Contrary to popular belief, my goal as a Dietitian actually isn't to grow my business by exclusively reducing waistlines. My purpose is to help women to break free from the shackles of dieting. This can result in weight management, yet the focus of our nutrition counseling is not weight loss. Here's why:
Weight-focused programs only address the symptom of weight gain, rather than the root cause of the weight gain. The root cause can be attributed to hundreds of reasons, one being the belief system regarding food.
Our focus is on long term healthy lifestyles & not a quick fix. Restrictive dieting is a slippery slope to feelings of deprivation, craving "trigger foods", & uncontrollable eating behaviors. Food binges are a result of restriction. Restrictive dieting simply does not work in the end.
Rather than focusing on diet plans, we facilitate lifestyle changes that address the body, mind and spirit.
We are an outpatient medical nutrition therapy clinic rooted in current evidence-based research.
Our practice is led by Cassandra Sampson, a Registered Dietitian and Mindful & Instinctive Eating Practitioner with years of medical nutrition therapy experience in the clinical nutrition setting. Each nutrition service we provide is tailored to meet the elements of mindful and instinctive eating.
2.) One out of every two adults in this country are living with at least one preventable chronic disease, many of which are a result of poor quality diets and physical inactivity. Over a hundred million people have heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes which can be prevented and in many cases can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes.
3.) Competing with tyrannical diet culture and the increasing prevalence of diet-induced obesity (as result of chronic weight cycling), we feel that the presence of truthful, evidence-based nutrition knowledge is needed now more than ever.
Knowing the importance of these statistics, we feel an urgency to use our passion for wellness, our post-grad nutrition education and the gift of technology to assist clients in preventing lifestyle diseases . We live by our captivating mission statement, "The course of your future can be changed by simply changing the way you eat."
Before we get started, please take a moment to read:
1. Cassandra's food philosophy and overall approach for nutrition therapy to be sure our goals for counseling are in alignment.
2. If you haven't had a chance to check out Cassandra's weight loss journey, read here!
3. And finally, click here to watch a quick intro video. Once you're ready to move forward, click here to request more information. We will email our rates and initiate the application process.
Appointments are available completely through telehealth on our secure HIPAA-compliant portal. This option has helped us be able to meet the needs of clients all over the state of Florida.
Telehealth is a live video interaction between the two of us that can be accessed from your computer, laptop or smart device (cell phone, tablet, ipad, etc.). Just an internet connection or wifi connection and a quiet area is all you need, wearing your pajamas if you’d like!
With recent advancements in technology, we are able to offer convenient telehealth appointment times that cater to your busy lifestyle. Rather than fighting traffic on your lunch hour to get to an appointment, picture an appointment in the comfort of your own home after the kids are asleep or after your usual weeknight commitments.
Our appointment schedule offers daytime and eveningappointments, with the option for appointments on Saturdays. If an alternative appointment time is needed, our team is dedicated to creating a custom appointment time that will work best for you!
We have partnered with several programs contracted with health insurers across the state of Florida.
Cassandra is a Provider for the OnTrak Program, which is available to members of Aetna, Coventry Health Care, Centene Corporation and Health Alliance Medical Plans.
You may use a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA) to pay for nutrition counseling.
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