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Why Functional Nutrition is So Important
Over the past century, infectious disease rates have dropped, while chronic disease rates have risen due to lifestyle habits. According to the CDC, over 117 million adult Americans have one or more preventable chronic diseases.
Many of these preventable chronic diseases are related to poor quality nutrition; chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and bone health. The CDC predicts that if changes aren’t made, more than 30% of all Americans will have diabetes by 2030.
We believe in order to prevent disease, changing your lifestyle habits and creating body awareness is at the core. At DHF, we utilize InBody Systems to analyze your body composition to begin our coaching process:
Quickly measure fat mass, muscle mass, and body water levels. No dunking. No pinching. No discomfort. Simply stand on the device and hold the hand electrodes.
Body composition analysis is essential to completely understand health and weight as traditional methods of assessing health, such as BMI, can be misleading. Going beyond your weight, body composition analysis breaks down your body into four components: fat, lean body mass, minerals, and body water.
InBody body composition analyzers break down your weight and display your body composition data on an organized, easy-to-understand Result Sheet. The results help you understand where your fat, muscle, and body levels are at and act as a guide to help you achieve your goals: whether that is shedding a few unwanted pounds or a complete body transformation.
The next step is to design and coach sound nutrition habits directly related to change. The belief is that habits must be designed to:
The first layer of habits introduced to an individual must encourage through success.
LEVEL 1 HABITS
- 80% Full
- Eat Lean Proteins & Healthy Fats
- Eat The Rainbow
The second layer of habits must build by challenging the individual to put forth consistent and persistent effort.
LEVEL 2 HABITS
- Keeping A Food Journal
- Eating Balanced Meals
- Adding Support
- Drinking Calorie Free Beverages
The final layer of habits are built to empower the individual through an understanding of the process.
LEVEL 3 HABITS
- Plan A Full Week
- 80-20 Rule
- Whole Foods Only
- Create Your Own Balanced Meal
Functional Nutrition 12 Week Program
What You Should Expect Upon Enrollment
After your initial phone consultation, you will receive an invite to our CoachFit App. The app includes a subjective information form for you to fill out prior to the first session. The subjective form will set the framework for our Functional Nutrition Screening. During the F.N.S. we will discuss your goals and desires, and then progress to objective body composition screenings. In order to perform the F.N.S. efficiently please bring clothing appropriate for measurements. (shorts & t-shirt). Your F.N.S. will last around 60 minutes.
At the conclusion of your F.N.S. you will receive the first week of educational support along with your first personalized habit via the CoachFit app. Material will be interactive within the app via video and PDF along with a full habit based tracking system.
Following your F.N.S. you will set up the first of 11 additional support sessions. Each session will last 15 minutes and will include live and virtual sessions.
Within each session, your coach will introduce a new educational topic, perform body composition measurements when needed, and assess current and future habit needs.
Invest in Your Healthy Future
The Functional Nutrition Program is so much more than a menu plan. The Functional Nutrition Program empowers you to replace unhealthy nutrition habits so you can live a healthier life.
Our $299 enrollment is a small price to pay when you consider the life changing savings from a healthier lifestyle. Enrolling in our Functional Nutrition Program could mean:
- Saving on expensive, repeat visits to the doctor from managing chronic diseases,
- Avoiding the need for high cost prescriptions for disease management,
- Reducing long term personal health care costs,
Emily has been interested in sports and nutrition since she was in ninth grade. Playing basketball, lacrosse and softball, she realized how nutrition plays a huge role in setting an athlete up for success. She attended Marywood University and was selected to be in an accelerated program that allowed her to complete her Bachelor’s degree and 1200 mandatory internship hours all in her 4 years there. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University of Chicago. She has a passion for working with athletes and individuals of all ages to help foster better nutrition habits and help them reach their health and fitness goals.
Emily has partnered with area high schools to give nutrition presentations to their athletes, as well as work with the NFL and National Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program which advocates for nutrition and physical activity for today’s youth to live healthier lives.