You are what you eat. Few things are more important than diet in preventing illness or managing a chronic medical condition. Frustrated with the disconnect between healthcare and nutrition guidance, we brought Registered Dieticians onto our team to work collaboratively with our primary care providers to optimize your health. The best part - they take your insurance. If you are a Bethany patient, nutrition is no-cost to you.

Our nutritionists understand the complex interplay between health and nutrition and will work with you on creating a personalized plan to optimize your diet for your chronic condition - whether its IBS or ADD. Our nutritionists also will help you reach weight loss goals or simply be your food coach to help you to “eat clean” in a consistent way (we understand this is a tall order in New York City.) Every person can benefit from a consultation with a nutritionist.

Frequently Answered Questions:

NO! We need carbohydrates as part of a healthy diet for energy, fiber, vitamins and minerals. What’s most important about carbohydrate consumption is the kinds of carbohydrates you choose and how much you are eating. 

Everyone is different, so there is not specific diet that is best for you. HOWEVER, it is safe to say that the best diet for you is one that is balanced with healthy proteins, carbs, fats, veggies and fruit and a diet that you can sustain for life, and not just a short term. 

We all crave foods for different reasons – some crave junk food when they are low on energy, emotional or stressed. It’s important to figure out why you are craving these foods to help stop craving them. In general, the best way to stop cravings is to stay fueled through the day with healthy meals and snacks, aim for 6-8 hours of sleep, drink water through the day and surround yourself with healthy foods to avoid going for the junk food. 

That is totally up to you!!! Everyone chooses to cut out meat for their own reasons and dietitians support any reason you have for that. However, it is still important to make sure you are getting plant based protein through your day and having a well balanced diet. 

No, do you not NEED breakfast. However Breakfast is a great way to start your day with important nutrients to help keep you fueled through the day. Some people are not as hungry in the morning and that is fine as long as you are not ravenous by the time you get to lunch time!