Nutrition Counseling

Beach Body Nutritional Counseling photo of apple with tape measureA well-balanced diet plays an important role in maintaining our health. Healthy diets not only allow our bodies to function, they can also help us reach and maintain a healthy bodyweight, reduce our risk of developing chronic disease, and improve our mood and mental wellbeing.

Beach Balance’s nutrition counseling program is a collaboration with the CSULB Family and Consumer Science Department and provides dietetic students the opportunity to share their nutrition knowledge with members one-on-one. Sessions are FREE of charge, range from 30-60mins, and are aimed at helping students discover ways to improve their diet.

Our peer nutrition counselors can provide information on…

  • Basic nutrition concepts, such as macronutrients and how to read food labels
  • Dieting for weight loss or weight gain
  • Eating for improved sports performance
  • Dietary suggestions for medical conditions such as cholesterol or high blood pressure

Virtual Nutrition Counseling

Our virtual Nutrition Counseling sessions are run through Zoom and provide a 1-on-1 experience with an undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetic student. Our peer nutrition counselors will work with you to discover eating habits that best fit your lifestyle, dietary preferences, and individualized goals.

SPRING 2021

Registration Period: Feb. 15 - April 30

Complete two session and be entered in a drawing to win an Instant Pot! All Virtual Nutrition Counseling appointments are FREE of charge.

**Clients seeking counseling for an eating disorder or complex medical condition will be referred to Student Health Services.

 

In-Person Nutrition Counseling

In-person Nutrition Counseling has been postponed until further notice.

To schedule your FREE In-Person Nutrition Counseling appointment, visit Beach Balance during operational hours. Appointments must be made 72 hours in advance and a completed intake form must be turned in prior to scheduling an appointment.  

Meal Prep 101

February: Mexican Cauliflower Rice

 

Have you ever considered using cauliflower as an alternative for rice? If not, here is your opportunity to try out a new product!

Beach Body Nutritional Counseling photo of apple with tape measureCauliflower has great health benefits and has continuously been used as an alternative base for many different recipes. Health benefits include high fiber, which is important for preventing digestive conditions such as constipation and inflammation. It also serves as a great source of antioxidants which help protect your cells. Try out this low-carb cauliflower rice bowl to broaden your taste preferences!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cauliflower rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add onion and jalapeño to the pan, stirring often, until softened (about 5 minutes)
  3. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice, cumin and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until cauliflower is at the desired texture.
  5. Stir in the cilantro before serving.

Servings: 4; Calories: 45 kcals; Carbohydrates: 9g; Protein: 3g; Fats: 4g; Fiber: 4g

 

Recipe Ideas

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