1. You’ve tried several diets and can’t achieve or maintain the results you seek. Did you excitedly begin each diet only to burn out after a few weeks? Do you feel like you’re treading water when it comes to your energy level, fitness, or overall wellness? Has your weight over the years felt like a rollercoaster or a neverending plateau? Do you feel like you’ve been sucked into the mindset that in every case weight lost = health gained? Honestly, in my biased opinion, everyone could benefit from sitting down with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and just talking about their relationship with that darn number on the scale. There is so much to dig into there. You can expect me to ask you about your weight history, what led you to reach 

certain weights, how much importance you give that number and how it relates to other aspects of your wellness. 

2. You have been diagnosed with a condition that can be treated or alleviated through nutrition changes.

This includes most medical conditions, particularly diabetes, high cholesterol, celiac disease, IBS, kidney disease, thyroid issues, metabolic syndrome, and food allergies or intolerances.

The good news? You can improve your condition or its symptoms through changes in what you eat! The rest of the good news? You don’t have to go it alone. An RDN is fully equipped to help you know what is the evidence-based treatment for your diagnosis and where to start.

3. You want to sort through the misinformation. Nutrition, particularly holistic and functional nutrition, is all the rage right now. Everyone and their cousin is sharing nutrition advice and anecdotes. RDNs step back and analyze the research so you don’t have to. If there are some new nutrition concepts out there that you aren’t sure about, a session with me would be a great time to discuss these. And if you find a topic I haven’t seen the research on yet, you betcha I’ll look into it and get back to you. 4. You are pregnant or trying to conceive.  Nutrition plays an important role in fertility for both men and women. If you are having difficulty conceiving, you may wish to consult an RDN. They may be able to spot things in your diet, activity, and general routine that are 
holding you back. In addition, a woman’s nutritional needs change throughout pregnancy and choosing foods that nourish the body is of even more importance than usual. While I do not have personal experience in this area, I can speak to the general guidelines of nutrition for fertility and pregnancy. Or if you would like, I am more than happy to refer you to an RDN who specializes in fertility nutrition.  5. You would simply like to learn more about nutrition and general wellness.
Maybe you’ve had some basic nutrition education…maybe you’ve just been buying more avocados lately. Wherever you are in your current level of understanding about nutrition, you can always learn more! A session with an RDN should be in your near future if you ever wonder things like, “What are carbs and what am I supposed to think about them? How much should I be eating and when? Should I be taking vitamins? What is my metabolism anyway?” These are just a few of the reasons you might want to meet with an RDN. If any of these struck a chord with you, I’d love to chat!