what to expect with nutritional counseling
Prior to starting your weight loss program, your medical provider might ask you to keep a food diary. You’ll maintain this diary anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In it, you’ll record everything you eat and drink.
During your first appointment, we will review this food diary and ask you about your health and diet goals. We will review your medical history and discuss any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. We will then discuss your lifestyle. You’ll talk about your sleep patterns, your energy levels throughout the day, your stress levels, how much exercise you get, and more.
We may also examine your eyes, skin, nails, and mouth to look for signs of nutrient deficiencies and take body measurements that can include your height, weight, and body fat percentage.