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Dietitians for Women Woodbridge VA

Local resource for dietitians for women in Woodbridge. Includes detailed information on local dietitians that provide nutritional expertise to help treat or address issues such as cardiovascular health, diabetes, prenatal nutrition, food allergies, digestive disorders, weight loss, and weight management, as well as advice and content on essential foods and supplements for conception, such as folate-rich foods and folic acid supplements.

The Wholistic Alternative
(571) 482-9237
Springfield, VA
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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Brooke Darby Nutrition
(571) 408-4836
12650 Darby Brook Ct
Woodbridge, VA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Diane A Welland, MS, RD
(703) 690-0989
8288 Wold Den Ct
Sprinfield, VA
 
Kathleen K Reily
(703) 369-8616
8640 Sudley Rd,# 108
Manassas, VA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Amanda Davis, LD, MS, RD
(703) 766-2845
11612 Fairfax Meadows Cir.Ste 18008
Fairfax, VA
 
Karen M Vonderhaar
(703) 576-1372
14450 Smoketown Rd
Woodbridge, VA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Essential Fitness & Nutrition
(703) 690-0648
14510 Smoketown Rd
Woodbridge, VA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Registered Nutritional Counsel
(703) 690-3465
5670 Davis Ford Rd
Manassas, VA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Elizabeth M Cummings, RD
(703) 569-1034
8136 Old Keene Mill Rd
Annandale, VA
 
Debra K Rowland, RD
(703) 504-7923
INOVA Alexandria Cancer Center4320 Semonary Rd
Alexandria, VA
 
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Foods Women Must Eat

Did you know that eating certain foods can improve your chances of conceiving? While there's no magic formula for getting pregnant, eating a diet rich in nutrients can boost your fertility, and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.

Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients a woman needs before conception. Folic acid can prevent genetic defects such as spina bifida, which occurs when the neural tube doesn't fuse properly. Neural tube defects occur very early in pregnancy (within the first few weeks of development), so it's imperative that any woman of childbearing age takes at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. If you're hoping to conceive, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid, as well as eating folate-rich foods like leafy greens, fortified pasta and cereals.

A well-balanced diet can ensure that your body is in prime shape for pregnancy. You need at least five servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Drinking a glass of orange juice with meals adds an extra serving of folic acid and helps with iron absorption.

You'll need to round out your diet with 2-3 servings of lean meat and fish each day, 6 servings of whole grains, and 2-3 servings of dairy products. Oily fish like sardines and salmon are especially rich in omega-3, so try to include at least two servings per week. However, avoid fish high in mercury such as swordfish or marlin, and don't eat raw shellfish.

Your body needs increased calcium for conception, and as the fetus begins to grow and develop. Try to stick to low-fat dairy products like skim milk and cheese. Avoid fatty or sugary snacks, and stay away from coffee or tea at meal times. Tea and coffee hinder your body's absorption of iron, which is needed for blood production.

While you do need a good prenatal vitamin 3 months before you plan on conceiving, don't assume that all of your nutritional needs are covered because you are taking a supplement. You will still need to balance your...

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