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More Ways I Can Help You

(Updated Feb. 18, 2024)

General tasks:

  • Identify problems and possible root causes of them and discuss solutions.

  • Write goals and help you to reach them safely.

  • List the pros and cons of something (e.g. saturated fat).

  • Help you to make a decision, like by describing various options.

  • Check if something (e.g. a product) is appropriate for you or explain how to use it.

  • Help to improve your skills (e.g. mindfulness).

  • Look at areas (e.g. in your home) and discuss ways to adjust them.

    • E.g. Change how you store food so it’s easier to make healthy choices.

  • Recommend something to you (e.g. a supplement if you’re unable to meet your needs with food).

  • Explain how the human body works.

  • Find/read information.

  • Help you with technology (e.g. find apps and explain how to use them).

  • Set up reminders.

  • Adjust things, such as based on cost, needs/wants, time, people involved (e.g. your family), and your available supplies.

  • Change formats.

    • E.g. Change recipes from a written to a typed format.

    • E.g. Translate audio/text by using free apps and finding definitions.

  • Give my opinion, like by writing a review of a product.

  • Do an audit (e.g. assess quality of a menu).

  • Type session notes and share them with you.

  • Refer you to other service providers as needed.

Body weight and muscles:

  • Make a weight loss plan.

    • E.g. List possible ways to reach your goals.

    • E.g. Suggest when to have sessions and what to do during and after each of them.

    • E.g. Make a schedule (e.g. when to eat and do physical activities).

  • Explain ways to assess your body (e.g. composition) and build muscles.

Nutrition:

  • Determine your nutrition needs or explain ways to measure them.

  • Help you to follow a diet or eating pattern.

  • Explain effective ways to reduce hunger.

  • Teach you about intuitive/mindful eating or various types of nutrients (e.g. food sources and benefits of fiber/vitamins).

  • Check for swallowing issues while you consume fluid or food.

  • Help with lactation and breastfeeding.

  • Explain nutrition studies.

Food:

  • Teach you about food, such as:

    • Ways to get, prepare, bake/cook, store, and serve food.

    • How to enhance flavor (e.g. with herbs/spices).

    • How to measure or estimate food portions.

    • Ways to reduce food waste.

  • Help to reduce how often you overeat food.

  • Describe the benefits of certain foods (e.g. vegetables and beans).

  • Explain how to compare prices (e.g. to determine if $ per lb or $ per kg is the lower price) or food labels (e.g. to decide which product best meets your needs).

  • Discuss food components (e.g. alcohol, antioxidants, caffeine, or sweeteners), types (e.g. fermented food), and safety.

  • Discuss how to grow an indoor or outdoor garden.

  • Guide you while you try preparing food.

Recipes:

  • Modify a recipe (e.g. make it healthier or easier to understand) or create a recipe. After you make the food, we may need to adjust it further.

  • List substitutions for an ingredient.

  • Convert units (e.g. grams to cups).

  • Create a Nutrition Facts label (e.g. an unofficial label in Cronometer).

Health:

  • Explain how to enhance the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

  • Discuss medications or supplements (e.g. probiotics).

Mental health and stress:

  • Provide emotional support.

  • Teach ways to relax (e.g. deep breathing).

  • Describe some ways to regulate emotions or tolerate distress.

  • Increase your motivation and commitment.

  • Help to list your values and other good qualities.

  • Help you to feel more satisfied with who you are, what you look like, and what your life is like.

    • E.g. Discuss self-worth, acceptance, or gratitude.

Physical activities:

  • Plan which activities (e.g. movements, games, chores, or simple workouts) to do and when to do them.

    • E.g. Discuss ways ​to exercise during your daily routine, like when watching TV.

  • Show you how to do activities or find videos about them.

  • Explain how to fuel your body before, during, and after activities.

  • Calculate how many calories you may burn during activities.

Sleep:
Explain ways to adjust your food intake, night routine, and other aspects to improve your sleep.

Medical tests/procedures:

  • Explain your test results (e.g. blood A1C) and how to improve them.

  • Help you to prepare for a test/procedure (e.g. surgery) and recover from it.

Finances:

  • Check if you qualify for something (e.g. funding for diets or nutrition products) and help you to apply for it.

  • Create a budget that includes food costs.

  • Help with ordering something.

    • E.g. Log into an account (that you or I could create) like at Walmart.ca, put food into your order, and possibly help with the payment process. 

Resources:

  • Find or discuss resources.

  • Share resources at https://wellresourced.com/vendor/teri-funk-rd/ that I created. I can share them for free if they would be helpful.

  • Create or improve resources, such as handouts, instructions, diagrams, templates (e.g. in a document or spreadsheet), posters, blogs, books, flash cards, slideshows, videos, classes, programs, or websites.

  • Draw pictures or take photos and improve them.

  • Make learning activities (e.g. for children).

  • Create tools (e.g. survey or quiz).

Other people:

  • Discuss how people/society (e.g. diet culture) may affect you and create solutions as needed.

  • Communicate with someone (e.g. your doctor).

  • Help groups of people.

    • E.g. Talk in a podcast or a live video event in social media.

    • E.g. Help in person at or near Westmount Mall, like by teaching information in a walking group or at a potluck, festival, or cooking class.

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