Three reasons to consider nutrition counseling
Many people run into food ruts, and it can feel like a daunting task to break bad food habits. Beyond avoiding fad diets and highly processed convenience meals, the way you approach food in general can have a strong, positive impact on your health and well-being.
If you are like many others who want to have a better relationship with food, following are three ways a nutrition consultant can help:
Food is your friend… well, really, it is your life
Whether you realize it or not, there is a relationship between you and your eating habits, and it can often be very emotional. Like all relationships, the more time, effort and understanding you put forth, the more enjoyment you can receive. In this regard, a nutrition consultant can act like a relationship counselor. He or she can offer you a different perspective as you assess your eating habits, as well as ideas and techniques that might change your attitudes toward food.
Your health is worth it – this is the only body you get!
An athlete who wants to become the best in her field usually has several coaches to help achieve top performance. Top executives often hire career coaches to keep them at their best. Many more individuals seek assistance in balancing their busy lives by hiring a life coach.
A nutrition consultant can also be a resource if you are ready to take your health to the next level. Whether you have symptoms that need to be addressed, or you just want to make sure your nutrient intake is at optimal levels, a nutrition consultant can offer information on foods that can make a difference.
Your body might be talking to you – are you listening?
One client suffered for many years with a severe case of face and back acne. It wasn’t until we looked at and addressed her food sensitivities (specifically, dairy) that her acne cleared up. According to the Center for Food Allergies, food allergies are the number one cause of acne, but often we don’t connect food and acne.
This client’s story is just one example of how foods can play an important role in your health, and it is one example of how a nutrition consultant can help interpret what your body might be telling you. Your body might be speaking up in the form of seasonal allergies, headaches, aches and pain, foggy brain, sleep disturbances or other symptoms. Some of the symptoms we experience may be the result of food and nutrient imbalances. By addressing these imbalances, your symptoms could be reduced or go away altogether by eating well-balanced meals. A nutrition counselor can help you understand what your body is trying to tell you.