Growing Health From Within

Lisa Thomas is a Registered Dietitian with fifteen years of experience working in the field of eating disorder recovery and prevention. This experience includes working for an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders and at Syracuse University Health Services as a clinical dietitian.

Guest speaking engagements have included The Body Image Symposium, Ethics of Eating Seminar Series, Parent Partner Program-Eating Disorder Survival Guide for Family and Friends, Grand Rounds, and various nutritional health and eating disorder education and prevention educational lectures.

Lisa is currently a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and places emphasis on her work in eating disorder prevention and holistic nutrition for health and wellness.

Lisa’s approach to nutrition counseling is that everyone can achieve health and well-being by placing focus upon basic nutritional needs that include balance and variety. Goals for individualized nutrition counseling will be –

1.  Identify any immediate obstacles that are limiting your ability to meet adequate caloric and nutrient needs to maintain your strength and immune function.

2.  Provide nutrition interventions supported by scientific research.

3.  Help to prioritize the changes to maximize benefit to you.

4.  Develop a plan that helps to gradually phase in changes. Individualized counseling and considering your likes and dislikes is an important part of creating a plan.

5.  Review vitamin, mineral or herbal supplement intake and provide feedback regarding benefits, necessity, or those that may be damaging to your health.

6.  Identify any potential risks associated with changes in diet or supplementation.

7.  Teach simple strategies to make the most out of your daily nutritional choices.