TYPES OF NUTRITION PLANS AVAILABLE
Anti-inflammatory/ alkaline diet plans (for gout, skin conditions, menopause...)
Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes reversal and insulin management plans.
Sports nutrition with body fat percentage monitoring.
Weight loss plans.
Bodybuilding nutrition plans; without additional fat gains.
Vegetarian and vegan weight loss, and sports nutrition plans.
HOW IT WORKS
Prior to the first consultation (via phone, internet, or in person), I will have reviewed your completed lifestyle questionnaire and identified areas where improvements can be made, and 'triggers' that can contribute to less desirable food choices being made.
I will then show you how weight loss works, by way of a simple diagram, and how the different food groups (proteins carbs, and fats) impact body weight. You will receive two food lists that classify common foods into those foods that promote weight loss (fat burning) and those foods that prevent weight loss. I am keeping it as easy to follow as possible.
Then, if you are comfortable having a skinfold body fat assessment we will do that, from which we find out your percentage of body fat, amount of fat mass in kg, and the amount of lean mass you have. We can then track the rate of fat loss and lean muscle gain. I will work out realistic short, medium, and long-term goals for you to work towards. If you are working with Dean online then you can take tape measurements (and perhaps photos) at home.
If you like to exercise, I will show you the best way to structure your exercise/activities to maximize your fat-burning.
I then design your nutrition plan based on the foods you like to eat, and that are easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. From your body fat test, I can calculate the amounts of carbs, protein, and fat for each meal/snack. Obviously, I will restrict some foods and introduce other foods you may not have thought of. I try to give you several meal/ snack options for each mealtime, depending on your body's needs.
The design of your nutrition plan is highly personalized and is based on your age, stage in life, food preferences, and hormone profile. Its design will also address lifestyle factors like stress, sleep, injuries, pain, blood pressure, blood lipids, and inflammation. There is an allowance for 'meals off' so don't think you will be on some inflexible plan, as they don't work long term. I may discuss specific supplements that would help restore optimal nutrient levels for improved metabolic and hormonal function.
Please allow an hour for your first consultation. At the end of the consultation, you will receive a draft initial nutrition plan so you can start immediately. After the session, I will review your session notes and email through a formal copy of your plan that may be slightly modified.
Adjustments to your plan can/will be made weekly based on how your body is responding as well as your feedback as to what meals are working and what meals might need changing. There are also email and phone consultations between visits to answer any questions, as well as provide support and motivation. If you become unwell you can put the program on hold until you are ready to resume.
Follow-up appointments are typically every two weeks. These appointments are crucial as I need to assess how your body is responding to the foods you are eating and/or the exercise schedule. It may take several weeks to discover the ideal nutrition plan (foods) that your body responds best to, as well as discover which foods it may not metabolize very well. From your feedback and the results of your body fat test, I will make the necessary adjustments to your plan so that you keep tracking toward your goal at a good rate relative to your effort.
If this sounds good and you're keen to start the next step is to complete the lifestyle questionnaire.
WHAT IT COSTS
Initial Consultation (including pre-meeting analysis) 60 minutes $275
Initial Follow Ups 30 minutes $89
20 minute Follow Ups $60 (These apply, once we know the nutrition plan is producing excellent results, and you have settled into following it).