How a Registered Dietitian Can Help You Build Healthy Habits That Stick!

Listen up, fitness fam! We’ve got some game-changing intel that you don't wanna miss. Are you ready for it?

Did you know that your insurance company could be your secret weapon to achieving your dream body and a healthier lifestyle?

Yeah, you heard that right!

And here's the best part—they might even cover the cost of seeing a dietitian. You could be getting personalized nutrition plans and advice from a dietitian for absolutely nothing!

Body and Brain: Expert Advice on Fitness and Nutrition

We’re coming at you with a blog series that is going to change your fitness game for good!

We've teamed up with the legend himself, Andrew Turner, host of the Fort Worth Roots podcast, and two brilliant minds—Dr. Teresa Kaldis, an internal medicine specialist, and Dr. Robert Menzies, a sports medicine physician—to bring you the real deal on fitness.

These experts have the inside scoop on all the hidden gems of the fitness industry, life-changing hacks, and science-backed tips that'll get you the results you've been craving.

For this week's “Body and Brain: Expert Advice on Fitness and Nutrition,” we’re going to talk about how your commercial insurance plan can cover the costs of seeing a dietitian and help you build healthier habits like eating right!

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How to Build Healthy Habits: Eating Right!

Today, we’re going to talk about diet because, let’s be real, abs are made in the kitchen, and so is a healthy lifestyle.

But with so much info out there, it can be hella confusing, right? Carbs, kale, superfoods, toxins—who can keep up?

Here’s the deal—you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. If you want to take your nutrition game to the next level, you need to connect with an expert. Someone who knows their stuff and can create a personalized plan just for you.

That’s where dietitians come in!

These are the folks who can guide you towards making healthy choices that work for your lifestyle and goals.

What Does a Dietitian Do?

So, what the heck does a dietitian do anyway? 

First things first, they’re not just there to tell you what to eat and what not to eat. They’re like the Sherlock Holmes of nutrition, investigating and analyzing your individual needs, preferences, and lifestyle to create a personalized plan just for you.

Here’s a more detailed description by Dr. Menzies on what to expect when seeing a dietitian, “We provide weekly health tips specific to the patient’s disease or preventable issue, use body composition analysis, and schedule monthly to quarterly meetings with them to track their body fat percentage, visceral fat, and muscle mass.

But it’s not just about what you eat, it’s about how you eat too. A dietitian can help you understand your relationship with food, identify triggers that lead to unhealthy eating habits, and create strategies to overcome them.

And let’s be real, nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle. A dietitian can also help you navigate supplements, hydration, and even food allergies or intolerances.

They’re basically a one-stop-shop for all things nutrition and wellness.

How Much is this Going to Cost Me?

Now, here’s where things get even more exciting—did you know that your insurance benefits can help you achieve your dream body and a healthier lifestyle? 

That’s right, fam. Your insurance can actually cover the cost of seeing a dietitian! 

And we’re not just talking about a small discount or something. We’re talking about total coverage when you go through a medical doctor.

As Doctor Menzies puts it, “most commercial insurances cover 100% of dietitians costs.” 

That means you can chat with a dietitian for an hour, several times a month depending on your overall health and your insurance plan, and not spend a dime!

Why Does My Insurance Cover This?

Let’s get real for a sec. 

Nobody wants to deal with diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart problems. And while doctors used to focus on treating these issues, they’re now all about preventing them from happening in the first place.

That’s why insurances are finally starting to cover treatments like exercise and nutrition. Because guess what? By catching health issues early and making lifestyle changes, we can avoid the need for more medication and invasive tests down the road.

And if you need more convincing, just listen to what Doctor Menzies has to say: “Unfortunately, I think most physicians were trained in identifying diseases and how to treat them—when a person has already reached that critical stage of having a problem. But if we can take people as they’re starting to gain weight for example, or as they’re starting to deal with some of the issues of these diagnoses, we can prevent them from having to add more and more medication. What a liberating aspect of our health care that would be!

How to Find Out If Your Insurance Covers These Benefits

You may be asking yourself, “That sounds great! But, how do I know if my insurance covers these benefits?”

Well, we’ve got good news for you—most commercial insurance companies do cover them. But if you’re still unsure, just give your insurance company a holler, and they’ll set you straight.

At Dr. Menzies’ clinic, Elite Health & Infusion Therapy, patients who are interested in learning more about the program are first verified for insurance coverage before starting. Additionally, an open dialogue is created with their primary care provider to ensure that specific conditions such as hypertension, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and abnormal weight gain are covered. This way, patients can be assured that they are receiving the best possible care and treatment.

How Do I Find a Dietitian Near Me?

Since you’re probably already on the phone with your insurance company checking if they include these benefits, ask them which registered dietitian (RD) is covered in your area.

If they give you too many options or let you visit any RD, then do a simple Google search and see who’s closest! 

Another simple way would be to call up Elite Health & Infusion Therapy! They can verify your insurance coverage for you and let you know if your policy needs a referral from your primary care provider.

What BMF Can Do for You and Your Healthy Habits!

Now, if you’re one of those BMFers who doesn’t have insurance, your current plan doesn’t cover this, or you just wanna take it up a notch, don’t worry, we’ve got your back too.

We’re not just the most immersive and thrilling fitness gym around; we also offer great nutritional benefits, such as:

  • 3D body scans
  • educational workshops and resources
  • benchmark performance assessments
  • one-on-one assessment options

So, what are you waiting for?

It’s time to step up your nutrition game and take advantage of all the amazing benefits available to you. Get in touch with a dietitian, call your insurance company, and join us for the most epic fitness party of your life!

The Top 5 Recipes Every Avocado Addict Has To Try

Attention Avocado Addicts!

Did you know the so-called stone fruit with creamy texture and buttery consistency has real powerful health benefits? Apart from having a delicious and rich, nutty taste, it possesses great amounts of healthy fats, fiber and protein — ideal to give your meals a nutritional boost.

Avocados have multiple benefits! They lower cholesterol levels, are good for heart health, improve digestion, and help reduce appetite.

But that's not all!

This superfood contains more potassium than bananas, which supports healthy blood pressure levels and is packed with high amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Now … are you ready to try 5 easy and delicious recipes to add to your diet? Check them out!

Caprese Stuffed Avocado

Let's get creative! Cut 2 avocados in half and scoop them out. Then toss cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar and olive oil into a bowl. Divide the salad among the 4 halves, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil.

Avocado Hummus

Hummus is an excellent source of protein and fiber, and what better than to add some avocado to your classic mixture! Here's what you´ll need to get this dish on the go!

  • 1 can chickpeas, well-drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados , cored and peeled
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled
  • 1/8 Tsp. cumin
  • Red pepper flakes, for topping

Pulse ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Then serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

Crispy-Baked Avocado Fries

Crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F for this dish. Slice up some avocado, dredge it in flour, dip it in egg and coat in panko breadcrumbs. Bake for 15 minutes, serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Green Avo Smoothie

This one is Coach Anjelica’s favorite! It’s a quick and easy recipe to start off your day, and it’s filled with energy!

You´ll need 1 avocado, 1 medium frozen banana, 1 cup baby kale, 1 ½ cups almond milk, and a scoop of Rawthentic Nutrition´s vegan protein powder.

Blend until smooth and take it wherever you go!

Avo Protein Toast

Last but not least, the one and only avocado toast. Spread some avocado onto well-toasted bread, add an egg on it for extra protein, sprinkle with pepper flakes and serve!

Now that you know you can try this fruit a few different ways, dig into this green deliciousness and make it part of your lifestyle!

Pro Tip: Combine a healthy and balanced diet with your favorite Body Machine Fitness workouts and become the real M.V.P.!

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BMF Trainer, Crystal Bundny

Crystal Bundny

BMF Trainer, Crystal Bundny



Crystal Bundny comes to us from Central Florida where she grew up competing in all sports from basketball, to Olympic weightlifting, to surfing and everything in between. Determined to beat the boys, Crystal was fascinated with testing the limits of what the body and mind were capable of; eventually leading to her ongoing quest of climbing the highest mountains around the world. She uses that mentality in her coaching, aiming to push you past your perceived limitations and come out feeling powerful, knowing you are capable of anything!

Lots of motivation, form technique and the occasional silly dance.

Sustainable results only happen with a sustainable mindset. Fitness is forever, so find something you love and play for the long game.

“I began to realize how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms. Hug it, love it, and above all, become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.”

I’ve been shot out of a human cannon. Google human cannonball stunts. It’s wild.

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BMF Trainer, Zak Rhodes

Zak Rhodes

BMF Trainer, Zak Rhodes



I grew up playing almost every sport around so I love being active. I played competitive hockey all the way through high school and even coached tennis after graduating at the University of North Texas. I’ve been a personal Trainer for almost a decade with a background in biomechanics and athletic performance, I basically love figuring out how to fix and make our body move better. You can typically find me dancing and singing to whatever song is playing through the speakers.

A little shimmy, a little shake and definitely a lot of laughs.

Movement IS therapy. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. It’s about learning to ride those waves to reach our goals.

“Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.” – George Carlin

I’ve been on 3 bachelorette trips!

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BMF Trainer, Sabrina House

Sabrina House

BMF Trainer, Sabrina House



Sabrina House was a professional IFBB Bikini competitor and luxury retail specialist and she comes from a background of various competitive sports - gymnastics, track & field and volleyball. Sabrina fell in love with BMF after a friend encouraged her to try a class with her. The incredible energy and fun vibe captured her right away-enough for her to pursue her passion for fitness and become a trainer. She loves to challenge everyone in her class, push limits and motivate people on different levels. She desires to help everyone find and feed their light burning within...and set it on FIRE!

More B.S.T. (blood sweat tears) than T.L.C. (tender loving care). Her inspo will rock you to your core...with a smile!

One day at a time, small adjustments over time make lifestyle changes happen. Start now!

“It takes courage to trust that the best is yet to come.“ -Sally Ann Roberts

I have a green thumb!

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