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LIFESTYLE NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT  
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Nutrition counseling by Katherine Tsaioun, Ph.D. MA Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist.

Lifestyle Nutrition Management is nutrition and lifestyle counseling practice headed up by Nutritionist Dr. Tsaioun. Lifestyle Nutrition Management has been in operation since 2002. Using Dr. Tsaioun's extensive experience in academic research, food and pharmaceutical industry and a passion for wellness, Lifestyle Nutrition Management aims to help every patient achieve optimal health. Over the years Dr. Tsaioun and her staff collaborated with a number of other specilty practitioners such as phychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists and general practitioners, thus establishing a unique personalized approach to developing the best treatment plan for each patient. Lifestyle Nutrition Management strongly believes that a combination of expertise is usually necessary to design a holistic customized program for each patient and help achieve sustainable long-term results.

Dr. Tsaioun offers nutrition counseling in the greater Boston, MA area, on Cape Cod and via telehealth. Lifestyle Nutrition Management offers a dynamic counseling approach that focuses less on weight loss and more on nutrition and active lifestyle education, and guides patients through individual lifestyle adjustments to help them achieve their health goals. Lifestyle Nutrition Management offers both individual and family counseling, and relies on well-respected scientific findings in it’s approach. The emphasis is not on a diet, but on overall lifestyle, which is key to this customized, effective program.

Conditions treated through Lifestyle Nutrition Management include, but are not limited to:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary transitions
  • Digestive ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Excess weight
  • Food allergies
  • Gout
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Imbalanced diets
  • Indigestion
  • Obesity
Steps in the Lifestyle Nutrition Management Approach

Step 1: Assessment
An assessment of your current and optimal weight, your eating habits, your current nutrition, calorie usage, and any medical conditions you may have. The assessment includes developing an understanding of your family circumstances, the social aspects of food in your life, and what foods you most and least enjoy.

Step 2: Lifestyle Modification Plan
A comprehensive plan is developed to modify your lifestyle to achieve optimal weight balance. High-calorie/low-nutritional-quality foods are reduced and replaced by lower calorie, nutrient-dense foods. Calorie utilization is increased through lifestyle modification and exercise programs.

Step 3: Optional Home Intervention
If necessary, we can come to your home and develop a program for your whole family. We review the food in the house and suggest what could be added, and what could be replaced. We can suggest menus designed to be workable for your lifestyle, and to please all the people with whom you eat. If cooking skills are a limitation to making the dietary transition, we can provide resources for cooking instruction.

Step 4: Monitoring
We use various forms of communication to guide you through the lifestyle adjustment process. Office visits, phone calls, Skype, and email allow us to keep in touch while we review which lifestyle changes are working and which are proving to be more challenging. Based on this feedback we adjust the lifestyle modification plan to be more effective for you.

Step 5: Maintenance
When you achieve your weight-balance goals, we review with you the long-term lifestyle management issues you may face. With lifestyle nutrition management, there is no return to a "before the intervention" state, or “before I went on a diet”. Instead, your lifestyle is modified and it becomes a natural part of your daily life. During the weight-balancing period you will have been consuming the calories and expending the energy necessary to achieve your desired weight. At that point, you are in balance.

The lifestyle modification systems vary for each individual. Feel free to use our Contact Us page to ask any basic questions you may have regarding whether or not the Lifestyle Nutrition Management Approach is right for you.