Your Questions Answered
HOW DOES PEAK NUTRITION SERVICES, LLC MEASURE A CLIENT’S SUCCESS?
Wow, solid question! While there's no one definition of success, we will work together to pursue a combination of the following:
Health parameters (think: lab work and weight)
Symptom relief (think: constipation and other "tummy troubles")
Balanced food intake (think: fave foods & health supporting foods)
Body acceptance (think: not my body is flawed, but my body matters no matter what it looks like)
Mindful eating (think: I actually ate what I wanted and stopped eating what I didn't want while increasing awareness of the foods I eat).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST (RDN) AND A PERSON WHO IS A NUTRITIONIST?
A person who is a RDN has completed a 4 year undergraduate degree in nutritional science at an accredited university or college, attended a dietetic internship program in a hospital and outpatient settings gaining clinical experience of nutrition and disease that is a minimum of 1200 hours, passed a qualifying exam and continues to fulfill continuing educational requirements to maintain registration. Many times we hold advanced degrees and are licensed through the state we work in. Alternatively, anyone can call him or herself a nutritionist, from a PhD to your next door neighbor with an interest in nutrition. They may or may not have taken nutrition classes or seminars, which can be as rigorous as a PhD or master’s program or as brief as a 1-day seminar.
When selecting a nutrition professional, education and training are important because there is vast amount of nutrition hype and misinformation. Before you make an appointment check how much experience the practitioner has with your concerns or medical conditions.
WHAT TOPICS WILL YOUR BLOG COVER?
Great question! My blog will contain experiences in both my personal and professional life. Currently in my personal life, I’m a pregnant working mother of a toddler, who during pre-pregnancy used to run regularly, but has been sidelined to walking, so I’ll include posts related to NUTRITION &…time/money saving meal prep tips, pregnancy, family, activity and practicing self care to stay at PEAK health and happiness. In my professional life I primarily work with clients who have weight concerns or whose goal is to lose weight for improved health and quality of life while also looking to better manage hunger, so a lot of my posts will concentrate on this topic along with other health conditions or concerns that affect my clients like mental health, chronic pain, bariatric surgery, diabetes, eating disorders, emotional eating, physical activity and GI issues.
Bottom line: what you can expect is an honest, open and approachable outlook to eating healthier and reducing the “noise” in your life that holds you back from cultivating habits that ultimately will improve your health and hopefully your life!