Author name: Brenda Fikry

Registered Dietitian. I've had the honor of spending the 13 years of my journey in the field of health and nutrition assisting individuals in achieving various goals such as weight loss reducing reliance on prescription medications boosting confidence and energy levels, managing stress improving blood glucose levels, and ultimately taking charge of their overall well-being with long lasting outcomes. My background combines top-notch education (MS degree) extensive practical experience and recognized credentials in both dietetics (Registered Dietitian) and fitness (Certified Exercise Physiologist) all complemented by real-life encounters. Before joining St. Petersburg Nutrition, I led wellness and weight loss programs for insurance companies where I successfully guided individuals towards their health objectives. My commitment lies in delivering personalized empowering nutrition education and coaching that cater to your circumstances. I strongly believe in progress over perfection. Get in touch with us to discover how we can make nutrition an effortless journey for you while helping you feel your best! Credentials and Affiliations; Master's Degree, in Dietetics (MS) I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration with license number #01013797. Additionally, I hold a license, as a Licensed Dietitian (LD) from the Florida Department of Health with the license number #ND6043. I am also an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP C) certified by the American College of Sports Medicine with certification number #611834. As a member of both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I have knowledge and expertise in the field. When it comes to nutrition coaching my approach is to simplify things while steering clear of diets. I believe in achieving long-term goals by making changes that have an impact. Whether you prefer in-office consultations, telephonic sessions, or secure HIPAA-compliant video coaching I offer flexibility to accommodate your needs even if you're constantly on the go or live away. You can also choose any combination of these three options based on your preferences. Let's start working today! I understand that guidance, support, and motivation are crucial, for success when it comes to making lifestyle changes that truly help you achieve your goals for a lifetime – something traditional diets often fail to do! With my nutrition coaching services, you can expect knowledge, valuable resources, and unwavering support that will empower you to reach your potential. Metabolic and Body Composition Testing; Why is it important? Understanding your body's unique metabolic rate enables your Dietitian to personalize your weight loss, weight gain, body composition, or maintenance program to align with your goals. Testing your metabolic rate can help identify a metabolism that might explain unsuccessful attempts at losing weight. It can also reveal any changes, in metabolism during the weight loss journey that can assist in troubleshooting plateaus. Once you achieve your desired goal measuring Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) will provide you with recommendations for maintenance ensuring you can sustain your target weight effectively. How does the testing process work? The KORR Metabolic Analyzers employ technology for ICU metabolic testing. Since every calorie consumed requires an amount of oxygen for energy conversion the KORR Analyzer measures the oxygen intake to calculate calories burned. To accurately measure oxygen consumption all exhaled air from the patient is collected. The KORR Meta Breather incorporates two one-way valves that allow air inhalation while directing all exhaled gas through the hose and, into the machine. A nose clip ensures analysis of all exhaled air. 100% Personalized Meal Plans We will collaborate closely with you to create a customized nutrition plan tailored to meet your health and lifestyle objectives. Your personalized nutrition plan can be used to create a tailored meal schedule for you! One of the challenges we face when trying to eat is the time and effort required for meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. Moreover, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out what and how much we should eat in order to achieve our goals. Gain access, to meal plans that will save you time and money while giving you the confidence of knowing what and when to eat. You'll have control and flexibility over your food choices and preferences allowing you to select meals and snacks that truly satisfy you while helping you reach your goals. Benefits of meal planning; Plans are fully customized based on your needs, goals, preferences, and schedule. Helps you effortlessly follow your personalized nutrition plan on a weekly basis. Removes the stress and complexity associated with creating meal plans. Provides a range of recipes curated by experts that guarantee both variety and flavor. This leads to long-term changes in how you plan, prepare, and shop for meals resulting in improvements in lifestyle habits, and overall behavioral health.

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