Does this sound like you?
- You wake up tired before your day even starts. It feels like you’ve been trying for YEARS to lose weight and keep it off. You’re confused about what food choices to make when grocery shopping. You’re often so busy and stressed that you just eat the first thing that seems quick and easy.
If you can relate to any of these situations, then you’re not alone. Hundreds of people struggle daily with making the right kinds of nutritional choices to improve and prolong the quality of their lives. In 2012 alone, Americans spent an estimated $65 billion trying to lose weight on everything from diet sodas and meal replacements to diet foods and exercise videos according to a Calorie Control Council National Consumer Survey.
So what’s a dieter to do? That’s where working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and getting nutritional counseling comes into to play. In addition to helping identify the hurdles keeping you from obtaining optimal health, an experienced RDN can educate and inform you on how to make the best decisions to help you start feeling good and looking your best. Here are 3 brilliant benefits of nutritional counseling nearly everyone could use.
- Energy boost
We all know what happens after we have that donut for breakfast or finally feel the effects of that fattening greasy burger we had for lunch; our blood sugar spikes and then eventually crashes often taking our moods and energy down with it. When you work with an RDN for nutritional counseling to identify the foods, liquids, vitamins, and supplements that work best with your body, you’ll gradually start making better nutritional choices and having more energy throughout your day. They say you are what you eat. So why wouldn’t you want to eat healthy delicious foods that make you feel good?
- Sustained weight loss
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and KEEP it off, you’re not alone. Each year, more and more adults are trying to lose weight and are dieting each year, and weight loss industry revenue continues to grow. In 2004, 33 percent of American adults were dieting according to a Calorie Control Council National Consumer Survey. In 2012, roughly 50 percent of American adults were trying to lose or maintain their weight. And because approximately 80 percent of dieters try to lose weight on their own without the proper knowledge or guidance, they ultimately end up gaining their weight back. The best way to lose weight for good is to make small, gradual, and realistic changes to your exercise and eating habits over time. Thankfully nutritional counseling can help teach you the best methods to apply these techniques to your daily life.
- Improved immune system and reduced disease conditions
It was Hippocrates that once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Your first line of defense from constantly being sick and fatigued is adopting a healthy living strategy. And since food is fuel, eating well is the foundation for an improved immune system. The better you eat, the stronger your immune system becomes at defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. A healthy immune system needs good, regular nourishment as scientists have long recognized that people who are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases.
These are just a few of the many brilliant benefits of nutritional counseling. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, I can help you lose weight and keep it off normally and naturally as well as teach you how to shop for the best foods in a fun, interactive and practical way that works with your lifestyle. In addition, I offer one-on-one nutritional counseling, customized meal plans to meet your lifestyle needs, and various health and wellness programs to help you set and reach your goals. Want to learn more about how to create a healthier life? Contact me today for a personalized nutritional consultation!