Nutrition coaching is a unique treatment that is designed to help people choose better, nutrient-rich food on a daily basis. It combines both nutritional therapy and coaching principles to positively effect change in a person’s eating habits.
Nutrition coaching may be offered by nutritionists, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers.
While people may choose to see anyone who offers the service, patients who have other medical conditions or want to explore all available weight loss options should see a medical doctor. A doctor is qualified to take all medical conditions into account when devising a nutrition plan. Additionally, while other providers may be able to combine nutrition coaching with some other treatments, such as group counseling or an exercise plan, only a doctor can combine the coaching with prescription medication. A doctor has more available options and, therefore, can create a more customized and comprehensive plan that includes nutrition coaching and other treatments.
Anyone who would like to eat more healthfully may benefit from nutrition coaching. Patients who have an elevated BMI, are obese, or suffer from a weight-related medical condition stand to benefit greatly, but even otherwise healthy people can take advantage of this technique and reform unhealthy eating habits.
Some of the best candidates for nutrition coaching are individuals who want to lose weight, either for personal or medical reasons, and have tried other programs in the past. Because nutrition coaching takes a different approach and incorporates coaching principles into the treatment, it can be effective when other weight loss techniques have failed.
When deemed medically necessary, nutrition coaching might be covered by a patient’s health insurance plan. Every plan has different terms and conditions that govern its coverage, so patients should review their particular plan to see whether they have coverage for the treatment.
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