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What are the benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian?

What are the benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians (RDs) have the specialized training and experience to offer far more than just healthy eating tips and diet recommendations. RDs understand how food and nutrition affect the body on a clinical, scientific level and possess the knowledge and training necessary to counsel patients with numerous chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, GI diseases, and eating disorders, among others. The practice of dietetics is regulated by the Commision on Dietetic Registration, a national regulatory body, as opposed to “health coaches” or “certified nutritionists” which are not similarly regulated or subject to the same licensing and continuing education requirements. You wouldn’t seek medical advice from a provider that wasn’t licensed as a physician, so why seek nutrition advice from someone that isn’t licensed as a dietitian? By choosing to work with an RD, you know you will be receiving only the safest, most current dietary advice from a licensed professional.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

How quickly can I expect to see results?

It depends on your particular goals, but most clients begin to notice positive results within just a few weeks of implementing their new plans. Sometimes that means strength gains in the gym, a smaller number on the scale, or fitting into a pair of pants that hasn’t fit in a while. If your goal is weight loss, a healthy rate of weight loss is approximately 1 to 2 pounds per week. For individuals who have 50 or more pounds to lose, weight loss may occur at a faster rate initially, but then often settles into the 1 to 2 pound per week range as they get closer to their goal weight.

Can I build cheat meals into my program?

Can I build cheat meals into my program?

Yes! Generally speaking, it’s much easier to stick with a healthy meal plan when you learn how to incorporate some of your favorite foods as well. I regularly find ways for my clients to include favorites such as pizza, ice cream, burgers, and more! The key is to choose overall healthy ingredients and find ways to reduce total calories as needed to stick within dietary guidelines. But by no means does healthy eating have to mean total deprivation!

Do I need to take supplements?

Do I need to take supplements?

Whether or not you should take nutritional supplements depends on your overall dietary patterns and goals. I do often recommend supplements on a case-by-case basis for clients, but the type, amount, and frequency will vary from person to person. Just as there is no single diet that is best for everyone, the same is true of a supplement regimen. Your dietitian can help you identify supplements that will be safe, effective, and worthwhile for helping you reach your goals.

How much protein do I need?

How much protein do I need?

For most individuals, 1 gram of protein per pound of ideal body weight is usually sufficient to meet protein requirements. This number can change based on individual dietary needs, metabolism, and fitness goals.

How often should I switch up my training program?

How often should I switch up my training program?

I often recommend switching up your training program every 4-8 weeks.

Can you build muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Can you build muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Yes! With the proper diet and training program you can do both simultaneously. Check out the Nutrition Unwrapped blog and search for “muscle” to learn more about this subject!

I don’t like to lift heavy. What else can I do for strength training?

I don’t like to lift heavy. What else can I do for strength training?

Building strength can occur by utilizing numerous methods besides weight lifting. Other common modes of strength training include: resistance bands, exercise balls, suspension bands (like TRX), body weight exercises, and more. All strength training plans are customized to indivudals goals and equipment needs. Leave a message on the contact page to learn more!