Nutrition Coaching

At the Y, we care about your holistic health and what you eat is just as important as your physical fitness. We want to make the journey easier for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. With offerings like individual coaching sessions and group nutrition classes, the Y is committed to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals with our new nutrition services. 

Let our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist help you devise a sensible and realistic nutrition plan that will work with your everyday life.

Why work with a Registered Dietitian?
You will receive on-going support, personalized information, amazing recipes, motivation, sample grocery lists, meal planning assistance, advice on avoiding fad diets, objective feedback and tools to avoid lifestyle diseases.

  • Exercise: Get the most out of your training regimen, optimize energy and health, and help prevent injury while eating for enjoyment and health.
  • Weight and Body Composition Changes: Personal nutrition training to make it a lifestyle. Skip the gimmick and unnecessary supplements.
  • Sports Nutrition: Optimize energy, recover faster, supplements strategy, nutrition to fit your sport and position.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Cope with constipation, Chrohn's Disease,IBS or exercise associated GI distress.
  • Compulsive/Overeating/Restriction: Learn to eat mindfully through intuitive eating or work through disordered eating.
  • Pregnancy and Child Nutrition: Learn what your body needs during pregnancy or how to adequately nourish your child as they develop.
  • Meal Prepping and Snacking and More

What can I learn from a Registered Dietitian that I can't learn online? 
Evidence-based recommendations and personalized nutrition plans: So much of what is online may or may not be true. Dietitians can help translate nutrition science and research to make personalized recommendations specific for you and empower you to meet and exceed your goals. 

There is so much conflicting nutrition information out there. I don't know where to start or who to trust.
Registered dietitians can eliminate confusing and widespread nutrition recommendations and offer sound, relevant advice. Registered Dietitians make it their business to stay up to date on nutrition and health news, trends, and research. 

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and other nutrition specialists?
Credentials. Registered Dietitians must be credentialed and licensed and they have completed rigorous schooling and training.  

What are the benefits of regular meetings with a Registered Dietitian?
Accountability. Registered Dietitians will provide on-going motivation and support as you attempt to make permanent and lifestyle-appropriate dietary changes. 

What if I'm worried about giving up the foods I love to eat?
Registered Dietitians know food and love food too! A dietitian can make it healthy, while tasting great, with the added benefit of helping you feel your very best. 

What are the long-term benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian? 
A Registered Dietitian help you manage common conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In addition, food and nutrition are also strongly related to autoimmune conditions, infertility, problems with sleep, and anxiety... all of which a dietician can help you address with the right food and nutrients.  

Individual sessions are by appointment only.

For more information or with assistance registering, please email Rachel Patrick at nutrition@gallatinvalleyymca.org or call 406.994.9622