If you’re determined to lose weight, you can’t ignore the importance of good nutrition. A healthy diet can help reduce your appetite and burn calories. But, you’re not alone if you find it difficult to determine what to eat and what to avoid.
With more than two-thirds of U.S. adults considered overweight or obese, the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels of added sugars, solid fats, sodium, refined grains, and saturated fat. Many people are lost when it comes to eating healthy.
A nutrition coach can help you figure it out. Nutrition coaching teaches you more than what you can eat. It involves counseling that addresses nutrition education, diet planning, and lifestyle choices. A nutrition coach can provide the guidance you need to develop realistic healthy strategies while also offering you support to stick with it to reach your goals.
You’ll achieve the best results from your weight loss efforts if you work with a professional nutrition coach. Nutrition specialists Barry Hughes, DC, and Matt Federowicz, DC, of Premier Chiropractic in Pearland, Texas, have decades of experience helping patients achieve their goals with nutrition coaching. The Premier Chiropractic staff helps patients of all ages succeed by providing personalized guidance and ongoing support through nutrition coaching.
Read more about the benefits of working with a nutrition coach to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
A nutrition coach empowers you with the skills you need to eat healthily. This food education includes learning how different nutrients affect your body. By understanding the pros and cons of each food group, you’ll recognize the impact of your food choices on your energy, metabolism, and weight.
Nutrition education includes teaching you how to put your knowledge into practice. Learning how to read food labels to identify your intake of important nutrients helps you keep track of what you eat and total quantities.
A nutrition coach can also help you plan a healthy eating strategy to achieve your goals. With education and a personalized plan, you can cook and eat the right amounts of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and natural protein sources. You’ll also learn to avoid the foods that interfere with your weight loss. Depending on your circumstances, your nutrition coach may also recommend nutritional supplements.
Manageable behavior strategies
Your nutrition coach can help you change your behavior so that you can eat a healthy diet. Since the approach is personalized, behavior changes are different for every patient. Depending on your situation, behavior changes may include eating out less, using portion control, increasing physical activity, or anything else that you and your coach determine is realistic and necessary for your success.
Your nutrition coach can also help you identify circumstances that trigger unhealthy eating and develop skills and strategies to modify or replace eating in those situations.
Your nutrition coach serves as an accountability partner. Regular visits to a nutrition coach hold you accountable for doing what’s necessary to achieve your goals. Scheduled weigh-ins, body composition testing, and dietary assessments can help you track your progress or recognize the need to make additional changes. Being accountable can help you maintain consistency in your diet, physical activity, and lifestyle decisions.
Everyone experiences ups and downs during their weight loss journey. Your nutrition coach provides an ongoing source of professional support when you have questions, concerns, or setbacks. A nutrition coach can help you find the motivation you need to stay focused on your goals or, if necessary, help you realign your goals to accommodate your circumstances.
Find out more about working with a nutrition coach to help you lose weight. Schedule an appointment online or call our office to arrange a consultation.