Nutritional Counseling in Livonia, MI
Those who want to lose weight need to address nutrition sooner or later. After all, we are what we eat – and our body has to have the right type of nutrients and fuel to power our everyday activities and to also power our body’s fat-burning mechanisms. Of course, if one doesn’t watch what he or she eats, it is very easy to gain weight – primarily because too much of any nutrient, no matter how nutritious it may be, can lead to more fat and more unneeded pounds.
For this reason, I think it is important to consider nutritional counseling. I offer Livonia nutritional counseling at my practice, Heumann Chiropractic in order to help my patients balance their food intake and make sure they are getting the vital nutrients they need while keeping off weight.
Here, I’ll explain why you should consider having a professional help with nutrition.
The Benefits of Doctor-Supervised Nutritional Counseling
We’ve all heard about the food pyramid, which gives us an idea of what servings of certain nutrient types our body needs on a daily basis. What the food pyramid doesn’t do, unfortunately, is give you specific guidance on what you should eat and how much of it you should include in your meals. Nor does it help with recipe ideas, the science behind nutrition and weight gain, or motivation and encouragement. Doctor-supervised nutritional counseling provides all of these benefits and more. Through a program such as this, a doctor can help you identify weight loss or weight management goals, evaluate your current food intake, and help pinpoint methods to meet your goals.
Perhaps the main benefit of nutritional counseling is the one-on-one interaction between your doctor and you. Losing weight is hard. Losing weight on your own is even harder. When you have a veteran health care provider to assist you, you can rely on his knowledge and scientific approach to comprehensive health and can be encouraged when things get hard. I highly encourage anyone who wants to lose weight to at least talk about doctor-supervised nutritional counseling with a chiropractor and see what plan can potentially work for you.