Nutrition would be so easy if eating was only a matter of obtaining energy, but in reality our relationships with food encompass cultural, social, financial, and emotional factors that influence our eating habits.
Food can be how we deal with stress, cope with sadness, celebrate happy times, or stave off boredom. For many, food causes anxiety. Eating becomes the focal point of the day, and thinking about when/what/how much we are going to consume can send us into a tailspin.
To treat food as simply fuel ignores the complex and highly individualized relationships we have developed with what we put into our bodies. Therefore, it is both necessary and logical that we take all of these factors into account in our nutrition counseling.
Some of the most common opportunities for improvement that inspire people to come for nutrition counseling include the following:
• Eating Disorders
• Disordered Eating
• Intuitive Eating
• Health at Every Size ®
• High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
• High Cholesterol
• Blood Sugar Concerns
Just as a condition does not set in overnight, improving it will take sustained effort over time, and we are here to support you as you move forward. Generally, we see new patients often at first (perhaps bi-weekly, for example), but as new behaviors become new habits, session frequency decreases.
In order for us to better serve you, we ask that you complete a short list of forms prior to your first appointment. For information on what to expect at your first visit, as well as answers to other common questions about nutrition counseling at Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC, please visit the FAQ page.