Nutrition Counseling

The Hartzband Nutrition Program offers individualized, one-on-one counseling to help clients meet there unique nutrition goals.  Whether you are trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, improve sports performance or just improve overall health, let me help you achieve your goals.

About Our Program

The nutrition program at the Hartzband Center for Hip and Knee Replacements with locations in Paramus and Englewood, NJ provides clients with an in-depth assessment and comprehensive plan tailored toward their individual goals and lifestyles.  We focus on the long-term by providing our clients with realistic nutrition plans and giving them the knowledge and support they need to develop positive lifestyle habits.  We schedule follow-ups with clients as needed to track progress, provide continued education and answer questions.  Clients will find support and encouragement in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Weight Management
  • Preventing and managing diabetes
  • Improving Cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Sports nutrition
  • Preventing and treating osteoporosis
  • Dietary approaches to reduce joint pain associated with arthritis
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Weight Management

The Hartzband Nutrition Program offers individualized meal plans that are realistic and based on sound scientific research.  We do not promote strict diets because we know that achieving healthy everyday habits will better support long-term success.  Instead, we focus on practical nutrition plans, gradual behavior changes and physical activity to promote healthy weight loss.  We teach many skills necessary for weight loss including:

  • Menu Planning
  • Making smart choices when dining out
  • Portion control
  • Managing cravings and binges
  • Emotional eating
  • Goal Setting
  • Developing personal exercise plans

Hartzband Nutrition Program Key Points

Individualized-Clients receive a nutrition plan personalized to their unique goals and lifestyles.

Encouragement and Support- Clients receive the support throughout the length of the entire program, and are able to call and e-mail with questions in between scheduled appointments.

Behavior modification for life-long changes-The focus of the Nutrition Program is on realistic diet changes that are safe and effective long-term health improvements.

Results Tracking-The Hartzband Nutrition Program tracks the results of each client and reports those results (with permission from the client) on a periodic basis to the client’s physician.

Registered Dietitian- I conduct all nutrition assessments and educations sessions at the Hartzband Center for Hip and Knee Replacements.  I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer, who is trained and certified in adult weight management.

Comparison of Popular Weight Loss Programs


Program Options Hartzband Nutrition Program Jenny Craig Nutrisystem Weight Watchers
Physician supervised program YES NO NO NO
Offers individual counseling YES YES, w/ some programs NO NO
Individual consultations are with Registered Dietitian (RD) YES NO NO NO
All staff certified in weight management YES NO NO NO
Access to on-line support YES YES YES YES
Review of food journals YES NO NO NO
Focus on long term weight loss YES NO NO YES
Can eat same food as family YES NO NO YES
Can eat in restaurants YES NO NO YES
Required to buy food NO YES YES NO

Insurance coverage

Many insurance companies do include nutrition counseling in their benefit package.  To find out if your plan covers nutrition counseling you can contact your insurance provider, and ask the following questions:

  • Does my plan cover nutrition counseling?
  • If so, how many sessions do I receive per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Is there a copay?

We will bill your insurance provider and you will be responsible for the balance of the payment.  If your plan does not cover nutrition counseling, there are possible tax savings available that can assist in paying for your program.

Our Locations

Paramus Office
10 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Englewood Office
106 Grand Avenue, 4th Floor
Englewood, NJ 07631

Getting Started

I know that getting started is the hardest part, and I appreciate your interest in our Nutrition Program.  I am looking forward to working with you to help you achieve your individual goals.

We ask each individual interested in our program to contact me at (201) 994-5498 or send an e-mail through this blog or to AmyRegina.RD@gmail.com.  This will allow me to review our program options with you, so we can find a program that will best fit your individual needs and lifestyle.

Contact Information

The Hartzband Nutrition Program
10 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 994-5498
Fax: (201) 291-0440
Email: AmyRegina.RD@gmail.com