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Nutrition That Works

Restrictive eating is no longer welcome.

Who We Help

Do you identify with any of the following?

If you answered yes to any of the above statements, Building Better Nutrition can be the key to getting your life back on track.

Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

Have you ever felt out of control with any of the following?

  • Preoccupied with weight and food 
  • Skipping meals or restricting food intake 
  • Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating
  • Feeling extremely controlling around food and/or wanting to eat in private
  • Consuming large amounts of food very quickly and being unable to stop
  • Limited spontaneity around food and/or heightened stress around meal times
  • Rigid rules and beliefs about what foods can be eaten and how they should be eaten
  • Negative body image and frequent negative comments about your body

These are some signs and symptoms of disordered eating and eating disorders. Through our nutrition consulting, Building Better Nutrition will help you recognize negative effects of restrictive dieting and common myths and misinformation you may be believing. We take a HAES approach so your treatment is truly customized to what will make you healthiest and happiest. 

While we explore principles of intuitive eating, you will finally be able to conquer feeling controlled by food. You will be able to separate physical hunger from emotional hunger. You will reconnect with your body and true self in a way that feels purposeful and powerful. 

Full recovery from eating disorders is possible and sometimes it takes a compassionate hand to start the process…so we are extending ours to you.

Sports Nutrition

You’re an athlete who wants to increase your energy, optimize recovery, and prevent injuries. But it’s challenging to do all of those things and eat properly, too. 

You often eat a “well balanced meal” and head out to practice thinking you’ve properly fueled your body, only to struggle to make it through practice in one piece. We will help you find the best way to eat daily so it has a proven impact on your biggest days.

We cover topics like: 

  • Fueling for athletic performance
  • Increasing energy
  • Optimizing recovery
  • Body composition goals
  • Hydration strategy
  • Safe supplementation
  • Nutrition Periodization
  • Injury Nutrition
  • Amenorrhea
  • Relative Energy Sport (RED-s)

We understand there is pressure in athletics to be a certain weight, think a certain way, and perform well in all circumstances…but sometimes that is hard. We will help create a personalized nutrition plan to optimize your sports performance. You will learn how to incorporate the science of sports nutrition with intuitive eating to support your physical gains. And you will be able to give your best performance all year long without added stress.

Intuitive & Mindful Eating

You look down at the scale and feel angry…again. You’re emotionally up and down. You’ve restricted and deprived yourself to the point of misery. You’ve tried fad diets. You’ve fasted. You’re tired of craving “bad” foods and feeling irritable…You’re done.

Our Intuitive and Mindful Eating program was designed with you specifically in mind. We teach you how to be at peace with food rather than focusing on restrictive diets. You’ll increase your awareness of physical and emotional cues to eating and you’ll be able to recognize and rework non-hunger triggers for eating. Intuitive eating will make you feel your best mentally and physically. 

You’ll understand which foods make you feel your best while conquering fitness fears. You’ll improve your digestion, mood, and energy. And probably your favorite part…we will help you discover how to enjoy ALL foods without feeling guilty or stressing about calorie count. 

Digestive Wellness

You’re fed up with feeling terrible after your meals. You’re tired of living in discomfort and feeling your stomach gurgle if you even think of a certain food. What you might not realize is that your digestive health is foundational to your overall health.

If you’ve been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, we will guide you with a low FODMap diet and identify your triggers. FODMAPs are small chain sugars and fibers that are poorly digested and can contribute to gas, bloating and other digestive woes…so using this to identify your triggers is a game changer. FODMAPs are fast food for gut bacteria. Following a low FODMAP diet can be a challenge without the help of a FODMAP knowledgeable dietitian…so we are here to help you every step of the way.

Family Wellness

As a parent, you have many concerns. Things like starting your infant on solid food,  picky eating, or how to plan healthy meals for your whole family. Sometimes you’re concerned your child is gaining weight too quickly, other times you’re worried they aren’t gaining enough. Building Better Nutrition provides tailored strategies to ensure your child grows from infancy to adulthood in the most healthy way.

You will learn what nutrition principles are best for your child & family and be given strategies you’ll feel confident implementing at home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are our sessions conducted?
    You will connect with your dietitian using Healthie, a secure HIPAA compliant client portal. You can access Healthie via any device, computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Healthie allows you to work with your dietitian by joining telehealth calls, keep track of visits, food journaling, and secure upload documents. There will be onboarding forms to fill out prior to your sessions, which will allow more time during your session for quality of care.
  • Does insurance cover my sessions?
    Many insurance companies cover nutrition counseling services, so services are low cost or free. You are responsible for checking your nutrition benefits.  Call the member services number on the back of your card and ask: 
    1. Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition counseling? 
    2. How many sessions are allowed? 
    3. Do I have a deductible to meet first? 
    4. Do I need a physician referral? 
    5. What is my co-pay amount for outpatient nutrition counseling? 
  • What is Health at Every Size (HAES™)approach and Intuitive Eating?
    HAES™ is accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes. We focus on health enhancing behaviors rather than the scale.  Focusing on the scale often leaves people stuck in the diet cycle or developing eating disorders.  Intuitive eating lets you take an off-ramp from the never-ending dieting cycle. Instead of trying to “fix” your body and addressing eating and health concerns with plans and restriction, intuitive eating gives you alternative ways of coping. Instead of pulling that pendulum back towards restriction yet again, you’re now taking your hands off the pendulum and letting it settle in the middle. That looks like honoring your hunger by tuning in to hunger cues and eating in response… or it may consist of following a flexible meal plan designed by your dietitian.
  • What if I want to lose weight?
    You are not alone and we will meet you where you are at to look at your history and behaviors when focusing on intentional weight loss.  Chronic histories of eating disorders and dieting make it really hard to let go of the scale. We want you to know that HAES™ and Intuitive Eating principles  are what form our work, but we are here to partner with you as you work through your own process of healing.
  • PAST CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    What Clients Are Saying

    Suzanne Iovanni is dedicated to her clients and works hard to help them overcome a variety of medical conditions. The two hardest (in my eyes) client populations that she services are children/adolescents that suffer from two conditions… eating disorders and obesity. These conditions affect the patient and family on so many different levels. Suzanne has an amazing way of treating both these populations in a nonjudgmental, empathic and caring way…and she does it effectively. Nobody can say it better than her patients and I am the lucky person who gets the great feedback from them!
    Karen
    NURSE PRACTITIONER
    When I first met Suzanne 2 years ago, I was a 15 yo cross country runner and soccer player. I exercised to the extreme and began restricting my diet. I was diagnosed with female athlete triad. I had to sit out and recover from stress fractures, which made me limit my diet further. Suzanne worked with me in a compassionate and effective way and I felt she really understood me. I liked that Suzanne is an athlete too and really understood the struggles I had. Through the help of Suzanne, my doctor, and therapist, I am back out running and playing competitive soccer. I am fueling my body the right way and my performance and speed has benefited as well! I will forever be thankful to Suzanne. She not only helped me be healthy, but to be the best athlete I am capable of as well!
    Ellyse
    17 YEARS OLD

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