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Find the Best Weight Loss Nutritionists & Dietitians in Atlanta

At Top Nutrition Coaching, we are highly selective about the specialists we invite to join our team. We work with the top weight loss nutritionists in the country, matching you to one who fits your goals so you can find lasting success in your journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

Meghan Perkins
Registered Dietitian
A registered dietitian, Meghan specializes in weight loss and general health and wellness. With over eight years of experience as a nutritionist, she has extensive knowledge of kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart health, and diabetes prevention and management. Her approach is to meet you where you are in terms of knowledge and lifestyle, so that you can focus on making intentional, sustainable dietary changes with her support.
Stacey Simon
Registered Dietitian
With over eight years of counseling experience and a master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, Stacey is a registered dietitian-nutritionist specializing in weight loss, chronic diseases, and intuitive eating. Stacey believes that nourishing our bodies should be a joyful experience, with no food being "off-limits" but instead having a place in a balanced diet.
Rachel Coury
Registered Dietitian
Rachel's areas of expertise include weight loss and the use of medical nutrition therapy to manage and prevent various chronic diseases. As a registered dietitian for over a decade, she hopes to improve her clients' relationships with food and with their bodies. Rachel prioritizes getting to know her clients, so expect openness and empathetic listening.
Jordan Hill
Registered Dietitian
With over five years of experience and a master's degree in Clinical Dietetics from Oregon Health & Science University, Jordan has expertise working with a wide range of clients, including those who hope to lose weight and those with an eating disorder. Jordan firmly believes that there is a time and a place for all different foods – you just need to find the right balance!
Michelle Rodgers
Registered Dietitian
With 19 years of experience as a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss, Michelle can help you improve energy, lose fat, and increase lean muscle mass. She is certified in Adult Weight Management by the American Dietetic Association and believes in addressing the whole person, including eating, exercise, mindset, hydration, stress, sleep, and supplements.
Jaelyn Shipman
Registered Dietitian
As a registered dietitian for over five years, Jaelyn is passionate about helping her clients reach their health and wellness goals. Her areas of expertise include sports nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, and heart disease. She honors her clients' individual goals, preferences, and favorite foods. Jaelyn excels at providing nutrition education to help her clients establish realistic short-term goals as they work toward longer-term objectives.

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Get Started on Your Path Towards Sustainable Weight Loss

You deserve to work with a nutritionist who’s the perfect fit for you. We'll carefully match you with a professional who will customize their approach to your personal goals.

Take our holistic health assessment

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This quick online assessment helps us evaluate your nutrition needs, lifestyle, and health goals.

Free 15-minute nutrition consultation

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You'll speak with a nutrition specialist who will gain a deeper understanding of your current circumstances and weight loss objectives.

Get matched to the right nutritionist

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Based on your consultation, the nutrition specialist will decide which of our weight loss nutritionists is the best match for you.

Intro call with your nutritionist

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During your introductory call, you can assess whether your matched nutritionist's approach to losing weight is a good fit.

Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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Working with one of our weight loss nutritionists involves a minimum of two virtual sessions every month. You'll discuss how you’re doing with your personalized plan and revise your weight loss strategy as necessary. Your nutritionist will be available to support you and keep you accountable, thanks to the unlimited messaging and 24/7 support we provide. Most importantly, you'll acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed choices about your diet and lifestyle.
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Benefits of Working with a Weight Loss Nutritionist vs. Going It Alone 

Losing weight on your own can be difficult, especially when you're unsure where to begin and which steps to take. It's challenging to keep yourself motivated to stick to your new health goals when you're doing everything by yourself. Working with an expert weight loss nutritionist can give you the extra boost you need to succeed. Here are some of the benefits of working with a personal weight loss nutritionist.

Avoid yo-yo dieting

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You may have gone back and forth between various diet plans when trying to lose weight independently. Your level of discipline may also ebb and flow, especially if you're trying to follow a particularly restrictive plan. With a nutritionist as your weight loss partner, you'll set up a plan with small, sustainable lifestyle changes that feel natural, so you can be consistent in following it. Your program will be tailored to your specific needs and consider the whole picture of your health – diet, sleep, stress, activity level, biology, and lifestyle. This way, you'll feel sure of the steps you need to take and confident that you can stick to them.

Accountability

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Did you know that you are 95% more likely to reach your goals when you have a partner in your weight loss journey? When someone else is aware of your objectives, they can keep you accountable. When trying to stay disciplined on your own, it's tempting to loosen up or "cheat" a little now and then. However, if you know that someone is counting on you, you'll want to stick to your goals and avoid letting them down.

Unlimited messaging and 24/7 support

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With Top Nutrition Coaching, you have an expert you can access anytime. It's great to have another person to support you with your goals, but it's even better when that person is a top weight loss nutritionist. With an expert in your corner, you can be sure that the guidance you receive is reputable. You'll even get unlimited messaging and 24/7 support from your nutritionist should you need to ask any questions or express concerns.

Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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Working with one of our weight loss nutritionists involves a minimum of two virtual sessions every month. You'll discuss how you’re doing with your personalized plan and revise your weight loss strategy as necessary. Your nutritionist will be available to support you and keep you accountable, thanks to the unlimited messaging and 24/7 support we provide. Most importantly, you'll acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed choices about your diet and lifestyle.

Our client outcomes

98%
Achieved sustained weight loss (>12 months)
84%
Reduced frequency and severity of binges
92%
had improved energy and mobility
87%
improved sleep and reduced levels of stress

Your Personal Nutritionist in Atlanta Is Just a Click Away

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we learned how valuable it is to have remote options for various appointments. Virtual consultations are safe, convenient, flexible, and better for the environment.    

It's never been easier to connect with a weight loss expert. Here are some of the benefits of working with a nutritionist from our team.

Availability

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You won't find a more flexible and convenient way to get help from an expert nutritionist. In addition to your scheduled counseling sessions, you'll get unlimited messaging and 24/7 support so you can benefit from their expertise any time, day or night. We only hire nutritionists who know how to build rapport and engagement while maintaining professionalism. We simulate counseling sessions in our hiring process to ensure that our nutritionists can personalize their assistance to each client. So you can rest assured knowing that your nutritionist will always be available and that you'll enjoy connecting with them and learning from their guidance.

Qualifications

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You can trust that the nutritionists at Top Nutrition Coaching are highly qualified. The professionals in our network are all registered dietitians – the highest certification level a nutrition professional can reach. Registered dietitians are the only nutrition experts who can make medical diagnoses and treat medical conditions.

Reputation

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We strive to ensure that the registered dietitians on our team consistently help clients make changes to their diet and lifestyle in a sustainable way. We aim for long-term success, ensuring that our nutritionists help clients reach their goals and maintain positive, healthy habits. Throughout the process, we expect our nutritionists to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in helping their clients find solutions to their health challenges.

Experience

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Our strict vetting process means that we only accept 3% of the candidates who apply. We make sure each nutritionist on our team has years of experience behind them. We also put their skill set and expertise to the test before making hiring decisions. We're confident that the registered dietitians we employ are experts in their respective areas of expertise.

About Atlanta Specific Registered Dietitians

Becoming a registered dietitian in Georgia follows the same pattern as most other places in the United States. This process includes the following steps: 

Obtain a Bachelor's or Master's Degree

This degree program must be closely related to nutrition science. The program must also be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 

Complete a Dietetic Internship

There are several options to complete this, but they all require you to complete supervised, hands-on clinical training and experience in the field. In Georgia, 900 clinical hours are required.

Pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Exam

Earning a passing grade on the CDR exam is mandatory for becoming a registered dietitian. 

Obtain and Maintain Your State License and Registration

Once you pass the CDR you are eligible to obtain a license. You must renew your license every five years with 75 hours of continuing professional education units.

Get Over the Atlanta Hurdles and Get Back to Health

Sometimes referred to as "the city too busy to hate," life in Atlanta can be so fast-paced that it’s difficult to find the time to prepare food and eat in a healthy way. Convenience stores, takeout, and food delivery apps can quickly become the default when you're always on the go or if accessibility is an issue. These are some of the main barriers to healthy eating in Atlanta. 

Busy schedules

When juggling a career, education, family, and other responsibilities in a busy city, it can get tricky to eat healthy meals on a regular basis. You may not have the opportunity to find great-tasting healthy foods – let alone have the time to prepare it, since nutritious meals tend to take more work. As a result, you may resort to fast food and packaged snacks far more frequently than you'd like.  

Transportation

Atlanta's infrastructure is well-planned, and there are various public transportation options within the city and its suburbs. However, getting around this rapidly-growing metropolis can still be challenging. With heavy traffic on the roads and crowded public transit, you're likely to encounter congestion when commuting in Atlanta. This makes healthy eating a challenge for many people, as fast food outlets and convenience stores may seem like the best options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an expert nutritionist?

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In addition to the extensive training required to become a registered dietitian, the nutritionists on our team must also pass our rigorous vetting process. This involves multiple interviews to ensure that the candidate has clinical proficiency, can build rapport with clients, and can find creative solutions to problems. With less than 3% of applicants successfully completing this process, you can feel confident that all of our nutritionists are experts.

How much does a weight loss nutritionist cost in Atlanta?

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It's common for weight loss nutritionists in Atlanta to charge roughly $100-200 per counseling session. Health insurance only covers these appointments if the client's visit relates to health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. The nutritionists in our network set their own rates, which are very competitive compared to Atlanta-based nutritionists. Our nutritionists' rates vary based on their level of education, amount of clinical experience, and areas of expertise.

What does a two-week risk-free trial mean?

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After two weeks, if you're not satisfied with our services, we'll provide you with a full refund. That's how committed we are to your success. There's no risk here – you only pay if you're satisfied.

What does the nutrition specialist help with?

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Our nutrition specialist looks closely at your answers to our assessment, then conducts a nutrition consultation to get more specifics about your lifestyle, personality, and nutrition needs. The nutrition specialist can match you with the right nutritionist by understanding your eating habits, motivation, activity level, time constraints, food allergies, nutrition challenges, and health goals.

What if I don't like the recommendations the nutrition specialist provides?

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If you're not satisfied with the nutrition specialist's recommendations, we'll discuss what's not working and try again until we find a match that fits you.

Full Transparency Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons to everything. We’ll break down the major benefits and drawbacks of other approaches to weight loss. 

In-Person Weight Loss Nutritionists

Pros: 

  • Some health insurance plans may cover appointments with in-person weight loss nutritionists if they are in your network and you have health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, or kidney disease.
  • Some people feel more comfortable with an in-person nutritionist than an online nutritionist, especially if they aren't used to attending virtual appointments.

Cons: 

  • Choosing an in-person nutritionist constrains you to professionals who live and work in Atlanta, instead of having access to top nutrition experts through a telehealth platform.
  • You won't be able to attend nutrition counseling sessions from the comfort of your own home, as you would with an online nutritionist. 
  • Unlike online nutritionist networks, very few in-person nutritionists offer out-of-hours messaging and support.
  • You'll have to travel to meet with an in-person nutritionist, which can be challenging if they live in another part of Atlanta or if you have numerous demands on your time.

Diet Companies

Pros: 

  • The programs offered by diet companies can take the guesswork out of meal planning. However, the rules and guidelines prescribed by these programs are generic - they aren't personalized to your nutrition and lifestyle needs. 
  • Some diet companies have apps and social networks that foster a sense of camaraderie and emotional support among participants.

Cons: 

  • Diet companies often have strict programs that may help you lose weight in the short term. Unfortunately, dieting doesn’t teach you the fundamentals of what works for your body so that you can stay at a healthy weight in the long run.
  • Very few individuals have long-term success with dieting. In fact, people can damage their metabolic health through restrictive special diets that severely limit calorie intake.
  • By forcing you to accept a meal plan with insufficient portions or denying you certain foods, dieting can harm your mental health and your relationship with food. 

Online Nutrition Resources

Pros: 

  • Some people prefer to do extensive research before making decisions about their health and diet. This approach may work if you have sufficient time to read reputable sources. 
  • Some nutrition resources are free to access online, such as scientific journals. 

Cons: 

  • Although government and university websites offer helpful nutrition information, many online resources lack credible scientific backing.
  • Becoming a self-taught nutrition expert requires a massive amount of time and focus, which most people simply don't have.
  • Even if you read legitimate educational resources, you won't necessarily acquire the knowledge and skills to design a personalized nutrition plan for yourself. On the other hand, nutrition professionals have the expertise and the experience to create tailor-made health and lifestyle programs.
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