You know what foods are good for you and you’ve probably downloaded all the guides, read up on the latest diet trends, followed and tracked your macros and everything in between – and you know what, I believe you.
There is so much information available on the internet, print media, television even the radio. But what you probably don’t realise is the benefits of working with a nutritionist that go beyond a lecture telling you what you can and cannot eat.
1) You can identify and work through any barriers you may have.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day lives that we might neglect or more often than not put our health on the back burner. I get it – you’re working full time, trying to maintain a social life, look after your family just to name a few. Life can get very hectic sometimes.
My job as a nutritionist is to help you identify any barriers you may have such as finding it hard to prepare food due to lack of time, or running out of lunch inspiration to name a few. I can then help you work out a strategy to overcome these barriers. A nutritionist can also help you work out a game plan to navigate tricky situations like parties or overseas travel.
2) You have a trusted resource to call on
Yes, theoretically you could “google “your question and chances are over 1000 different pieces of information will pop up which can be a scary rabbit hole to go down. Sometimes we are SO overwhelmed with conflicting information that it can be a huge turn off to continue with your new diet regime. Having a trusted resource, you can call and ask any questions you may have takes away any unnecessary anxiety. Need to know the difference between saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats – you can count on your nutritionist for a knowledgeable and easy to understand answer.
3) You aren’t doing all of the work alone
Okay maybe you have to still commit to eating better and nourish your body with good foods, but having someone else to hold you accountable can be a great motivator to keep going. This is especially helpful when it comes to those very important action steps like including more vegetables in your dinner or eating breakfast every day. If things become a little more challenging or your lacking in motivation you can count on your nutritionist to help you through those more challenging times to get you to your goals.
4) You gain emotional support
In essence our lives basically revolve around food – we eat when we are happy, sad, angry, stressed and everything in between. Our celebrations more often than not revolve around food. And food can also bring up a tonne of emotions – you might associate food with sad, angry or happy emotions. As you adapt to your new lifestyle you may go through an emotional rollercoaster so having someone on your team you can count on can really help.
How you feel can also have a huge impact on your appetite, your metabolism, your sleep habits so getting a handle on your own personal challenges is really important for long term success. Having someone to support you through the ups and downs can help you avoid falling into those same old routines that have you spending hours and hours researching the latest celebrity endorsed diet regime.
So if your wanting to make a change and ensure that you can stick it through – get in touch today and start your journey towards good health.