During your first appointment, these topics may be discussed:
• Timing of meals and snacks
• The right balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat
• Portions that make sense
• Emotions and food choices
• Strategies to promote lasting changes in your eating habits
• Fast food at home and away
• The benefits of enjoyable exercise
What can you expect at your first appointment?
Many factors influence your food choices: work and home schedules, family, stress levels and how you react to them, activity and exercise habits, and taste. During your first appointment, we’ll take a closer look at these factors. You’ll learn about your physical
condition and how food choices and eating habits affect it. Together we’ll develop a plan to make realistic changes that you can live with.
The first appointment is about 60 minutes long. We’ll discuss the need for a follow-up appointment at the end of this session.
During your appointments with the dietitian, we explore how your lifestyle, emotions and medical conditions affect your food choices. A plan will be developed to give you specific guidance for meal preparation and snack suggestions.
This plan will 1) fit your lifestyle, 2) be supportive of good health and 3) include foods you enjoy.
Will you need more appointments?
Knowing you are scheduled for another nutrition appointment helps increase focus and accountability. It is important to review goals, answer questions and establish new goals. Changing habits can be a challenge and follow-up appointments help make success a reality. The frequency of follow-up appointments is based on individual need. Clients typically come in every 2–4 weeks but this is variable. When a person is well on their way to achieving their goals, they may schedule appointments every six months or so. Follow-up appointments are about 30 minutes long.
Eating Disorders—A Special Case
Eating disorders are a complicated disease that may result from psychological and social problems. The most effective treatment includes a team approach, including a physician, therapist and nutritionist. Jean has been an integral member of many eating disorder teams since 1995. Recovery can be a reality for clients. Realizing the benefits of healthy eating, establishing clear goals and professional support all help to
move clients towards normalized eating. With recovery comes a higher quality of life.
The benefits of exercise are discussed and a realistic plan is established.
- Learn how to eat healthy and keep to a plan
- Plan delicious meals and snacks for you and your family members
- Understand how diet affects your medical issues, such as—high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more
- Recognize emotional eating and ways to control it
- Find an enjoyable way to be active
Call for more information or to schedule an appointment today!!
Email Jean Green, RD, LD, CDE
Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator