The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package for clients who want to eat healthier, lose weight and lower their insulin resistance. The package includes a one-hour initial appointment to establish dietary goals, collect personal and family medical history, review recent lab tests and other tests (if applicable) and to conduct a complete food habit and lifestyle review.
Based on all the information collected, a Risk Assessment and an Individual Meal Plan (one-hour of service) will be designed for you, factoring in any health and weight management goals.
Then we’ll meet again for an hour for the Nutrition Education Session for me to review of your Risk Assessment and make some recommendations then the remainder of the appointment will be for me to go over your Individual Meal Plan with you, teaching of simple yet accurate ways to estimate portion sizes. I will answer any questions you have and provide you with a printed booklet which will summarize what I taught, as well as serve as a resource for looking up how to substitute other foods not on your Meal Plan.
This package serves as a basis for the Dietary Management Package which can be taken should you want some longer term follow up or coaching, as you implement your lifestyle changes.
The Complete Assessment Package can be taken in-person or via Skype and can be paid by credit card right here on the website’s secure server, or via an e-transfer sent to the office.
Meal Plan versus Menu
I don’t tell people what kind of food to eat on which day; this is a menu. I work out how much of each of the key macro- and micro-nutrients individuals need based on their age and stage of life and any health conditions and medications they may be taking and then determine how much protein, non-starchy vegetables, fruit, dairy, nuts, fat, etc. they could have at each meal to meet their requirements. This is a Meal Plan.
I base the distribution across the meals of the day on how you are currently eating and what you like to eat, but nothing is carved in stone! For example, if I recommend eggs or cheese or Greek yoghurt for breakfast and you’d rather have a smoothy sometimes, I can certainly make those changes.
The Meal Plans I design indicate how much of each TYPE of food to eat but you get to decide if that will be chicken, fish or beef, or broccoli or asparagus.
I’ll teach you all about the types of foods that make up each category of food (for example ‘non-starchy vegetables’) and your Meal Plan will outline how much to eat at each meal.
If you’re cooking for more than just you, you can still make ONE meal for everyone and you’ll know how much to serve by the Meal Plan.
As for eating well and feeling full and avoiding cravings for sugar or carbs, this is built into the way I design Meal Plans and this is a big part of why people come to me.
Want to get started? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- Download and complete the Intake and Service Option Form available here and return it to me at the email address on the form, along with a copy of your last blood test results and the times you are available for an appointment.
- I’ll email you a choice of appointments then you’ll book the time that suits you best.
- I’ll send you confirmation of your appointment with an invoice for the package which you can pay in the Shop on line via credit card or directly via e-transfer or in-person with a personal cheque made out to The LCHF Dietitian.
*Appointment times will be based on Vancouver, British Columbia (UTC-7 hours) time. Please refer to www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html to convert your time zone to Vancouver time.
If you live anywhere in Canada or continental US I can call you by telephone or Skype, and if you live overseas I’ll call you via Skype.
Have questions? Please send me a note using the “Contact Me” tab.
Flexible Payment Plan – Complete Assessment Package
The Flexible Payment Plan Option enables you to pay the exact same price as the paying for the Complete Assessment Package upfront, but you only pay for the Assessment Visit first, then design of your Individual Meal Plan, then for your Nutrition Education Session (where I’ll teach it all to you and provide you with a 15-page teaching handout so you can look things up afterwards).
If you are interested in using the Flexible Payment Plan Option, please do not order the Complete Assessment Package (this product) as it will require full payment.
Towards the bottom of the “Shop” page, on the left hand side you’ll see “Flexible Payment Option A – for the Complete Assessment Package (first visit)” which is the one you ‘order’ first . This will be the only service you have to pay for now.
Once I’m ready to design your Meal Plan (or when you have the funds available) then you’ll ‘order’ the second installment, which is the next one in the Shop.
Once I’ve designed your Meal Plan for you and we’re ready to meet for me to teach it you, you can pay for the 3rd installment on the web page. After the Assessment visit, I will provide you with some helpful changes you can implement immediately based on the information I collected, until your Meal Plan is designed.
Remember, if you want to use the Flexible Payment Option, please don’t order this package. Your first ‘order’ will be the “Flexible Payment Option A – for the Complete Assessment Package (first visit)”.