How we begin
Our first session is an assessment and includes some preparation on your part (see forms below). It includes review of your health history, eating patterns and preferences, ethical values, spiritual practices, and your particular nutrition needs. It is immensely important to me that I get to know you, your expectations, and what’s previously worked or not worked.
Plant-based nutrition is a hot topic based on substantial evidence-based nutrition studies. While vegetarian or vegan choices may be right for some, others find quality animal protein choices atop a foundation of fruits, vegetables and grains beneficial for their body. Either way, if it feels right, we’ll pulse around how to include more plants into your existing protocol and make appropriate choices that are just right for you. We may touch upon how to change groceries into actual meals, review food records for nutrient balance, and how eating out or getting take out fits into a balanced life. We’ll check on sleep hygiene given how impactful sleep deprivation is to our appetite hormones and speak to joyful movement that feels good to you. We’ll chat about anti-inflammatory dietary patterns and foods that calm inflammation and heal your body from disease risk. If you have digestive difficulties, we’ll explore protocols to reduce stress and bring relief. Most of all, we’ll chat about you and your needs!
We’ll always end with an action plan. If appropriate for your learning style, you’ll be invited to use the Good Measures app, a state-of-the-art digital platform available via iPhone, Android, and the Web to help support you in behavior change related to eating and activity.
We’ll review your progress based on goals and objectives that feel right to you, update your plan as needed, and brainstorm barriers and resistance to moving forward. We may reassess food records and meal plans, revise nutrient intake, and chat about ideas for making your kitchen a friendlier and more easeful environment. Internal reactions about lifestyle events (business travel, vacations, holiday meals, and office party birthdays) and these external changes you shift toward will be explored to make space for them.
For One-On-One Nutrition Counseling:
Please download, complete, and bring the forms shown below to our first session.
Arriving on time means we get the most out of the session. As unplanned issues may arise that lead you to reschedule, 24 hours advanced notice is needed; if less than 24 hours, a late fee of $100 will be assessed for that scheduled time. If availability is open in the same week for you to make up the missed appointment, there will be no fee assessed.
Groups for Food/Body concerns and Intuitive Eating are offered as a way for you to feel additional support in a setting with others who share similar journeys and stories as you do. See the Events page for more info.
We meet virtually using a HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform. When appointments are scheduled via an online scheduling platform, you’ll receive a confirmation email along with 24-hr and 4-hr reminder emails.
Contact me to schedule a consultation or for more information.
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