Creating the right nutrition plan for each person is a highly individualized process.
We work with our clients to:
Identify how many calories they should be eating to maintain, lose or gain weight to reach or maintain a healthy body weight.
Learn what types of foods they need to eat to reduce LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol or reduce diabetes.
Find the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats for optimal health, energy and longevity.
Manage food allergies such as gluten, egg, peanut, corn and soy.
Reduce sugar, saturated fats, salt, chemical additives and preservatives.
Upgrade their nutrition to include more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
Manage alcohol, caffeine, sweets, and treats in moderation.
Our goal is to educate people on proper nutriton and give them the tools to make their own choices. While each person's needs are different, we help our clients cultivate healthy nutrition habits:
Reading and understanding food labels.
Developing a weekly meal planning, grocery shopping and food prep routine.
Learning how to choose healthy recipes and make substitutions to upgrade favorite foods to be more nutrient rich.
Creating healthy snack and take-out choices.
Teaching families, couples and friends how to share meal planning and cooking tasks.
Developing basic cooking skills.
Building support and resources for nutrition needs ouside of their interest or skill level.
Eating well while sticking to a budget.
Managing social and emotional eating.
Logging food can be a useful tool for understanding current eating patterns and as a resource for objectively choosing where to make changes. We often suggest using online food logs or apps as part of nutrition education.
The following tools and resources we use regularly:
Basic food group chart with simple suggestions on how to estimate portions: www.ChooseMyPlate.org
Basic daily calorie calculator that uses your age, sex, height, weight, and current activity level to suggest the number of daily calories you should be eating to maintain your weight: Calculate Yours Now
Making nutrition changes can feel overwhelming at first, and often it's one of the most rewarding components of wellness. The right food plan can increse energy, decrese stress, supports higher quality and quantity of sleep and is an essential component of most weight losss plans.
We love watching people surprise themselves when they try and discover how much they enjoy new foods or learn a new cooking technique. It is especially rewarding to work with couples and families to cultivate regular meal time as the benefits eating dinner together are far greater than just eliminating hunger. Beyond creating better long term meal habits, family dinners can reduce the risk of obesity and eating disorders in children and create deepeer family bonds and connection.
core corporate™ offers nutrition education programs that are delivered in the workplace. Presentations are customized to meet the needs of your unique business commmunity and setting. Helping companies create healthier work environments may also include consulting management on how to upgrade snack areas, rewards, and events to be more nutritious (and delicious!).
Athletes, pregnant mothers and other special populations often have specific dietary needs. We are able to give general guidance to our clients and we refer them to registered dieticians and nutritionists when then need more comprehensive nutrition advice or their needs are outside our scope of practice.
All programs are custom designed for each Individual, Small Group or Organization. Learn more about our integrative approach & decide whether working together is the right match for your goals by setting-up a consultation today.
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Deb, I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate having you as my trainer. Really, you've totally changed my body and my life.
I've never before stuck to a regular exercise routine, but your expertise and care inspired me to to do so, and I really feel it's improved my posture, abilities and comfort level.
It's been so nice to have you as a special confidant and friend as I navigate my personal and family journeys. I feel like you understand and care about all of my family members bodies as well as their souls. Also, I appreciate you making it easy for me to branch out into other exercise modalities without making me feel badly. You are a true professional, as well as a really good person and I feel blessed to have you in my life.
~ Lori, in Newton, MA