Individual Weight Loss Sessions
If you are looking to lose those pounds for the very last time you have come to the right place. What makes Lifexcel Carolina different is that we recognize that it’s not only WHAT you eat but WHY you eat. We help our clients identify the root causes of why they are overweight and we build a plan that addresses those issues.
Examples of root causes:
- I skip meals sometimes.
- I drink my calories (ex. soda and sweet tea.)
- I rarely exercise.
- I eat out often.
- I eat when I am angry, anxious or bored.
- I reward myself with food at the end of a hard day.
- My weight keeps people at a distance.
There are a hundred reasons someone may overeat. It’s not as simple as saying you need more self- control and willpower. Your plan will be tailored to address your specific roadblocks. There are several ways to achieve weight loss. Your Registered Dietitian will lay out the options and help you decide which path will work best for you.
Lifexcel Dietitians do not have any supplements, powders, meal replacements, etc. to sell you. We believe you can achieve your ideal weight by eating nutritious, wholesome food. We don’t recommend fad diets, cleanses or fasts. We believe in making lifestyle changes that can be sustained. We are happy to give you a free consult so that you can find out more about our weight loss program. Call us today to set up your appointment!
Diabetes and other medical conditions
Lifexcel Carolina Dietitians are skilled at treating medical conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, diabetes, chronic renal failure, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, polycystic ovary disease, thyroid disease, lactose intolerance and treatment of migraine headaches. These are addressed in a one on one session. The number of sessions required varies based on individual needs. At the initial appointment you and your dietitian can decide how many sessions you need.
Mindful Eating Class
Mindful eating is a multifaceted approach to nutrition that involves: using all of your senses to choose foods that are satisfying and nourishing to your body; giving your food and the process of eating your full attention; being aware and responding to physical hunger and satiety cues to help you decide when to begin and end eating; and finally, it is about responding to food in a nonjudgmental way. This group will focus on the importance of presence and awareness around food and eating. Sessions will explore this process through guided meditations, activities, and discussions to promote mindful eating. The group meets 4 times for 90 minutes each session and is led by Jennifer Smith, RD, LDN.
- Breaking the mindless eating cycle
- Overcoming barriers to mindful eating
- Identifying hunger and fullness cues
- Identifying emotional vs physical hunger
- Challenging problematic styles of thinking
- Challenging weight management myths
Call 704-995-3434 for more details or to sign up.
Anorexia and Bulimia
Anorexia and Bulimia are serious eating disorders that require a combination of behavioral health and nutrition therapy. At Lifexcel we are able to treat individuals that need weekly visits to a dietitian and a therapist. If you require residential or intensive outpatient treatment we are happy to refer you to a place that can meet your needs.
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating is characterized by eating a significant amount of food (more than what is considered normal) in a short period of time. The person feels powerless to stop and feels out of control around food. Oftentimes they eat alone because they are embarrassed for others to see them. They eat until they are physically uncomfortable. What quickly follows are extreme feelings of guilt and remorse. This disorder can cause extreme distress that makes everyday life difficult. Treatment for binge eating disorder involves both behavioral health and nutrition therapy. At Lifexcel we have skilled therapists and dietitians that can lead you down the road to recovery.
Sometimes people use compulsive overeating and binge eating interchangeably. Although similar, compulsive overeaters may or may not go on a food binge.
Compulsive overeaters may:
- Feel out of control around food
- Eat one way in public and another way in private
- Sneak food
- Want to stop eating but feeling powerless to do so
- Be triggered to eat by an emotion
- Be very body conscious
- Devote a great deal of time thinking about food, eating and their body
- Experience feelings of guilt, shame, disgust, remorse, and embarrassment.
If this sounds like you we recommend working with a Lifexcel Registered Dietitian and one of our behavioral therapists. Getting to the root of where and why this behavior started is step one. Surrounding yourself with compassionate, skilled professionals is the only way to ensure success.
The term “food addiction” is relatively new in the medical community. There is still debate as to whether or not a person can truly be addicted to a food. At Lifexcel Carolina we believe the research supports food addiction as a real diagnosis. Nobody is addicted to broccoli but addiction to hyperpalatable foods (sugar, salt and fat) are more common than we think. Our registered dietitians can lead you through a 3-4 week detox of your trigger foods. Food is meant to sustain life. When food rules over you it’s time for a change. Call us today to start your life change.
Parents – one of the best gifts you can give your child is to teach them healthy eating habits. At Lifexcel we recognize that today’s society does not make it easy. We live in a world of fast food and supersized portions. Our children learn to celebrate every event with food and spend hours every day playing on their computers. Lifexcel registered dietitian, Jennifer Smith sees children ages 5 and up and she can help with picky eaters, underweight children, overweight children, anorexia and bulimia.
Jennifer makes learning about nutrition fun and interactive! You and your child will learn:
- Appropriate Portion Sizes
- How to identify physical hunger from other types of hunger
- Basic nutrition principles such as calories, carbohydrates, and vitamins
- How to make healthy snack choices
- The effects of eating too much or eating too little
- AND MUCH MORE!