Whether you plan to sign up for one of my coaching programs or simply want a general idea of what you should be eating, our collaboration begins with this two-hour meeting. Here's how it works:
- You complete a detailed questionnaire about your diet, lifestyle and health status and return this to me before we meet.
- At your Nutrition Evaluation, we take an in-depth look at your medical history, lab results, diet, supplements and lifestyle.
- Next, I describe the main principles of the Modern Mediterranean diet as they relate to your specific health concerns.
- We agree realistic goals for you (e.g., "Reduce carbs," "Eat three anti-inflammatory foods every day," "Eat fermented foods," or "Eat more vegetables.")
You receive a "Nutrition Evaluation Handbook" which lists the dietary changes we agreed during our meeting and summarizes my general recommendations in simple terms.
The Nutrition Evaluation is the first step in a long-term shift to a healthier way of eating and living. It will not provide much practical advice that you can implement quickly and effortlessly. People who already cook, exercise and have a good basic understanding of nutritional health will find it relatively easy to translate my recommendations into action; at most, they may book one or two stand-alone consultations for follow-up and fine tuning.
If, on the other hand, you have complex health problems and significant changes to make, you might want to commit to ongoing diet and health coaching to keep you supported, motivated and accountable. Research shows that it takes most people months and years to adopt new habits; give yourself time and see this as an important investment in your long-term health and happiness.
Nutrition Evaluations are held in person at my Boulder or Denver offices or by video conference. Fee: $200.