The first step is to set up a 20-minute free phone consult so we can discuss your case and determine if we are a good fit.
To begin our work together, you can come to my home office in Alameda, California, or we can meet over phone. While every client is different, I take most clients through the following three-step process:
Step 1: Analysis
Because everyone has different nutritional requirements and health goals, the first thing I do is analyze your current lifestyle.
I conduct an individualized health assessment to identify your current health, diet, and habits.
I evaluate potential health hazards (various stressors, toxins, or addictions that might need to be addressed).
I take a look at your current diet to assess calories from macronutrients (protein, fats, and carbohydrates) and key micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). If you’re currently taking supplements or medications, I make note of that.
Step 2: Create an Individualized Plan
Armed with the information from Step 1, I can customize a plan that meets your nutritional needs.
I provide you with custom meal plans and recipes, including recipe adaptation, to fit your specific needs.
I assess total calories and key foods/nutrients that you need, establishing appropriate percentages of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and key vitamins and minerals.
I recommend shifts to your daily habits and lifestyle to help you reach your goals. I recommend specific supplements, if I think they are necessary.
Step 3: Ongoing Support and Lifestyle Recommendations
You can schedule follow-ups with me on an as-needed or ongoing basis. I can offer you the support, guidance, and recommendations that you need to stay on track to achieve your goals. Remember, nourishing the entire you takes time.
Your body’s needs are in constant flux. Seasonal foods, changing weather, and the amount of stress you are under all affect your diet. We’ll take a look at the time of year and your life, and adjust your diet accordingly. Maybe you would benefit from a cleanse or a balancing or building diet (varying percentages of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, targeting specific vitamins and minerals). If you have special dietary or medical needs, we’ll discuss what changes need to be made to continue to support your health.
One’s “diet” should not be stagnant/rigid/boring, and no single “diet” is good for everybody. That’s why I periodically check in with you to see what’s working and what’s not.