You are working with a therapist, maybe you found a great group, but have you found your dietitian? An essential part of comprehensive eating disorder care is working with a dietitian; they help do the on the ground work, so to speak, of dealing with the food. But what is a dietitian and what role do they serve on an eating disorder team?
What is a Dietitian?
A dietitian is a health professional who helps you make choices about the food you eat. At Nourish The Heart Counseling, our dietitians are here to guide you toward a balanced and intuitive approach to eating.
How Can a Dietitian Help You?
Our dietitians work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating (IE) model to help clients develop a different relationship with food. These approaches focus on your overall well-being and developing a less rigid relationship with food. We understand that everyone is different, and our goal is to help you develop a relationship that works for you. We take a non-weight centric anti-fatphobic approach.
Here are some ways our dietitians can assist you:
- Personalized Meal Planning: Together, we’ll create a meal plan that fits your preferences and lifestyle. It’s not about strict rules; it’s about finding joy in nourishing your body. Not everyone will want a meal plan or need one – but for those that do, working with a dietitian can be very helpful.
- Food exposures and challenges: Our dietitians can help you discover a variety of foods that bring both pleasure and nutrition. We believe in reintroducing foods that may have been eliminated from your diet and an all foods fit model.
- Education and Support: Receive information and support on topics like nutrition, food myths, and creating a healthy relationship with food.
Why Choose Nourish The Heart Counseling for Dietitian Services?
At Nourish The Heart Counseling, we believe in a compassionate and understanding approach to your well-being. Our dietitians are here to support you, without judgment, as you navigate your relationship with food.
Take the first step toward a healthier, happier you. Our Dietitian Services are an integral part of our commitment to helping you nourish your heart and body. We take many major insurances, private pay and offer sliding scale. Contact us today to begin your journey to a more positive and fulfilling relationship with food.