Dietitian Management

The Better Body Shop LLC has collaborated with an experienced Registered Dietitian to provide patient education and management with proper nutrition. Our highly trained personnel will conduct an in-person, one on one, in-office visit to discuss nutritional techniques and meal plans, to maximize on the potential of positive weight loss outcomes.

 

Our Dietitian is also certified as a Diabetic Educator. Not yet interested in our body contouring services, but need more support and in-depth teaching with the management of your diabetes? We can help!

 

Frequency Asked Questions?

 

What is the difference between a Nutritionist vs Dietitian?

Many people mistakenly use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably. Although these two professions are undoubtedly related, they maintain distinctive qualities. The biggest difference between dietitians and nutritionists lies in the legal restrictions that each title carries. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).

Unlike dietitians, the nutritionist profession is much less protected under the law. In fact, nutritionists that do not intend to use the titles of “dietitian” or “registered dietitian” are often free from government regulation. Some states may require nutritionists to obtain an occupational license from a Board of Nutrition, while other states allow individuals to practice as nutritionists without any previous education, training or work experience.

(NutritionED.org 2015-2019)

 

What can a Dietitian Do?

Dietitians organize food and nutrition plan and promote healthy eating habits to prevent and treat illness. They find work in foodservice businesses or working with patients in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Dietitians can work at colleges and universities, where they may teach nutrition and health classes, do research or focus on the public health issue. (Nutrition Science Degree 2018)

 

What to expect from a Dietitian consult?

The initial consultation may run 45 minutes to an hour. The dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health, and lifestyle. These questions allow the dietitian to tailor a customized eating plan to your needs.

 

What is a Certified Diabetic Educator?

A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management,    pre-diabetes, and diabetes prevention. A Certified Diabetic Educator educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE promotes self-management to achieve behavioral and treatment goals to improve health outcomes. (Certified Diabetic Educator 2019)

 

Does Diabetes Education Really Work?

Absolutely it does !!

For example, it helps you keep good blood sugar levels. There's research to suggest that diabetes education can lower your risk of complications like nerve and kidney damage, which helps you avoid dialysis and gives you a better quality of life. Knowing what's going on with your body also helps you feel more in control of your health.

 

One study of more than 1,200 people who got four 30-minute, one-on-one sessions with diabetes educators had impressive results. Folks in the study learned about important self-care strategies, like:

  • Healthy eating

  • Exercise

  • Medication

  • Self-monitoring

  • Easing stress

  • Dealing with potential problems

(WebMD 2019)

 

 

How many visits will I need?

Follow-up appointments allow the dietitian to keep track of your progress, and are determined based on your personal success. The dietitian is here to support you and fine-tune your eating plan. The main goal is to give you the knowledge and skills to be able to make the best food choices and take care of your health.

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