NUTRITION SERVICES

Counseling

What does it look like to receive nutrition counseling with me?

1. Nutrition Assessment 

   

  • Evaluation of food intake patterns from materials like a 72-hour food record, frequent food questionnaire, even MyFitness Pal1

  • Medical history provided by you voluntarily.

  • History of your physical, mental, and emotional health.  This comes is stages, as we build trust and become more comfortable sharing.

  • Determination of the state of your relationship with food: positive, emotionally-centered, disordered, etc.

 

2. Nutrition Diagnosis

   

  • Data collected during the nutrition assessment guides me to select the appropriate nutrition diagnosis or simply, naming a specific root problem.

 

3. Goal-setting

  

  • Together, we create a plan to intervene into your lifestyle, in order to achieve a new result and reach your ultimate goal.

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  • Before we make the goal plan, we need your goal!  I will help you nail down the most effective goal for your nutrition diagnosis.  For example, “lose weight” is a good hope and dream, but not a strong goal.  We would draft weight loss as a S.M.A.R.T. goal.

 

4. Monitoring and Evaluation

 

  • I will walk with you through your goal plan.  Along the way, I determine if you are achieving, or making progress toward, your planned goals.

  • We will continue to make changes to your plan as needed until you reach your goals.

 

Meal Planning

 

Special dietary needs are on the rise!  It can be a challenge to maintain your diet. Talk to me about creating a meal plan for you.

 

Dairy-free

Gluten-free

GMO-free

Low-sodium

Heart healthy

Sensitive GI

Sugar-conscious

Vegan

Vegetarian (pure, pescetarian, lacto-ovo, etc.)

Wheat-free and more

 

Understanding Your Diagnosis' Special Diet

 

If your physician has given you a diagnosis with dietary recommendations, you may find yourself struggling to live with a new set of restrictions.  Hospital dietitians are often short on time to fully help you understand this new diet.

 

If you need help understanding how to apply a medical nutrition therapy diet that has been given to you, please talk to me.

 

Applying Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for your medical diagnosis of:

Cancer

Diabetes

Food allergies

GI Disorders (Celiac disease, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease, etc.)

Heart disease

HIV/AIDS

Kidney disease

Pulmonary disease (COPD, cystic fibrosis, etc.)

 

What makes Nutrition with Rachel a service worth using?

 

Simple.

Just talk with me here on NutritionwithRachel.com, pay a onetime consult fee, and work on your goal plan.  I’m always here to talk to; no call centers or user manuals.

 

Affordable.

Giant company weight loss systems usually costs around $400 to start and $100 per week.  That’s $2,000 for just a four-month plan.  Yikes.  Alternatively, making an appointment with a local dietitian or health coach is a great option that I support.  However, making appointments around a work schedule can be a challenge and services might not be available in your area.

 

My onetime consult fee is $155.  It’s affordable, but not cheap.  Nothing worth earning is cheap.  You will be working hard on your goal plan and may need to purchase supplements or probiotics I recommend.

 

Effective.

I am a registered and licensed dietitian with documented training and experience.  Evidence-based best practice is my foundation, but not my limitation.  I like to provide clients with highly personalized routes for achieving their goals, not just what the latest medical journal or TV doctor says.

 

My counseling is effective because it is long term results-oriented.  Previous clients who have worked with me have seen wonderful results.

 

A few of my favorite moments:

1. the look on the client’s face after weighing in under 300 pounds for the first time in his adult life,

2. the phone call that a client’s doctor took her off Metformin because her pre-diabetes was reversed through lifestyle change,

3. and the hug from a client recently returned from Disney World, who was symptom-free from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) long enough to feel confident making the trip.

 

Personal.

Attempting a healthy lifestyle change can be a lonely, frustrating journey that doesn’t stick for most people.  Walking with others through your personal change will help.  For all my clients, I want to facilitate a positive and successful journey.

 

 

Click here to start counseling with me or to have your questions answered.

“To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.”

 

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 
 
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Proverbs 14:30

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