The Initial Consultation
WHAT TO EXPECT
We still get very excited when we meet new people for their first consultation at The Shrink Shop.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment in order to complete our questionnaire.
- Please allow 90 minutes for the consultation itself.
- For the Metabolic Test and the Lipid Test, it is preferred that you come with an empty stomach. However, if this is not the case, just let us know so that we can make a note and record your results accordingly.
- We will have snacks and drinks, so do not worry about getting hungry.
For more details on each of the tests described below, please click here.
First, we will conduct a 10 minute Basal Metabolic Rate Test. While you are doing this test, we will go over your questionnaire.
Next is the Lipid Test. Once this is out of the way, you can eat! If you do not come with an empty stomach, you can come back at any time to take the test separately.
Once the Lipid Test is complete, we move on to the HbA1C & Blood Glucose Test. We promise this test is painless!
Once the results are in, we will give you a 35-minute presentation to educate you on the physiology behind body composition. We guarantee that you will experience at least a couple of “AH HA” moments in this fun and illuminating presentation. The most common thing we hear is, “Why don’t we get taught this?” We wish we knew the answer. Oftentimes, parents bring their children back just to hear this presentation.
By this point, you will be pretty excited, so that will be the best time to do the painful work.
We will determine your weight, body fat, and measurements, then discuss the best way to design your nutrition plan. We want to know about your schedule, your obligations, your preferences and generally what makes you tick. Nutrition should fit into your life; you should not have to make your life fit into nutrition.
BEGINNING YOUR PLAN
You will be given access to our nutrition program, and you will have the option of using our app on your phone to track your meals and exercise.
At this point, you will have the chance to purchase any supplies you might need from our store. We will get to work using the food preferences you gave us to design your meal plan. Our diet plans are directly based on your food preferences and current lifestyle.
Your plan will be emailed to you within 48 hours. When you return for your next consultation, we will provide you with your folder so that you have your own printed version.
We strongly suggest grabbing hold of the momentum and booking your next session within a few days if possible, or at least within a week of your initial consultation.
You will have a head full of new information, and success comes from the correct implementation of that knowledge! Let us help you make a strong start.
For more details, click here to learn about Step One of the process!