Nutritional counseling (aka nutrition counseling) is a process in which a specialized healthcare professional helps patients make healthy food decisions based on their nutritional needs and form better eating habits to improve their overall health and wellness.
At Lifelong Metabolic Center, we understand how important it is to be counseled on nutrition, and that is why it is part of our weight loss program.
We ask for a personal health history, diet background, and family history during your first session. We use this information to create the best program for your individual needs.
You’ll also get to meet Dr. Amanda Borre. Dr. Borre loves to educate her patients on nutrition, exercise, and general health based on one-on-one interactions throughout this entire process.
Following your initial consultation, you will receive a kit containing the following items:
We will also give you specific lists of foods for our program’s early jump-start phases and slowly work other foods into the program and the rest of your life.
Our lifelong plan incorporates all food groups—while guiding what moderation looks like for you. We believe that accountability, encouragement, and proper supplementation are the keys to making our program a success.
We maintain a high level of accountability through continued virtual visits and calls during each phase, as well as reminders and check-ins via text throughout the program. These texts do more than encourage you and keep you focused on your goals. They also allow Dr. Borre to get to know your body and weight loss patterns.
Our program is a 4-phase system:
Add supplements and additional healthy fats because they are satiating and help you make the transition into the program a more comfortable experience.
The second phase includes 40 days where you will have a specific plan of proteins, fruits, and vegetables from our approved foods list.
They are anti-inflammatory and low glycemic, which helps you manage your blood sugar and insulin levels. This prevents spikes and dips in energy levels. We want you to not only feel good once you are done with the plan, but we also want you to feel good while you are on the plan.
During this phase, you will text Dr. Borre daily every morning as soon as you weigh in. Expected weight loss for this phase is around 20 pounds for women and a bit more for men.
When you follow our advice and instructions exactly, you can get some amazing results! This is why regular communication is key in this phase.
The third phase expands to 6 meals per day for 21 days. We want your body to become tight, toned, and firm, so you will eat approved foods frequently for a natural metabolic burn.
We purposely slow down the weight loss in this phase. You can expect to lose between 3–5 pounds. Texts are sent on a weekly basis.
The final phase is where you follow your DNA report recommendations and receive monthly coaching from Dr. Borre.
The coaching includes a new digital food journal along with a list of recommended foods and foods that should be eaten sparingly. The DNA report gives the right range for your macros and exercise score, or MET, and a list of common exercises and their MET values.
Dr. Borre will walk you through the process of designing good nutrition and exercise plans to fit the requirements of your report.
As you can see, nutritional counseling is very important and has a place in every phase of this program.
You can use the information from the coaching sessions not only for success while on the program, but also to keep the weight off for life.
During the Lifelong Metabolic Center program, we work on methods to improve bad eating habits, give helpful advice about writing reminders of why you started the program and post them around your home, and taking “before” and “after” photos to help keep you motivated.
We know that a weight loss journey can be a very personal one.
We take the emotional side of this equation very seriously. We also put great stock in the science behind our program. We take the data collected during our coaching and use it to help motivate you to succeed.
Once Dr. Borre has gotten to know you, your body, and your routine, she can apply those things and more to making your Lifelong Metabolic Center program the absolute best it can be! Dr. Borre loves to educate her patients on nutrition, exercise, and general health based on one-on-one interactions throughout this entire process.
Lifelong Metabolic Center’s nutrition counseling services in Naperville can help you reach your goals. Call us or fill out our contact form to learn more about nutritional counseling and other services we offer.