What is Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counselors are often asked what exactly is it that you do.
Nutritional counseling is a type of assessment made in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor helps people to set achievable healthy lifestyle goals.
Good health requires proper nutrition, it protects us from illness and disease. Nutritional counseling is sometimes offered at eating disorder treatment clinics for patients in need of anorexia treatment, bulimia help or binge eating assistance.
Many nutritional counselors recommend fitness programs and nutritional supplements. By seeing a nutritional counselor instead of looking and testing out various products, time is saved. Through nutritional counseling, basic health needs are met and specialized information is given to fit each person’s everyday lifestyle.
Who Can Benefit From Nutritional Counseling?
A variety of people benefit from nutritional counseling. This type of counseling assists all ages, ranging from pregnant women, to vegetarians, to the elderly and people with different medical complications. It is especially beneficial for people with specific needs like:
- Poor nutrition and eating patterns
- Eating disorders (some of which may require eating disorder treatment)
- Digestive complications
- Nutritional questions
- Organ problems
- Fitness goals
- Heart diseases
For many people with eating disorders, this type of advice is very beneficial.
Benefits of Nutritional Counseling
Nutritional counseling benefits include:
- You feel more energetic
- Knowing what foods your body needs for health
- Deeper sleep feel better
- Reduced symptoms of disease
- Emotional stability
- Happy fit healthy
- Strengthened immune system
- Healthier body, healthier mind
- Concentrate better for longer periods
A nutritional counselor might also give you suggestions for useful family food rules like:
- Critical to understand – Mom is the executive chef, she is not a short order cook.
- When a new food is introduced to the family make sure there is also food that you know your family enjoys.
- Do not force children to finish every morsel on their plate.
- Teach children to self regulate- helps with appetite control.
- Make sure there are fruits and vegetables at every meal.
- Teach good manners – no hoping to and from the table.
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