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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 Gaithersburg nutritionists
Crystal J.
So far, excellent. Very responsive and provided good nutrition advice and a solid plan.
HypertroFit LLCHypertroFit LLC
Jeff R.
I can’t say enough good things about Lexi and everything she provides! I did a 12 week program and from the very first session received extremely actionable information. I’m about 10 weeks through now, and while I’ve lost 12 pounds (woot!), more than that I’m now armed with information, structure, and a bunch of nutritious and filling meals I can make quickly (which was one of my requests going into this). It’s impossible to be dissatisfied with what Lexi provides because in the weekly progress report, she asks whether there’s anything she could improve upon to make your specific experience better. She is so knowledgeable and distills what can otherwise be overwhelming information (at least in my opinion!) into manageable bite sized chunks that make sense - and she does this with an infectious personality! I 100% recommend her for anyone looking to improve their nutrition!
POWRD Nutrition - Registered DietitianPOWRD Nutrition - Registered Dietitian
Lisha P.
WORTH THE READ ❗️❗️💗 IVE LOST WEIGHT WEEKLY CONSISTENTLY WITH BRIAN EVEN ON A 10 DAY VACATION in a different country, without tracking I still lost weight! That is how valuable my time and work with Brian has been! Brian was literally what I’ve been praying and hoping to find! I struggled with my relationship with food & my body for years. Feeling like I didn’t have control or understand how things work! After having to miscarriages back to back and losing loved ones in death I gained 25 pounds! Reaching my heaviest I’ve ever been I new I needed to change & do something realistic! I ate “healthy” lost weight on and off and I worked out a lot but I did all of this in a way that wasn’t realistic long term! I would barely eat or I do long Extreme fasting or diets only to end up giving up months later because of stress or my anxiety (life happening) getting to me or not fast enough results then I’d gain all the weight back and more. From day 1 Brain taught me simple steps to help me learn nutrition and have a way of living and eating that gives my body the nutrients it needs plus helps me lose weight! YOU CAN EAT WHAT YOU LIKE AND WHEN - he just teaches you HOW to do so in a nutritionally balanced way!! To make adjustments to your plate for those family dinners. If you want to drink, he shows you how to fit it in. This is 1000% no diet but a way of life. I’ve been losing 1 pound on average per week with Brian and have not gained any back. I CAN GO OUT TO EAT, TRAVEL, GET SICK etc whatever and still stay on track because I now have learned NUTRITION AND THE KEY roles they play in my life in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight and life. MOVEMENT IS HUGE with him - I’ve been able to lose weight even with injuries and Illness etc which means less working out but I just getting steps and movement in has made a big difference! A LITTLE ABOUT GETTING STARTED & what to expect - He is available All day be text! TALK ABOUT TRUE ACCOUNTABILITY!! When I first started with him we did our initial calls & he asked so many personal questions which stood out to me. We made a plan based on my personal situation not based on what worked for this person or that only. It was tailored and he even helped me make things fit into my diet that I love 💗 He wants us to be able to reach and maintain our goals without an app so while we start off tracking everything even taking pics of each thing we eat, later he wants us to learn to move away from those things as we feel comfortable and that is the goal! I am so happy I’ve met Brian and so many have noticed the changes in me and even some friends/family have hired him because of my progress! I WILL CONTINUE to work with him until I reach my goal weight which with the 1 pound per week that I’ve lost in the months we’ve worked together that’ll mean in a few more months I’ll reach my goal weight! Yay 😃 He is worth it! HIRE HIM!
Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪
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