Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling Specialist

If you’ve been trying to lose weight without success, you aren’t alone. Dr. Suzanne Mackey has dedicated her career to helping patients just like you — those who don’t know where to start, those who have tried but struggle to stick with their weight loss regimen, and those who have done it all and still haven’t achieved the results they desire. Whatever your story, Dr. Mackey is ready help you with a multi-faceted approach to your health and wellness. To take the first step, contact Salvéo Weight Management in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, for a consultation appointment today.

Nutritional Counseling Q & A

What Diet Program Does Salvéo Weight Management Promote?

Salvéo Weight Management is not a diet program but a team of expert doctors who have spent years learning everything they can about nutrition and behavior as they relate to weight management. What they’ve learned during their studies and years in practice helping people like you is that there is no one-size-fits-all diet plan. Instead, your diet program should be customized for your:

  • Body
  • Needs
  • Preferences

Is This Program a Good Fit if I Have Tried to Eat Healthy in the Past and Failed?

Yes. There are many reasons you eat the way you do, some of which are not because you don’t know what to eat and what to avoid. You may eat due to:

  • Cravings
  • Emotional fluctuations
  • Boredom
  • Habit

Nutritional programs that don’t address the behavioral aspect of eating aren’t going to help you change your behaviors, which results in failure and even lower self-esteem in some cases. Dr. Mackey at Salvéo Weight Management specializes in helping people just like you.

Is Eating Right Expensive?

When you’re at the grocery store, you’ve likely noticed that whole foods are slightly more expensive than processed and convenience foods. However, many patients at Salvéo Weight Management find that they save money when they begin nourishing their body rather than simply filling it up; this is because:

  1. Fast foods and convenience foods are expensive
  2. These foods don’t provide what your body really needs, leaving you with cravings and requiring much more food to “fill your tank”

Can Patients with a Busy Lifestyle Manage the Nutritional Plans You Create?

Yes. Because the nutritional recommendations that Dr. Mackey provide are customized just for you, they’ll help you find ways to nourish your body without missing a beat. Whether you have a houseful of kids to cook for every night or travel six days a week, Salvéo Weight Management has realistic recommendations for you.

Is Diet Alone Enough to Lose Weight?

Exercise — even as light as walking daily — is important for a number of reasons, but nutrition is responsible for the majority of weight loss and gain. Many patients find that when they change their diet, they lose weight much more quickly than when they exercise alone. The right solution is a combination of diet and exercise.

Rebecca (Becki) is a Registered Dietitian and has specialized in weight management for over 15 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Immaculata University and completed her dietetic internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.

Rebecca has worked as the primary dietitian for an investment company in Philadelphia, PA.  In this position, she worked with a team of trainers and chefs to design and provide an integrative corporate wellness program.  Prior to this experience, she was a research dietitian at the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.  She was responsible for coordinating multiple research studies involving pre and post bariatric surgery, overweight, obesity, and related diseases.  Along with her research work at Penn, she also facilitated nutrition education in the medical weight loss program at the Stunkard Weight Management Clinic and provided nutrition counseling for Penn’s Preventative Care Program.

Rebecca has co-authored multiple publications on the treatment of overweight and obesity and has had the opportunity to speak to health professionals on the national level at conferences throughout the country.  She has been trained by top psychologists in the field of weight management on the principles of behavior modification for life-long treatment of overweight and obesity.  

Rebecca currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, Rob.  She enjoys trying new restaurants around the city, running, spin classes, power yoga, and cooking.