We know that you are unique, so we take the time to get to know you...
to understand your goals, preferences, history and challenges.
We then personalize your plan to meet your specific needs, and
guide you through the process of creating positive changes.
We are available to do consultations via the telephone, Google Meet Video, and in person at our main office in St. Augustine or at Premier Heart Care in Woodbrook.
Our Standard Nutrition Consultation is a great way to focus in on one specific health challenge and get advice about what to eat in order to better manage your chronic health condition. This consultation lasts 45 - 60 minutes.Our Comprehensive Consultation offers an opportunity to take a wholistic nutrition and lifestyle approach to rebuilding your health and fitness. This consultation lasts 75 - 90 minutes and includes a personalised meal plan that is sent to you a few days after this initial assessment.
Once you have your first appointment scheduled, please take a few minutes to fill in your responses for the Assessment Questionnaire. This will help us get to know you a little and prepare for our first session. If you prefer a paper-based version of the Assessment Questionnaire, contact us to receive one via email that you can print and bring to your session. Please complete forms 24 hours before your appointment.
During this initial assessment, we will discuss your history, current eating behaviors and food preferences, challenges, your goals and motivation. We will assess your body composition, nutritional status, and areas needing improvement. Then, we will make recommendations to get you started with making changes to your diet, provide educational resources to help your learn key information, and create a personalised plan of action to meet your goals and needs. You will receive meal ideas, learning resources, and worksheets to help you make your goals a reality. Additional testing may be recommended or referrals to other medical practitioners made. We ask that you show up to your appointment on time. If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment, there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before your confirmed appointment time, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
"I have dropped 3 dress sizes.
My posture has improved, I get up the stairs at work so breezily now. Two years ago, I would climb one flight and be breathless.
I am so proud of how much I have achieved. It wasn’t about what I lost but all about what I gained: my self respect, the belief that I am valuable, more energy to be an enthusiastic teacher, a loving mom and wife and a good friend and the ability to find something to wear in my closet for any event, any time."
- K. Dougdeen-Gokool
"When my doctor told me I had high cholesterol and would have to start taking medication, I was in disbelief. After working with EMPOWER NUTRITION for four months, my LDL cholesterol dropped from 180 to 135, with diet and lifestyle changes."
- E. Malone
“I was really in a bad place when I decided that I had to take charge of my health. I was 60 lbs overweight, my blood sugar was out of control, and my blood pressure was high even on meds. Mweia is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and passionate about what she does. With their support, I was able to lose the weight, keep it off, and reduce my medications from six drugs to two".
- H. Edmonds
Yes. All of our nutritionists are licensed Registered Dieticians. They are medical professionals registered with the Council of Professions Related to Medicine, and are required meet the requirements of the Nutrition & Dietetics Board in order to maintain their annual registration. They are also certified as personal trainers and exercise nutrition specialists.
No. We do not sell diet pills, use any injections, or sell supplements. Based on your assessment, we may recommend specific dietary supplements to help you better meet your needs and promote overall health.
We currently do not provide meals, however we do make referrals to our preferred providers for clients who need assistance in preparing meals.
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