You will meet weekly with your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to design a customized nutrition program based on your unique metabolism, health, and fitness goals. This program will enable you to adopt healthy eating habits so that you can pursue an ongoing course of weight control.
Topics to be discussed:
Understanding Your Metabolism
The Resting Metabolic Rate Test results will be explained to increase understanding of your metabolism. These results will help determine your caloric needs. Together, with your dietitian, you will develop a customized meal plan.
During this nutrition review, you will learn about the macronutrients and better understand the biological need for each. You will also review nutrient timing and how exercising will effect your nutrition plan.
Keeping a detailed food journal is extremely helpful in tracking energy consumption and caloric intake. Tracking of intake is an expectation of the program and the dietitian will find the most convenient method for you.
Through use of food models and other visual techniques you will be able to visualize and create healthy portions that can be utilized in everyday settings.
Nutrition Label Reading
You will learn how to read a food label and what to look for in order to make informed, healthy choices.
During this segment, you will learn how to prepare foods that are simple, nutritious and healthy.
Your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will help you make the best food choices at your favorite restaurants, allowing you to enjoy dining out.
You will learn how to better handle schedule changes, food challenges, holidays, and social events to ensure your healthy eating stays on track.
Lapse vs. Relapse
You will work closely with your Dietitian and Motivation Manager to ensure that temporary setbacks do not affect your commitment to change in the future.
Special dietary considerations will be discussed for specific medical challenges, including:
• Pre-Diabetes/Type 2 Diabetes
• High Cholesterol
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Food Allergies & Intolerances