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Nutrition Counseling – It’s Not Just About Weight Loss

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

Many people have wondered, what is Nutrition Counseling? For some, the focus is on weight loss alone. From my perspective, I see nutrition counseling as a total lifestyle change which impacts not just weight, but every part of your body, mind, and spirit. We really are what we eat. Nutrition counseling is not about a diet, nor does it encourage any kind of extreme eating; it’s about finding health-giving foods that work with your lifestyle. It's about achieving or keeping long-term health while enjoying eating. Added benefits can include weight loss, improvement in blood markers such as cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure, more energy, and increased mental clarity. Each person has a different body shape and type, and different lifestyle patterns; nutrition counseling is a personalized approach to health and wellness.

When people visit a nutrition counselor, such as myself, they often wonder if they will be told they have to eat a ton of kale or give up chocolate and sweets. I don’t want to give up chocolate, so why would I ask you to? The fact is I approach nutrition counseling as purposed to help you focus on healthy (and tasty!) whole foods that fit your body type, lifestyle, and unique needs. There is no one-size-fits-all in nutrition counseling. I have an overall framework that I use, but it is individually formulated and specifically tailored to each client’s needs. One thing I've found to work best with everyone is focusing on gradual changes; small changes over time make a big difference in the long-term. They are also sustainable.

I have helped many people of all ages with different conditions including overweight/obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, renal failure, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, picky-eaters, eating disorders, fad dieting, hormonal weight gain, and more. Nutrition counseling encompasses so many facets of health that, to be worthwhile and effective, it requires an individualized approach.

Of course, one has to be willing to make these changes. That being said, numerous clients have told me that it wasn't as hard as they had anticipated. When counseling is broken down visit by visit into achievable goals, it takes away the stress of thinking about that long-term goal ~ the main reason you came for help. Gradual, targeted changes, with consideration of your personal preferences and lifestyle, make for huge positive impact and lasting change. It has been proven over and over again.

Are you ready to transform your life through what you eat? I’m here to help you! Call the office or visit our website and schedule an appointment!

Phone: 888-271-0505, ext. 1

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