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Peterson Nutrition and Fitness: Services

Specialties: Women's Health

Adequate nutrition for women throughout the lifecycle is of utmost importance to most women. As a woman and mother, Elisabeth understands your concerns and knows how overwhelming it can be. Congratulations for taking the important first step of reaching out for professional help.

If you need help in one of the following areas, Elisabeth will work with you to improve your nutritional status:

  • Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Lactation
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Trying to gain, lose, or maintain a healthy weight
  • Menopause
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis

Purpose of Nutrition Care:

  • To achieve and maintain a nutritionally adequate dietary intake that provides health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases
  • If pregnant, to meet the demands of an expanding blood volume, the growth of maternal tissues, a developing fetus, and loss of maternal tissues at birth
  • If lactating, to meet the specific nutrient requirements necessary to optimize maternal postpartum nutritional status, the quality and quantity of breast milk production, and infant growth and production

Elisabeth will help you do this by:

  • Teaching you ways to change food, exercise and weight related behaviors.
  • Teaching you about energy and nutrient needs for specific situation.
  • Increasing your awareness of physiological, biological and emotional body reactions to food, exercise and substance misuse.
  • Assisting your understanding of connection between emotions and behaviors.
  • Guiding and teaching you how to develop a healthy relationship with food to develop normal eating patterns for eventually maintaining weight within a healthy range.
  • Keeping other members of the team apprised of changes in eating, weight and food behaviors.

Treatment is very individualized and together, you and Elisabeth will decide at what frequency you should schedule appointments.

A multidisciplinary approach is often warranted and Elisabeth will be happy to collaborate with your OBGYN, PCP and therapists to coordinate care. Elisabeth will make recommendations for team members on request.

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Weight loss concerns? Let’s talk about the non-diet or intuitive/mindful eating approach.