Nutritionist?

Today I had a day off.

I had a million things I wanted to get done. 

I managed to complete my entire to-do list, minus 1 this weekend.

run.

Today I planned on getting out for a beautiful 50 degree run.

Completing a training plan for the next 6-8 weeks, cleaning the bathroom, doing laundry & going grocery shopping, I decided would give me more peace of mind than a run. So I did miss it. But I did manage to get a lot done, and that beautiful new training plan has a run scheduled for tomorrow.

Yesterday, I started my morning with a trip to Bia Fitness to listen to a nutritionist speak. Tanya Hart @ Root Wellness + Nutrition, gave a great talk on diet myths and answered our many questions. I loved a lot of the things she had to say...
How important it is to eat as close to the earth as possible
Each person has different nutrition needs
That cravings are your body's way of calling out for a nutrient
That hormones & additives in foods affect how we feel, lose weight, and our energy levels.


Pretty much all of what she said is spot on with what I already believe in, but am not great at practicing. As I think about my weightloss (slow) and how I want to be for 70.3 (fit, fast, toned!), I think its a great idea. Not to mention, she did offer a great promotion to those of us who went to the session. 

50% of initial consultation & 20% off package pricing.

Even with those discounts, I still consider it pricey. I know how important it is to fuel my body. I feel like if I'm properly fueled, I'll perform better. Then will the money be worth it? As Tanya told me in an email (we've exchanged a few back/forth), "The tools and resources you receive from this work, are yours to use for the rest of your life"

So now I'm trying to decide...
no meeting
initial meeting (<$90)
12 week commitment (<$700, I think before the discount)

decisions. decisions.

What are your thoughts?
Have you ever seen a nutritionist?

and I almost forgot!

The winner of the 3rd Trop50 Spa Week $50 giftcard is...
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8 comments:

Jen said...

I have never met with a nutritionist. Honestly I feel like I have all the facts, I know what I need to do it is just implementing it and that is the hard part. If you think it would help keep you accountable then that is an awesome way to go, but if you feel like you got it then just get to work. :) I just told myself the same thing today. Stop messing around and start doing what I need to do.

Aimee said...

I was going through that with Weight Watchers recently. To go or not to go. I've been before. I have the tools but I am having trouble implementing them. Either way you have to do what feels right to you. That's a lot of money for the 12 week commitment, but it might be the motivation you need to stick with it. I actually think I'm going to heed Jen's advice above and stop messing around. Well said Jen!

If you do go I hope you will share your thoughts about the experience. Have a great run tomorrow. I'm jealous of you finishing your "to do" list.

Wells L said...

I'm with Jenn - I feel like I have all the facts (or can get them easily enough through the internet if I run into a question) that for me, it all comes down to making the right choices.

I would say that if I had something big and important I was trying to completely focus on (like the 70.3) then I might consider 1 or 2 or 3 visits with a dietitian or nutritionist.

Couple thoughts come to mind to save your from having to pay so much - not sure what your insurance is like, but once my doctor wrote me an order for nutrtion counseling because I wanted/needed to loose weight - my insurance would have paid for that. Might be an option. My other thought is I wonder if you have an area running club (or through your local running store) that has connections with a dietitian or nutrtionist that you could tap for free - ours does and she's a wonderful resource.

just some thoughts - didn't mean to be too "know it all".

good luck whichever way you decide!

Lisa said...

seems like a lot of money. i think i'd try more on my own before spending that kind of $$ on a nutritionalist.

My Daily Journey to Share said...

Thats a lot of money. Not to say it wouldnt work because I havent tried it but I must tell you I am having great success eating 5 times a day with protein and low carbs. Im happy to help answer any questions.

Christina said...

That is a lot of money. And like many of your other readers, I think I have the facts and it really is the implementation that is the difficult part for me.
I would play around on my own before plopping in that kind of money.

Lisa said...

I've never met with a nutritionist, although I've thought for awhile that it would be interesting. I guess I never realized that it's so pricey... about $58 per week for the 12 weeks. At that rate, I think I'd prefer to do personal training. I think it's about $60 for a 1 hour session at my gym.

Christine said...

I would LOVE to be better at nutrition and seeing a nutritionist would be perfect! My worry with the initial consultation would be to not say no for the full plan. It's soo tempting, but $700 is a lot of money. Good luck!

 
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