Article provided by: Everlong Nutrition, LLC
While eating right is vital to our physical and mental health, what does eating right mean? There is much confusion these days about “eating right.” At Everlong Nutrition, we employ registered dietitians and nutritionists to provide medical nutrition programs to people looking for all kinds of dietary needs. If you've never visited an RDN or RD (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) before, you may have some questions about how it works. Below are some of the questions our patients asked.
What is the main difference between a registered dietitian and a registered nutritionist?
A registered dietitian is a nutrition specialist who has met the minimum educational requirements to qualify for the profession. A registered dietitian must have completed an internship-training program. However, a registered nutritionist is an expert who advises people on dietary concerns relating to health.
What should I expect during my counseling session?
The nutrition counseling session focuses on meeting your goals. During your counseling session, the most important thing is to set what you hope to achieve. At Everlong Nutrition, our San Diego nutritionist and dietitian will gather health and lifestyle background from you. Our Scripps Ranch CA dietitian will create a sample meal plan and personalized plan designed to accommodate your preferences, needs, and lifestyle.
What should I expect during my follow-up counseling sessions?
Follow-up nutrition counseling sessions offer on-going education and support to help you overcome obstacles along the way. Our San Diego nutritionist and dietitian will ask you to fill a food record and review the record with you during each follow-up session. Your daily meal plan may be tweaked according to your health needs during the review until you reach your goals.
Why should I choose a dietitian or nutritionist to help me?
Dietitians are more likely to address your unique needs, preferences, and lifestyle. A dietitian will take their time to learn about you, offer you customized advice, information, and strategies to get you the best results. The dietitians at Everlong Nutrition offer various packages to address your needs and help you improve your exercise and eating habits.
Do I require a doctor's recommendation to see a dietitian?
A dietitian or nutritionist can collaborate with your doctor or any other health specialist to ensure you receive the best care. A doctor's recommendation is not always needed to book an appointment.
Can a dietitian help me lose weight?
A dietitian is a food expert who can interpret nutrition science into practical solutions for your healthy living. Our registered dietitian at Everlong Nutrition uses their expertise to help you make positive and unique lifestyle changes so that you accomplish your weight loss goals.
How can I schedule an appointment with you?
You can schedule an appointment with us at any time and date, that's convenient for you. If you prefer to schedule a consultation on the phone, call us at (619) 393-4940 to request a Dietitian appointment. If you need personalized support from a registered dietitian, connect with us to get started and learn more about our expediting services.