Our nutrition counseling services include the following:
SHAPEDOWN program for childhood and adolescent weight
Healthy eating plans for athletes, fitness,
Medical Nutrition Therapy to control
cholesterol, triglycerides, manage diabetes, high
blood pressure, eating disorders, and other medical concerns.
Specialized services including culinary
Many people struggle with weight control. Our focus is on enjoyable, healthy
eating, that you can really live with. Anyone can lose weight by using a program based on
prepackaged food, but most people regain the lost weight soon after. Our programs are
based on an understanding of how the body really works. We focus on helping you understand
your hunger, kicking up your metabolism via exercise, choosing satisfying meals, and
avoiding emotional eating. Our goals is to help you improve your health, body-image, and
sense of well being. We now offer low carb plans as
well as traditional weight loss programs. Our low carb plans are based on
solid research, published in peer-reviewed journals.
If you continue to feel the urge to try a fad diet, read this.
Are you really ready to change? Learn more about how we change.
For wellness and prevention, healthy eating plans will keep your energy level high and
keep you meeting your needs.
We offer customized healthy plans for:
You can get a complete in-depth nutrition assessment or a nutrition check-up just to be
sure that your diet is meeting your nutritional and lifestyle needs.
Many medical conditions require changes in your diet. We can help you understand
the diet and how to live with it, and help you reduce medical complications.
|Control of cholesterol or triglycerides: Learn that you can
eat more than "the same old chicken" while lowering cholesterol. Learn about
foods that help to lower cholesterol, and lower your risk of heart disease. Learn why beef
can be a part of a healthy diet. Learn which fats will help to protect your heart.
|Hypertension: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are
recommending a diet that can help reduce your blood pressure with or without medication.
The DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet has been proven effective in
multi-center trials sponsored by the NIH.|
|Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes management is a specialty of our
office. Learn about the diet and exercise changes you can make to reduce your dependence
on medication. |
|Metabolic syndrome: Metabolic syndrome is a combination of abdominal
obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and/or high blood
pressure. It is associated with increased risks for developing
cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It can be reversed through
diet and other lifestyle changes, and is another specialty of our
|PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome): Diet
advice that may work for everyone else won't work for you. Get a fresh
approach that supports your transition to a healthier weight.|
|Pediatric, adolescent nutrition: Shapedown
program for weight control. Support for managing medical conditions such as Crohn's
disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis. |
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|Computerized diet analysis |
|Body fat testing |
|Phone consultations |
|On-line consultations |
|Lectures, Seminars, Group Classes |
|Kitchen Make Overs -- redo the cupboards and the refrigerator with healthy foods.
Make it easy to put together great, healthy meals, avoid edible pitfalls.
|Supermarket Tours -- Learn about healthy choices and not-so-healthy imitations.
Learn what to look for in the grocery store to make it easy to eat fast, well, and
|Culinary instruction - Whether you don't have a clue what a stove is used for, or you
make fabulous gourmet meals, we can help you. Our focus is on healthy quick meals. If you
are comfortable with more elaborate menus, we can help you make adjustments in menus or
recipes to make them less calorie-laden and less artery-clogging, while still keeping all
the flavor. Marla spent 2 years as the nutrition instructor at the Cooking and Hospitality
Institute of Chicago, and has supervised or revised hundreds of student menu projects. She
also taught introductory foods at UIC (and previously at Dominican University), teaching
future dietitians about great, healthy food. |
Please contact us at (847) 509-1540 or email
for information on the services and fees that meet your needs. We provide individualized service plans.
We also accept Visa and MasterCard. Schedule an