Medical Nutritional Therapy

In the client-dietitian relationship, nutrition therapy supports the client’s need for behavior change. Some of these changes are to challenge disordered and irrational thinking about food and weight, explore feelings related to hunger and fullness, metabolism and body image, symptoms of starvation, food facts and fallacies, and eventually learning how to integrate intuitive eating. We want our clients to feel comfortable engaging in nutritional counseling without any fear of being judged.

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Nutritional Counseling/Medical Nutrition Therapy:

These individual sessions will be offered throughout the week at a variety of flexible times. You can expect your first session to be 75-90 minutes and all sessions following to be around 30-60 minutes. The aim of nutrition counseling is to educate you, decrease and ultimately replace disordered and unhealthy eating patterns with organized lifestyle changes that are manageable and healthy. There are no cookie-cutter handouts, standard meal plans, or ordinary goals at Evolve. We pride ourselves on making your nutrition counselling services tailored to your lifestyle and unique to your needs. Here at Evolve we want the impossible to become I’m(possible)!

Dietitian Services Process

It is the dietitian’s responsibility for designing a meal plan based on the client’s specific needs.  A few of the many aspects that are factored into this equation include a thorough assessment based on lab results, childhood growth charts, menses history, food recall, and expended energy. A full nutrition assessment reveals current dietary intake, eating patterns, beliefs about food and weight, supplement use, who cooks/buys/prepares meals and an overall weight history.  It is encouraged for a client to express their emotions, feelings and fears around food and weight and the goals they wish to accomplish. Throughout the client’s relationship with their dietitian the client will explore, challenge and work towards replacing the disordered thoughts that cause and support specific food and weight related behaviors. This is to allow the client to know that the overall goal is to neutralize the value of all food and return food and meals to their normal place as a source of  “fuel.”

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