In this day and age, it can be more challenging than ever to eat the way we know we’re supposed to be eating. Fast food, instant meals, and clever marketing seem to surround our day to day lives and add to the mix that Canadian seem more pressed for time than ever, a quick and easy drive-thru meal becomes all that more enticing. Eventually, your health can suffer.
Another challenge when it comes to find that healthy eating balance is the myriad of different diets that are on the market. Low fat, low sugar, low carb, no meat, paleo and Mediterranean to name a few. This also can be an easy trap to fall into; the promise of a quick fix with no need for dieting. However, studies suggest that as much as 95% of dieters regain all the weight they lost, or more, within three years. So what is the answer? Is there a way to eat in a healthy way that fits your lifestyle and is sustainable for the long haul?
Enter the Nutritionist. A Nutritionist will take the time to get to know you and your lifestyle. Together, you can work out a plan that isn’t a diet, but a sustainable plan for eating healthy that can improve your metabolism, give you more energy, and help you sleep better.
Personally, I’ve been working with a Nutritionist for the past couple of weeks, and I’m finding the information invaluable. What I like about it is that the meal plan I’ve been given includes things like “one protein, one complex carb, one simple carb, one fat/dairy” and then an accompanying list of recommendations from each of those categories. But I’m not limited to only choosing what’s on the list. I feel like I’m in the driver’s seat, and because I’m still in the learning phase, each day I will send the list of what I ate the day before, and I’m able to get feedback right away on how I’m doing. If there are choices I’ve made that aren’t the best for me, she will offer advice on things I could eat instead.
The best part is I’m really learning how to eat in a way that works for me and my lifestyle. I’m not feeling deprived, and I know when I get past the learning phase, I won’t have a need to write everything down or track on an app or scan everything that I eat. I know that I will reach a point where I’m feeling that I can just live.
I would highly recommend giving a Nutritionist a try! Have you worked with a Nutritionist before? What was your experience? Are you a Nutritionist that can offer some general advice and suggestions? We’d love to hear from you!