Personalized Nutrition Counseling
Are you tired of trying fad diet after diet and feeling restricted, only to gain the weight back yet again? Are you looking for a more sustainable, positive approach to eating healthy without feeling guilty if you ate “bad” one day?
When you work with me, we’ll work on a lifestyle and a mindset shift, instead of a strict diet plan.
I’ll help you to…
Move away from chaotic, mindless eating that leads to feelings of guilt, bloat, and weight gain.
Establish a healthier relationship with your food, focusing on the positive instead of what to restrict or avoid in your diet.
Understand how to eat more mindfully and in the moment so meals are more enjoyable to you and you do not have the urge to overeat.
Pay better attention to your own hunger and fullness cues so you eat when you are hungry but also know when to stop.
Create a system to reduce distracted eating and establish a healthier environment in your home so that you are set up for success.
The result – feeling more energetic and confident in your own body so you can feel comfortable in a bathing suit, run around with your kids without being winded, and eat without the constant worry if that food is “good” or “bad.”
Here’s how the process works…
Before each session, I will send you an intake form for you to complete so I can get to know you, your medical and diet history, current eating habits and struggles, and how I can best help you. We will discuss this at each appointment and set goals together for each subsequent appointment. You will receive a customized, detailed written plan with relevant educational handouts after each session, so you are leaving your sessions confident and can take immediate action. We also communicate regularly in between sessions where I provide weekly check-in’s to help keep you motivated and answer any pressing questions you may have.
I offer and highly encourage a FREE 20-minute nutrition strategy call for all potential clients prior to us working together.
During this call we’ll discuss your biggest eating challenges and goals and see if we’re a good fit to work together.
SIGNATURE SERVICE: 3 MONTH ACCOUNTABILITY PACKAGE
* 4 NUTRITION COUNSELING SESSIONS
* WEEKLY SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY
* PERSONALIZED MEAL PLANS
INVESTMENT – $197/MO X 3 MONTHS
What you can expect from your nutrition counseling sessions:
- During each session, we will thoroughly review your eating and exercise habits, your challenges and your wins, and come up specific goals to work on.
- At the end of each session, you will be provided with a specific written nutrition prescription including total calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat specific to your individual needs. You will also be given actionable handouts tailored to you and your struggles. You will use this to track your intake and habits and have tangible resources to always refer back to.
- Weekly check-in’s and guidance to give you accountability, motivation, and an opportunity to ask any questions.
- Food intake analysis – you’ll send me everything you eat and drink (no judgment here!) so I can analyze your intake and help you figure out where your diet is lacking. This is an extremely eye opening and useful activity.
- Customized meal plans, snack ideas, recipes and grocery lists to save you tons of time and headache figuring it all out yourself.
- Customized supplement plans based on your individual bloodwork results and food intake analysis.
Prior to your first appointment, you will fill out a questionnaire that helps me learn more about you. This will also make you critically think about your current habits and what your main goals are in seeking services. Then I will come in to help you to determine how to get to your goals and stay there. Our goals we will set together will be very specific to your situation, lifestyle, schedule, and level of readiness.
No generic recommendations here because everyone is different!
Counseling packages are designed to give you the accountability and follow through that is necessary to keep you on track and feeling supported, as well as time to practice making changes that may be very new to you. Customized meal plans are included in all packages so you can stop spending hours scrolling Pinterest for “healthy recipes” and spend more time with your family. Our between appointment email or phone will help us stay connected. I also highly encourage all my clients to send me a weekly food diary so I can provide regular feedback on ways to improve. These weekly contacts will also give you additional opportunities to ask questions, address concerns or barriers as you think of them so they don’t slip your mind! So much can happen without talking for a month and my clients have expressed our weekly check-in’s as one of their favorite parts of my packages!
Customized Meal Plans
It can be very time consuming figuring out what to cook every week, let alone finding recipes that contain foods that your body truly needs during this time. This load will be taken off you through custom meal plans, recipes, and grocery lists at your fingertips that are Dietitian-approved, so you don’t have to question the quality of the ingredients.
Customized Supplement Plans
As a Dietitian, I always follows a food first philosophy. However, during the prenatal period there is a true need for supplements for critical nutrients that you are not able to get enough of in your diet.
Based on your bloodwork and nutrition analysis, we will develop a customized supplement plan for you using only healthcare professional-quality grade supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):
1. What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
In simple terms, every Dietitian is a Nutritionist, but not every Nutritionist is a Dietitian. I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. A Registered Dietitian is a credentialed nutrition professional who has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science and completed over 900 hours of practice experience through an approved Dietetic Internship program. A Nutritionist is not a regulated term, and an individual who took one nutrition course essentially can call themselves a Nutritionist.
2. Where are you located?
I provide both virtual and in-person counseling in Milford, CT. With virtual sessions, we communicate using a privacy protected video platform. My office is located on 57 Plains Rd in Milford which is conveniently located on the first floor with ample parking.
3. What are your specialties?
I work primarily with women. I specialize in maternal health and wellness, from preconception to postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and postpartum weight loss. In addition, I have a specialty certification in Adult Weight Management and also counsel women for general weight loss and lifestyle change, emotional eating, as well as those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
4. Do you take insurance?
I currently take Cigna insurance and am in process of paneling with a few others. I also accept cash, check, credit card, flexible savings accounts and HSA cards. Upon request, a superbill is provided to you to submit to your insurance company after services are rendered for potential insurance reimbursement. I also offer a sliding scale if there is a financial need.
5. Can I just book directly on your website?
Yes, you can book any of my services here but I highly recommend scheduling your free call first. This way we can get to know each other to figure out the best service to make the most out of our time together, and not start out as strangers.