Health At Every Size is a weight neutral approach to health. I use this approach in my practice because a growing body of evidence supports that taking care of ones body is a better indicator of health then someone's actual weight. I focus on helping someone nourish their body well (including ALL foods), improve their relationship with food, be active in a way that makes them feel good, and become more accepting of their body. Therefore I allow their healthy body determine what weight it should be!.
Dieting will lead to weight gain for most people. Diets also increase the risk for eating disorder, and they mostly suck to be on (pardon my clinical-ness), that is of course, after the initial excitement. Dieting is restriction of some sort - words like "limiting, cutting, quitting, calculating, substituting, clean eating, detox or cleanse" are all good indicators that something is a diet. Non-diet is not following a certain calorie amount, or carb amount, or limiting fat, or calculating points or macros, it is not cutting out sugar or following a restrictive plan....so many would ask the question then - how do you know how to eat? It is a combination of learning and listening. Learning more accurate information about food and your body as well as listening more to your body.
A dietitian is a nutritionist, but a nutritionist is not necessarily a dietitian. Confused yet? I thought so, bear with me. A registered dietitian is someone who has graduated from an accredited university with a degree and coursework that has trained them in evidence based (or proven) practices on how to assess a client's nutritional needs and how to treat them nutritionally to improve their health. In the state of North Carolina, this also means that a registered dietitian can be licensed and is legally allowed to provide prescribed diets and share information that can help people become healthier. A registered dietitian IS a nutritionist. The term nutritionist can be used by individuals that are not licensed and do not have the same training, degree, and credentials as a registered dietitian does.
We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Depending on your BCBS plan, nutrition services may be covered for just the cost of a copay or even free. Check with your insurance to learn more about your coverage or we can help you do this.
Many insurance companies cover nutrition therapy and just because Simple Nutrition is not contracted with them does not mean that your company does not cover our services. We can provide you with what is called a superbill, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement of the fee you paid for our service. I encourage you to talk to your insurance company prior to your appointment to know what is covered and to find out if you need a referral from your physician. The following codes can be helpful when calling your insurance company to find out if they cover nutrition therapy : CPT codes 97802 and 97803.
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