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I’ve tried to lose weight in the past and I can’t seem to keep it off. I want to be healthy and know I am eating the right foods. How do you approach this?
At an initial visit we conduct a detailed assessment of your health goals and food preferences. We take stress, time constraints and lifestyle factors into account and then we plan together. Your goals are yours to set, and our job is to give you the tools to achieve your goals for the long-term. We teach foods that will serve to nourish your body for energy and your best health.

How do I know if my insurance will cover a visit?
It is helpful if you call the number on the back of your card to verify if your plan covers the Nutritional Counseling Benefit offered by many Blue Cross of Blue Shield of North Carolina Plans. If you are still unsure, I (Donna) will help you verify your eligibility. I have worked with BCBSNC as a Provider for 10 years and I am well versed with claims and payments.

How long is a visit?
An initial consultation is typically 90 minutes. Follow ups range from 60-90 minutes, depending on your needs.

What should I expect at a visit?
You can expect a warm welcome in a relaxed environment with no judgements on your choices. Your health is yours and we respect this. We will send you paperwork to fill out before your appointment.

How often do people come to appointments?
We recommend a 2 week follow up, and thereafter every 3-4 weeks for continued learning and support. Some clients like to come weekly for accountability and support. This is up to you.

Do you give pre-made meal plans?
We do not. If we offered premade plans, they wouldn’t be individualized for your needs. We also believe restricting yourself is not the healthiest way to lose weight for the long term. As your food choices are tweaked for your needs, often weight loss accompanies this as your body is running more efficiently!

Do you give shots or offer metabolic tests?
We do not. We believe that before you can work towards increasing your metabolism, you need to be digesting and utilizing the food you already eat.

Do you work with specialized conditions such as autoimmune, digestive disorders and cancer?
Yes, we do, and we work hard for you.