We all know that diet plays a huge role in our overall health. It’s important to eat whole foods and to listen to your body. But everybody is different, and it can be a challenge to know which specific whole foods are going to help you achieve your specific goals. With Medical Nutrition Therapy, a registered dietician works with you to create an individualized diet that fits your needs.
It’s common sense that diet plays a key role in weight loss, but maintaining a healthy diet is easier said than done. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, over 90% of Americans consume too much sodium on a daily basis, and the average American’s diet exceeds the recommended amounts of sugar and fat. We are all aware of culprits like fast food, chips, and candy, but these foods are only a part of the problem. Plenty of foods that are packaged to look healthy contain hidden additives that make them secretly unhealthy! Working with a registered dietician is the best way to learn which foods are truly good for your body, and which are junk foods disguised as healthy treats.
With medical nutrition therapy, a registered dietician not only creates a customized diet for your body, they also give you the information to make healthy choices outside of your diet plan. By working with a dietician, you will learn the scientific factors that have contributed to your weight gain, as well as the nutritional values of the foods you eat most. With this information, you will be able to make healthy choices for life.
As a society, we often talk about obesity purely in terms of looks. While it’s perfectly fine to want to lose weight to feel more confident in your own skin, many obese people want to lose weight to address specific diseases or ailments that they have as a result of their weight. With medical nutrition therapy, your dietician can help you address hypertension, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, and more. Normal weight or underweight people can benefit from this therapy as well, and many have used it to overcome eating disorders. Whether you have a serious illness or are simply looking to get healthier, medical weight loss is a great way to get the targeted medical advice you need to change your lifestyle.
Ready to get healthy with medical nutrition therapy? Contact us today at (646) 760-3438 to schedule an appointment with Registered Dietician Traci Fields.