Going to the chiropractor is not limited to adjustments, ultrasounds and other treatments most people associate with chiropractic care.

As any doctor will tell you, what you eat is one of the most important aspects of maintaining overall health. A good diet is also key in preventing diseases and conditions that can plague us if we are overweight.

At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius on the shores of Lake Norman, we offer nutrition counseling to help you can lose weight, keep it off and stay as healthy as possible.

A good diet can lead to a more active lifestyle, allowing you to enjoy life and family to the fullest. At Lakeside Sports, we treat patients like the individuals they are by focusing on their specific needs – whether with an adjustment to ease back pain or offering guidance on how to eat more healthily.

At Lakeside Sports, the nutritional counseling we provide also can help you recover from injury and prevent aches and pains that often come with being overweight.

Stress, in tandem with a poor or unhealthy diet, can cause bigger problems than simply putting on a few unwanted pounds.

The combination of stress and a bad diet can lead to physical problems, including fatigue, sickness, shoulder pain and back pain.

At Lakeside Sports, Dr. Jennifer Lidstrom and her staff will work with you to improve your diet – and develop techniques to help you remain healthy and free of pain.

Benefits of nutritional counseling and the better diet it brings include:

  • Proper consumption of necessary nutrients
  • Organ balance
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Boost in energy and vitality

Nutritional counseling also can benefit those with specific health issues, such as diabetes and other conditions that can be triggered by diet.

If you have been injured on the job, working out or playing ports, the team at Lakeside can recommend diets to help speed up your recovery and decrease pain from swelling and inflammation.

With years of experience working with Olympic athletes and NASCAR, Dr. Lidstrom is an expert at helping people recover from injury and those dealing with short-term or chronic pain.

Remember that diet and nutrition are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to your overall health.

At Lakeside Sports, our nutritional counseling is affordable and comes with:

  • Weekly weigh-ins to measure progress.
  • Weekly body measurements.
  • A food diary to monitor your food intake.
  • Diet modifications and suggestions.
  • Advice on the proper supplements to use.

The Mayo Clinic reports that diet is essential to good heart health and overall health.

Mayo recommends keeping the size of your food portions down. Too much food on your plate, going for seconds and eating until you are stuffed means you are taking in additional calories, cholesterol and fat.

Recording how many servings you eat and choosing smaller sized servings can help control portions and intake.

At Lakeside Sports, we can help you select low-calorie foods that have the necessary nutrients: fruits and vegetables for example.

Also, reducing the amount of high-calorie and high-salt foods you eat can improve your diet, keep your heart healthy and keep your waistline under control.

Eating more vegetables and fruits provides you with good sources of vitamins and minerals. They also contain fewer calories and provide lots of fiber. Eating fruits and vegetables also can help prevent heart disease. They also stop you from eating foods high in fat content, such as meat, cheese and most snack foods.

At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab, we understand that healthy and happy lives can often start with what you eat.

In addition to providing you with top-notch chiropractic care and rehabilitation from injuries and accidents, the team at Lakeside is ready to help you learn more about nutrition andhow it can impact your life – and how you feel about yourself.

For more information on our nutrition program and nutrition counseling, contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab today!