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We know there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We look forward to partnering with you to create a personalized plan that will help you to acquire the life skills necessary for your success.
The journey begins with a nutrition assessment, which will provide a baseline history of your eating and weight patterns. We will also assess your current nutritional intake. It is vital to discuss eating behaviors, food preferences, and the role of food in your daily life, including cultural practices, stress inducers, and emotional and social pressures and triggers. We accept you exactly as you are, where you are.
You will learn to adapt your eating plan to your lifestyle. As you experience weight loss and other health benefits, the process becomes more rewarding. In your follow-up visits, we will check your weight, review your food journal, assist with problem-solving, suggest healthier eating choices, and offer resources including recipes, websites, and mindful eating techniques.
Like any other skill, healthy eating takes practice. We do not expect perfection. Instead, we work towards progress, using real-life moments as opportunities to problem solve and learn from.