Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, patients have asked many great questions.  Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions. Enjoy! 
  1. ?

    What is the best way to loose weight?
    The best way is what works for you. Work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to make long lasting lifestyle changes. Often times it is the smallest changes that result in permanent weight loss.
  2. ?

    Does sugar cause diabetes?
    No. The causes of diabetes are complicated and are very different for the children and adults. If anyone in your family has diabetes, talk to your doctor and get tested. When detected early, diabetes can be managed with the help of your doctor, nurse and Registered Dietitian.
  3. ?

    Will I be able to loose weight as I approach menopause?
    Yes! As we age there are many factors that make weight loss more difficult especially during menopause. Menopause creates a new and ever changing environment for women. Changes in nutrition, lifestyle, and physical activity can help to alleviate the weight gain.
  4. ?

    Most people in my family have diabetes. What should I do?
    Talk to your doctor and get tested. The majority of people with diabetes have no symptoms. Family history (genetics) is important and should be shared with your doctor, nurse and Registered Dietitian.
  5. ?

    Weight loss diets are so hard to follow and never work. What is the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight?
    First establish your healthy weight based upon your medical history, height and age. Work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to determine your weight goals and the energy intake needed to achieve a healthy weight.
  6. ?

    I eat in restaurants four times a week. How can I avoid gaining weight?
    Today most meals are consumed away from the home. Select restaurants and fast food that offer healthy menus choices or accommodate your healthy requests.
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    What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
    A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) has completed an undergraduate degree in science and a clinical internship (1,200+ hours) and passed a national exam.
  8. ?

    The media reports so much information that I am confused. What are reputable sources of information?
    A brief list of reputable sources are the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The American Diabetes Association, and The American Heart Association.
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