Why You Need To Hire A Dietitian
Why Hiring a Dietitian Is A Must
People everywhere are trying to win their fight with food. Desperate to make a change during the social distance dilemma, lots of us are surfing our cable provider for exercise routines while we are stuck in doors. Sadly, I’ve found myself trying to keep up with a 70’s version of Denise Austin or Jane Fonda.
Secretly, I think I felt as though they would be easier for some reason, as I find myself belly up panting on the floor. Do you keep breaking up with carbs, like a jilted lover, only to find yourself with a new sense of it’ll be different this time? If you are tired of restart Monday, with a brand new promise, to anyone who will listen, maybe you should consider a change. Maybe you should consider hiring a dietitian. Yes, not a personal trainer…but a dietitian.
The Benefits Of Hiring A Dietitian
Everywhere you look, there are more and more cleansing programs, intermittent fasting, and coaches with a degree from a three day internet course. With a pandemic in the backdrop and the press reporting statistics in the morning, at noon, early evening, and late night news, not to mention the special reports that interrupt Ellen. There is so much energy surrounding these and a plethora of other issues that make the headlines every day. This is why getting in touch with a dietitian is a must.
Stress has always found a way to rear its ugly head, but it seems lately it’s at an all time high. Being in quarantine for almost a year has caused a huge spike in stress. It has also caused many to overeat and become inactive. Depression and panic disorders have risen dramatically. A dietitian is more then just helping you lose some weight. A dietitian can help you put the right foods in your body so that you not only look better but feel better. A good first step is to join our private Facebook group. Get free tips almost daily!
People are desperate and looking for answers! Unfortunately, as with any crisis, price gouging and soothsayers come out of the woodwork! Looking for sound advice in a structured format seems simple enough, Laugh Out Loud!
Finding a reputable dietitian to provide that structure can be a little more daunting than you think. Pay Today!!! Free “counseling” with the purchase of this bag of supplements, but WAIT!!!… there’s more! Anyone can call themselves a dietitian, but a registered dietitian has gone through extensive education and training.
A four year degree, clinicals, and successfully passing a state exam is needed to become an RD and continuing education. A registered dietitian (RD), or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), will work with you one-on-one, in a group setting, with meal prep, or identifying triggers.
Whatever it takes to help you achieve the goals that you’ve set for yourself. This is where Adi and her team really have set themselves a part. Adi is an innovative dietitian that works with you to set realistic and healthy expectations and then hit all of your goals.
Now that we know what a registered dietitian is, let’s take a look at some of the benefits that come from hiring one. Nutrition is more than what we eat, it’s how we eat it, who we eat it with, and why we are eating it.
Managing Weight Loss/Eating Disorders: An eating disorder is a disturbance in the food consumed, or diet, it is detrimental to the health of the person suffering from this disorder. It is a progressive, debilitating condition that is no longer just an “eating” disorder. This is where a dietitian is a must.
Starting with keeping the disorder to themselves, and not wanting to disclose it to family or friends, begins the downward emotional spiral associated with these disorders. Anorexia, Bulimia, Orthorexia, or Rumination are a few eating disorders that require a licensed professional with clinical experience of diseases and disorders.
A registered dietitian will work with you side by side, identifying target points, compiling a food regimen, and setting up one-on-one counseling. You will have unlimited accountability and support, access to your dietitian to ask questions, get additional support and discuss any struggles you may face between check ins.
Managing Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure: High cholesterol is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure raises your chance of having other health problems such as diabetes that can cause, eye diseases and kidney damage. High blood pressure and cholesterol are linked, when the arteries become hardened or narrowed, there is substantial strain on the heart, these can also set the stage for diabetes if left untreated.
Inviting a RDN into the mix can help you to learn how to create lifelong habits that encourage optimal health for your particular situation. Our program is individualized to meet your needs and achieve your goals.
Prepping For Gastric Bypass Surgery: Many clients who consider gastric bypass are recommended to lose a certain amount of weight, within a certain amount of time, in order to be considered for the procedure. Candidates for surgery are at high risk of developing life threatening complications before and after surgery.
Excess fat can put pressure on a wound and keep it from healing properly which can increase the chance of infection. Excess fatty tissue can make it difficult to insert the breathing tube during the procedure, or deliver medication. Midsection excess fat creates pressure on your vital organs, specifically in and around your liver which can cause surgery to be postponed. Losing weight can be hard for everyone.
It can be particularly hard for someone who is obese and has been battling the situation for years. By hiring a dietitian, you will no longer fight the fight alone. With an expert plan of action, and access accountability, your dietitian will be with you every step of the way! If you have questions feel free to reach out anytime. It’s like having your dietitian in your pocket. Creating a new way of life, seeing results, gaining energy and living your best life is what we offer.
The Differences Between a Dietitian,
Health Coach, and Nutritionist
Oftentimes these titles are used synonymously causing further confusion for clients. There is a difference in the role each of these providers play so let’s take a look.
● When searching for a dietitian, be sure to look for the RD or RDN after their name. This shows they are either a registered dietician or registered dietician nutritionist. All RD’s or RDN’s must have at least a 4 year degree that includes a specially designed, accredited nutritional curriculum.
Complete an extensive clinical care program at an acceptable facility such as a hospital or nursing home. The candidate must then pass a state board examination to receive registration as a dietitian/dietitian nutritionist. To keep certification, they have to participate in continuing education. Many go on to hold graduate degrees or certifications in specialized fields. The role of the RD or RDN is to guide and motivate you in out-of -the box thinking when it comes to losing or gaining weight, or simply taking on a healthier lifestyle.
● There are a variety of certification programs that someone wanting to be a nutritionist can pursue, which can be completed in as little as 6 months. While this choice requires less time and is more convenient, it comes with its own set of limitations. Nutritionists take on a more supportive role with clients, giving dietary advice, helping to create meal plans,and providing education for building healthy habits.
Nutritionists sometimes work with registered dietitians as part of a comprehensive team providing education, support, and accountability. Many nutritionists obtain specialized certifications that include: Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) to name a few.
● Many health and wellness workplaces require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a specific field, such as nutrition. While earning a bachelor degree or higher would be helpful, in becoming a Health Coach, the majority of health coaching programs do not require a degree to enroll. Instead, you can enroll in programs that earn certifications in overall health in a broader sense in as little as weeks to months.
Coaches may work in gyms, colleges, community centers, non-profits, or private practice. A college degree is not required to become a health coach. However, most gyms and wellness centers will require certification from one of the nationally known organizations. Health and wellness coaches help people develop individualized strategies for improving their health, exercise, eating and emotional well-being.
You Can Easily Book Dietitians Online
When you google dietitian, pages and pages of options appear. This can be overwhelming and confusing. Deciding on one can be stressful. Not knowing who to trust can make you feel vulnerable. It’s important to choose a reputable practice that has a proven track record. Everlong Nutrition is that practice for you. And now for the easy part, how do I get started?
It’s super simple. Let’s get started, just click to book a discovery call. Sustainability, movement, and nutrition are the first three learning blocks to a new life. Learn how to create lifelong habits that encourage weight loss and optimal health. Learn to enjoy moving your body in ways you look forward to each day. Learn to love food for the way it nourishes your body and makes you feel.
We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns. We will walk with you through this journey, side by side, you will never be left to do it alone.
How Much Does a Dietitian Cost?
Pricing can vary drastically from one practice to another. There are variables that contribute to pricing such as: the size of the practice, demographics, and overhead to name a few. Many offer rates based on time, and others offer packages.
Services offered have an impact on price as well. We offer an individualized plan for every client based on their needs and goals. Our system is intricate and complete.Our dietitians will work closely with you to create a customized plan that meets your nutritional needs, We use a common sense, non judgemental approach to reach a result that best fits your lifestyle and goals.
Currently we are providing virtual nutritional counseling for your convenience. We accept most insurance. Visit our website to book a discovery call today or call us so that we can answer any questions and get you started! It’s time for a sustainable change.
Look At What Our Clients Have To Say…
Living a lifestyle with more options and without restrictions with Marilyn:
Marilyn has been working with Adi for a little over 2 months now. Since then she’s lost about 15 lbs. Working with Adi has been awesome, she stated, she’s been so helpful in my journey to live a more healthy lifestyle. She has been able to give me a lot of tips, a lot of advice on what I’m eating, how I’m eating it, paying attention to my hunger, paying attention to my feelings that have to do with food.
I’m now living a way that gives me more options to have a healthier lifestyle without restriction, without following a strict cookie cutter plan, rather just learning how to make healthier choices and make better choices for herself so that she feels better, Heather is healthier and I’m happier. Overall, she says working with Adi has been so helpful in her journey and she knows she wouldn’t be making this much progress without the help of Adi. To hear more from Marilyn….
For the Person Longing for Increased Confidence and Energy with Amelia:
We have been working with Amelia for approximately 5 months. Before we started working with her she was experiencing low energy, low self esteem, and lots of self criticism. She found herself overeating at night and wasn’t really eating enough during the day. This led to her having low energy during the day when she needed it most. Amelia felt like she was in a toxic place with food, health, and the whole social aspect of her life.
Amelia stated since she started working with Adi she’s noticed that her confidence has really picked up and she thinks it’s because she has been more aware of her eating habits. She stated she’s not comparing herself with others, more focused on herself. She is not eating as much during the night, feels good in her clothes and is proud of herself! She has better habits. She’s packing her own lunch, and making good choices when she goes out. She occasionally has some of her favorite treats without feeling guilty.
We asked her what advice she would give to someone looking at our program that is skeptical. She brought up a good point concerning being overwhelmed with so many coaches on Facebook or Instagram. Once she spoke with Adi at Everlong Nutrition, she felt comfortable. She built a trust factor with Adi and mentioned that she wasn’t judged if she had a bad week, she learned how to work through it. Her best advice was to you! If you’re thinking about it, you want it, so do it!
More Powerful Testimonials
For the person struggling to get off their medications with Ric:
Ric has been working with us for about 3 months. Ric came to us looking for help on how to manage his food, food prepping and learning how to maintain a balanced diet. Before working with Adi he suffered from high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and was borderline diabetic.
He had been searching for some help on how to get all this under control. Ric joined a few groups on social media hoping to get the help he needed. He was shocked at all the misinformation there was out there and decided at that point to look for a nutritional coach. He said he was lucky to have found Adi and has enjoys working with her.
When we asked if he had any changes in the first 3 months he wanted to share, he was excited to tell us that his triglycerides went from over 300 to 69! The doctor took him off the triglyceride pills. His cholesterol has also come down and his doctor indicated that if he keeps making this progress he will come off those meds as well.
Ric advised that when searching for a coach he can only hope you find one as good as Adi. He said you have to listen to your coach, it can be a little confusing in the beginning, but hang in there. Remember to practice what you learn, follow the steps and the results will show themselves.
For the person that feels they have tried and failed at everything with Molly:
We talked to Molly, who we have been working with for 4 months, and asked her how she was feeling before she came to Everlong Nutrition. Molly had high blood pressure, headaches, issues with bloating, and low self esteem. She was frustrated and no longer believed in herself. She kept thinking, why can’t I do this! Her confidence was really low and she felt like whatever she did wasn’t working. She felt stuck.
After working with us for a while, Molly says she feels like she noticed more internal things at first. She states that her self esteem has gone up and she actually believes in herself now! She doesn’t beat herself up when she has a bad day, she just moves on. Her blood pressure has come down and she’s hoping to get off her medication soon. She discovered she had a sensitivity to gluten while working with Adi. She was suffering from headaches, bloating, and low energy as a result of the gluten. She learned a lot about herself. For instance, she is number driven, which helped her watch her sodium intake. She has lost a few inches and pounds but she feels that she had the mindset shift she needed first to really be able to work this program.
Investing into your health and wellness through quarantine and beyond with Mike:
Mike has been working with Adi for about 4 months and says he really struggled with his weight during the last few years. He said he was looking for someone or something to help him with maintaining his weight. Beside weight concerns, overall emotional wellbeing was an issue for him as well. After working with Adi for these short 4 months he was shocked at how loose his clothes felt. He couldn’t believe it! His belt didn’t fit him anymore. It was a wake up call for sure!
Shortly after working with Adi the quarantine had started and Mike could no longer go to the gym, which was his routine. They worked together to build a plan of action for Mike to follow. Mike learned this was much more than a dietary issue, he has experienced a sense of balance in his life. He encourages anyone to just jump in and do it!
For the person who feels completely out of control with food and their nutrition with Heather:
Heather has been working with Adi for 6 months. Prior to working with Adi, Heather didn’t really pay attention to what she was eating or when she was eating. She has a really busy lifestyle and she felt out of control. She tried a lot of things that really didn’t work for her, but now she is down 25 lbs. Her biggest achievement is that she realized it doesn’t matter how busy you are with work and family to take care of yourself. She has made mindful choices and that’s something that feels really good to her. It has built her self confidence. Heather went through the holidays right after starting the program and quickly learned how balance fit into the whole scheme of things.
As far as encouraging someone to try Everlong Nutrition, Heather says, “yeah for sure give it a try!” She was on the fence in the beginning herself. She was unclear if this would work for her or even if she wanted to invest the time. She kept wondering if this would be any different from everything else she’s tried. She says this is unlike anything she’s done before. She feels so much support from Adi and has received so much education. The biggest thing she wanted to stress was that this program isn’t a generic plan. It really is specific to the clients lifestyle and challenges. Learning to work through them with the help of a coach has made all the difference.