But first, what’s nutrition anyway?
Since we all need food and water to live, nutrition equals life. Nutrition is the science of how the body uses food. It’s the study of foods, especially foods that have the proper nutrients for optimal health. As Registered Dietitians, that’s what we do. Nutrition counseling is how we do it.
A nutrition consultation is a process of ongoing education. First we’ll review your dietary intake and lifestyle, then makes recommendations to achieve optimal nutrition. If there are problem areas we’ll tell you, and help you make the necessary changes. Your personal dietitian will provide information, educational materials, support, and follow up.
You are what you eat!
There’s truth is this cliche, but don’t take it literally. It means that the food one eats has a bearing on both health and state of mind. So for both you and your family, isn’t it important to know if you’re bringing the right foods to the table?
Nervous about seeing a dietitian? Don’t be! There will be no lectures about what you should be doing, nor scolding’s or judgements about your eating habits either. At HealthWayRI we’ll strive to make nutrition counseling as enjoyable and helpful as possible. Our dietitians will listen closely in order to understand your lifestyle and diet, then help you achieve your goals. Meet Peggy O’Neill, RD and Staff.
Consultation services include diets, menu plans and complete nutrition care for,
- Healthy eating, for adults, preteens and teens
- Pre-diabetes and diabetes
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Ketogenic and gluten free
- IBS, reflux, and Crohn’s disease
- Before of after bariatric surgery
- Pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and more
Nutrition Counseling for Weight Loss
This is an ideal approach for people who want to lose one to two pounds per week, and get healthier at the same time. No shots, no fads, no gimmicks, but with a range of options matched to your personal needs. These would include high protein, meal replacements and low carbohydrate ketogenic diets when indicated.
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