Posted on: July 13, 2020 Blog

Nutrition counseling is an excellent service that supports safe, healthy weight loss along with tools for lifelong weight maintenance. If you have been struggling to lose excess fat, our team of certified nutrition counselors at RCMC Medical Center are here to provide you with a positive, non-judgmental atmosphere and a flexible diet plan that is based on your personal preferences.

At our weight loss clinics, we believe in educating our clients for long-term success, which is why we have provided some of the key information that you may want to know before contacting one of our nutrition counselors.

What You Need to Know About Nutrition Counseling

Who might benefit from nutrition counseling?

While nutrition counseling is often associated with weight loss alone, working with a certified nutritionist can also help sufferers of various medical conditions, support athletic activities, or simply help food enthusiasts discover healthy new recipes and cooking methods. To get the most out of your nutrition consultations, we recommend scheduling a checkup with your regular physician in order to flag any potential health issues that could be treated with a specific diet plan. For example, sufferers of heart problems may need help developing a low cholesterol diet plan, while those with colitis or Crohn’s disease may benefit from a diet that is low in fiber.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

At RCMC Medical Center, we seek to help our clients develop a nutrition plan that fits their lifestyle, helps achieve their individual goals, is sustainable, and considers health concerns. To do this, our counselors will use an initial consultation to get to know the client’s current diet, daily routine, food preferences, and medical history. During this free consultation, clients are also welcome to use this time to discuss additional medical weight loss options such as appetite suppressants or testosterone therapy. By gathering all relevant information, your counselor will be able to tailor a diet plan to your individual needs.

How many appointments are essential?

Once our nutrition counselors can gather information to form a diet plan during an initial consultation, clients are encouraged to sit down with their counselor at least two more times over the course of a few weeks to ensure they are on the right track to achieving their goals. Our counselors will happily adjust your diet plan as your lifestyle and food preferences change.

Contact us today at our Banning, Rancho Cucamonga, or Hesperia clinic for a free consultation!