NUTRITION PROGRAMS @ THE YMCA
Real change begins here.
We recognize that ‘one-size-fits-all’ nutrition advice often fails to optimize health. We all spend time looking the quickest solution to becoming the fittest, healthiest, and even thinnest person we can. We try all the new trends (Keto, Cleanses, Paleo, Low-Carb, etc.) yet we are still searching for a solution. The good news is the solution exists and the even better news is the YMCA can provide it to you. Our new Nutrition Counseling Programs provide individualized nutrition plans using your body’s metrics, your goals, and your lifestyle. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will support your wellness journey – both virtually and in person – over the course of a 6-week package, as well as provide accountability, support, and strategies specific for you to help you achieve your goals.
PROGRAM BENEFITS & FEATURES
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MEET OUR REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Madison is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who specializes in weight management, healthy eating habits, and behavior and lifestyle changes. Madison received her B.S. in Dietetics and Food Administration at California State University, Long Beach, and continued to obtain her M.S. in Nutritional Sciences. She completed the CSULB Dietetic Internship that emphasized medical nutrition therapy, community, and nutrition education and counseling. Madison’s passion for nutrition counseling began during her undergraduate studies when she counseled individuals as part of her dietetic course work. Madison’s food philosophy is that all foods fit into a balanced lifestyle, and finding the right path to health is unique for everyone. She aims to help clients achieve balance by focusing on daily habits and goal setting, while understanding what in our environment can affect our long-term goals. Some of Madison’s experiences include diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, and many other medical conditions. Madison also feels strongly about helping & supporting those individuals dealing with emotional eating, disordered eating, and yo-yo dieting to find balance with their life and food choices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) = Nutrition Expert. Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can help translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. RDNs use their nutrition expertise to help their clients make unique, positive lifestyle changes. An RDN can promote wellness by helping you gain clarity around nutrition information, improve your results, and save you time trying to figure out what to do.
After a short intake process to help our Dietitian understand you more, you will sit down and have your first meeting! The RDN will review your personal goals, barriers, and help curate a specialized plan of action that suits your dietary needs. Over the 6 weeks, you and the RDN will navigate any roadblocks or challenges you face, while celebrating the milestones you hit!
At your follow up appointments, we will discuss your progress together, and continue to take steps towards achieving your goals. The RDN will help you continue to make positive steps in achieved your goals. Option to continue to see the RDN after the 6 weeks package is available, for continued support and aid in your wellness journey. This will increase your chance for success and provide you with the best long-term outcomes possible.
Everyone’s goals and journey are specific to them. Each client will receive an individualized plan and care depending on their personal and physical goals. Depending on your goal of weight loss, weight gain, muscle gain or overall health. Together, will find markers of success as you reach different milestones and find new and more efficient ways for you to reach those results.
As our bodies begin to change with age, the nutrition recommendations also change with age. As an Active Older Adult, we can highlight your current nutrition status and promote the idea successful aging: positive social, mental and physical health.
Whole body health is a 360-degree view of one’s health, acknowledging that there are physcial, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that contribute to a person’s overall health. Health will look different for each person as we navigate the individuals needs and long-term goals.
There are many different ways to eat healthy, which means choosing a variety of nutritious foods in the right amounts for you – and making these choices a part of your everyday routine. Healthy eating can fit all schedules, tastes, and personal goals. By getting a variety of nutritious foods and beverages into your diet, such as eating a mix of foods across all food groups, you can achieve your own personalized version of healthy eating.
Yes! Depending on the medical issue, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can play a key role in helping manage your specific disease or medical issue. Diabetes, Heart Health, and Blood Pressure management to name a few. Ask our RDN to help you manage your health today!
A popular saying is that “Abs are made in the Kitchen”, and finding the right healthy eating pattern for you can make a huge difference in your body, both physically and mentally. Exercise can improve overall help, boost mood, reduce the risk of disease, and help manage your weight. We have special discounts for those who are enrolled in Personal Training and Nutrition, please see the front desk to learn more!
At the Y, we believe in the philosophy that All Foods Fit, and the focus on mindful eating is key in long term weight loss and healthy goals. The RDN will help guide you in finding a balance in your daily life that is sustainable. Focusing on neutral food language helps foster a positive relationship with food, which in turn empowers us to make mindful decisions that nourish our body and soul.
Depending on your personal diet, there are a variety of ways one can obtain their daily intake of protein. From both animal and plant-based options, one can focus on more lean protein to help build lean muscle and keep its nutrient density high. Try the following to switch things up a bit!
- Eggs (and Egg Whites!)
- Chicken Breast or Thighs
- Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese
- Lentils & Beans
- Lean Beef
- Whole Grains & Seitan
- Tofu & Tempeh
- Protein Supplements, like Protein Powder
At the Y, we use an indirect calorimetry machine, known as the MedGem Metabolic Testing Device, to measure your resting metabolism. Our Registered Dietitian then will use this data to help curate a truly personalized, scientific backed plan of action for how much and of what you should be eating throughout the day.
An Inbody Scan goes beyond the scale using a quick, non-invasive and accurate body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat, and water. This provides a better glimpse of your actual health, versus just relying on the number on a scale!
Yes! All content discussed in session will be completely confidential, and all Telehealth consultations will be conducted over a HIPAA compliant program. All of your information will stay between you, and our Registered Dietitian.
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