Registered Dietician Lynsey Scott

FAQs

These are questions frequently asked by customers, clients and medical professionals.

When and where do you see clients?

Nutritional counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. I do offer “occasional” Saturday appointments from 9am-1pm to better suit busy schedules during the week. Appointments are available virtual only.

What should I expect during nutrition counseling?

Initial nutrition counseling sessions last an hour and include a full nutritional assessment- weight history, diet history, previous attempts, and what you want to accomplish in our meetings are discussed. I will ask you about your goals and what you would like to attain by working together. We will also discuss your lifestyle, your home and work environment, and your unique nutrition situation. Based on what we discuss during the initial assessment, I will make recommendations and schedule the next appointment. Follow-up appointments are really the KEY to success! During these follow-up appointments, I can help you identify problematic behaviors and we can track your progress together as a team. Typically. clients begin seeing me weekly and once progress is made, appointments can be made “bi-weekly”, or monthly. All nutrition appointments will consist of individualized nutrition recommendations, education, support, as well as goal-setting.

How often do I need to see you?

It depends on your goals. For most clients, having ongoing support and a sounding board helps facilitate sustainable changes and transform their relationship with food, whether that is every 1-2 weeks or monthly. If you are just starting nutritional counseling, I HIGHLY recommend scheduling follow-up appointments WEEKLY to obtain more consistent, positive results.

What if I am embarrassed by what I eat?

I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your food concerns. We won’t be labeling foods as “good” or “bad”. In fact, my clients frequently report significantly reduced shame around food after working together. However, being “honest” and forthcoming with your dietitian is key to ultimately getting the most optimal results!

What do I need to do to prepare for my initial appointment?

Please bring any pertinent medication lists and any lab values from your doctor that you would like me to examine. Also, any pertinent medical notes are not a “must”, however, these would be helpful for me to look at. Paperwork will be filled out during the first appointment and payment will be collected at the conclusion of the appointment session. In regards to virtual sessions, Lynsey will email you the paperwork before the first appointment. Signed paperwork must be emailed back to Lynsey (lynweigh@gmail.com) before we can proceed with the first visit.

What payment methods do you accept?

I currently accept cash or all major credit cards. Fees for service are due at the time service is rendered. Payment is also due upfront for ALL package deals.

Do you offer payment plans?

No. I try my best to offer a variety of package deals and other services to fit a wide range of budgets.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If in the event a client fails to show up for a scheduled nutrition appt and/or does NOT cancel an appt within 24 hours of the appointment, you will be charged a $60.00 fee for that canceled or “no show” session.  If you cannot attend a scheduled session, please notify Lynsey by phone, (713-851-0933) or by email: LynWeigh@gmail.com. There will be NO fee if a phone message, text, or email is received BEFORE 24 hours of the scheduled appt time. By scheduling an appointment, you are making a commitment not only to your health but to me as well.

Do you take insurance?

No, I do not contract with health insurance companies at this time.

How much do you charge for your services?

Please see my “PRICING” page on this website for more information.

Do you work with ALL age groups and patient populations?

I do not specialize in neonatal nutrition. I see children (age 3 and up), teens, and adults at my practice. Lynsey also does not specialize in weight loss surgeries including gastric bypass and lap band procedures as this is a highly specialized area. If I feel that I am not the best “specialist” in a particular area, I will do my best to make an appropriate referral so that you can receive the care you need.

Is there a difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert that has at least a Bachelors degree with coursework focused on food and nutrition sciences, medical nutrition therapy, chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physiology, psychology, sociology, and microbiology. All registered dietitians complete 1200 hours of supervised practice in various fields as well as pass a National Boards Exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians must complete continuing education to maintain their license.

A “nutritionist” is NOT a nationally recognized title and does NOT require a degree. There are NO guidelines or criteria to call oneself a nutritionist. Many people who call themselves “nutritionists” have NOT met the same rigorous standards as those who have completed a Registered Dietitian program.