WHAT IS WORKING WITH A DIETITIAN LIKE?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions about working with a dietitian

What is working with a dietitian like? Click the options below to learn more about nutrition services at Choose Food in Austin, Texas.

Nutrition counseling options at Choose Food

Free Consultation

What is working with a dietitian like? Find out by booking a free consultation with the founder of Choose Food, Brittany Markides.Wondering what working with a dietitian is like? Choose Food offers each new client a free 25-minute phone consultation prior to starting a nutrition program. During this appointment you will talk with Choose Food founder, Brittany Markides, and discuss your health history, your nutrition goals, and any obstacles you are facing. You will also learn about the various nutrition services that Choose Food provides and work together with Brittany to determine what is right for you. There is no obligation with the free consultation.

The free phone consultation can be booked online. Click here to check availability.

Individual Nutrition Counseling

Working with a dietitian in one-on-one sessions can give you individualized support and accountability.One-on-one nutrition counseling sessions give you personalized support and guidance that empower you to make healthful change. You can meet with a Choose Food dietitian in-person at our office in Austin, Texas, or virtually via phone or video chat. Please note that most insurance companies will not cover distance nutrition counseling unless you live in a rural area.

Appointments can be booked online. Instantly check availability here.

Group Counseling

Working with a dietitian in group classes can help you learn from others who are struggling with the same problem.Joining group sessions allows you to learn and grow with a a small group of people (no more than 10) who meet on a regular basis to discuss their experiences and provide mutual support. Groups are led by a dietitian and (in some cases) a licensed psychologist. Many insurance companies cover the fee for group classes. Please contact us for help understanding your insurance benefits related to nutrition services.

Click here for a list of upcoming groups.

What is working with a dietitian like?

Here’s what working with a dietitian at Choose Food looks like:

First Session

During your first session, we begin to explore your history of eating, health, physical activity, and other aspects of your life related to your health goals. You’ll also be given guidance about how to mindfully and non-judgmentally observe your eating behaviors between sessions.

Second Session

The focus of the second session is to explore patterns in your observations and to discover potential areas of strength and improvement. Together, we will identify small, sustainable changes that will help you improve your health and work towards a balanced and flexible relationship with food.

Continuing Sessions

As we continue to work together, you will be given the tools, support, and accountability you need to be successful. Our goal is to help you become comfortable and self-sufficient in your healthy habits so that you can discontinue nutrition counseling and move forward with confidence.

Benefits of nutrition therapy

Choose Food dietitians specialize in food-positive, body-positive nutrition counseling. We can help you:

  • Regain power over your food choices to reduce overeating, binge eating, and emotional eating
  • Manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Find relief from anxious thoughts about food and your body
  • Rediscover your natural hunger and satiety cues
  • Alleviate IBS symptoms through nutrition therapy
  • Cultivate self-acceptance & self-compassion

Medical nutrition therapy delivered by Choose Food dietitians can help you if you have:

  • Arthritis
  • Poor body image
  • Cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Chron’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Fertility concerns
  • Food intolerances
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV/AIDS
  • IBS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum
  • Older adult nutrition Weight loss
  • And more…