Do you wish your diet was a little better but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you need a little help tweaking your diet to address specific health needs? Nutritional coaching can bridge the gap from where you are to your healthiest condition. Barry Hughes, DC and our team at Premier Chiropractic understand how what you eat fuels your body — and how that helps your body perform optimally.
Nutritional coaching isn’t just for weight loss — although it can be! Keep reading to explore the many benefits of nutritional coaching and why it might be important for you to give it a try.
What is nutritional coaching?
Nutritional coaching, also called nutritional counseling, is a type of coaching designed to help you learn more about nutrition. This includes:
- How to decode nutritional labels on packages
- How to make healthier food choices
- Which foods cause inflammation in your body
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to nutritional coaching. Your nutritional counseling sessions are personalized based on your own health needs.
7 ways can nutritional coaching help you
Nutritional coaching can be an important aspect of your overall wellness journey. Nutritional coaching can:
1. Help you maintain a healthy weight
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or develop lean muscle mass, nutritional counseling can help you learn to make healthier choices. For example, learning how much protein you need to eat can help you reach these goals. Studies show that eating enough protein can reduce overeating by an average of 441 calories.
2. Help you reduce body-wide inflammation
Whether you have an autoimmune condition, are struggling with neuropathy, or you’re in rehab recovering from an injury, it’s important to reduce inflammation in your body as much as possible. Certain foods — including artificial trans fat, refined sugars, and excessive alcohol — can increase inflammation in the body. On the other hand, foods like berries, fatty fish, and broccoli help combat inflammation.
Nutritional coaching can help you fight inflammation through dietary choices.
3. Support women’s health
Women may need additional nutrients during specific phases of life, especially pregnancy and the postpartum period. Nutritional counseling ensures that you meet your dietary needs whether you’re dealing with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause symptoms, or pregnancy.
4. Boost sports performance
What you eat not only affects your athletic performance, but it also helps you recover from sports injuries. In particular, athletes should consume enough fluids, iron, carbohydrates, and protein.
5. Promote mental clarity
If you don’t get enough sleep, you might feel foggy, but sleep isn’t the only factor when it comes to mental clarity. What you eat supports your brain health, too. To ensure mental clarity, your diet should contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
6. Reduce headaches
Wine, beer, some cheeses, and MSG are just a few examples of foods that can trigger a headache, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Nutritional coaching helps you find your specific triggers — and how to avoid them.
7. Detox your body
Nutritional coaching can also give you the guidance you need when you want to detox your body.
What can nutritional coaching do for you?
Whether you’re interested in cleaning up your diet to boost your athletic performance or to reduce the frequency of migraines, we can create a personalized plan for you.
To learn more about nutritional coaching, call our Pearland, Texas, office at 281-223-1172. You can also visit our website to request an appointment today.