Desiree Nazarian, Nutritionist
Master in Public Health & Nutrition

Desiree Nazarian is a nutritionist and specializes in weight loss, wellness, eating disorders, health eating, dietary requirements. She has been with MyConciergeMD for 12 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and has her master’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition from USC. Her focus in on clinical nutrition and creating healthy eating habits for her clients. She provides nutrition counseling not only for overweight patients but for clients looking to live a healthy lifestyle. She also works with physicians and other healthcare providers in disease management. She is able to review laboratory workups and help in the control of chronic conditions such as hypertention, kidney disease, diabetes, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, auto immune conditions as well as cancer. She works closely with health professionals and specialist to ensure you reach your health goals.

Private practice

Desiree has been working with patients at MyConciergeMD as a nutritionist and health coach for over a decade. “As a nutritionist my goal is to guide my patients to lead a healthy lifestyle and have a positive outlook on life and eating habits. My goal is to inspire my patients to make a lifestyle change that is based on proper diet and exercise that is sustainable over their life instead of a quick fix”. I base my approach on both scientific research and personal and professional experience to empower my clients to become the best version of themselves through taking care of their mind, body and soul. I also work closely with various healthcare professionals to optimize my patients’ nutritional and health needs. Together we help our patients achieve their wellness goals.

My passion for healthcare started when I took a course in nutrition science and learned about healthy eating and the importance it has not only on our physical health but also our mental health. As I began eating more healthfully and feeling the improvements, I became inspired to help others look and feel their best and I decided to pursue a career as a nutritionist and health coach. I am dedicated to helping individuals lead their best life and feel empowered to choose health and wellness everyday.

My background includes 14+ years as a Nutritionist and Health & Lifestyle Coach. I have helped many not only achieve weight loss goals but also lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. For me it is not about fad diets but actually a lifestyle change that patients can easily lead for the rest of their lives.

Treatment of Obesity

We have been treating obesity for a long time and have extensive experience in the different treatments for weight loss and obesity. As a clinical nutritionist and with the assistance of a medical provider, we are able to use medications such as GLP-1 agonists, metformin, appetite suppressants, lipotropic injections to assist with weight loss and treatment of obesity. A detailed diet plan and meal plan is always included with medical treatment options.

Nutrition Program For Weight Loss

Our customized nutrition program for weight loss is a weight management program created by David Nazarian M.D. and myself. The goal of the program is to reshape your lifestyle by promoting healthy habits and breaking unhealthy ones. The goal is to make simple, enjoyable changes that lead to a sustainable healthy weight for the long-term.

Eating disorders treated

There are several types of eating disorders, including:

  1. Anorexia nervosa is a condition where one has a fear of gaining weight and is typically associated with severe weight loss and intense fear of gaining weight.
  2. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves binging and purging episodes. Patients often vomit or use laxatives to prevent weight gain.
  3. Binge eating disorder: is another eating disorder with recurrent episodes of binge eating without the compensatory behavior of purging.
  4. Pica: Is an eating disorder with a persistent consumption of non-food items such as dirt, hair, or paint.
  5. Rumination disorder: Involves the regurgitation of food and rechewing. Patients who suffer from this may then re-swallowed or discard the food.
  6. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Patients who suffer from this condition have a lack of interest in eating or avoidance of certain foods. They are often malnourished and have significant weight loss.

Nutrition Advice

As a patient, you will receive a thorough recommendations of dietary changes. Some of the tips that I usually provide my patients include:

  • Limit sugary drinks as they are terrible for you and have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Eat more nuts and seeds! They are a great source for protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.
  • Avoid ultra-processed foods! They are high in added sugar, refined oil, and other unhealthy ingredients.
  • Consume coffee in moderation! Coffee does have health benefits and has been linked to a reduced risk of several illnesses. But don’t over do it!
  • Eat fatty fish! It is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Watch out about the kind of fish you eat and mercury content though !
  • Get enough sleep! Sleep is so important and underrated! Poor sleep can disrupt appetite hormones and lead to other health issues.

Health Coach

Lets do this together! I will teach you the ways and how to keep on track. It is all about making sustainable lifestyle changes and mortification so you can keep them and continue to your new you!

Once you feel good and look good, you will have all the tools to continue on your health journey. I can follow up on your care and make sure you are continuing on your health goals and reaching your milestones.

Health Goals

I will come up with a comprehensive plan and outline on how to reach your health goals. With the proper education, medical nutrition therapy and treatment, all health goals are attainable.

Celebrity Nutritionist

Thorough the years I have been blessed to work with some of the most well known and influential people in the world. The privacy of health information is paramount and we make sure everything is kept confidential and professional.

Sports Nutritionist

As a sports nutritionist, I specialize in developing different programs for athletes of all levels. I have had the privilege to work with and treat professional teams from the NBA and NFL. I use cutting-edge laboratory testing and blood panels to help my clients reach their goals

CORPORATE NUTRITION CONSULTING

All Companies know the benefits of corporate wellness programs and how important it is for their employees to be healthy and in return productive. Our corporate nutrition consulting aims to reducing healthcare costs and improving productivity. At the same time there is a huge boost to morale among employees. We offer customized corporate nutrition packages to help create a culture of health among employees.

Corporate & Group Nutrition Counseling

Our corporate nutrition packages can include lunch & learn workshops as well as individual counseling sessions. Company wellness challenges and consultations can encourage employee participation in their own health. Corporate and group sessions may include a pee-evaluation of each participant’s inquiries and expectations. In addition we can provide body composition measurements, and fun and exciting workshops.

Food and Nutrition Product Consulting Services

Our consulting services for food and nutrition products can help you navigate the regulatory intricacies of the industry. This can seem like a daunting task but it is worth it in the long run. We can help you increase the credibility of your company’s food product and make sure it has the correct ingredients for success.

What exactly do nutritionist do?

They are able to help assess ones dietary needs and create personalized nutrition plans to help them meet their health goals. They can also help in education on healthy eating habits and improve overall health and wellness. They can also help in weight loss, healthy food choices, dietary preferences, and health goals.

What is the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?

A registered dietitian nutritionist has a slightly different educational and experiential background. They may have a specific licensure or be a registered rdn or registered dietician. Their nutritionist career my have included different schooling and degrees.

Is it worth seeing a nutritionist?

Absolutely ! They can help you reach your goals and most importantly teach you tricks and lifestyle changes to keep them.

Do nutritionists help you lose weight?

Yes they can. Obesity is rampant in the united states and many people struggle with obesity. We have the training to help assess the reasons for ones struggle with obesity and the tools to help you lose it.

Academy of nutrition and dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides guidance on nutrition and health, including meal planning and preparation. We follow their recommendations and the different options and tools for the management of different health conditions.

Supplements

We couldn’t find one supplement that had all the ingredients for best immune system support, energy and anti-oxidants. We ended up creating our own from scratch and I believe it is one of the best multivitamin supplements in the market today, An easy to drink elixir called VitaminMD! Our product has been used and recommended by holistic physicians, oncology specialist, fitness coaches, immunologists and various healthcare professionals.

Best Meal Plans Review 2023

It is often times difficult for busy individuals to find the time to prepare and eat healthy meals. Fortunately there are many meal delivery services that can help you with that. Meal plan services provide convenient and nutritious options for various dietary needs. I have tried many of them and am continously looking for the best one to recommend for my patients. Some of the meal plans on the market today include HelloFresh, Fresh N’ Lean, Home Chef, Blue Apron, Green Chef, Sunbasket, Purple Carrot, Hungryroot, Splendid Spoon, Sakara Life, Pete’s Real Food, Mosaic Foods and Veestro. I am happy to discuss them with you and decide together which one is best for you.

Which meal plan is right for you

When choosing which meal delivery service is right for you, it is important to consider some factors. First, you must think about your specific nutrition goals and whether the service offers meal plans that align with them. For example, if you’re looking to eliminate meat from your diet, a vegan meal plan would be ideal. Similarly, if you’re trying to cut carbs or calories, look for a service that specializes in keto, paleo, or low-calorie meals.

Next, you have to decide whether you prefer meal kits or prepared meals. Meal kit services like Blue Apron or Sunbasket will provide all the ingredients and recipes you need to cook dinner a few nights each week, while prepared meal delivery services will send ready-to-eat meals that can be stored in the fridge or freezer.

Finally, consider the cost and value of the service. While meal delivery can make life easier, it’s important to choose a service that fits your budget. Compare prices and look for a service that offers good value for your money.

It’s important to note that diet and nutrition play a crucial role in overall health. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes whole foods, protein, and nutrient-rich vegetables and limiting intake of sodium, unhealthy fats, and sugar can have a significant impact on heart health, bone health, cardiovascular health, and even mental health over time. Choosing a healthy meal delivery service can be a great way to kickstart a new, nutritious regimen.

HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a meal kit service that offers a wide variety of healthy options for those looking to eat better. With over 30 meal options per week and a range of menu options including meat and veggies, veggies, family-friendly, fit and wholesome, quick and easy, pescatarian, low carb, and low calorie, it is the best meal kit service for most people. The service also offers nearly 50 recipe options per week including low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, and low-fat meals. HelloFresh’s recipes are easy to execute, making them great for families and busy individuals. Additionally, the service is one of the most affordable options with plans starting at $8/serving and a delivery fee of $10.

Fresh N Lean

Fresh N Lean is a healthy prepared meal delivery service that requires no cooking. It offers a wide range of menu options including keto, vegan, paleo, protein, whole 30, and mediterranean. With 13 meal options per week and availability throughout the United States, Fresh N Lean is one of the best meal delivery services available. The meals are healthy and cooked well, they taste fantastic and look appetizing, too. Plus, the service is pretty affordable depending on the plan you select. Fresh N Lean has five meal plans to help keep folks on track with their specific nutrition goals, including low-carb, vegan, paleo and protein plus options. The prepared meals are made from simple, whole ingredients and taste like quality home-cooked food. The prices per meal will vary depending on the diet plan you select as well as the number of meals per week, it’s roughly $8 to $10 per meal if you order 10 or more meals per week.

Home Chef

Lot of different options that include low-carb and keto-friendly meal plans. With a wide selection of recipes and the ability to customize meals by substituting ingredients, Home Chef makes it easy to find meals that fit your nutritional needs. Additionally, the option to order double the protein or choose antibiotic-free options allows for even more flexibility in meal choices. With meal kits starting at $8 per serving and additional premium options available, Home Chef offers affordable and convenient options for those looking to maintain a keto or low-carb diet.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron is a well-known meal kit service that offers a wide variety of healthy options for those looking to count their calories. With over 50 meal options per week, including vegetarian options and recipes tailored for the Weight Watchers Freestyle program, Blue Apron makes it easy for customers to make healthy choices. The company’s partnership with Weight Watchers allows customers to easily track their points and maintain a healthy diet plan. However, for those who are fully vegan or vegetarian, there may be better options available with more daily or weekly plant-based options and ingredients. Blue Apron’s user-friendly interface and optional wine pairings make it a convenient choice for those who want to maintain a healthy diet while enjoying delicious meals. Prices range from $8 to $12 per serving and shipping is an additional $10 per box. This service is only available in 32 states in the US.

Green Chef

Green Chef is an excellent option for those looking for a healthy, organic meal delivery service. With a wide range of diet types available, including keto, paleo, gluten-free, mediterranean, vegan, and vegetarian, Green Chef offers a variety of options to suit different dietary needs. With 30 meal options to choose from per week, and with roughly 90% of ingredients being certified organic, Green Chef provides high-quality, healthy ingredients for easy and delicious meals. The recipes are simple to follow and can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Pricing starts at $12 per serving, with the ability to customize or skip weeks as needed. Overall, Green Chef is a great choice for those looking for an organic, healthy meal delivery service.

Sunbasket

Sunbasket is a premium healthy meal delivery service that focuses on high-quality, organic ingredients. They offer a wide range of options for various diets and dietary restrictions, with 15 to 18 dinner options on the menu each week. The meals are easy to prepare and feature unique and flavorful recipes such as shrimp paella, turkey-cranberry meatballs, and sweet potato taquitos. While Sunbasket is one of the best meal delivery services, it is also one of the most expensive, with prices ranging from $14 to $19 per meal.

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a meal delivery service that offers a variety of plant-based options for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. The company offers a range of options that are high in protein and gluten-free, as well as creative and fresh ingredients. The meals may take some time and skill to prepare, but for those who prioritize homemade vegan meals, Purple Carrot is a great option. The service starts at $11 per serving and offers plans for both singles and couples, as well as families.

Hungryroot

Hungryroot is a unique meal delivery service that combines the convenience of a meal kit with the flexibility of a grocery provider. With over 100 options to choose from each week, this service caters to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences, including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free options. The service is designed for those who like to cook and experiment with different ingredients, allowing customers to create their own recipes using the ingredients provided. Prices start at $8.49 per serving and shipping is free for orders over $70 per week. Overall, Hungryroot is the best healthy meal delivery for those who like to be creative in the kitchen.

Splendid Spoon

Splendid Spoon is the best meal delivery service for those looking for convenient, healthy breakfast and lunch options without the need for cooking. Offering a wide range of options, including smoothies, soups, and grain bowls, Splendid Spoon’s meals are plant-based, gluten-free, and non-GMO. With over 40 options to choose from each week, there’s something for everyone. Although, it’s worth noting that some of the smoothies can be high in sugar, so keep this in mind if cutting back on sugar is a goal for you. Pricing starts at $8 per meal and there are several plans to choose from, including a breakfast plan, lunch plan, and full-day soup cleanse. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time, making it easy to try out the service before committing.

Sakara

Sakara Life is the best option for those looking for a healthy meal delivery service to support a cleanse. With a focus on plant-based, organic ingredients and a variety of options, including soups, salads, and snacks, this meal delivery service provides everything needed to eliminate the need for cooking. However, it comes at a premium cost, with prices starting at $54 per day for just two meals. While the food is delicious and high-quality, it may only be practical for shorter cleanses or for those with the budget to splurge. For those looking for a more affordable option, they can opt for just lunch and dinner, which comes at a cost of $58 per day. Shipping is included in all pricing options.

Pete’s Real Food

Pete’s Real Food, formerly known as Pete’s Paleo, is a meal delivery service that specializes in providing healthy and organic paleo-friendly meals that are ready to eat. The meals are made with high-quality ingredients such as meats, vegetables, and nutrient-rich carbs, making it perfect for those who follow a paleo, keto, AIP or gluten-free diet. The menu options per week are around 32 and the meals are made to freeze, so you can keep an inventory on hand for quick and easy meals. The pricing for Pete’s Real Food starts at $14 per meal and varies depending on the meal plan you choose, with discounts available for ordering larger quantities. There is no subscription required and customers can choose from a variety of meal plans to find the best fit for their needs.

Mosaic Foods

Mosaic Foods is a vegetarian meal delivery service that offers a wide range of delicious and creative meatless meals. The meals are made with high-quality, plant-based ingredients and are cooked to perfection, ensuring that there are no mushy vegetables and that the meat substitutes like jackfruit, tofu, and vegan sausage are used in unique and well-prepared ways. The meals are affordably priced, with most options costing around $9 per meal. The service offers a flexible subscription model, with a minimum order of $70, and delivery is available to 80% of the United States, including both coasts and most of the Midwest. You can check your zip code on the company’s website to see if it’s available in your area.

Veestro

Veestro is the best healthy vegan meal delivery service for those who want to skip the cooking and assembly process. Its prepped and frozen meals are shipped and can be easily heated up using a microwave, skillet or conventional oven. The company offers a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan meals, allowing you to build a box of 8-15 meals per delivery. Additionally, Veestro has a variety of low-calorie options, and the service learns your preferences with each order to make better suggestions for meals you may like. The meals cost $14 each and you can order between 8-15 per delivery.