Congratulations! You've made the decision to take charge of your health!
By having an Individual nutrition consultation, you will receive a thorough assessment of your medical history and current dietary intake, as well as your body composition (i.e. weight, body fat %, muscle mass, etc). An individualised eating plan will then be developed tailored to your specific needs.
First consultation (60 minutes)
The first consultation involves:
Discussing your goals, your health, activity levels, and lifestyle and eating habits.
Assessing medical history, current medications and vitamins
Discussing family history of different conditions
(Weight loss or gain clients) Assessing weight history, previous diets or eating plans
(Weight loss or gain clients) Assessing weight and body composition (i.e. body fat %, muscle mass, body water %, etc).
Discussing relevant blood tests that may be required. If blood tests are required, the dietitian will give you a blood test form with the appropriate tests marked.
First follow-up consultation (30 minutes)
The first follow up takes place within 1 week of the initial consult
You are provided with an individualized eating plan tailored to your lifestyle, health, weight, nutrition and health goals
Vitamin and other supplementation advice will be given
Second and subsequent follow-up consultations (30 minutes)
Regular follow ups are extremely beneficial to assist you with staying on track. Follow ups are usually scheduled every 1 to 2 weeks and are the ideal opportunity to:
Review your progress, provide ongoing support and monitoring
Incorporate programme changes as needed
Receive further guidance & motivation
Clarify any questions or concerns that may have arisen.
Review your goals and monitor your progress
Establish new goals and achievements
Discuss new ideas, questions or concerns, and to add/build new concepts, while providing continued support and motivation.
Adjust the meal plan and review portion sizes.
Additional info may also be given on:
Eating out strategies and recommended food choices at restaurants and fast food restaurants.
Strategies for staying motivated and overcoming challenges.
Addressing of emotional eating.
Theory regarding how different foods impact your medical health (for example how different foods impact your blood sugar, blood pressure, bone health, cancer risk, digestive health, cholesterol levels etc.)
Sports nutrition advice (where applicable) on what to eat/drink before, during, & after exercise, as well as sport supplementation advice
Vitamins, minerals, herbs, and dietary supplements - advice and recommendations.
Meal planning strategies, grocery lists, quick food preparation tricks, and ideas for breakfast, lunch, suppers and snacks.
Learn to read food labels and choose foods complement your goals.
Recipe makeover - Adapting and adjusting your favorite recipes into healthy alternatives that suit your new eating plan.
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