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At Top Nutrition Coaching we want to connect you with a nutrition expert with a proven track record of success who can help you achieve your health goals. Most importantly, we will work with you to find manageable yet significant ways to change your diet and lifestyle to reach and stay at a healthy weight. 

Emma Liu
Registered Dietitian
Emma recently earned a Master of Public Health degree from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which complements her role as a registered dietitian and nutritionist. She is passionate about using health education and health promotion to achieve positive outcomes, particularly when it comes to weight management and the prevention of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
Jordan Hill
Registered Dietitian
Jordan is a registered dietitian with over five years of experience in her chosen specialties – weight loss and sports nutrition. She has furthered her expertise by specializing in gut health, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, and disordered eating. Jordan holds a master’s degree in Clinical Dietetics from Oregon Health & Science University.
Karin Evans
Registered Dietitian
Karin is an incredibly kind and inspiring nutritionist who has guided clients to long-term weight loss success in her 20 years as a registered dietitian and nutrition counselor. Karin’s approach to weight management involves helping her clients create a mindful and balanced relationship with food. She is also an expert in prenatal and postpartum nutrition, disordered eating, and sports nutrition. A passionate lifelong learner, Karin is currently working on her doctorate in Health Education and Promotion.
Rachel Coury
Registered Dietitian
Rachel is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson and over a decade of experience. She has helped countless individuals achieve their weight loss and fitness goals and manage chronic health issues such as heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Rachel is passionate about guiding others to better understand nutrition and is currently a mentor to nutrition interns at the University of Maryland.
Dana Kearney
Registered Dietitian
Dana’s passion for clinical nutrition has led her to specialize in weight-loss counseling, prenatal nutrition, heart disease, diabetes, and pediatric nutrition. She excels at working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Dana is a highly experienced dietitian who has worked in the nutrition field for over 20 years. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Penn State and her master’s degree at Marywood University.
Stacey Simon
Registered Dietitian
Stacey’s passion for the nutrition sciences led her to a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She has worked as a certified dietitian and nutritionist for over 8 years. Thanks to her wide-ranging interests, she has furthered her education by specializing in areas such as kidney disease, heart health, and diabetes, as well as weight loss nutrition, intuitive eating, and nutrition for older adults.
Manju Karkare
Registered Dietitian
Manju has worked as a registered dietitian for over three decades. During that time, she has taken an interest in a wide range of specialties and has become an expert on chronic illnesses, gut health, heart health, and weight control. She has also completed continuing professional education units in oncology and diabetes. Manju’s extensive qualifications include a master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Kentucky.
Danielle Smith
Registered Dietitian
As an athlete who has faced numerous health challenges, Danielle’s road to becoming a nutritionist wasn’t always easy. Nevertheless, she has achieved an incredible amount as a personal trainer and registered dietitian specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. She also has expertise in food allergies, disordered eating, diabetes, heart disease, gut health, and prenatal and postnatal nutrition. Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree at California State University at Northridge and has over eight years of professional experience.
Jaelyn Shipman
Registered Dietitian
Jaelyn combined her passions for sports performance and nutrition by becoming a registered dietitian. She has worked with athletes of all abilities and individuals hoping to lose weight and improve their heart health. Jaelyn’s other areas of expertise include prenatal and postnatal nutrition and diabetes prevention and management. Jaelyn earned a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Clemson University and completed her dietetic internship at UNC Greensboro.
Meghan Perkins
Registered Dietitian
In addition to being a registered dietitian, Meghan is an expert on the prevention and management of diabetes. She is also an experienced weight loss counselor who has significant renal and heart health expertise. Meghan holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked in various clinical settings, including private practice and nonprofit health care.
Katie Wengryniuk
Registered Dietitian
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Katie is passionate about helping people reach a healthy, sustainable weight. She also specializes in diabetes, pediatric nutrition, and gut health and is working towards additional integrative and functional nutrition qualifications. Katie holds a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University and spent eight years working at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic.
Michelle Rodgers
Registered Dietitian
Michelle’s route to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist has taken her to prestigious institutions like Penn State, the University of Virginia, and Johns Hopkins University. Michelle has also worked as an EMT and certified personal trainer, which has helped her immeasurably in her career as a nutritionist specializing in weight loss and athletic nutrition.

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1. Take our holistic health assessment

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The first step in working with Top Nutrition Coaching is to take our quick online health assessment. This covers the basics of your current health habits and lifestyle, as well as your reasons for wanting to work with a nutritionist.

2. Free 15-minute nutrition consultation

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You’ll discuss your needs with our nutrition specialist during your free 15-minute nutrition consultation. They’ll go through all of the relevant details about your health history and weight loss goals.

3. Get matched to the right nutritionist

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After your nutrition consultation, our nutrition specialist will carefully review your details and select the expert with the right training and experience to help you meet your objectives.

4. Intro call with your nutritionist

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We want you to be completely satisfied with your paired nutritionist. During your intro call, your nutritionist will outline the health roadmap they’ve designed for you, so you can decide whether this seems like a good fit.

5. Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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Working with Top Nutrition Coaching involves far more than being given a nutrition plan. You’ll have multiple live sessions with your nutritionist every month – and unlimited messaging and 24/7 support – to encourage you and keep you accountable as you work towards your goals. We want you to have long-term success, so you’ll become an expert on how to properly fuel your body through healthy food and lifestyle choices.
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Benefits of working with a weight loss nutritionist vs. going at it alone

If you’re like many people in San Francisco, you’re an independent self-starter who’s used to taking the initiative to tackle challenging issues. However, even the most capable individuals can struggle with weight loss, especially when you have limited time to find accurate information or compare weight loss programs. That’s where an experienced nutritionist can help.  

Don’t waste your valuable time on unhealthy diets that don’t work

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You may have already tried various diets and weight control programs that involve strict calorie counting, eliminating carbs, or purchasing special diet food from a weight loss company. For the vast majority of people, diets don’t work. They simply aren’t sustainable and the restrictions on your caloric intake can cause serious, long-term damage to your metabolic health.

Get a personalized weight loss program tailored specifically to you

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Rather than dieting, personalized nutrition is what works for healthy, sustainable weight loss. One of the key benefits of working with a nutrition professional is that they’ll help you find ways to fit healthier lifestyle and eating habits into your busy schedule. Your input will help your weight loss counselor craft a nutrition plan specifically tailored to your needs. To create a manageable, easy-to-follow program based on your lifestyle, they’ll consider all of your needs and goals – and your food preferences, medical conditions, and dieting history. You’ll meet with your nutritionist regularly to discuss your progress and tackle any questions or concerns that arise along the way.

Utilize the vast experience of a highly qualified nutritionist

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Our registered dietitian nutritionists have spent years studying and training to become experts in nutrition. They have all completed bachelor’s degrees and internships in the nutrition sciences, and many have master’s degrees and additional qualifications and certifications. You’ll work with a nutritionist who specializes in weight loss, in addition to their expertise in general wellness. Suppose you have complex health needs such as digestive issues, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, food allergies, diabetes, or kidney disease. In that case, we’ll match you with an expert who has completed additional training in that specialty.

5. Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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Working with Top Nutrition Coaching involves far more than being given a nutrition plan. You’ll have multiple live sessions with your nutritionist every month – and unlimited messaging and 24/7 support – to encourage you and keep you accountable as you work towards your goals. We want you to have long-term success, so you’ll become an expert on how to properly fuel your body through healthy food and lifestyle choices.

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 San Francisco Is Just a Click Away

Virtual nutrition counseling has grown in popularity in recent years as more health care services move online. Telehealth platforms offer clients unparalleled choice, convenience, and access to some of the top experts in their field. San Francisco residents hoping to lose weight can take advantage of these benefits by working with a certified nutritionist from Top Nutrition Coaching. 

Availability

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No matter where you live, you can start meeting with an expert nutritionist through our telehealth platform. Rather than being limited to the weight loss professionals who work in your neighborhood, Top Nutrition Coaching offers you access to some of the country's top-rated nutritionists and weight loss counselors. We have a nutritionist with the right training and experience for your needs, regardless of whether your weight gain is linked to complex health issues or you are trying to break out of disordered eating patterns caused by unhealthy dieting. From your initial consultation to your ongoing appointments, all of the communication with your nutritionist will take place from the comfort of your own home, at times that fit your schedule.

Qualifications

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Recruiting and hiring the top nutritionists from all over the country is at the heart of our business model. To work for Top Nutrition Coaching, you must be a registered dietitian with at least a bachelor’s degree certified to practice in California. Most of our team members have also earned further qualifications, including master’s degrees and certificates in various clinical specialties. They have contributed articles to scientific publications and have worked and trained at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Our nutritionists are interested not only in nutrition but also in overall health and wellness, and many have a passion for fitness that has led them to become certified personal trainers.

Reputation

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We’re incredibly proud of the experienced, highly-qualified nutritionists at Top Nutrition Coaching. Each member of our team has worked in various health care settings, such as hospitals, university clinics, and private practices. In addition to their expertise in promoting general well-being, our nutritionists are specialists in areas ranging from heart health and diabetes to digestive problems and body image issues. Our rigorous vetting process ensures that we only hire qualified and experienced nutritionists who are also consummate professionals and inspiring, empathetic mentors. An extensive knowledge of nutrition and excellent counseling skills are mandatory. These standards have resulted in just 3% of applicants being accepted to work at Top Nutrition Coaching.

No Risk, Pay If Satisfied

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It’s imperative to us that each of our clients is happy with their nutritionist and feels supported and empowered as they work towards adopting healthy habits. Although we are usually very successful in matching clients with nutrition experts, let us know if you aren’t satisfied with the nutritionist you have been matched with by our nutrition consultant. We know how valuable your time and money are, so we offer a two-week free trial of Top Nutrition Coaching to ensure that you find our services useful.

About San Francisco Specific Registered Dietitians

To work for Top Nutrition Coaching, our experts must be up to date with all of their certifications. In addition to being registered dietitians, many of our weight loss nutritionists are specialists in heart health, diabetes, and postpartum nutrition. 

Becoming a Registered Dietitian in California 

In California, becoming a registered dietitian involves completing a bachelor’s degree from a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. This degree involves academic study and a practical component and is followed by a 1,200-hour dietetic internship. All candidates must pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam.   

Continuing Professional Education

In addition to having a bachelor’s degree and certification as a registered dietitian, the best San Francisco nutritionists also have master’s degrees and even doctorates in clinical nutrition, health education, and public health. Although these additional qualifications are not mandatory, the CDR has its own requirements for nutrition professionals who work in California. 

All registered dietitians must complete 75 hours of continuing professional education every five years to maintain their certification. Focusing on a specialty such as pediatric nutrition or oncology nutrition is a great way to complete these mandatory training hours while gaining expertise in a new field. 

Get Over the San Francisco Hurdles and Get Back to Health

San Francisco is world-famous for its arts and culture, including its thriving food scene. With thousands of cafes, markets, and restaurants at your disposal, living in the San Francisco Bay Area can seem like a food paradise. In reality, though, a significant proportion of SF residents struggle to eat a nutritious, well-rounded diet and maintain a healthy weight. 

Countless food options to choose from, but what works for you?

In many parts of San Francisco, food seems to be everywhere. However, having so much choice isn’t always a blessing. It’s challenging to decide what will work for your body and your schedule and make you feel good about your choices – especially when you are constantly being bombarded by food-related advertising.

Pressed for time and struggling to make healthy choices 

Many San Franciscans work very long hours, which leaves precious little time to devote to cooking healthy yet affordable meals. Takeout, food delivery apps, and fast food can seem like the only option when you just want something fast and easy.

However, those food choices are often highly processed and limited in nutritional value. It’s expensive to order food day after day and it’s often not as satisfying as cooking for yourself. You’re certainly not alone in wanting to find meal and snack ideas that are simple, affordable, and filling, yet also good for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an expert nutritionist?

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To be an expert nutritionist, we expect individuals to excel in their chosen field. Our nutritionists have an excellent track record of guiding clients to successfully lose weight, adopt sustainable healthy eating habits, and prioritize their health. Less than 3% of candidates meet our strict criteria, which means that the experts working for Top Nutrition Coaching are among the leading nutrition professionals in the country.

How much does a weight loss nutritionist cost in San Francisco?

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Many factors affect the rates charged by weight loss nutritionists in San Francisco. Experience, educational level, and certifications are all taken into consideration, as well as the type of health care setting (ie. hospital, weight loss clinic, private practice). As San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, SF weight loss nutritionists usually charge (and earn) more than their counterparts in other U.S. cities. This can range from $65 to over $200 per session. Our rates are very competitive when compared with a typical San Francisco weight loss dietitian.

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

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We want all of our clients to be completely satisfied with their nutrition counseling sessions. If you don't feel that it’s worthwhile to continue after two weeks of using our service, we’ll offer you a full refund. That’s our risk-free promise to our clients.

What does the nutrition specialist help with?

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The nutrition specialists at Top Nutrition Coaching have a crucial role. They all have a background in clinical nutrition, so they can make expert recommendations about which of our nutritionists has the most suitable approach and expertise to guide you on your weight loss journey. They’ll meet with you to discuss relevant factors such as family structure, time constraints, activity level, and medical issues.

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

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In the unlikely event that you don’t like the matching suggestions offered by your nutrition specialist, we’ll connect you with a different nutritionist whose strategy and approach are more suited to your weight loss and nutrition goals.

Full Transparency Pros and Cons

Choosing to lose weight is a personal decision that you should approach with confidence. It’s always worth considering all of the available options to make an informed decision about your health. 

Online Meal Plans

Pros

  • It's easy to see why online meal plans are growing in popularity – they eliminate the need to spend time on meal planning, preparation, and grocery shopping.
  • A meal plan might be worth considering for people who already understand their body’s needs but don’t have the time to prepare meals they know are good for them.

Cons

  • Relying on an online meal plan won’t help you make sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will simply be following the instructions and eating the meals provided to you, rather than adopting better lifestyle patterns in combination with factors such as exercise. 
  • Meal plans often consist of processed foods that are low in calories but lack nutritious, wholesome ingredients. Caloric restriction is an unhealthy and unsustainable way to lose weight. It can lead to problems such as disordered eating, mental health issues, and metabolism damage. 
  • Online meal plans are usually very basic and aren’t able to take factors such as activity level, sleep patterns, stress, family history, and lifestyle into account.

In-Person Weight Loss Nutritionists

Pros

  • You may be able to get an appointment with a well-established weight loss nutritionist in your local area who has been recommended by a friend, family member, or colleague.
  • Not everyone feels as comfortable with video appointments as in-person appointments, especially if they don’t have much experience using technology or don’t have a suitable device.
  • Your health insurance provider may cover the fees for appointments with certain nutritionists, which makes it significantly more affordable for you to attend consultations with in-network nutritionists.

Cons

  • You are limited to professionals who work in your local area, so you won’t necessarily be able to work with a top nutritionist. It may be challenging to find someone whose areas of expertise match up with your own nutrition needs and goals.
  • With an in-person nutritionist, you won’t have the convenience and comfort of being able to attend appointments from home. 
  • In a region as vast and populous as the San Francisco Bay Area, getting to appointments can be extremely time-consuming and logistically complex, especially if you have to travel across town or juggle family and work commitments.
  • You won’t be able to connect with an in-person nutritionist outside of appointment times, such as when you’re at the grocery store or wondering about the nutritional value of what’s in your fridge. By contrast, online nutritionists are available through unlimited messaging and 24/7 support. 

Diet Companies

Pros

  • Working with a diet company is a fairly straightforward option for people who simply want to follow a set of rules without examining their eating habits, lifestyle, and other factors.
  • Diet companies sometimes offer discounted rates for new customers, thus making their weight loss program cheaper than consultations with a nutritionist, though without the benefits of individualized attention.

Cons

  • The special diets that diet companies promote are calorie-restrictive and hard to maintain over a long period, potentially leading to metabolic problems and future weight gain.
  • Weight loss is about much more than just eating certain foods in certain amounts. Without discovering what works for your body (not just food, but also exercise, sleep, and self-care practices), you won’t be able to adopt eating habits that will keep you healthy, fit, and at your optimal weight in the long run.

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