Philly Dietitian - Nutritional Counseling
Philadelphia based dietitian, Theresa Shank RD LDN, provides nutritional counseling and diet planning to get you eating, feeling, and looking your best today! Counseling includes weight loss management, pregnancy, disease management including diabetes and hypertension, athletic performance, and even grocery outings to help you choose the right items at the store.
Learn more about the ways Theresa can help you.
Weight Loss Management
Theresa is certified in childhood, adolescent and adult weight management. No matter what your habits are or the type of lifestyle you live, Theresa will work with you to achieve your weight loss goals safely and in a short period of time. Theresa will work together with you to diagnose your nutritional requirements and customize a weight loss plan tailored to your individual needs. In addition to a customized nutrition plan, Theresa will pair a workout program so that you can maximize your weight loss while improving your overall health and wellness.
Nutrition and Performance
Theresa has always had a passion for sports nutrition. As an avid runner, Theresa knows and appreciates the impact proper nutrition has on overall performance before, during and after exercise. If you are an athlete with personal health issues or has an interest in sports nutrition, Theresa will provide you with individualized counseling and education to enhance your daily nutrition for optimal health and sports performance.
Nutrition during Pregnancy
Regardless of whether you’re young or old, whether it’s your first kid or your fourth, all parents should receive some form of nutrition counseling. Theresa will assist you every step of the way during your pregnancy to ensure that you are educated on a well-balanced and varied diet. Theresa typically promotes the use of natural remedies, exercises and healthy dietary practices to her clients throughout gestation. If this approach is of interest, contact Theresa today to make an appointment for you and your baby.
GI Disorders and Food Allergies
Symptoms of digestive disorders are diverse and numerous, ranging from constipation or diarrhea to abdominal bloat, pain or heart burn. IF you find yourself suffering from symptoms that make eating unpleasant then come see Theresa. Theresa is currently working towards her LEAP certification, which is a board certification that provides advance clinical training in adverse food reactions including food allergies, food sensitivities and food intolerances. With a LEAP certification, Theresa can further assist clients with the LEAP immunocalm diet which has been clinically proven to improve migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, acne) and fibromyalgia. If you are looking for relief from the symptoms mentioned above, call Theresa today, as she will be able to create an individualized dietary program for you.
Disease Prevention and Management
Whether you have cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Diabetes or other chronic conditions, Theresa’s 4 year experience as a registered dietitian, has provided her with a strong background in nutritional counseling for chronic disease’s and conditions. Allow Theresa to help you improve your health and well being by educating you on how to apply proper nutrition principals and dietary behaviors towards the management of your condition
Grocery Store Tour
For some, grocery shopping can be a daunting task but it doesn't need to be! Allow Theresa to meet you at your favorite grocery store where she will walk with you aisle by aisle, to help you make better food choices, read labels, manage food allergies and introduce you to new ingredients all while answering your questions about how to budget, design a grocery list and create healthy recipes from your purchases on a weekly basis.
*Includes complimentary meal plan.
Group sessions (1-3 people): Having people around you who are working towards similar nutritional goals, as yourself can be beneficial to all individuals involved so gather up your friends, family members or colleagues to embark upon a wellness journey together! This service can be conducted through Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, in-home visits or at Theresa’s practice site.
Adult Autism Waiver
Theresa has worked closely with the Department of Public Welfare since 2011 by providing nutrition counseling to individuals with autism. Theresa has received training to provide the utmost specialized care and individualized nutrition counseling to her clients through the Adult Autism Waiver.