Weight Management

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” Adell Davis

Both physical activity and nutrition play a role in attaining optimal weight and overall health. I take a lifestyle approach to helping clients reduce and maintain weight. Lifestyle modification includes three components: nutrition, physical activity and behavior change. Lifestyle modification is delivered to clients privately. My goal is for my clients to establish new habits that are both healthy and sustainable.

NUTRITION

My approach is moderation and recommendations are based on scientific evidence. There are no bad or forbidden foods. All foods are allowed. But this does not mean you can eat as much of anything you want. Portion size is important and you will learn appropriate portions so you can control your intake by controlling your portions of all foods. In addition, I will emphasize nutrient dense foods and discuss ways to increase your energy availability. You will learn the best times to eat, and which foods curb your appetite. Plans are designed to meet your individual nutritional needs and also to maximize loss of body fat and minimize losses of lean body mass and muscle. Weight loss can be challenging and I can provide you with the support and accountability you need.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

All clients are encouraged to get exercise daily. Exercise does not necessarily have to be done in a gym. I can assist individuals with finding an activity they enjoy. Emphasis is on maintaining or increasing lean muscle mass and finding your personal balance of food with physical activity.

BEHAVIOR CHANGE

Change is not easy. Emotions and food can get very mixed up. I assist my clients with behavior change through nutritional counseling. My goal is to foster a healthy relationship with food.