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Why You Should Hire a Personal Dietitian

APPLEDietitians Are The Recognized Food and Nutrition Professionals!

Eating isn't always easy! There is so much information out there that it can be hard to figure out what the healthy thing to do is. Do you eat low fat? Do you eat high protein? Is either way truly healthy? What about antioxidants? Salt consumption? Trans fats? A dietitian can help you wade through all the media information and zero in on what is healthy for you.

Are you a busy person? Maybe you don't have enough time to prepare lunches and dinners. Do you eat out most of the time? Are you trying to lose weight or are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? A dietitian can make a difference with meal plans, recipes, grocery tours, and healthy lifestyle recommendations. A dietitian will provide realistic advice with the added benefit of an expert's attention and support.

Dietitians can also provide on-going support for living a healthy lifestyle, with information on the following:

  • Eating foods that can reduce your risk for diseases such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Eating healthfully during the time you plan to conceive and during pregnancy
  • Nutrition label reading
  • Feeding fussy eaters, such as children
  • Grocery tours to zero in on healthy foods and labels
  • Maintaining your current weight or initiating weight loss in a healthy way
  • Eating on the go
  • Deciphering which vitamins and minerals you need and how to achieve adequate intake
  • Eating appropriately after surgery
  • Achieving optimal nutrition on a vegan or vegetarian diet
  • Eating appropriately before and after sports, exercise, or workouts
  • And more!

A dietitian is required to keep up to date with the latest nutrition news so he or she can pass on the information to you. A dietitian will help you assess which foods are good for you and which foods are not-so-good for you.

A dietitian is also trained in medical nutrition therapy and can advise you about the nutritional management of medical conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn (acid reflux), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), constipation, and others.
  • Nutrition during pregnancy (Prenatal Nutrition)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adult Overweight and Child Overweight
  • Underweight

A dietitian can also help with optimal nutrition for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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