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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 Akron nutritionists
Sparks A.
Brian has been incredible. He was very responsive all hours of the day. Answered any question I had about my nutrition and my fitness. I stated seeing immediate results in just two or three weeks. I was skeptical of the whole trainer/nutritionist experience. Brian put all my fears to rest right away. Knowledgeable and genuinely cared about making me successful with my fitness goals. I'm down almost 20lbs in 5 weeks and working on losing 20lbs more. Coach Brian is the man! Thanks Brian.
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Thumbtack Customer
Brian is an awesome guide for balancing nutrition and fitness for a better life, no matter your current situation. He approaches physical fitness with a focus on emotions and state of mind, which is a vital difference between him and other fitness specialists. I'd recommend him to anyone in the area looking for guidance, accountability, personal improvement, and/or a path toward enjoying a healthier lifestyle.
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Monica A.
Before I started working with Coach Brian I was struggling for YEARS to lose a few extra unwanted pounds and inches. Brian helped me develop a strategy around my nutrition that fits within my busy lifestyle but also delivers results. This has been the most successful experience I have had in my journey to better health, weight loss and to reach the goals I set in place.
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Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Bryan! We worked for 3 months and I lost 12 lbs. I travel a lot for work so finding ways to exercise and eat healthy were challenging for me. Bryan helped come up with workouts that I could do at hotel gyms. He helped me look at nutrition in a completely different way. What I learned is not only giving me results now but it's created a new lifestyle for me.
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Nick M.
After getting married, going through a merger at work, and dealing with the general craziness of owning your own business, I realized that I had been putting off taking care of myself, and had put on about 10 lbs in about 9 months and felt lousy. It was that day that I decided I need to make a change and started to avidly Google different plans that I could look into to help me get back to my ideal weight. Going into my search, I knew that I didn't want to do a Weight Watchers or an extreme diting plan like Keto. I have a ton of friends and family members that have done both, and they have always gained the weight back... and then some. I needed something that would... 1) Help me lose weight now 2) Not radically change my lifestyle -- I'm was not about to do a diet where I went out with a client and had to embarrass myself by not being able to eat anything. 3) Be sustainable -- I don't want to lose weight to gain it back again. 4) Work with my dietary restrictions -- I'm a pescatarian, and I didn't want to be put in a mode where there were only 3 things I could eat. 5) Be realistic -- there's no way that I can eat 12 small meals a day. These criteria lead me to the conclusion that I needed a nutritionist to help me come up with a plan that was tailored to me. (I didn't need a one size fits all solution.) So knowing that I needed a nutritionist, I came to Thumbtack to do my research. I found a handful of nutritionists that sounded like they could be a good fit. I reached out to many of them and was disappointed to find that their "secret sauce" was fad dieting. And those that weren't fad diets didn't seem to be responsive or have the right energy. I needed someone that was not only telling me what to do but would get genuinely excited as we achieved our goals. That's when I met Brian. Brian responded to my inquiry within minutes, and I could immediately tell that this was going to be a good fit. After that, I schedule an intro meeting with Brian so we could talk about his approach, and I was blown away. That one discussion made me know that I could be successful in my weight loss journey with him. I agreed to signup right away... and that's when things started to get extremely exciting. Over the first few weeks, Brian focused on helping me to make sure I got the right mix of nutrients in my diet. What blew my mind is that with Brian's strategies, I was able to eat until full... in fact, I had to make sure I was eating enough! It was like reverse dieting. Who's heard of a diet where your most significant issue is not eating enough? Up until now, I have never been on a diet where I felt like I didn't have to give something up or that I was constantly hungry. No part of what happened over the past 12 weeks felt like a diet. As we fast forward to today, I'm down 20 lbs and over 24 inches and for the first time ever have some abs! No one had any idea that I was dieting, but boy did the notice the results. I cannot recommend Brian enough. If you are genuinely ready to commit to losing weight, then Brian is precisely the person you need.
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