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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I COME SEE A DIETITIAN INSTEAD OF JUST “GOOGLING” THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS?
Dietitians are the food professionals. They only offer evidence based advice. That means the information you receive is supported by research and is safe.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE A CHANGE FROM MY NUTRITION PLAN?
Results are based on the individual. The more adherence and compliance to a plan, the more results you will see. Over time, dedication to a plan will turn into newly formed healthier habits, isn’t that what we want?
WHAT IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN?
Dietetics/nutrition is the study of applied human nutrition. Dietitians take evidence-based information and translate it into practical solution that are individualized for each client. We all lead lives that may have different goals and barriers, so the approach should match that.
I’VE HEARD OF THE TERMS HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, NUTRITION EXPERT, NUTRITION COACH, ETC. ARE THESE FOOD PROFESSIONALS?
No, these titles are not protected or regulated by a governing body and you are not necessarily receiving evidence-based nutrition information.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DIETITIAN IS REGISTERED AND LICENSED AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
To know if the dietitian you are seeing is registered, you can check https://www.nsdassoc.ca. This is the website/regulatory body that ensures all dietitians are licensed and are practicing in a competent manner.
DO I GET PERSONAL SUPPORT IF I NEED IT?
Yes. All programs are skillfully planned to meet the needs and goals of clients on a case by case basis.
DOES NUTRITION HELP SOMEONE LIKE ME?
Nutrition helps everyone! The foundation of our wellbeing starts with nutrition. Optimal nutrition can benefit the following (but not exclusively):
High blood pressure
Poor food relationships
I’M EMBARRASSED ABOUT MY EATING HABITS, WILL I BE JUDGED?
Absolutely not. Food and nutrition has become a very confusing topic for many people. The misinformation in the media with the addition of crazy marketing has people raising a lot of questions. There is no silly question, and all questions are welcome. The important part is that you have taken the right first step in taking the initiative to learn more about proper nutrition for yourself.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO APPOINTMENTS?
If you are looking to have measurements taken as a measure of progress, a t-shirt with thin pants would be best. This allows the dietitian to take anthropometric measurements (measurements around your body) and can take measurements with the bioelectric impedance analyzer (scale). Other protocols are in place to use this scale, and will be sent to you before your discovery session.