When should I see a dietitian?

Eating well doesn’t have to be a challenge

A dietitian’s expertise can help you with more than losing weight.

While most of us are aware of the basics of nutrition and healthy eating — both the healthy choices and foods we should eat in moderation — harmful eating habits can be hard to kick.

In addition, one huge downside of having a world of information at our fingertips is all the misinformation that tends to circulate online when it comes to nutrition. This is why visiting a registered dietitian has become such a staple in many people’s health care regimens.

A dietitian is similar to a nutritionist, with one important difference: a registered dietitian is a trained and regulated healthcare professional registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. They are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics, and are qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems and nutrition-related medical conditions. In fact, at the undergraduate level, a dietitian’s training is quite similar to that of a doctor. So, when you book an appointment with your dietitian, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands.

But why visit a dietitian in the first place? Contrary to popular belief, a dietitian’s area of expertise includes, but also extends far beyond, weight loss. Dietitians are an excellent resource to help with a wide range of concerns and improve your overall health.

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    Benefits of seeing a registered dietitian

    Weight management is one of the most popular reasons for visiting a dietitian. The latest fad diets rarely have a lasting impact. Whether you’re looking to gain or lose weight, a dietitian can help you do that in a healthy way without compromising the things you enjoy eating. They will identify healthy calorie sources and ensure your diet has everything you need to manage your weight. Your dietitian can even help you incorporate physical activity into your routine alongside your new eating plan.

    A registered dietitian is your health and wellness partner

    The best part of adding a dietitian to your healthcare team is that they will become your partner in nutrition, working together with you to develop a game plan that works best for your wants and needs.

    This is why it’s so important to develop a close relationship with your dietitian. During your consultation, be open and honest. Remember to communicate and ask lots of questions, so your dietitian can get to know you and your individual situation.

    Book an appointment to speak with an Elysian registered dietitian today. In no time, you’ll find yourself looking, feeling and performing better than ever!

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