Halima Begum, RD

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Background

Nice to meet you, I’m Halima! I’m a Registered Dietitian from the Philadelphia area who loves all things food, nutrition, and fitness. I hold a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Foods and Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics. I love teaching people how to achieve healthy weight loss, build positive mindsets about food, and achieve long-term behavior change. I’m also super passionate about bridging the gap between cultural foods and the nutrition world, and teaching others how they do not have to give up their respective ethnic traditions to obtain a healthy lifestyle. I’m a big advocate that nutrition and exercise should increase your quality of life, not take away from it!

Client’s should expect to leave my sessions feeling good about themselves and confident on what their next steps should be. I emphasize in my sessions that we are all humans with complex lives; I never want my patients to feel afraid to make mistakes or feel expected to be “perfect” (spoiler alert: there's no such thing)! Whatever obstacles come up, I’m here every step of the way to guide you on your journey!

I like to tell my clients that I learned nutrition the hard way so that you can learn the easy way! My main drive to become a dietitian stemmed from my own journey of wanting to have a healthy lifestyle. In the beginning stages, much of what I learned about nutrition was through the internet, which we all know is full of contradicting information! Unfortunately, this caused me to unnecessarily avoid certain food groups/ ingredients, leaving me spinning my wheels and feeling at a loss with my health. It took YEARS of re-education and practice to unlearn the nutrition misconceptions that are out there, making me passionate about teaching others that good nutrition is achievable for anyone!

Fun facts about me: I’m a foodie at heart and love trying coffee shops, restaurants, and fun snacks! I am also a self-taught baker; on weekends, you will always catch me experimenting with new recipes (aka covered in flour)!

Specialties

Weight Loss
Diabetes
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Food Allergies & Sensitivities
Vegan & Vegetarian
PCOS
Sports Nutrition

Modalities

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Meal Planning
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Accountability
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Motivational Interviewing
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Relationship With Food
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Sleep
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Exercise
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Mind-Body Connection
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Holistic
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Supplement Management
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Personalized Macros
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Functional

Insurance accepted

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare

Seeing clients in

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Location

6441 AKRON ST, Philadelphia, PA 19149
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