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Rebekah Hennes

Los Angeles, CA 90066-4118

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What would you say to a client that you suspect might have a eating disorder?

9 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 24, 2011

I would confront them privately. Begin by saying that you are concerned about their health and have been wondering if they have picked up some ways of eating, or dealing with food, that may not be the healthiest. Ask them if they would like to share anything and also, if they would like to get refer...

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What percentage of carbs and protein should I consume after each work out?

10 Answers | Asked by Tiffany Verot on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

Nancy Clark, MS, RD recommends that after intense cardiovascular (1+ hour) workouts that a person consume 0.5gm of carbohydrates per pound of body weight within the first two-hours post exercise "window" and repeat this during the second "window" which lasts 2-4 hours post workout. People who refuel...

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What are the most important nutrition principles you share with your clients?

14 Answers | Asked by Nicholle Bankston on Jun 18, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

1- Don't restrict types of foods or you will be likely to overeat sooner or later. 2-Eat according to your subtle hunger and fullness cues. 3-Don't eat for emotions, stress, anxiety, boredom, etc. Even though I am Registered Dietitian, this is the information that I feel is most important for e...

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What is a good alternative to eating pasta?

18 Answers | Asked by Meredith Wyman on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

I would definitely feel deprived and irritated if I tried to "make-do" with spaghetti squash. I do, however, agree with the idea of "volumizing" by cooking pasta and putting a lot of vegetables and meat in it, and then adding sauce over it.

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Who are the best holistic health or alternative medicine gurus?

5 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jun 18, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

Probably Dr Andrew Weil http://www.drweil.com/

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Should I answer nutrition questions even though I don't have a nutrition certification?

22 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

NO, Be cautious of nutrition advice that you give out. Remember that the popular weightlifting, fitness, diet recommendations that you may have read in a magazine are not supported by the American Dietetic Association, or FDA. I often have my eating disorder clients whom I see in my private practice...

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I really like rice, but I know I shouldn't eat so many carbs. What is a good alternative?

8 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 20, 2011

It is easy to get caught up in the idea that carbohydrates are "bad" especially if you didn't live through the 80's when fat was "bad." Your body mostly needs carbohydrates for fuel and your brain can only use glucose (what carbohydrates turn into when they break down) for fuel. If you feel out of c...

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There is much debate in the nutrition realm as far as what is the "right" way to eat. Which method is correct?

23 Answers | Asked by Raul Joey Lopez on May 10, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 16, 2011

Since 95% of diets fail and produce weight gain within five years, I am a fan of Intuitive Eating. Which means teaching clients to listen to their subtle hunger and fullness, eat a wide variety of colorful foods (without avoiding types of foods) and coping with emotions and stress without eating. ...

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What are some good nutrition certifications for California and what are our regulations here?

5 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 16, 2011

Being a registered dietitian in California, my understanding is that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist (even without any real education) because of the money that moves from supplement companies to lobbyists and law makers in our state. I recommend that you just get the Lifestyle and Weight ...

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What is the one book you consistently recommend to people to read about fitness, health, or wellness?

37 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 16, 2011

"Intuitive Eating," by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It is not a diet plan but a real life long way to change your relationship with food and your body so you no longer have to ride the diet roller-coaster!

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