When to Consider Dietary Counseling

When to Consider Dietary Counseling

You’re not alone if you find it hard to know what you should or shouldn’t be eating, especially when it comes to weight loss. 

Do I have to stop eating bread if I want to lose weight? Is my morning banana the reason I can’t get over my weight-loss plateau? Should I put butter in my coffee? These are good questions that may have many conflicting answers when you turn to the internet for diet advice.

At Symonett Weight Loss Center we’ve helped many people all across the country reach their weight goals and stay there. Our weight-loss expert, Dr. Elmer Symonett, knows that no single diet or tool works for all. 

However, we consider what you eat an essential part of your long-term weight-loss success, which is why we offer dietary counseling

If you need help figuring out what you should or shouldn’t eat, whether for weight loss or managing a health condition, then you should consider dietary counseling. 

About dietary counseling

Dietary counseling, also known as nutrition counseling, is a form of therapy that provides personalized nutrition care plans that meet your individual health needs and goals. 

Dietary counseling is more than just a meal plan. It’s a form of therapy that teaches you about food, how it affects your personal health, and the changes you can make to improve your diet and your health. 

People who provide dietary counseling are health professionals with additional training in nutrition science, food, and therapy. 

When to seek expert help

You can find all types of nutrition information and advice on the internet. But this general advice may not suit your unique needs or health goals. 

Though the decision to get expert help for your diet is up to you, you should consider dietary counseling if you need help:

You may also want to consider scheduling an appointment with the nutrition experts if you simply want to learn how to make healthier food choices.

Dietary counseling also benefits people who may know what to eat, but can’t seem to figure out how to put meal plans together, especially if they have busy schedules that limit time for food preparation. 

Getting the right diet plan

You may go into your initial appointment thinking you’re going to get a list of good and bad foods and a ready-made menu so you know exactly what to eat. But that’s not how dietary counseling works. 

Our nutrition professionals believe the key to a healthy, balanced diet is learning how to make all foods fit. We encourage healthy, nutrient-rich foods, but that doesn’t mean you need to cut out all foods you consider unhealthy or bad. 

Eating well is about finding the right balance. Through dietary counseling, we teach you about food and how it affects your health and weight. We teach you how to create healthy eating habits that make it possible for you to eat what you like without sabotaging your health or your weight. 

Though people with food allergies need to avoid their food allergens, our dietary counselors help you create meal plans that don’t feel restrictive or unfair. 

When you have questions about what you can or can’t eat, then it’s time to consider dietary counseling. Let us help you learn how to eat for life, not just for right now. Call our office in Colton, California, or book an appointment online today.

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