Our Registered Dietitians are here to listen to your health goals, work with you compassionately to form a road-map to achieve your goals, and provide loads of resources, tools, and encouragement along the way!
We do not believe in a one-size-works-for-all approach. We believe in tailoring each appointment to what is most helpful to you and your health right now! Our priority is to increase the quality of all aspects of your life through better nutrition with less stress. By having dietitians that specialized in diabetes, weight management, gut health, disordered eating you get the specialized care your deserve. You can set goals that are achievable and make changes that are sustainable!
We have experts who specialized in the following conditions:
- Disordered Eating
- Food Allergies/Food Intolerances
- Gastrointestinal Diseases such as IBS and Crohn’s
- Women’s Health such as thyroid disease and PCOS
- Diabetes Management and Kidney Disease
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Pediatric nutrition-picky eating, food avoidance, etc.
Group counseling sessions are designed to discuss an individual topic, such as weight management, thyroid and diet, or sports nutrition, with a group of four or more. Sample menu patterns can be created and paired with handouts providing tips and useful information to help each member of the group session achieve his/her personal goals. Group counseling is covered under some insurance plans.
By testing your resting metabolic rate (RMR) with indirect calorimetry, you will learn how many calories you can consume without gaining weight, the deficit needed for weight loss, or the increased amount of calories needed for weight gain. Typically, an RMR is determined using a formula based on your weight, height and age; however, this method does not take into account individual nuances. Measuring your actual metabolism in our office will give us an exact measurement of your RMR.
****Please note metabolic testing is only available at our Cary and Raleigh locations.******
About the test
We use the FDA approved REEVUE indirect calorimeter and the MedGem indirect calorimeter to measure your resting metabolic rate (RMR). During the test you will be asked to recline in a comfortable chair, place a cushioned clamp over your nose, and breathe calmly for ten minutes into a mouthpiece that is attached to one of the indirect calorimeters. The key is to relax and be as still as possible while breathing normally.
Preparation for the test
- Do not exercise prior to your appointment on the day of the test.
- Do not eat or drink anything (except water) within four hours of your appointment time. An overnight fast (after midnight) is best if your test can be scheduled in the early morning.
- Do not consume caffeine on day of the test.
The Savvy Shopper Grocery Store Tour
With so many items to choose from these days, shopping for healthy choices can become overwhelming. Reading food labels and ingredient lists can quickly become confusing and frustrating.
One of our Registered Dietitians can personally guide you through the grocery store, educating you on food labels and ingredient lists while reviewing and analyzing products you use and some products you may want to consider incorporating into your new healthy lifestyle! This is a great option for food allergy clients and those who may be on a limited diet to gastrointestinal concerns.
At the end of the tour, you will have a personalized, nutritious shopping list and a better understanding of food labels.