Health in the United States is a mess.
We don’t know how to find the best nutritionist tips and advertisements pop up on social media telling us to try this new intermittent fasting plan or that new low-carb trend. Some say we should follow this keto diet to lose weight and others tell us sugar is the cause of cancer and we must eliminate it from our diet. But who do we trust?
We live in a world where food waste is growing and eating disorders are prevalent.
Chronic illnesses and food allergies make social gatherings complicated and stressful and the cost of food is rising and travel costs are not helping the supply chain. Can anyone help us ease the stress of all this?
How do you know what to eat?
Luckily, one of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic is online nutrition counseling. It’s now easier than ever to find a nutritionist near me or you or online who can give you the best nutritionist tips to help you perform better now!
How do you know when it’s time to get help from a professional who has the training and educational background to provide nutrition education and diet advice?
In the past year, have you…
- Been struggling to have the energy to exercise?
- Been told to lose weight?
- Been told to find a nutritionist or dietician?
- Been having trouble sleeping?
- Been diagnosed with cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes, pre-diabetes, or IBS?
- Been stuck at home with the kids and ran out of healthy meal ideas?
- Recently given birth or found out you’re pregnant and need prenatal nutrition advice?
Luckily, there are highly trained professionals with excellent track records in helping people like you.
They can help you manage your diet and health behaviors. This includes many online nutritionists and dietitians who work mostly via telehealth platforms, like the one I use, called Healthie.
The best online nutritionists help you maintain a healthy diet and a stressless life, regardless of your needs.
While some people online claim to be the best (and may even be pretty popular or have tons of likes)… they can give harmful and costly health advice if they don’t have the proper background, education and medical training (and they usually don’t even know they’re doing it…eek).
Follow this guide to work with only trustworthy and qualified providers.
- Bachelor’s degree (typically in Nutrition, Biology, or a science)
- Master’s degree (typically in Nutrition, Biology, or a health-related science)
- Completed an accredited Dietetic Internship Program (similar to residency for doctors, typically 1 year of supervised practice)
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (they must have passed a national exam after completing the dietetic internship required for all dietitians)
- State license (you can check on your state’s licensing board website)
- Experience that applies to the problem(s) you are trying to solve
If you are facing a diagnosis…
…such as diabetes or recent weight gain or weight loss and need a more goal-oriented approach to food, but want to avoid setbacks and confusion, don’t waste any more time!
Book a 60 minute 1 on 1 virtual online session with an experienced nutritionist today here today.
Need a diet plan to help you manage the stress of a new baby? Get one here today!