Working with a Dietician

Have you heard the news? We were thrilled to announce recently that we have added a Registered Dietician to our complement of professionals at Fab Your Life. If you haven’t worked with a Registered Dietician before we highly recommend you call us to make an appointment. Registered Dieticians can help you with a multitude of issues – both preventative and managing any health issues you may currently have. Below is a review some of the top reasons you may want to consult a Dietician.

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Managing Current Health Issues

Many of us live with chronic illness, from IBS to diabetes a Registered Dietician can help you manage your symptoms through diet. Our bodies, even for people without chronic illness, can be greatly affected by what we ingest. Many people with IBS for example have trigger foods that can cause flare ups; a dietician can monitor your current diet and make suggestions of how to eat healthy and track symptoms to avoid flare ups. Many people with diabetes also need to keep a close eye on their diet, Registered Dieticians fully understand the complexity of diabetes and can help you make healthy choices to keep your insulin levels in check. Whatever your health issue our Dietician can develop a plan to prevent worsening symptoms and keep you in optimal health through your diet.

Weight Management

Some people struggle with losing weight, while others need to focus on gaining weight in a healthy manner. Losing weight can take time and for some can be a real challenge – working with our Registered Dietician can help identify areas of your diet that need adjusting and how you can change course to lose weight. Whether you struggle with emotional eating or just can’t seem to lose those last 10 pounds a visit with our Dietician can start you on a path to lose weight and get healthy. If you are someone who struggles to keep weight on then meeting with a Registered Dietician can help make adjustments to make sure you eat healthy to gain the weight and keep it on.

Family Meal Planning

Meal planning for a family can be hard! We hear from clients whose kids are picky eaters – many parents are frustrated with having to prepare multiple meals just to keep everyone happy. Encouraging people to eat healthy in childhood is important for long term health, a Registered Dietician can work with you and your family to set healthy eating goals and plan meals to suit everyone’s tastes. Meal planning should be enjoyable and as stress free as possible – let us help you get started.

Disordered Eating

It is estimated that nearly 1 million Canadians have been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder. Whether you have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder it’s important to know that Eating Disorders are treatable and working with a Registered Dietician can be an integral part of treating your Eating Disorder. A Registered Dietician can help provide correct data about food and dispel myths you may have. Sometimes people who suffer from an Eating Disorder are actually malnourished and one of the first steps is making sure they are receiving the proper nutrients and that they are being absorbed. A Registered Dietician can also help create a long term personalized menu plan to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

You Are Noticing Changes As You Age

As people age we may notice changes to our appetite; many people find that their appetite decreases. Others find that the quality of their diet changes and it is affecting their overall well-being. A Dietician can help evaluate your current diet and tweak it to make adjustments as needed. If your appetite is decreased they can recommend changes to your diet which may help increase your appetite or augment your diet with foods high in calories to maintain a healthy weight.

Setting New Health Goals

Before embarking on a new health or fitness regime (maybe you want to run a marathon or take up weight lifting), we recommend to our clients to meet with a Registered Dietician to consult with them before you start training. An increase in activity often has the natural affect of increasing your appetite – your body requires more calories as you expend more energy, but you want to make sure that you increase your calories in a healthy way.

Food Sensitivities

Many people have food sensitivities – from allergic reactions to mild responses to common food items. Menu planning with food sensitivities can be very stressful and often leads to people avoiding preparing proper meals. Our Dietician can help you plan a weekly menu to avoid foods you are sensitive to while making sure to include foods you and your family will like.

Dieticians are dedicated health professionals who are committed to your well-being. Food can be a complex issue and have wide ranging impact on our health. Make an appointment with our Registered Dietician today!

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