Your Health Insurance May Pay For Your Nutrition Appointments

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Did you know that many health insurance plans will cover visits with a Registered Dietitian?  🙂

Are you trying to lose weight but can’t seem to change your habits?                                        Or maybe you know that your health issues would improve if you cleaned up your diet?

Many people hear from their doctors that they should lose weight– but most doctors aren’t taught to discuss diet and nutrition with patients.  While doctors do wonderful work, the majority of doctors do not have the time to spend with you to discuss HOW to go about losing weight or manage your disease/health concerns through diet.

Typically the most you’ll hear about what to do about your weight is depicted in the cartoon above.  The “eat less and exercise more” message sounds great in theory, but honestly, how is it working for you?

This is where a dietitian comes in.  A dietitian will take an assessment of your eating habits and come up with a plan tailored to YOU.  This plan will focus on habit changes designed to get you where you want to go in respect to your health and weight goals.  Having a plan is half the battle.  The other half is the accountability and support that follow-up visits provide.  Here is where your progress is monitored– and if you’re getting off-track, you’re going to leave the session knowing exactly what you need to do to get right back on-track.

If you’ve been stuck trying the same tactics and they aren’t working, consider having a trained set of eyes look at your diet and eating patterns and work with you to make positive changes in your life.  You don’t have to figure these things out alone.  And if your insurance will pay for it– how can you not take advantage of that benefit?  🙂

Insurance plans vary with some covering an unlimited number of sessions while others have a set amount.  A few have co-pays and certain plans will only cover specific diagnoses.   Call the number on your card to find out the details of your individual plan.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

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