Looking for a Nutritionist in Newton, MA? Five Journeys is Your Destination.
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of functional medicine. A balanced diet nourishes your body and leaves you feeling amazing—inside and out.
Most of us hop from fad diet to fad diet in search of a quick weight loss fix or energy boost. But we end up feeling hungry, crabby, and guilty in the end.
You can’t expect Suzy Q’s new juice cleanse to magically work because nutrition needs vary from person to person. Instead, you need a nutritionist to assess your personal healthcare needs and make a plan that’s right for you.
What is a Functional Nutritionist?
Functional medicine examines a person from the inside out, and functional nutrition is no different. A functional nutritionist goes beyond tracking food levels and “energy in vs energy expended.” There’s a lot of misinformation in the nutrition field, for example, the notion that all fats are bad for you. A functional nutritionist won’t make you cut all carbs or skip birthday cake—the only thing we cut is diet culture!
Functional medicine takes a whole-body approach to health, and nutrition is no different. There are many other aspects of a healthy lifestyle beyond what you eat. A functional nutritionist also delves into your hormones, physical activity, environment, and other factors that influence your metabolism. A functional nutritionist will also examine any food allergies or sensitivities that may be hindering your progress.
When you work with a functional nutritionist, you won’t have to rely on willpower to eat healthy or force yourself through workouts you hate. A functional nutritionist examines your current lifestyle and creates a plan just for you, so it should be easy to implement into your everyday life! We even have special recommendations for grocery stores in Newton, MA.
What to Expect from a Functional Nutritionist in Newton, MA
What’s it like to work with a functional nutritionist? At Five Journeys, we offer a free discovery call, where patients can learn more about us and we can meet you. Whether you specifically need help with nutrition goals or want to harness nutrition to get to the bottom of a health issue, we are here to help.
At Five Journeys, we implement a simple three-step approach to working with a nutritionist:
1. First comes the assessment. We will take time to assess your entire lifestyle, from diet to stress levels to hormones. After that, our functional nutritionist, Stacie Delucia, will help you set simple food-related goals. Our goal is to make small changes that are simple to implement and even easier to stay consistent with. Stacie may also recommend other services, such as supplements or diagnostic testing.
2. Next, we want to help you successfully implement your nutrition goals. Forget calorie calculator apps or fitness watches. While portion sizes matter, we want to go beyond calorie counting and help you build healthy habits. There’s a reason why the typical restrictive diet system fails for so many people. Instead, we focus on incorporating more: more protein, vegetables, and other whole foods to nourish your body. All of our information is backed by science, unlike the misinformation you see all over TikTok these days!
We offer additional services such as meal planning for an individual or a family, grocery store coaching, and pantry consultations. It doesn’t get any easier to build healthy habits!
3. Finally, Five Journeys focuses on life outside of the kitchen. We view nutrition coaching as the “starting line” of your health. We want you to feel amazing and truly thrive for the rest of your life! You can expect us to follow up with you and also address other areas of health. If your hormones are off or your gut microbiome isn’t up to par, our team will help you address and treat these accompanying issues. Also, we’ll help you get the help you need to get proper rest, take care of your mental health, and stay physically active so you can feel your best.
Meet Your Functional Nutritionist in Newton, MA
Five Journeys has the best nutritionist ever. Are we biased? Just a little bit.
Stacie Delucia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and licensed dietician in the state of Massachusetts. She loves helping others build a healthy and an exciting relationship with food. Cooking should be something that you enjoy doing, an opportunity to get creative (and messy) instead of a necessary evil. Other than cooking, Stacie enjoys the great outdoors, playing guitar, and creative writing.
If you want to get to know Stacie better, book your free discovery call and see if she would be a good fit for you. (Spoiler alert: She definitely is).
Five Journeys serves in-person patients in and around Newton, MA. However, we also offer virtual nutrition services for everyone in the world! As long as you’ve got an internet connection, you can take advantage of what Five Journeys has to offer. You can check out our FAQs for a Nutritionist in Newton, MA to read more about telemedicine and find out more about how to work with a functional nutritionist.