Dr. Shady Labib is not a conventional diet doctor, he is a Nutrition coach. To understand better, consider this famous saying: “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Giving diets is just giving clients the fish. It doesn’t involve any learning or understanding. Once clients stop the diet, they will go back immediately to their bad eating habits and regain the weight. This is one of the main reason for why diets fail. On the other hand, in nutrition coaching, clients learn skills to steer through challenging situations, they get educated about what is good and what is bad for them and they are taught how to maintain their results on the long term. 

 

Initial consultation session (45 mins)

The aim of the initial consultation is to make several assessments, identify key obstacles preventing you from reaching your goal and finally to develop a holistic plan that fits your unique background and goals.

Your goals could be any of the following:
•    Fat loss
•    Muscle gain
•    Building a healthy lifestyle
•    Eating to prevent disease
•    Sports-specific goals (If you are an athlete, check out the sports-nutrition tab)

During the initial session, you will be doing most of the talking. Dr. Labib will be listening carefully and collecting information about different aspects of your previous and current lifestyle. In addition to that, he will be collecting some measurements such as:

  • Body weight
  • Girth measurements (waist and hips)
  • Body composition analysis using Body Metrix ultrasound device (Not applicable to all clients)
  • Dietary record assessments 
  • Photos  

At the end of the session you will have a defined goal and a task to practice every day for the following 2 weeks until your next follow up session.

Tasks could be any of the following:

  • Changing in quality of food
  • Changing in portion size 
  • Exercising and increasing daily level of physical activity 
  • Working on emotional eating 
  • Planning and preparing healthy meals
  • Identifying hunger and fullness cues
  • Adjusting meal timing


 

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Follow up sessions (45 mins)

  • Follow up measurements 
  • Progress evaluation.
  • Nutritional troubleshoot: discussing and solving the problems that made it hard for your to progress.
  • Nutritional adjustments: adding new behavioral goals and tasks. Also apply the necessary adjustments to the current plan in order for you to move forward towards your goals.