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4 Ways a Dietician Can Help You Start to Lose Weight for Good

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardsonpw @ 2:12 pm
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When it comes to weight loss advice, you can get mixed messages from tons of different sources. While exercise is undoubtedly important, diet is where many people stumble and can get confused. However, there’s one professional who is poised to help with shedding excess weight—a dietician or dietician!

What can a dietician do for you as you try to lose weight? Keep reading to find out!

Avoid Fad Diets

If you’re looking for a professional to guide you through a fad diet you saw commercials for, a dietician may not be the right person to talk to. These quick fixes may result in temporary weight loss, but the pounds usually come back or even increase afterward. Instead of using questionable principles to restrict your diet, a dietician teaches you healthy habits, sound nutritional information, and concepts that will continue to serve you well in the long term.

Teach You How to Read Nutrition Labels

Looking at the nutrition labels of products may seem straightforward, but it sometimes can take some deciphering to really understand what they’re telling you. For instance, the calorie and fat content may seem reasonable—until you look at the serving size. And what do the daily value percentages actually mean? Understanding this information can help you make better choices, and a dietician can help interpret these labels so you have a clearer idea of what you’re eating.

Provide Meal Plans

You may know you need to eat healthy foods, but you may not know how to prepare them. Whether you love to cook or you’re a kitchen novice, putting together meal plans can be tricky when trying to lose weight. A dietician can help you learn new recipes and have a plan in place so you don’t revert to fast food or more processed meals.

Hold You Accountable

Sometimes, having another person with you on your health journey is enough to motivate you to change your dietary habits. When no one else knows what you eat, it’s easy to indulge in unhealthy foods, but if you know you have to report to someone, you’ll be less likely to cheat. A dietician can keep you accountable for your food choices and help you make better ones that won’t interfere with your weight loss goals.

Although you may still need to consult your physician or a trainer to discuss your exercise plan, working with a dietician or dietician can help you ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs and not the processed fat, sugar, and other substances it doesn’t. This professional can give you the necessary tools to lead a healthier lifestyle and achieve lasting, healthy weight loss.

About the Practice

At Richardson Pain & Wellness, we not only help patients with pain management, but we also focus on medical weight loss, anti-aging treatments, and other therapies to improve quality of life. On our staff, we have nutrition experts who can assist in putting together realistic goals, meal plans, and more for your unique body. To schedule a consultation, call our Richardson office at 972-907-1125 or visit our website here.

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