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Areas of Specialty

Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD, CDN specializes in providing nutrition counseling and consulting in the following areas. Don’t see your concern listed? Contact us! 

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Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, Emotional Eating

Weight Management

Overweight, Obesity, Underweight

Cardiovascular Disease

High Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, High Blood Pressure,
Heart Disease

Diabetes

Type 2, Gestational, Pre-diabetes

Digestive Issues

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diverticulitis

Nutrition for Dancers and Performing Artists

Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Musical Theater Performers

Other

Vegetarian Nutrition, General Wellness, Disease Prevention

Philosophy

About Monika Saigal

I do not believe in fad diets, punishing food rules, bottles of unnecessary powders and supplements, or other approaches that don’t provide long-term success and leave you feeling defeated. I do believe in a flexible and gentle, rather than restrictive and unrealistic, approach to nutrition.

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I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental setting where you can feel comfortable discussing your challenges, food likes and dislikes, and the history that has shaped your current food choices and behaviors. Through our work together, you will gain sound nutrition knowledge, learn behavioral strategies, and acquire other necessary tools to improve your eating.

I teach mindful and intuitive eating principles to help you learn how to eat in a way that makes you feel your best physically and emotionally. Varying levels of structured eating and meal planning may also be used. Together, we will develop a customized plan that takes your unique needs into account and helps you accomplish your goals.

I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out for help, and I understand that change can be difficult. So, I provide all my clients with ongoing guidance, support, and encouragement to overcome challenges and achieve lasting results.

Biography

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Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD, CDN is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist.  Her collaborative, accessible approach has helped hundreds of clients improve their relationship with food and reach their health and wellness goals.

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Monika recently spent three and a half years as an associate at a nutrition practice in Manhattan where she became well regarded for her work with patients struggling with eating disorders.  Prior to this position, she worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a clinical dietitian and as the program nutritionist for the hospital’s medically supervised weight management program.  She has also served as a curriculum developer and instructor for a non-profit, school-based fitness and nutrition education program for children.

Monika completed her dietetic internship in affiliation with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, and received a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.  She has completed the Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Prior to pursuing a career in nutrition, Monika was a professional dancer. She remains passionate about helping dancers, performing artists, and athletes increase energy, improve performance, prevent injury, and improve overall health through proper nutrition.  In addition to working with performing artists in her own practice, Monika provides nutrition counseling to students at The Juilliard School (through her affiliation with Nutrition Conditioning LLC).

Monika is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN); the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NE); the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group; the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp); and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD).