Nutrition Counseling

“Diets” have shown to be ineffective at keeping weight off in the long term, nor do they change the way you think, relate, or use food. Whether you desire to lose, gain or maintain weight, have an eating disorder, or believe your relationship with food is “unhealthy,” you may benefit from nutrition counseling.

With obesity affecting 34.9% of US adults and 17% of children and adolescents, nutrition is clearly at the center of this common, yet serious condition.  Obesity is the cause of heart diseases, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.  Additionally, allergies appear to be on the rise with an increase in children of 50% between 1997 and 2011 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I understand that food plays a very personal role in your life. It is essential to survival, but it takes on many other roles. It can satisfy an emotion, cure an illness, fuel the demands of a sport or recover from injury, and for some, it becomes the one (perceived) control they have over their lives.

If you are someone who has successfully lost weight on a designed or medically supervised diet, but you were not educated on how to continue to eat in the real world, then I can help you.  I will educate you, so that you understand what food does for you. Learning to eat socially, on the run, and/or during stressful times is the real world, and you will learn how to be successful in it.  If you are training hard but not getting the results you expect, then let me look at your nutrition and tailor it to your needs.  Bars, gels and protein powders are not foods for someone who wishes to excel in competitive sports. Perhaps food is none of the above for you, but you just have questions, I am here to help.


Valerie Young, PhD, RD, LD