Is seeing a nutritionist or dietician as scary as seeing a doctor? Trust me it isn’t! You are what you eat is what we have grown up with which probably tells us why we are so careless.
Choosing foods from different cuisines, cultures, regions or localities is traditionally practiced by all of us because nobody likes monotony, right? But the correct choice can do wonders and the incorrect can-do blunders.
Counseling is the tool to detangle your thoughts and misconceptions. It’s the need of the hour to educate people with the correct knowledge of what they consume; be it information or food. Misleading information can eat up space of your brain and lead your body to take in more junk. Relying on the world wide web has become easy for it has more advice to give than the health advocates themselves. This brings us why seeing a professional with extensive training and knowledge should be the primary action to get a favorable reaction from your body. The counseling is practiced for a range of age groups from an infant to a bedridden.
Diet plays a role major than we think of it, as it can prevent and treat health conditions via factors enlisted below and not via temporarily usable drugs/meds.
- It turns your kitchen to your drug store.
- Induces lifestyle changes.
- Provides healthy psychological effects.
- Boosts confidence.
- Helps in the long run.
And a lot more but this should be enough for you to run to a specialist than to google on how to pinch that extra fat.
Counseling Is a process and not a step so it takes time for you to know how your body reacts to what and how you eat. A good nutrition consultation shouldn’t feel like a lecture about what you should be doing, and you shouldn’t feel as though you’re being scolded or judged on your eating habits, either. Rather, we take the time to listen closely and to understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle and diet, and work with you to help achieve your goals. Nutrition counseling can be done by a certified nutrition consultant or a registered dietitian (RD). Both nutritionists and RDs are qualified to create individual action plans to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle.
While lots of people can benefit from counseling for a wide variety of reasons like a complete diet overhaul, enhance health, minor conditions like heartburn or healthy recipes there are also patients assigned strict diet plans for major conditions like
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
These can be treated and made less potent with strict dietary interventions.
The process of counseling is rigorous as it includes not only interviewing but continuous follow-ups to keep the individual motivated to achieve a change that lasts long and a result that lasts longer in a pocket-friendly manner.
Additionally, myths like “ skip your meals to lose weight”, “ stop eating carbs to lose weight”, “high-fat diet causes PCOD “, etc. need to be debunked which can only happen if we consider the science behind human functioning associated to our food and lifestyle.
So always remember your budget is enough to beat the bulge with proper consultation, diet, lifestyle changes, and exercise. Now it’s for you to decide MINDFUL OR PLATE-FULL?
Happy eating! ???
Mahek ChawlaContent Writer