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Nutritional Consultation Specialist

In Touch Counseling Services

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

You know your body works as a whole. For example, you’ve likely already observed how eating junk can make you feel less than your best. But if you’re ready to experience the opposite — how a healthy diet can support your physical and mental health — talk to Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling Services about nutritional counseling. At the office in Vancouver, Washington, they help you transform your diet to transform your life. Call or make an appointment online to get started with your nutritional consultation.

Nutritional Consultation Q & A

What is a nutritional consultation?

During a nutritional consultation, you talk with your In Touch Counseling Services provider about what you usually eat and the foods you enjoy. The practice didn’t design this service solely for health-minded people who want to boost their nutrition levels, however. A nutritional consultation can help people who have a strained relationship with food, such as people with:

  • Weight management challenges
  • Food sensitivities
  • Picky eating habits

If you want to have a better relationship with food, you need to know the right choices to make to please your palate and help yourself feel your best, and a nutritional consultation could be right for you. 

Why is nutrition important?

The food you eat directly affects the way your body and brain function. You probably aren’t surprised to hear that; most people have experienced the headache, upset stomach, or energy crash that often follows bad food choices. But many forget that in the same way nutrition affects your physical well-being, it also affects your mental health.

Your brain relies on the food you eat to provide it with the fuel it needs. When you’re not eating a balanced diet with the right nutrient levels, your brain struggles to work the way it should. Proper nutrition can make a dramatic difference, reducing symptoms from mental health conditions. 

What does a nutrition consultation include?

During your nutrition consultation, you talk with your In Touch Counseling Services provider. Once they understand how you usually eat and what kinds of food you prefer, they start building a customized nutrition plan for you. 

Taking your personal tastes into account, this nutrition plan applies functional nutrition therapy to ensure your body and brain are getting the right nutrients to thrive. Your plan can include custom meal plans so you get lots of whole foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. Usually, this means plenty of:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Lean protein

Your meal plan also limits sodium, sugar, and saturated fat. As you stick to it, you should feel more energetic and alert and experience better mood balance. 

To help you stay on track with your custom meal plan, the In Touch Counseling Services team also offers pantry makeovers and grocery store tours. 

If you’re ready to feel your best by changing what you eat, schedule your nutritional consultation by calling In Touch Counseling Services or booking it online today.