What is Diet Counseling?
Diet counseling is a 1-on-1 collaborative process that takes place between a registered dietitian and the client. Registered dietitian’s are trained professionals in the field of food and nutrition and are skilled at assessing client’s dietary habits and implementing changes that allow the client to reach their dietary goals. Registered Dietitian’s utilize nutrition counseling and education to help clients boost their overall health and wellbeing, lose or gain weight, improve their athletic performance and treat specific conditions like elevated cholesterol or blood pressure.
What Can I Expect at My Appointment?
Dietitian’s are focused first and foremost on identifying and helping clients reach their food and nutrition goals. Once those goals have been identified, the dietitian will review the client’s current dietary practices and lifestyle habits to formulate a practical plan of action. The plan of action will include a variety of nutrition objectives that will help guide the client towards their goals and will always be developed in consultation with the client. Nutrition counseling is all about providing 100% personalized guidance that works for YOUR life, and never about squeezing you into a pre-determined plan.
When to seek help from a dietitian?
Clients seek help from a dietitian when they want to achieve a greater level of health and wellness through dietary means. Your dietary patterns are one of the biggest determinants of your health. If you eat healthier, you will feel healthier and this will have lasting benefits on both your short and long-term health.
Common Issues Addressed by Registered Dietitians:
What to expect on your first visit:
Your initial assessment will run 1-hour in duration and consist of a thorough review of your health history, eating habits and nutrition goals and objectives. The dietitian will identify the components of your eating habits that are limiting you from reaching your goals and recommend a gradual course of action that works with your lifestyle to get you to where you want to be. You will leave your first appointment with a great deal of knowledge and a concrete plan of action that will guide you towards your nutrition goals.
Food Sensitivity Testing at Health In Davisville:
If you have been experiencing these symptoms without being able to find a permanent solution to treat them, a food sensitivity test maybe indicated:
Results are available within one or two weeks. No fasting nor diet change is required. This test is performed by Dynacare Medical Laboratories.
To learn more about Food Sensitivity Testing contact our team at Health In Davisville.
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Stay healthy and keep on track with your goals at Health In Davisville!