Nutritional counseling is a process in which individuals receive advice regarding healthy eating from a dietary professional. Such professionals can be a registered dietician (RD) or a professional nutrition consultant. These experts can help you to set personally meaningful goals and provide strategies to reach them. Your current lifestyle and dietary preferences will be used as a starting point for creating a routine that most readily fits your needs.
We’re proud to offer our clients at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center nutritional counseling to help them lose weight, keep it off, and feel physically better. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
Summary of Dietary Counseling
People seek professional advice regarding their diets for a variety of reasons. You may simply be looking to tweak your current eating habits to fit in with a new healthy lifestyle. Working with a certified nutrition counselor is frequently part of a recovery program for individuals who have eating disorders. Some folks are aware that their diet is negatively impacting their overall health, while others have been advised to seek nutritional counseling to deal with a specific medical condition.
Benefits of Nutritional Counseling
A change in dietary habits can lead to the improvement of many aspects of life. Health conditions that are commonly addressed through dietary counseling include:
- Celiac disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Changing your diet can not only help to lessen the symptoms of a medical issue, but it can also alleviate your need for some prescription medications. How we fuel our bodies often has direct implications on how we feel: nutrition-packed foods can be very powerful medicine.
What to Expect
Your first appointment will involve answering lots of questions. Your counselor will want to know your specific reasons for seeking nutritional advice, as well as details about your current diet, work, exercise level and other lifestyle activities. These answers will form the foundation for your goal plan. It will also be important to share with the nutritionist your medical history and any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
You will likely leave the first appointment with a few pieces of information or homework assignments to get you started. From there, a detailed plan will be developed and reviewed with you in a future session. The number of sessions you will need depends entirely on your personal situation. Some patients feel they are able to get the information they need in just two or three meetings, while others will require months of regular appointments to maintain accountability and structure.
If you’re interested in beginning nutrition counseling, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment. We can’t wait to help you work towards a happier, healthier you!