Your First Appointment:
Your First Appointment
Our first appointment together is 50% "getting to know you" and 50% nutrition education. Based on what we learn about you in the first half of our appointment will help guide our nutrition suggestions for you.
Some things you can do to prepare for our first appointment:
1. Pay attention to what you normally eat and drink OR keep a food log of what you eat for ~1 week. We will always ask you what your normal breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks are. Paying attention beforehand makes it easier for you to recall on the spot. You can also email us your food log before our appointment, if that is easier for you!
2. Think about what your health goals are and let us know! Whether it is weight loss, gut health, managing blood sugar or hormones or anything else you want.. think it through so we can work on some good goal setting and create the best game plan for you!
3. OPTIONAL Email us any recent (within 3 months), pertinent lab work. We do not need lab work for our appointments, but sometimes it can be helpful to know exactly what we want to accomplish. It is also fun to look back on in the future to see how far you've come!
Your first follow-up is usually 3-4 weeks after your first appointment. That gives you plenty of time to try, fail, and try the dietary suggestions provided again and again.
WE NEVER EXPECT PERFECTION! Our goal is to flood good, nutritious food into your diet and begin moderating the foods that are preventing you from reaching your goals... but with everything in life, it takes a lot of practice and patience! We will get there.
Long-term follow-ups can range from every 4-12 weeks depending on how often you need assisstance and guidance. Whether you need more suggestions, accountability, or just a really good cheerleader to keep you committed, we are here for you!