Nutrition Services

Here at A Healthy Balance, we offer a wide variety of nutrition services. From general consulting to guided tours, we strive to offer our clients the most balanced and realistic option for their lifestyle. We are not about “diets” and restricted eating, we want to work with you to identify and implement realistic changes to help you reach your goals.

Individual Nutrition Consulting

There is a lot of information (and mis-information) about nutrition, weight loss, and dieting. Take the guess work out of eating healthy and losing weight by working with a Registered Dietitian. 

What’s a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

An RD is a food and nutrition expert who can help you find answers to all of your nutrition questions.

How We Can Help

  • Weight Loss
  • Sports Performance
  • Decreasing Body Fat Percent
  • Kid’s Nutrition
  • Mindful Eating
  • Disordered Eating
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

Now Accepting New Clients!

Your insurance may cover your nutrition visits or we have affordable private pay rates.

Insurances

Custom Meal Plan & Nutrition Consultation

Have one of our RDs create a customized meal plan based on your specific food preferences and nutritional needs.  Provide us with your list of favorites, likes and dislikes, as well as your day to day schedule and we’ll create a plan that fits you!  We will then sit down you with to review the meal plan and answer any questions you may have. 

 

BodyGem® Metabolism Test

BodyGem BEI 4The BodyGem® is a state-of-the-art, indirect calorimeter that accurately measures resting metabolic rate (RMR).

Translation: It tells you how many calories you need.

What is RMR and why take the test?

RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) is the number of calories our body needs at complete rest to perform vital body functions. It can count for up to 75% of your total calorie needs. RMR is dependent on many things including age, gender, body weight, body composition, activity level, stress, eating habits and genetics, to name a few.

What the BodyGem® offers that predictive equations can’t is the ability to get a personalized reading that will capture the effect these factors have on your metabolism. This number, combined with your daily activity and exercise routine, allows our Registered Dietitian to create calorie intake and nutrition recommendations specific to your health, fitness or weight goals.

Calorie needs are not a one-size-fits-all, and being off by a few hundred calories a day can mean the difference between losing and gaining weight, or having a stand-still on your scale.

How does it work?

You will receive a disposable mouthpiece that is attached to the BodyGem® device and fits similar to mouthguard. By breathing into the device, oxygen consumption VO2 is measured, which is a direct indicator of your resting metabolic rate. You will be seated in a comfortable position, holding the device for approximately 15 minutes until the results are displayed on the screen’s digital device.


Prior to your BodyGem® Metabolism Test you must fast from food and caffeine for 4 hours (water is ok!) and refrain from exercise or additional physical activity for 12 hours to obtain the most accurate reading of your resting metabolic rate. 

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Virtual Consulting

Work with our Registered Dietitians from anywhere!

Interested in getting some more guidance to maintain your healthy lifestyle, but don’t live close to one of our studios? Don’t worry! We still have you covered! You can now work with one of our Registered Dietitians from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or on the go – all you need is an internet connection. Using a secured, private link or dial in code, you will connect with our staff through GoToMeeting and complete your consultation via webcam or phone.
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Grocery Store Tours

Who better to shop with than a Registered Dietitian?!

Do you dread the weekly grocery shopping? Do you put it off as long as possible, leaving yourself with no healthy choices at home, and your healthy efforts derailed? Let us help you take the stress out of navigating the aisles and become a confident shopper. 

Meal Plan and Grocery Store Tour

Meet with our Registered Dietitian to create a meal plan and shopping list tailored to match your personal nutrition goals before heading to the grocery store together. 

A shopping trip with our Registered Dietitian can help you:

  • Follow a medially prescribed diet, such as a gluten free, heart healthy or diabetes management plan.
  • Shop strategically to put together quick and easy meals at home.
  • Be savvy about comparing products.
  • Purchase the healthiest choices at the best prices.
  • Learn what to look for on the nutrition label and how that impacts your nutrition choices.
  • Create a meal plan and shopping list that fits your schedule and your goals.

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