derek Johnson is a holistic nutritionist who is passionate about coaching people on how to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes. He founded New Metabolism in order to provide a distinctive approach to nutrition and wellness programs. With integrative methods and utilizing the latest research in nutrition technology, all clients receive a personalized nutrition, supplement and exercise program based on their unique biochemistry, personal/family health history, lifestyle and physical activity. Derek’s nutrition counseling programs include unique metabolic testing options that allow for results above and beyond the traditional testing methodology. All labs are administered and results are reviewed on an individual case basis in collaboration between Derek, doctors on staff from respected laboratories as well as with Dr. Lekkos, the Medical Director at New Metabolism.
The programs he’s created work for anyone regardless of age, whether or not they have ever exercised, to those with health problems such as IBS, diabetes and high cholesterol, from moms to CEOs, adolescents, actors/directors, to professional athletes in excellent physical shape. Since its inception, Derek has personally helped thousands of people to determine, reach and maintain their wellness goals. He is considered an expert in weight loss resistance, gastrointestinal health and adrenal fatigue. He has helped thousands of people across the country to reach and maintain their wellness goals.
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).