Are you sick of your life revolving around food? Around the foods you can’t eat or don’t allow yourself to eat? Around the latest diet advice you read online? Do you wish you didn’t have to work so hard to just feed yourself and feel good afterwards?
Some diet programs claim there are no “excuses” for not following the diet. They claim that your health should always come first. But let’s be real, that’s not the case for most of us. We don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen prepping foods just for us. We don’t feel good missing out on social events that revolve around food. And we realize how boring we sound when we’re constantly talking to our friends about our latest diet.
Diets suck the joy out of our lives. And they don’t work for the majority of people. So as a non-diet dietitian, I won’t be prescribing any diets for weight loss. In fact, as a Health at Every Size practitioner, I won’t be reinforcing the idea that there’s anything wrong with you if you’re existing in a body not deemed “ideal” by societal standards.
We will work together to meet your nutrition goals, at your own pace. I will be available to guide and support you along the way. After all, you are the expert of your own life.
How to Get Started
What to Expect
Seeing a registered dietitian for the first time can be nerve wracking. You may be nervous I’ll judge your food or lifestyle choices or ask you to follow a super strict diet that eliminates all of your favorite foods. This is certainly not the case.
In our initial session, we’ll get to know each other, I’ll answer your questions, and we’ll come up with some goals you’d like to work on together.
In our follow-up sessions, we’ll continue to work on your goals and address any questions you may have.
What Kind of Clients do You Work With?
I work with adolescents and adults with various degrees of disordered eating or diagnosed eating disorders. I also see clients who are looking to manage health conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol, and food allergies, as well as those looking to increase their overall mood, energy levels, and well-being.
Will You Help Me Lose Weight?
When someone works with me, their weight will either decrease, stay the same, or increase. Your body will naturally settle where it’s meant to be and I’ll help you to achieve your best health while ditching the dieting roller coaster forever.
Where Are You Located?
My office is conveniently located in Huntington, New York.
Do You Take Insurance?
At this time I do not take insurance, but I can provide a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. I believe everyone deserves the services of a registered dietitian nutritionist, so I can provide a sliding scale to those who qualify.
What is the Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)?
A registered dietitian nutritionist is a nutrition professional, which has a legal definition. A RD/RDN minimally meets all of these criteria: bachelor’s degree, post-graduate clinical experience, pass a national exam and maintains at least 15 hours of continuing education each year. There is no standard definition for “nutritionist” and anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. Only RD/RDNs are qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy. I use the term “nutrition therapist” because in addition to medical nutrition therapy, I use “process based” counseling to help you examine how thoughts and beliefs about your eating and your body affect your choices.