There are so many reasons to see a Registered Dietitian! From digestive troubles, abnormal bloodwork, to optimizing your health with preventative action… the list goes on! If you are thinking about working with a dietitian or already having something in the books, check out our tips on how to prepare for your consultation!
What can you do to prepare for your dietitian consultation?
1. Define your personal nutrition goals
You may have been referred to us by your PCP or decided to make the change on your own. Either way, take a few minutes to visualize how you will feel when you’re at your optimal health. Do you have more energy? Less pain? Effortless balanced meal ideas for the family? We are on your side and want your to reach those goals!
2. Start a food journal
Coming prepared with a food journal will likely make your appointment run more smoothly, and you will be able to spend more time brainstorming on your action plan. We’ve made it easy with our portal to start logging your food intake as you book your appointment using the Better app. Make sure that you include your beverages and rough estimates of serving sizes of your intake. BONUS— you have started eating with intention!
3. Prepare a list of medications/supplements
Write down exact names and dosage of any medications, vitamin supplements, protein supplements, probiotics, etc. that you take on a regular basis. You can add these to your intake form or upload into the Better portal prior to your appointment. Your dietitian is able to adjust or reassure your supplement regimen.
4. Bring an open mind and positive attitude
Keep in mind that your dietitian is on your side, an ally in your health journey. WE ARE NOT THE FOOD POLICE. Our approach to improving your lifestyle is fun and we strive for progress, not perfection. An open mind is helpful when modifying your eating habits—from trying a new food to changing your eating schedule. My Nutrition Studio is here to guide the way.
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