Vegan/Vegetarian Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists in the United Sates
Welcome! We are a team of online vegan nutritionists in the USA.
A Vegan nutritionist can help improve your vegan or vegetarian diet.
Vegetarian or Vegan Weight Loss
Having support from a vegan dietitian will help you save time and see better results.
IBS & Digestive Vegan Dietitian
Our team of vegan nutritionist can help you feel your best and have better quality of life.
Balanced Vegetarian or Vegan Diet
Your private practice dietitian will ensure you have a well balanced vegetarian or vegan diet.
Vegan Pregnancy Nutritionist
Make sure you get enough protein, vitamins and minerals during your pregnancy to support your baby's growth.
Vegan Sports Nutrition
A vegan sports nutritionist can help take your training to the next level and help you keep pushing your limits.
Vegan Toddler/ Child / Adolescent Nutrition
Your plant-based dietitian can give you helpful tips for adjusting your family's nutrition.
Vegan Eating Disorders Recovery
Our Registered Dietitians for Eating Disorders have helped many recovering vegans overcome the obstacles they face.
Vegan Intuitive Eating
Maintain a healthy relationship with your body and your diet. Learn more about food freedom and a healthy, balanced vegan diet.
Meet the owner of plant-based dietitians: Alyssa Fontaine, Vegan Dietitian, and Nutritionist
Alyssa Fontaine studied dietetics at Mcgill University and obtained her bachelor’s degree to Practice as a Registered Dietitian. She went into private practice as a nutritionist for 6 years.
Meanwhile, she studied entrepreneurship at HEC for 4 years and completed her MBA. Throughout this process, Alyssa realized two things:
Alyssa’s personal mission in life is to help individuals achieve better health enabling them to have a better quality of life.
Second, she believes that a plant-based diet is better for the environment and animals.
How Plant-Based Dietitians started & the mission
In November 2019, Alyssa Fontaine launched her with the goal of providing online consultations with vegan dietitians to help anyone who needed help with their vegetarian or vegan diet.
In August 2022, she incorporated her company Plant Based Dietitians and added other vegan dietitians to her team.
Alyssa Fontaine realized that so many people were looking for diet based nutritionists near me.
She now has a team of dietitians across Canada and the United States and continually strives to grow her team to help the vegetarian and vegan community.
Plant Based Dietitians’ mission is to help vegetarians and vegans get quick access to vegan dietitians near them. Whether you are motivated by health, the environment or animals.
We are the best team of vegan nutritionists to help you.
Frequently asked questions to our vegan nutritionists
What do dieticians think of a whole plant-based diet?
We often get the question “Should I follow a whole food plant-based diet?” We do recommend the whole plant diet. It is less processed and therefore more nutritious for your body.
Can the dietitians create a vegetarian meal plan?
Yes, you do not have to be vegan to come see our dietitians. Our philosophy is to help anyone interested in a vegetarian or vegan diet. We use the application Nutrium or That clean life to build a custom vegetarian meal plan.
How do I get a plant-based degree?
Our team of plant-based dietitians first graduated from college with in-depth nutrition courses. We also did 1 year of internship to put into practice what we learned. We then obtained our state license to practice as a dietitian.
There is no VEGAN/PLANT BASED Registered Dietitian degree at this time. We learned about the vegan diet by practicing ourselves and learning more about it after graduation.
We also see so many vegetarian and vegan customers in one day, it allows us to see common struggles, learn from them and share our knowledge with others.
What is the difference between vegan dietitian, nutritionist or coach?
In the United States, to become a dietitian you need a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
To learn about the process our dietitian’s followed to become a RD see 5 steps to become a registered dietitian.
A trainer or nutritionist does not have to follow a program of this intensity
More over, private insurance most likely covers a vegan dietitian nutrition consultation, but not a vegan nutritionist or coach.
Please note that we use the term vegan nutritionist interchangeably with vegan dietitian, as this makes it easier for people to find us online.
How can a vegan nutritionist help me with weight loss?
Here are the frequently asked questions of our vegan nutritionists about weight loss
Is the vegan diet recommended for weight loss?
A vegan diet can be recommended for weight loss. If you want sustained weight loss over time, you have to ask yourself if it’s sustainable for you in the long run and start there.
Does the vegan nutritionist create vegan meal plans for weight loss?
Absolutely, the vegan weight loss meal plans allow us to be more concrete with our customers and help our customers develop new plant-based cooking skills. We create recipe meal plans or portion-based meal plans.
If I do a 30 day vegan diet to lose weight, how much weight can I expect to lose?
Everyone can have different results with a 30 day vegan diet weight loss program. Your weight loss will depend on many variables such as your age, starting weight, and level of exercise. On average 1 pound per week is a healthy weight loss, it can of course be lower or higher.
Can you show me a 30 day vegan weight loss before and after?
Due to our dietetics boards and orders, we are not allowed to do client testimonials, but I can reassure you that we have great success with weight loss due to our high level of vegan nutrition knowledge and experience.
I want to do a raw vegan weight loss, what do you think?
A raw vegan weight loss plan is more difficult to maintain over time.
While this is true that raw foods can be healthier than cooked, the recommendation to follow the raw vegan diet would depend on your cooking capacities, flavor preferences, your home environment, and much more.
Vegan diet vs keto for weight loss?
The vegan diet vs keto for weight loss is often debated. The keto diet is really high in saturated fats which can cause some health issues.
On the other hand, the vegan diet is very low in saturated fats and high in fiber for that reason we would recommend the vegan diet over the keto diet. With that said, everyone has personal preferences. We would encourage you to assess what you want in the long term, not just what diet will provide the biggest weight loss.
What are examples of high protein veg foods for weight loss?
There are many vegan foods that are high in protein such as tofu, soy milk, beans & nuts, and seeds. Protein can also be found in vegetables and whole grains, so we encourage you to consider these proteins as well when calculating your total protein intake.
Best vegan weight loss pills?
We do not recommend vegan weight loss pills. We believe the best way to lose weight is to eat whole, plant-based meals.
Best vegan weight loss tips?
We believe that vegan weight loss is 50% related to the quality of your vegan food and portion size. The other 50% is related to your eating habits. For example: do you tend to eat processed vegan foods for comfort?
Check out our article why am I not losing weight on a vegan diet for more tips!
Is vegan keto recommended for weight loss?
Generally speaking, vegan dietitians do not recommend the vegan keto diet for weight loss. It is a very restrictive diet that deprives the human body of fiber (also called carbohydrates which can be found in beans and whole grains).
That being said, we work in collaboration with the client at all times. If this is absolutely the route you want to take, we can help you make sure you have a balanced vegan keto diet.
Average weight loss with a vegan diet?
The average weight loss that we see in our clients is 1-2 pounds per week. Weight loss will vary depending on many factors such as age, lifestyle, mental health, exercise, and more.
The best way to see this is to start your journey with a vegan nutritionist. Book a free discovery call to see how we can help you.
Our article how long does it take to lose weight on a vegan diet explains this in great detail.
Get a vegan dietitian/nutritionist on your side! Save time, get reassurance and see results faster!
USA & Veganism
Nutrition facts in the United States
A recent study from Statista about Veganism and vegetarianism in the United States showed that about 2% of Americans are vegan, 5% are vegetarian and close to 60% of the population cut down their meat consumption.
In 2022, the popular challenge of Veganuary was taken on by over 600 thousand people and Americans had more participants than any other country, according to the official Veganuary 2022 participant survey. Furthermore, only 17% of the participants were vegan and an impressive 36% of non-vegan participants followed a completely vegan diet for the entire month!
While the increasing number of vegans in the world and in the United States is impressive, not everyone is able to stay vegan forever. A 2015 Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans by Faunalytics indicated that over 80% of vegans and vegetarians abandon their diets. The main reasons for abandoning were their satisfaction with the food, social pressure, health, convenience, cost and motivation. These are all concerns that are tackled by our dietitians with almost every one of our patients.