Let’s face it: For many of us, the weight loss rollercoaster is nothing new. You get motivated, lose a bunch of pounds, then gain it all back...only to start the process all over again. Although we may tell ourselves that it’ll be different this time around, ‘yo-yo dieting’ is a serious problem that can keep you from reaching your weight loss goals. So at what point should we admit that going it alone just isn’t working?
Nutritional counselling is a highly-customized treatment option that can help you lose the weight -- and keep it off. Wondering whether it’s time to seek professional support? Here are some signs that it’s certainly not a bad idea.
You’ve tried every dieting scheme out there
South Beach, Paleo, Atkins...you name it. You’ve tried all of the latest dieting fads, and none of them work. Many people have claimed success. But for some reason, you’re just not seeing results.
Whatever the roadblock, a nutritional counsellor can help pinpoint exactly what’s holding you back. And he or she will likely suggest you ignore these dieting fads altogether. A healthcare professional can guide you through long-term lifestyle changes, rather than following a specific dieting plan. The result? Long-term weight loss that’s dictated by your day-to-day choices, as opposed to health trends that lack any substance.
You’re skipping meals to lose the weight
The best way to shed pounds is by eating a balanced diet. Skipping meals or starving yourself altogether can lead to disastrous results. Sure, you may lose some weight. But chances are likely that you won’t be able to keep it off. Not only is this type of dieting hard to maintain, but it’ll also deprive you of the essential nutrients you need. And when you do eat, your body will be so starved that you’ll crave high-fat foods loaded with salt and sugar.
A nutritional counsellor can help you break out of these bad habits. Success lies in long-term meal planning that includes whole foods high in protein, fibre and good fats. A healthcare professional can analyze your needs within the framework of proper nutrition. This will ensure your body remains at optimal health during your entire weight loss journey.
You’re not exercising
Staying physically active is key for long-term weight loss. But many people have a hard time staying motivated, or they just don’t know how to incorporate exercise into their daily routines. A health expert can recommend a customized exercise plan that suits your fitness level. At Physiomed, our NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLORS work with a team of PHYSIOTHERAPISTS to ensure you’re getting just the right amount of physical activity.
Your overall health is suffering
Weight fluctuations can impact other areas of your health. DIABETES, digestive problems and CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE are common among those who eat poorly and don’t exercise. If your health is suffering because of your weight loss journey, it’s time to seek professional advice.
Through a unique mix of solid dietary advice, exercise training and better lifestyle choices, a health expert can help improve your overall well-being. Benefits of nutritional counselling include:
- Reduced symptoms of disease
- Strengthened immune system
- Boost in energy
- Better quality of sleep
Although your main goal might be to improve physical health, professional guidance can also improve your emotional state. After all, the MIND-BODY CONNECTION is so profound; a small change in one is enough to impact the other.
Nutritional Counselling with Physiomed
Our team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals can help you understand the science behind successful, long-term weight loss. Physiomed can teach you how food fuels the body, while showing you how to achieve dietary balance and while providing a team that ensures accountability, so you can stay on track for the long haul. Let us help you get off the weight loss rollercoaster, so you can start making some real changes in your life.
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