WHY GET A NUTRITION CONSULTATION
Most people can benefit from a nutrition consultation for a multitude of varied reasons – perhaps you want to fine-tune your food choices, get inspiration for new, healthy recipes or may even need a complete diet overhaul. You may be looking to manage a medical condition. Whatever your motivation, a nutrition consultation can be invaluable.
While some clients schedule a nutrition consultation to learn more about how their food choices affect their health, others may be compelled to schedule at their doctor’s suggestion.
The following are just a few of the conditions that can benefit specifically from dietary interventions:
High blood pressure
Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Obesity or overweight
I recommend booking a consultation after a check-up with your primary care provider. That can help inform whether you have any specific conditions that can be addressed with nutrition, such as elevated blood sugar or cholesterol, or blood pressure issues. Feel free to bring blood panel results so we can discuss your laboratory values.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FIRST APPOINTMENT
During most nutrition counsults, I’ll ask about your goals, objectives, and reasons for wanting to adjust your nutrition habits. We’ll review your medical history, including any medications and supplements you’re currently taking. Then we’ll delve into your lifestyle; this helps give an understanding of your stress levels, sleep patterns, energy levels, exercise, and gastrointestinal function.
It will be helpful for to you write down everything you ate in the 24 hours prior to the appointment (or better yet, a food diary of two to three days’ worth of meals and snacks). With that guidance, we can begin to discuss your dietary preferences and cooking habits, and identify trouble spots, like skipping breakfast or late-night snacking. From there, we’ll develop some initial pointers to help you start eating healthier.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The program works, if you work it. If you’re ready to learn and incorporate some simple changes into your diet and lifestyle, that’s often enough to set you on the right course. Some clients like the accountability of setting up monthly consults until they feel in control of — and comfortable with — their new habits. It’s not unusual for clients to schedule one to two more follow-up sessions in the beginning and a refresher a year or two after the initial consult to review their goals or for help getting back on track.
WILL I HAVE TO STOP EATING WHAT I LOVE?
Absolutely not! Think of the consult as a partnership. It is not my practice to just tell you what to do to improve your diet; I aim help you set and achieve your health goals. I focus on flexibility, starting with small changes that make the most impact by incorporating tactics that fit your lifestyle. Together we will formulate a plan to empower you when making eating choices and guide you on the road to better health.
Nutrition Assessment: $120
During this foundation-building, 90-minute session, we'll complete an in depth food and nutrition intake, cover your nutrition history and review your eating and exercise habits. We will also discuss your medical history, current complaint(s) if any, biochemical and laboratory values if they are brought to the session. After this, we will analyze your diet, discuss caloric needs based on personal lifestyle/activity, reveal deficiencies and excesses, review carbohydrate, fat and protein needs and offer suggestions on ways to improve your nutritional intake.
Meal Planning: $150
If you don't want to sit down and plan what to eat, or If you're having difficulty planning an appealing menu that fits within your time, nutrition and cooking skill constraints consider this option. As each plan is tailored to your nutrition goals, health needs, and cooking abilities, the guesswork and stress of meal planning is removed.
I offer the creation of a customized food plan with recipes for 7 breakfasts, lunches and dinners +snacks to help you align your meals with your food goals.
NOTE: Meal plans are available only after completing a nutrition assessment to ensure your health needs and food preferences are met.
Nutrition Counseling: $60
After the in depth analysis of the Nutrition Assessment, if you need more guidance, we can discuss: goal setting, alternative actions in difficult situations or other recommendations in a follow up appointment. We can also celebrate successes, and troubleshoot situational or food challenges.
Wellness Package: $250
Includes a personal Diet Analysis, Meal Planning Session and one Follow-up Nutrition Counseling session.
Private Nutrition Education: $20 per lesson
I offer one on one nutrition education sessions for that personal touch that is not practical in a group setting. Get your questions answered!
Group Classes: $15/class Or $120 for the year
I will be conducting these on a monthly basis to explore different Nutrition Related subjects - let's separate the Myth from Fact. We will go over the scientific basis of nutritional concepts based on peer reviewed data.
Neya believes in the power of balanced eating while still enjoying life. She relies on her life experience and nutritional knowledge to develop custom nutritional solutions for real life situations.
“I attempt to combine sanity and eating, using peer-reviewed science, client education and empathy. ”
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Neya graduated with magna cum laude from San Diego State University in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition and is a Diet Technician, Registered. She has over 22 years of experience as a massage therapist and has personal experience with the complexities of healthy eating in this modern, fast paced world.