Shannon Sullivan, MS
Nutritionist, Educator, Writer, Private Chef, EFC Founder
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My unique approach to food and diet evolved from parallel journeys of personal and academic experimentation. By exploring experientially, as well as intellectually, a wide variety of dietary approaches, I began seeing beyond external inconsistencies, focusing instead on context and individual awareness. I developed the understanding that lasting dietary and lifestyle change is best achieved through seeing, accepting, and experiencing the motivations behind choices; admitting and understanding the outcomes of choices; and clearly defining the outcomes desired. This process develops the tools and skills needed to navigate the unending maze of seemingly conflicting information relentlessly delivered by science and culture. Because of my history, training, and experience, I consider myself an advocate and facilitator of personal responsibility in dietary choice.
Metabolic Typing is a dietary approach based on the understanding that every person has individually unique dietary needs. In using the Metabolic Typing System, you participate in shaping your diet to best suit your particular body. We will assess which dietary elements best suit your individual biochemistry by using an online questionnaire to identify your particular metabolic type. Once your type is identified, we will unravel the mysteries shrouding food systems and food quality so you can clearly see each of the factors affecting your food decisions. This service includes:
- Two personal counseling sessions;
- Evaluation of your individual metabolic type via online questionaire;
- A personalized dietary plan with specific eating recommendations;
- A diet recording system designed to heighten your functional awareness of the effects of foods on your well-being;
- Ongoing email support.
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