Leslie Muse, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is the founder and owner of A Cut Above Nutrition LLC, a nutrition counseling company. Leslie believes that healthy eating means choosing foods that both nourish the body and satisfy the palate. She is passionate about helping people reach their health and wellness goals by supporting the creation of new habits and skills that lead to a way of eating that is healthful, enjoyable, and sustainable. Her areas of expertise include: Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition; Weight Management; Chronic Disease Management; Gastrointestinal Health; and Sports Nutrition. To help with the selection of healthy foods, guided grocery store tours are also available.

As your Nutrition Coach, I will provide you with a high level of accountability and a comprehensive nutrition & lifestyle program that guarantees progress towards your goals. Call or e-mail to discuss available services.
Fad diets come and go while evidence based nutrition education will last a lifetime…….”

What A Cut Above Nutrition Provides:

– Initial consultations
– Follow-up sessions as needed
– Sound, science-based information
– Encouragement and support 
– Flexible scheduling
– Grocery store tours                                                        – Successful strategies to reach your health goals                                



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Client Testimonials

"I began a plant-based lifestyle about a year before I saw Leslie. I wanted to see a Registered Dietitian because I was gaining weight when I thought I should be losing weight and I wanted to learn how to eat properly. Meeting with Leslie truly changed my life! She helped me learn what a plant-based lifestyle is really about. I was doing so many things wrong and she educated me on the “why’s” and “what’s” and “how’s” of plant-based eating. I still refer back to the resources that Leslie shared with me. I am forever grateful to Leslie and her expertise"

- Dawn - Indianapolis

I had recently been to the doctor for my annual checkup and my cholesterol was 212 when it needed to be under 200. I knew I had to do something. I was having some serious digestion issues along with joint aches and pains. I had no idea my life was about to change for the better. Meeting with Leslie gave me the tools I needed to steer me in the right direction. She was very easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about food and how it affects your body. She was very familiar and up to date on all the food crazes and crash diets. When I made the changes she suggested my digestion settled down completely. My joint pains and aches went away. After doing this for less than a year my cholesterol dropped to 181. My husband has lost some weight and is feeling better. If you work with Leslie and do what she suggests you will get results. It is a way of life not a diet. You will eat a good variety of foods with wonderful flavors and textures. I am so thankful to have met Leslie. You won't regret working with her!!!

- Kathy - Indianapolis

I was introduced to Leslie through a good friend of mine who had worked with her in the past. My friend is a vegetarian and Leslie was able to work within her dietary restrictions to create a plan that helped her meet her goals. My goals were not for weight loss, but improved performance in the endurance sports that I do...swimming, cycling and running. After meeting with Leslie and going over my daily food choices and calorie intake, she suggested some adjustments in some of my food choices... cut back on the protein and increase some carb intake to fuel my body properly for my races. Leslie also helped me with proper race day fuel and hydration planning...not only what to eat and drink, but when and how much, so that I was getting the fuel that my body needed. I continue to use the plan we put together at every race I do, including Ironman Texas that I just finished a couple of weeks ago.

-Damien - Knightstown

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

What happens during nutrition counseling sessions?

During the initial 60-90 minute consultation you will receive an in-depth nutrition and lifestyle analysis. 

This will include a review of:
- Personal goals and desired outcomes from nutrition counseling
- Personal and family health history
- Lab evaluations (please bring current lab work if you have it)
- Food intake and exercise routine
- Review of supplements and medications you take
- Readiness to make changes

From the nutrition and lifestyle analysis I will discuss the best way to achieve your personal goals. From this a personalized plan will be created that provides you with the tools and information you need to begin your journey.
In order to achieve your goals, follow up is necessary. Lifestyle change does not happen overnight. During 45-60 minute follow up sessions, I will monitor your progress, reassess your goals and tailor your plan to suit your lifestyle.

What will I receive during counseling that I can take home with me?
What you receive during nutrition counseling sessions depends on your unique needs but the following list contains many of the handouts that are provided to help you reach your goals:
- Meal plans and healthy snack ideas
- Tips for eating out
- Recommendations to manage any health conditions or concerns
- Education on specific nutrients you may be lacking or that are essential for your well-being
- Understanding portion control
- Tools for dealing with emotional eating
- Sports nutrition plans
- Recipes
How many sessions will I need?
Each client is unique and the number of counseling sessions dependent upon the services agreed upon. In some instances, such as when a client desires a pre-race nutrition plan for sports nutrition services, only one visit is required; while in other cases, such as weight loss or diabetes management, a minimum of three sessions are recommended with monthly visits thereafter. Reasons for follow-up visits include additional assistance needed to make progress towards nutrition goals, additional nutrition education, and assistance with behavior modification...to name a few. During each counseling session the need for additional sessions will be determined based on collaboration with the client and a thorough evaluation of progress towards goals.
Do you accept insurance?
Some insurance plans cover nutrition counseling while others will only reimburse for certain diagnoses or not at all. At the current time Leslie is a provider for the following insurances:

- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare and it’s subsidiaries
- Plans handled by Multiplan
- Medicare

In order to make the insurance process as easy as possible, please call to verify your nutrition counseling benefits prior to your appointment by calling the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Procedure code 97802 is utilized for nutrition counseling and many policies cover nutrition counseling under the preventative benefits under the Affordable Care Act. If you cannot get a clear answer on your benefits please let me know and I will try and help.
For those whose insurance plans cover out-of-network medical nutrition therapy services, our office can file a claim with the appropriate medical nutrition therapy procedure codes to see if services will be paid for. In most cases out of network counseling sessions are reimbursed at a lesser rate or fall under the patients deductible. All costs not covered by insurance will be the responsibility of the patient. If paying out of pocket, telehealth is an option.

Do I need a referral?
MD referrals are welcome but not required unless your insurance plan requires a doctor referral for nutrition counseling/medical nutrition therapy. This is the case for Medicare which does require a referral from a primary care physician. Physician offices may fax referrals to Leslie’s private and secure fax at (317) 747-7471. All medical information will remain confidential.
What if I can’t make it to a counseling session?
Appointments may be scheduled or cancelled via phone by calling (317) 443-5059. Patients who do not reschedule, cancel appointments within 24 hours of their appointment time or do not show up for their scheduled appointment will be charged a $25.00 fee. The office will make reasonable attempts to confirm appointments one day in advance of the appointment date.

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