As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 25 years experience in Integrative or Alternative Approaches to nutrition and health, I am available in the Central Kentucky area to help guide you to eating wholesome foods appropriate for your unique body and based on your personal health issues and goals. I recognize that one "diet" doesn't fit all! We work together to create a practical whole-foods nutrition plan that you can live with, developed specifically for you rather than something you read in a book or online. From learning to eat better, most people not only experience more energy, but they also see an overall improvement in their health.
With so much conflicting nutrition information being spread via TV programs, Internet blogs, magazine articles, advertisements, and multi-level product marketers, I sometimes see people who are ready to give up on eating well since they are so confused and don't know what or whom to believe. I can help you sort out Nutrition Fact from Fiction and translate it into practical guidelines that will help you meet your specific goals.
Depending on your needs, we can focus on such issues or services as:
- Learning to eat "Perfectly Whole" or "Mostly Whole," as discussed in my book, The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition
- Taking a Grocery Store Tour (with emphasis on reading labels and finding foods appropriate for your eating plan)
- Eating for Health Improvement (including increased energy, immunity, and focus)
- Learning to eat for Weight Control, Blood Sugar Control, Cholesterol Management, Blood Pressure Control, Brain Health, or several of these, according to your needs
- Eating with Food Sensitivities in mind (including gluten avoidance when necessary)
- Feeding Your Family for improved health
Each client I see has different levels of nutrition understanding, cooking skills, and application of their knowledge/skills, making it next to impossible to quote an estimation of fees to be charged that is fair for each of us until we have discussed your needs. The first step is for you to fill out a detailed Nutrition Assessment Form that includes a 3- or 4-Day Food Diary (showing me your typical eating habits before you begin making changes). From this information, I will offer you several Consult Packages (or you might select a fee for service rate that is based on our time spent together). You will save money by selecting a Package rather than paying an hourly rate if ongoing support is needed.
Click Here for the Nutrition Assessment Form pdf. Please print this form, complete it, and mail it to the address on the form.
I will also mention here that while some consultations will be in person, there will come a point at which we can have follow-ups via Phone, Phone Texts & Photos of your food choices, Skype, or Email. This gives you continued support at minimal expense - and provides opportunities to continue tweaking your nutrition plan according to your progress.
The textbook that we use on this journey to better nutrition and health is my book, The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition. Just a hint if you are looking at keeping your Nutrition Consult fees as low as possible: The more you read and study the textbook on your own time, the less consultation time you are likely to need with me - we will spend more time working at individualizing your program and less time in my teaching you information from the book.
Learning More about Nutrition Consults
If you have questions about Nutrition Consults, please go to the tab Contact Us. Send me an email that includes your phone number and the best time to reach you - plus a brief description of why you are considering nutrition consultations.
Read this in case you think you can't afford Nutrition Consults: Money spent on improving your eating habits is a small investment considering the health benefits that you will reap for the rest of your life! While many folks don't think too much about spending money at restaurants, movies, vacations, and other recreational activities; for having their hair colored, permed, or shampood and styled; for having their nails done; or for make-up and skin-care products, those same people sometimes say they can't afford to spend money for quality food, dietary supplements, or Nutrition Consultations. I know that it doesn't make a lot of sense, but sometimes we perceive what's vitally important (our health) to be less valuable than our recreation time and outward appearance. However, most people find that they are able to juggle their budget around for what's important to them. It's a matter of priorities.
I look forward to hearing from you!
~ Beth Loiselle, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian