Find a nutritionist near Melrose Park, IL

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How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

Reviews for Melrose Park nutritionists
Paige S.
Paul is not only an expert in nutrition but he also specializes in fitness. He customizes his plans based around your goals in an achievable and realistic way. He really understands that fitness and nutrition are not only physical goals but mental as well; he expects discipline and consistency but always with his support. Paul promotes safely working out by initially focusing on form. As the weeks progress you begin to trust the process as you become stronger and more confident through his guidance. As for the nutrition side of his plan, his intentions are to retrain your body and mind on how to eat clean but still enjoy food. The food plans are restrictive on the weekdays but this is to teach you discipline. If you have questions about substitutions regarding foods he will provide you with the knowledge, but always ask first. If you are willing to work with him he will be willing to work with you. Consistency and discipline are keys for his program if you’re one to make excuses and wont follow through; then don’t go with him. He does not want his time wasted as much as you don’t want yours wasted. Overall, if you are willing to make the sacrifices and follow his guidance, trust his expertise, and remain disciplined, Paul is the coach for you. Regardless of where you live, he has you send weekly weigh ins and progress pictures to prove to yourself and him you’re holding yourself accountable. He is always willing to answer all questions and provide professional and helpful feedback. If you trust his process you begin to trust yourself that change is possible.
Paul Rosenthal Fitness and NutritionPaul Rosenthal Fitness and Nutrition
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