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1:1 Nutritional Consulting with Dr. Nicole Avena

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re you like most Americans and stuck in a rut with your health? Do you want to lose weight and eat healthy, but can’t stick to a program? Are you feeling lost because you don’t need a dietician (you pretty much know what you should eat) or a psychologist (you know why you eat poorly…because the food tastes so good!), but you still need some help getting to your goals? That is where Dr. Avena comes in.

Dr. Avena has a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology, with a focus on eating behaviors. She has conducted ground-breaking research on food addiction, and her lab has published seminal papers in the field showing that the highly-palatable foods that we tend to love to eat can actually hijack our brains and lead to addictive-like eating. Diets are hard to stick to because our food environment makes it virtually impossible to eat healthy. But, there is hope. With Dr. Avena’s help, you can use science of addiction to better understand your eating behaviors, and develop the skills and tools you need to break the cycle of addictive overeating. Dr. Nicole Avena has limited availability for 1:1 nutritional consulting sessions. These sessions are conducted via Skype or phone. Each session lasts 45 min, and the cost is US$75/session. A package is available that includes 6 sessions for $400.

The initial consultation fee includes a complimentary e-copy of the book "Why Diets Fail" (2013).

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