Losing weight can be challenging with so much conflicting, misinformation available (ie. On the internet, diet books, weight loss products and in the media). With weight loss, it is desirable to lose only body fat and not lean muscle mass, nor temporary water weight.
Losing just body fat involves a making livable lifestyle changes versus a temporary quick fix “diet” that is not realistic for following in the long term. Taking off just body fat may be slower, but, also can provide longer lasting results. When working with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) they are taking into account you as an individual. A consult with a dietitian involves looking at your current eating patterns, your unique schedule, food tastes, affordability, activity, etc… Followed by then, coming up with a tailored plan that takes into account your current patterns and what goals that you want to achieve. Diets that are given without taking a personal history or not knowing where you are starting from, that just tell you what to eat and are not likely to be successful in the long term.
Our team of registered dietitians offers a wide range of experience and knowledge specific for healthy, safe and effective weight (fat) loss. We provide information, tools, and techniques to be successful in your quest for health and wellness!
We can assist you with offering a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats and information of the roles that they play in the body. We look at healthy food choices, portion sizes, meal timing, snack ideas, eating on the run and eating out in general. In addition, we explore the role of exercise, eating in moderation and emotional eating.
Making changes is a process. This is where ongoing support can be very helpful for possible challenges and sustainability.