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!