Whether you’re looking to lose weight, manage a chronic medical condition, or simply want to overhaul your eating habits, changing your diet for the better is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. From our state-of-the-art medical offices, we strive to demystify the complex science of nutrition, giving our patients sound nutritional guidance designed to set them up for long-term dietary success, whatever their specific goals may be.
What is Nutrition Coaching?
Nutrition coaching is a comprehensive service designed to simplify a complex subject, so that you can fully understand what constitutes good nutrition, and ultimately, feel empowered to make healthy food choices on your own. Nutrition coaching can help you learn how to separate fact from fad, as well as how to put the latest nutrition-related medical information to practical use in your daily diet. Before they create your first healthy eating plan, our top-notch team take several factors into account, including: your lifestyle, physical condition, medical needs, and food preferences. Nutrition coaching includes:
- Expert nutrition information and advice
- Educational materials
- Individualized dietary recommendations, including a full meal plan
- Information on nutrition labeling
- Food shopping tips and nutritious recipes
- Tips on how to eat out healthfully
Who can benefit from Nutrition Coaching?
Simply put, anyone who wants to improve their diet can gain from nutrition coaching, because people tend to be more successful at making healthy lifestyle changes when they have professional support. Nutrition coaching is most often recommended for patients who want to lose weight, but optimal nutrition can also be used to help improve low energy, sleep problems, and a variety of other health problems, including:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Celiac disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
What can I expect?
During your initial nutrition consultation, we will review your medical history, including any medications and supplements you may be taking, before diving into your specific nutrition goals. We’ll also try to get a sense of your physical activity, energy levels, stress levels, sleep patterns, and gastrointestinal function. To get a snapshot of your current diet, you may be asked you to write down everything you ate within the past 24 hours, at minimum. If you can keep a food diary for several days leading up to your first appointment, it will allow us to more accurately identify any trouble spots so we can offer specific tips to get you started. Shortly after your initial appointment, you’ll receive a customized, comprehensive diet plan. To keep you on track between appointments, our team uses Nudge Coach, a phone app program that helps you stay accountable and allows them to monitor your progress.