There is plenty of fantastic advice on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines and on TV, but the truth is, everyone is different. Every person differs when it comes to how food reacts in their body or which supplements to take.
The main role of a Nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.
Here are just few signs you might need a Nutritionist today:RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
1. You can’t shake the weight!
You’re doing everything right and still can’t shake the weight. If you want to lose weight, finding out how to do it with a healthy and balanced diet is a good reason to consult a Nutritionist.
Losing weight in the right way could prevent rapid weight loss in an unhealthy manner, reducing the risk of long-term damage, and makes weight loss easier to maintain. Also, seeing a Nutritionist when you are on a weight loss plan can ensure that you are still getting the necessary nutrients.
When you cut calories to lose weight it can be very challenging to still get all the vitamins and minerals that you need for your health. Similarly, even people who are trying to gain weight may fall short in some nutrients if they are relying heavily on processed foods for calories.
Whether you want to gain or lose weight, a dietitian can help you meet your goal. They can make sure you are getting the right amount of calories so you can safely meet your desired weight.
2. You’re constantly thinking about food
If you are frequently preoccupied with and obsessing over your next meal, it’s time to consult with a Nutritionist. When these thoughts are not fuelled by hunger, but rather an ‘obsession’ with food, it could be early signs of disordered eating.
Otherwise, it can lead to unhealthy patterns that can result in weight gain and all the associated diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Sometimes learning a bit more about nutrition science from a dietitian can lead you down a healthier road.
3. Irregular bowel movements
If you need to visit your washroom more, could be a sign that something is wrong with your dietary system, as doctors suggest bowel movements should occur once or twice a day. Knowing what foods to avoid and what foods could help is exactly how you can solve the problem. Nutritionists know this best!
4. Having Allergies
One of the more important reasons to see a Nutritionist is if you have food allergies. Having allergies to foods can make it hard to eat a balanced diet, especially if you have multiple allergies.
If you are allergic to dairy, a Nutritionist can help you find alternate food sources of calcium and make sure you are eating enough of these foods to meet your calcium needs. People with celiac disease know they need to avoid gluten, but gluten is hidden in many sources that are not obvious. A dietitian can help you navigate hidden allergens.
If you have multiple food allergies, a Nutritionist can assist you with developing a rotation diet so you don’t develop new allergies to the foods you can eat.
5. Eating a lot when not hungry
It is sometimes a symptom of binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating disorder. During such binges, a person rapidly consumes an excessive amount of food. Emotional eating is a very not a good habit to get into and it can be difficult to break. Going overboard on your calorie intake because you’re feeling sad or anxious will only make you feel better temporarily. A Nutritionist and a therapist can definitely help you break this poor habit.
6. You are in Pain
You may not initially think of seeing a Nutritionist for digestive issues however, they can help people ease their digestive complaints. One of the causes of digestive issues is IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome.
IBS affects the large intestine and can cause cramping, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhoea. As miserable as it can be, it is one digestive problem that can usually be solved with diet.
In addition to helping people with IBS, a Nutritionist can help people with Crohn’s disease and simpler problems like occasional gas or constipation. While most people who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux know what foods are causing problems, it’s not always easy to pinpoint a cause. A Nutritionist can play detective and help figure out which foods are causing you grief!
If you find yourself not having enough energy to do the things you love, or your work performance is declining due to fatigue, a full-time job while juggling family life can take its toll, regardless of the amount of sleep you get, your diet could be the problem.
Turning to your diet may be important. If your doctor can’t find anything wrong with you, but you still experience these symptoms, a Nutritionist will be able to guide you in the right direction and teach you about foods that will help fuel you and keep you energized throughout busy days.
Easy fatigue and loss of energy, unusually rapid heartbeat, particularly with exercise, shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, insomnia, all are symptoms of Anaemia.
Low levels of vitamins or iron in the body can cause some types of anaemia. These low levels might be the result of a poor diet or certain diseases or conditions. To raise your vitamin or iron level for long term, you need a Nutritionist. They can provide you a healthy balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals.
9. You don’t know what you are eating
How healthy is your food? Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You’re not alone. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The Nutritionist can help you to read nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
Whether you’re on the fence about seeing a Nutritionist or just need more justification as to why you should, we’ve rounded up some beneficial reasons you should seriously make an appointment.
A Nutritionist will be able to improve your health and daily life simply by pointing out remedies you didn’t even know you needed!
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