Everyone knows that food plays a central role in how your body feels and functions, but understanding how to make meaningful improvements isn’t always easy. For many in Kentucky, The Dietitian's Office is a wealth of information when it comes to professional nutritional counseling. Booking a consultation is fast and easy whether you choose to connect online or by phone.
Nutritional counseling is a highly personalized process that strives to improve your understanding of how nutrition influences your daily lifestyle. The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current nutrition routines in addition to your overall health.
Understanding your experience with chronic disease and other health conditions is important in nutritional counseling. This also gives your nutritionist insight into how well your body functions and plays a role in setting goals.
One of the first steps in nutritional counseling is an in-depth discussion of your goals. Knowing what you hope to achieve from the process is a great way to stay motivated. It also improves the chances that you emerge from the process with high satisfaction.
Your nutritionist learns how you currently approach food and gains insight into your daily eating habits. This goes beyond a simple calorie count to understand when you eat, what triggers disordered eating patterns, and how you approach food overall.
All this information empowers your practitioner to create a customized nutrition plan to help you improve your diet. Meal plans might be part of your journey, providing guidance on what to eat and when. Before long, you learn how to make healthy choices without following detailed meal plans.
There’s no set timeline for nutritional counseling. The length of your journey depends on your starting point, your goals, and how much time and effort you can put into the process.
In many cases, people come in for more frequent nutritional counseling sessions at the beginning of a weight loss program or in an effort to improve their experience with chronic disease. You won't need the same level of oversight and support as you learn techniques to incorporate more healthy, nutrient-dense foods into your daily routines.
For some, occasional nutritional counseling sessions help them stay on track and identify potentially problematic trends even after reaching a healthy weight and achieving success in their other goals.
If you have additional questions or concerns about nutritional counseling, call the office to book a visit, or try the online booking option for The Dietician’s Office.