If you have tried losing weight with different diets in the past, but nothing seems to work long-term, nutrition counseling can help you stop the continuous cycle of dieting and finally make healthy habits that last.
The Problem with Diets
Diets can take many shapes, but they all have two things in common: restriction and rules. Eat this, avoid that, and definitely don't eat that! It's these black-and-white, straight-forward rules that draw many of us to diets in the first place. If we're told exactly what to eat, then this time we'll lose the weight for good.
But that's not usually what happens. Rather than leading to lasting weight loss, dieting begins a vicious cycle of deprivation, cravings, overeating, and guilt. Instead of getting closer to your wellness goals, you end up right back where you started, vowing to start your diet again tomorrow.
Besides restriction, diets tend to fail because they don't inspire or teach lasting habits. They pretend to teach nutrition by cherry-picking the research that supports their diet, and they provide meal plans or food lists to help you eat a certain way. Let's face it, the diet rules are easy to understand, trying to follow them for more than a few weeks is tough.
To reach your goal weight once and for all, you need more than 'good' and 'bad' food lists. You need personalized support to create a healthy lifestyle you can follow for the rest of your life.
What to Expect
In nutrition counseling, I'll guide you step-by-step through exactly how to make healthy changes in your life, and most importantly, how to make them last. I'll help you see what's possible over the horizon, and together we'll establish your vision, goals, and personalized food and wellness plan.
I'll provide ongoing support, accountability, and motivation, and ensure you navigate around obstacles on your path to success. You'll learn about nutrition, but we'll explore many other topics as well, such as food preparation, emotional connections to food, mindful eating, incorporating exercise, and meal planning.