Nutrition Consulting with the Dietitian
Whether you want to lose weight, manage your diet to achieve a specific health goal, or simply learn how to eat better, Eat Good Food 4 Life will offer you a thorough nutritional assessment, a customized meal plan, healthy recipe adaptations and much more as well as follow up visits.
Miryam ’s Philosophy
- My focus is helping patients choose a healthful lifestyle for a lifetime, not on dieting.
- My mission is to enable patients to reach their optimum health and weight to add years and quality to their lives.
As your dietitian, I will help you make long-term changes, not quick fixes, to your eating habits and nutritional intake. After all, the only diet that works is one that can be maintained for the long term. I will teach you lifetime lessons on how to eat well so that you could enjoy healthy eating and great results for life!
All services can also be provided in Spanish.
Consulting with Eat Good 4 Life can help you
- Learn how to eat properly for good at home, at work, and on the go
- Lose weight and keep it off for the long term
- Incorporate science-based diet strategies to help you manage your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose
- Eat to maximize energy levels
- Manage food cravings
- Understand and interpret nutrition labels
For a more personalized consultation, it is recommended but not necessary, that the following lab work be obtained:
- CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
- Lipid profile
- HgbA1C (Hemoglobing A1C For diabetics)
- C-reactive protein
Knowing these parameters will help me accurately asses your risk of heart and renal disease, diabetes, anemia, etc
What to Expect
Prior to your first session, it is necessary that you complete the health and nutrition questionnaire. Every patient will also be asked to complete a 3 day food journal.
The first session will include a comprehensive nutritional care plan and specific goals you can reach. You will receive specific recommendations and strategies. Medical history, blood work, current food intake, portion sizes, food preferences, and exercise habits will all be analyzed as part of your initial consultation.
Follow up appointments
The length of time between follow up appointments will depend on your goals and your schedule, thus the frequency of follow up visits will be flexible. For weight loss you’ll likely follow up once every two weeks. As you change your eating habits and establish a new healthy routine, you may wish to stretch out the duration of follow up appointments to monthly or once every few months.
Eat Good 4 Life can help you with:
Eat Good 4 Life believes we live in a obesogenic society. Because large portions of high calorie food are available 24/7 and technology has essentially engineered activity out of our daily lifestyle, obesity and overweight could be considered the norm rather than the exception. The mission of Eat Good 4 Life is to teach, guide and help patients to accomplish a long term healthy lifestyle.
Eat Good 4 Life focuses on specific strategies tailored to the client schedule, budget, personal needs and family situation. Eat Good 4 Life thinks long term and gradually acting not on dieting. Dieting is often a short term tactic without long term results.
If you have had the YO-YO dieting problems it was probably due to an outcome of a quick fix diet, weight loss gimmick, or other risky strategy. Eat Good 4 Life will help you break the cycle with long term approaches rather than short term results.
Why people give up weight loss? among some reasons:
- People feel hungry all the time
- People crave sweets and favorite snacks
- No professional support
When people talk about going on a diet it implies that they temporarily will change what they eat to achieve their objectives and then return to their previous and unhealthy eating patterns. This situation explains why many people on weight reduction diets ultimately regain the weight they lose. A long term approach to healthy eating is what they need which consists of two steps:
Modifying the eating habits to reverse or loose the odds of developing health problems
Maintaining the new eating habits relatively consistently for the rest of your life.
Tip: If you need to lose weight losing about 10% of your weight over 6 months is likely safe. Your extra pounds didn’t appear over night. They don’t disappear that way either!
It is very possible to lower your cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk with diet and activity alone. The dietary changes you can make does something that drug therapy doesn’t, it helps to control other risk factors such as high blood pressure and overweight, as well as diabetes and cancer prevention.
Eat Good 4 Life can assist you with your diet and lifestyle to help you lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease through easy to follow guidelines and meal planning services.
Diabetes has become an epidemic and more than 21 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious medical condition. If left untreated serious complications can occur which can significantly impact your life.
Eat Good 4 Life can help with the goal for diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels to stay as near to normal as possible by helping you manage your meals and snacks. If you are overweight, the extra body fat makes body cells become more resistant to insulin. Eat Good 4 Life can help you change your eating habits so that you can maintain a healthy weight and maximize your quality of life as well as prevent the many complications that can arise from this disease.
On the other hand if you have been told by your doctor that your blood glucose (or blood sugar) is elevated, although you have not yet been started on medication, this is the time to speak with a dietitian.
Health and preventive nutrition
Diet and nutrition are important factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the entire life course. Eat Good 4 Life will help you reach your goals and guide you through the journey so that you can minimize and increase your quality of life by preventing chronic disease.
High cholesterol management
Looking to tame your high cholesterol? Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Learn how to lower your LDL cholesterol levels, and obtain good cholesterol health through food and diet. Eat Good 4 Life will help you with strategies that not only are likely to help you lower your cholesterol levels, but also help you avoid having to take cholesterol medication, or having to increase your dose.
Diet is a very important part of the disease treatment. The diet may help decrease the amount of wastes in your blood and may help your kidneys to work longer. Eat Good 4 Life will help you develop a meal plan that suits your lifestyle so that you can manage the disease.
Reducing the risk of cancer
Certain foods, nutrients and undesirable dietary habits have been linked with the development of cancer. In general, you can lower your risk of cancer by choosing a healthy, varied diet and eating in moderation.
Scientists have found a relationship between cancer and a lack of certain vitamins such as A, C, D as well as selenium. Some studies show that these vitamins and minerals may provide some protection against certain types of cancer.
Eat Good 4 Life will be able to provide scientific dietary advice that can be applied to your everyday life to help reduce your risk of cancer.
Whether you suffer from acid reflux disease, celiac disease, irritable bowl syndrome or are recovering from major surgery Eat Good 4 Life can help you!
Millions of Americans suffer from some form of GI distress. It can be something as simple as heart burn to diverticulitis. Eat Good 4 Life can help you manage or completely eliminate your problems through diet.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that is linked with insulin resistance. You can have metabolic syndrome is you have three or more of these risk factors:
- Apple shape, waist measuring more than 35 inches for woman or 40 inches for man.
- High triglycerides
- Low HDL
- High blood pressure
- High fasting blood glucose
Eat Good 4 Life will teach and help you how to decrease your risk and be able to manage your lifestyle for life so that you can keep your numbers down
Other services offered for clients in the NJ/NYC AREA
Pantry make over
Is your pantry a help to your health and fitness goals or a hindrance? Your kitchen cabinets are a major player in your quest for success. You can really help yourself or really hurt yourself with the decisions you make when you go grocery shopping. Are you making the right choices? Eat Good 4 Life will help make over your pantry so that you can stay on track with your long term health journey.
Healthy cooking classes in the comfort of your own home
In home cooking classes, you will learn how to cook the foods you love to eat in a relaxing environment. Healthy cooking classes will focus on creating food that strives to best nurture the body by providing maximum nutrients and good stuff (vitamins, minerals, bulk fiber, “good” fats, etc.) and minimum “bad stuff” (overly-processed foods, “bad” fat, unnecessary sugar, empty calories, etc.) Miryam will help you look at your cooking through a more health-conscious lens and to consciously prepare healthier and quick meals for yourself and your family.
Grocery shopping with the dietitian
Have you ever wanted your very own personal dietitian with you when you are picking out groceries at your favorite store? A service once only reserved for the rich and famous is now available to you. Grocery shopping can be a tedious process. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what an ingredient on a food label means let alone, read food labels.
Some manufacturers make claims and would like us to believe that certain foods are healthy or good for us, when in fact, the exact opposite is true! Having a dietitian grocery shop with you can help you make lifelong changes that can extend your lifespan, make you feel great, and potentially appear younger by consuming foods that offer optimal nutrition.