Eileen Hourihan McCarthy, M.F.N., B.S., B.A., R.D.N., L.D.N., C.P.T., Director, Registered Dietitian, Lifestyle Coach and Facilitator (National Diabetes Prevention Program, American Lung Association), Lecturer, Writer, Certified Personal Trainer at...

Illinois Dietitians L.L.C.

Which includes...

    The Center for Weight Management
    The Center for Disordered Eating
    The Center for Diabetes Prevention
    The Smoking Cessation Center
    The Center for Caregivers Health and Nutrition
     Call a Registered Dietitian*
     *(video conferencing, phone and e-mail coaching)

Illinois Office Address:

715 Lake Street, Suite 220, Oak Park, Illinois 60301
Phone: 708-285-1347
Fax: 708-356-6611
E-mail: emccarthyrd@aol.com
Website: mydietitiansays.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4004, Oak Park, Illinois 60303

My Dietitian Says...Tips for Good Health

Regular Hand Washing...
- Always wash your hands before touching food. 

- When Dining Out:  It's a good idea to wash your hands before eating. Hand washing is key to preventing the transmission of disease.  Germs travel from surfaces that you have touched to the food that you eat.  Washing your hands is a simple action that has wonderful health benefits.  While in the lavatory, use a clean paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open the door when leaving. These surfaces are often forgotten by the cleaning crew, and may harbor disease causing organisms - not something that is healthy to bring to the table with you!

My Dietitian Says...

We Accept...

 Private Insurers, Medicare, Visa,  MasterCard,

 American Express, Discover​, Checks and Cash

         Please contact us for more pricing                          information at 708-285-1347                    

Some of the Services We Offer are...

General Nutrition and Wellness:                                 

-  Healthy eating plans of all kinds, including the

   Anti-Inflammatory Diet

   Mediterranean Diet

   Vegetarian Diet​

-  Healthy nutrition for seniors, middle aged                    adults, young adults,teens, and children

Sports nutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy:

-  Weight Management and Bariatric Counseling

-  Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, and the Metabolic                  Syndrome

-  Cardiovascular Disease, including                                   hypertension, high LDL cholesterol, high                       triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, heart failure

-   Celiac Disease, and other gastrointestinal                      tract disorders

-   Lactose Intolerance

-   Food Allergies, ADD, ADHD

-   Autoimmune Disorders, such as Rheumatoid             Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

-   Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

-   Memory Preservation Nutrition, including                    Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia's  

-   Nutrition for Depression

-   Nutrition for Macular Degeneration           

-   Nutrition for Restless Legs Syndrome

-   Caregiver's Health and Nutrition

​-   Certified Personal Trainer Services

Some Healthy Meal and Snack Ideas...

We Offer Our Services as...

-   Individual and group sessions
-   Counseling in our office, video-conferencing,               phone, and e-mail coaching

-   In-home visits
-   Corporate wellness programs and classes
-   Spa and fitness club consultation and classes
-   Assisted living facility and day care consultation
-   School wellness programs and classes
-   Library and community group programs and               wellness classes
-   Grocery store tours

Today's Health Tip...

Eat healthy, natural, organic food. 

What is a Registered Dietitian?

- A registered dietitian (R.D.N. or R.D.) is the medical provider who has gone through a rigorous education and training, and is licensed by the state to use medical nutrition therapy in the prevention and treatment of conditions and diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. 

- A registered dietitian will help you to create a healthy and delicious eating and lifestyle plan - nota fad diet that you cannot comply with for the long term - but a healthy eating plan that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.

- Everyone should have a registered dietitian on their team of regular health care providers. You should visit your registered dietitian at least once a year for a "nutrition and lifestyle check-up". During these visits your registered dietitian will help you to make your eating plan, lifestyle, and physical activity habits as healthy as possible. Creating a healthy eating plan, with the help of a registered dietitian, helps to prevent and treat many common conditions and diseases that are affected by nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity choices, and helps you live a long, vigorous, independent, and healthy life. 

- Healthy nutrition is good medicine, and when paired with healthy lifestyle habits and regular physical activity, it forms the foundation upon which much of health and medicine rest.

- Form a relationship with a registered dietitian.  It's one of the best decisions that you will ever make!

          Please contact us to set up an appointment with                               a registered dietitianat 708-285-1347


 Physical Activity...

                  Get a minimum of 1 Hour of 

                    Moderate Physical Activity 

                       Every Day of the Week

Illinois Dietitians, L.L.C.

The Center for Diabetes Prevention

The Smoking Cessation Center

The Center for Diabetes Prevention

The Center for Diabetes Prevention is a recognized organization with the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  We offer a Pre-Diabetes Prevention - Lifestyle Change Program that follows the standards established by the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, at the Centers for Disease Control. 

We offer a structured lifestyle change program that is group based, and achieves its objectives through learning life skills that promote healthy eating, weight loss, lifestyle change, and regular physical activity habits.

​            Please contact us for more information at



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At Illinois Dietitians L.L.C. ... 

We use nutrition, lifestyle, and physical activity choices to help you attain and maintain optimal health, and to prevent and treat conditions and diseases.

We practice whole person wellness that takes into consideration your physical and emotional health.

In striving to help you, we help to answer questions and thoughts like these...

"Can we create an eating plan that is healthy, delicious, satisfying, and one that I can follow throughout my lifetime?"

"How can I lose weight comfortably, and maintain a healthy weight throughout my life?"

"Can you help me with my eating disorder? I don't feel well, and I need an understanding R.D. to help me though this."

"How can I control my diabetes by making a few changes in my eating plan?"

"How can I lower the amount of diabetes medications and insulin that I am taking by making a few changes in my eating plan?"

"I really want to quit smoking. Can you help me to quit?"

"I am a caregiver. I feel tired, burnt out, depressed, and hopeless. Can you help me to learn how to take care of myself so that my loved one and I move ourselves back into a life of health?"

The Center for Caregivers Health and Nutrition

At Illinois Dietitians L.L.C., caregivers have a special place in our hearts.  In the process of caring for those in need, caregivers often ignore their own nutritional, physical and emotional needs.  We offer support and classes that focus on the lifestyle, nutritional, physical, and emotional needs of caregivers.  

       When you need help, we are there for you...

            Please contact us for more information at


The Center for Stress Management

At Illinois Dietitians L.L.C., we understand that life can often be stressful.  We offer individual sessions that help to lower your stress level, and teach you how to use our methods whenever and wherever you need to.  These sessions include lifestyle coaching that centers on the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual parts of you.  

          ​     Please contact us for more information at


The Center for Caregivers Health and Nutrition

 The Center for Disordered Eating

Call a Registered Dietitian(video conferencing, phone, and e-mail coaching)

The Center for Weight Management

The Center for Weigh Management

At The Center for Weight Management we take into consideration your physical and emotional needs as we gently and slowly help you to move into a health lifestyle, with a delicious eating plan and a physical activity program that is comfortable for you.  We help you to emotionally move away from an unhealthy lifestyle that can feel overwhelming and depressing, and into one that is healthy, emotionally freeing, and satisfying.

The Center for Disordered Eating

At The Center for Disordered Eating, we help you to understand triggers that can cause certain behaviors, and help you learn how to change your reaction to those triggers. Our dietitian is gentle, kind, understanding, and successful in her approach to helping you.

The Smoking Cessation Center

Eileen Hourihan McCarthy, at Illinois Dietitians LCC, is a recognized Freedom From Smoking Cessation Facilitator with the American Lung Association. We offer a Smoking Cessation program that follows the standards established by the American Lung Association.

​We offer a structured program that is individual or group based, and achieves it's objectives through learning life skills that promote smoking cessation and a healthy lifestyle. The program includes 8 sessions over 7 weeks.

          Please contact us for more information at

​                             708-285-1347

Call a Registered Dietitian

(video conferencing, phone and e-mail coaching)

​Sometimes a visit to our office isn't possible. When that occurs we offer video conferencing, phone and e-mail coaching. 

              Please contact us for more information at


The Center for Stress Management

  Pre-Diabetes and smoking Cessation   

                   Call 708-285-1347 to sign up for classes!