As stated on my “About Emily” page, I want you to become your own nutrition expert. Personal consulting is the “bread and butter” of many private nutrition practices, – and don’t get me wrong, I love love love working with clients one-on-one – but I don’t want to counsel you forever!
A good nutritionist sets up her program to be a finite number of weeks based on what research shows is a good amount of time for solidifying eating behavior change. Whether or not the client achieves their initial goals within the alloted amount of time is partly an effect of the clinician’s skill, and of course, the client’s compliance to her professional advice. My favorite clients are the ones that ask lots of questions, do their journaling, and at the end of the program, have not only achieved their goals but surpassed them while learning a lot about themselves, their food, and their own unique physiology.
Then, we shake hands, and they walked out the door (with insurance receipt in hand), never to be heard from again.
It’s like seeing your student graduate and go on to bigger and better things. Occasionally, you get an email, but for the most part, my best clients are very confidently making the best food choices for their health and well-being. They may occassionally relapse into old ways (which is normal) but they know how to regain control and go back to eating for prevention and optimal performance without me. It’s so rewarding!
The grocery store is a labyrinth with false turns at every corner. Does it mean you stop eating, or enjoying the food you buy? No! It means you, the consumer, need to make educated decisions so that through your purchases you “vote” for only the best foods available to you.
Are you ready for your best foods? Check out my services, and start on the path to becoming your own nutrition expert.