Meet a HomeBodies
Lauren is a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition. She specializes in areas of diabetes, obesity, renal disease, oncology, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, gastrointestinal disorders, and cardiology. Lauren has a Certificate in Weight Management and has been quoted in Women's Health, 2013.
Lauren believes in a balanced lifestyle of healthy eating, physical activity, and stress management. She empowers her clients to reach their goals by creating unique and individualized plans that fit their current lifestyle without deprivation. She encourages her clients to make gradual and sustainable changes that promote long- term health.
Nutritional Guidance for Personal Training
HomeBodies provides custom nutritional guidance services to support our personal training programs.
Our optional service can be tailored for weight loss, prenatal, diabetes management, and more.
"Exercise your body and your mind will follow. Chances are if you are working out regularly, you will have more consciousness around your diet and will think twice before sabotaging your efforts."
"Home training that is designed to fit my needs and schedule has been critical to my loyalty to Homebodies for almost 24 years. I adore the Homebodies philosophy. All trainers focus on aerobics, strength training, abdominals, and flexibility.
They assess my status regularly and the workouts are designed to challenge my abilities. Homebodies also offers yoga, which has been an excellent addition to my weekly regime. "
-Patty Bayer Troup
Nutritional Guidance for Personal Training Programs
Nutrition and exercise are a dynamic duo that are critical in any healthy lifestyle. Whether your main concern is weight loss, diabetes management, bone health, your newly diagnosed high blood pressure, or looking fabulous in an upcoming wedding, nutrition is an important key factor.
Our nutrition services will help you design a well-balanced eating plan by providing with you with the tools, strategies and support needed to empower you to make positive choices. Individualized assessment will incorporate food preferences, allergies, medical conditions, and daily routine to help you live healthy while maintaining the best quality of life.
- Initial Visits: Complete history, including medical (labs, medical history, medications), nutritional, weight, and lifestyle history. Meal Planning, goal setting, education and guidelines. Plan for follow-up.
- Follow-up visits: Monitoring of progress, goals weights, and lab work. Explore food logs and blood sugar logs (when pertinent), set new goals, modify meal plans, and explore the steps needed to help you achieve your goal. Follow-ups are strongly recommended for success and progress towards your goals.
- Family Counseling visits: Involve your loved ones to help support you to reach your goal.
- Supermarket tours: One-on-one tours at your local supermarket.
Health Concerns Addressed:
- Irritable Bowel disease (Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia, gestational Diabetes
Weight Loss and Weight Management
The combination of healthy eating and committing to a regular exercise routine enables someone to be successful at reaching their weight-loss goals and maintaining them. Optimal health is not reached without these two components working in conjunction. You can exercise hours a day but if your lifestyle is unhealthy, chances are you will have difficulty meeting your weight and fitness goals. Once you have taken the leap to incorporate a healthy nutrition plan alongside your exercise routine, your weight and fitness goals will become more attainable and easier to maintain.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Nutrition can have a preventative and life-changing impact on many medical co-morbidities. If you have recently been told by your physician you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or you may be pre-diabetic weight loss and lifestyle changes can be the next step in changing your medical health. Alongside a full review of medications, any lab work you have available, dietary eating patterns, and behaviors, medical nutrition therapy can make a life changing difference in your health and well being.
Diabetes Nutrition Therapy
Diabetes in an epidemic affecting about 25 million people in the US. According to the Department of health and mental hygiene of NYC, almost half a million New Yorkers have Diabetes, 200,00 people have yet to be diagnosed, and its nearly doubled in the last 10 years. Whether you have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, or Pre-diabetes, nutrition is a component that cannot be overlooked. Poorly controlled diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. Some problems include:
- Eye complications, including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and blindness.
- Foot complications such as gangrene, ulcers or vascular disease.
- Heart problems such as ischemic heart disease.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) causing heart attacks, or strokes.
- Neuropathy- nerve damage, poor healing of wounds, amputations
- Nephropathy- uncontrolled blood pressure leading to kidney disease.
Diabetes and Nutritional Assessments
Nutritional management can vary by type of diabetes and medication regimen, but is always critical in establishing well managed blood sugar. A nutrition assessment will include an in-depth diabetic teaching of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and how the appropriate ratio between each will impact your blood sugar. Clients will participate in trending and monitoring blood sugar through their personal logs and food journals. Extensive education will be provided on treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and will achieve a better understanding of carbohydrates and its relationship with exercise, stress, mood, and health status.
If you have taken the first step to start personal training, commit to the full package and improve your diet as well. The right balance of nutrition and exercise will take your health to a new level and help you to feel your best.
Nutrition for Seniors
Bone health, weight management, and healthy eating is crucial as we age. Age is a risk factor for many medical problems as our metabolism changes. In general, a diet low in calories and sodium and higher in protein, calcium, and anti-oxidants becomes even more important. A diet low in sodium is critical for most seniors with high blood pressure or heart disease. A combination of Strength training and an aerobic activity is the optimal plan for an energetic and vibrant lifestyle.
Nutrition and Family Counseling
One of the tools we use on a regular basis is the BMI Index, which measures the weight to height ratio to determine if someone is at a healthy weight for their height, or are underweight, overweight or obese.
We use this tool to help us determine appropriate goals, establish a nutrition and exercise program for you and to track your progress.
Once we establish your goals for your nutritional program, we continue to provide you with Nutritional Advice.
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"Trust me, you will not find this service at any gym. I tried them all!"
Tony-Award Winning Actress
A family support system is a powerful influence in any lifestyle changes. Have you ever told your family, "I am going on a diet!" and they continue to surround you by specific foods you were trying to avoid. Some of the most successful weight loss stories stem from strong family and friends who are there with you every step of the way. This support system is willing to put aside some unhealthy choices they are making for the best of your health.
Consider trying to begin the journey with a close friend or family member that is on the same page as you. Talk with each other and motivate each other to stay on track. Family counseling is a valuable nutrition service available that can be effective in getting everyone on the same page.
The type and quality of food that you choose can make a big difference in your diet. If you've ever struggled making good choices at the supermarket, a tour may be a good idea for you. How many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are you cooking that week and for how many people? What will I need to make my diet and week run smoothly without stressful food planning?
The key is, always start with a list, make a plan for your week, and never go to the supermarket hungry! With just a little planning it can be easy to make your next supermarket trip a success. We offer guidance and one-on-one tours at your local supermarket!
Prenatal Nutrition and Pregnancy
This is the one time in a woman's life in which everything you eat will directly affect another person's life. Adopting a healthy, well-balanced diet is beneficial for your health and energy during pregnancy as well as providing the main source of nutrition for the baby and its growth and development. In the first trimester, a healthy, regular, well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein, and water are recommended.
In the second and third trimester, an additional 300 kcal and an approximate 75-100 g protein is needed for proper fetal growth, and lactation post delivery (but further individual specifics should be discussed with your provider or dietitian). Throughout pregnancy, iron, calcium, and folic acid are critical elements, with a limitation on fish high in mercury, raw or uncooked meats, soft cheeses, sprouts and unpasteurized dairy products.
Get started now for an individualized meal plan specific to your lifestyle and routine that will help you feel great and get your baby's future off to the right start.
The Difference Between a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
A Registered Dietitian is a nutrition expert who separates fact from fads using evidence based medicine and scientific research. RD's utilize this information to help implement healthy eating plans for each individual's nutritional needs. Professional requirements include a Bachelors Degree in Dietetics, completion of a supervised practice program, the passing of a registration exam as well as maintain continuing education for recertification.
A nutritionist is not a recognized credential and therefore anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. Many are knowledgeable and studied nutrition but have not completed the necessary experienced practicum to be credentialed. This varies on a state by state basis.
"I always tell people, the best exercises are the ones you will do. And the best diet is the one that you can stick to! HomeBodies Certified Personal Trainers will help you develop a healthy relationship with where you are, and where you want to be."
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This page was last updated: 7/15/2016
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