Macros, micros, net carbs, total carbs, good carbs, bad carbs, intermittent fasting. My gosh. Losing weight and eating healthy for a lifetime is complicated.
Or is it?
Ask an actual nutritionist – a registered dietician – and you’re likely to hear that it’s not really as complicated as we like to make it.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are health professionals who are trained to provide counseling on nutrition and eating habits. An RDN can provide personalized dietary advice taking into consideration your health status, lifestyle and food likes and dislikes.
Most registered dieticians will tell you to eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, choose whole foods whenever possible, eliminate processed foods whenever possible and watch your sugar intake; especially added sugar. Drink more water and move more.
It’s generally not a lack of knowing what to do that gets people into trouble. It’s more a lack of being willing to do it consistently.
Here is a list of the top five questions our Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas registered dieticians hear on the regular:
1.What’s the best thing I can eat?
Fruits and vegetables. Lots of them in all varieties. They are low in calories, high in fiber and packed with nutrients your body needs.
2.What’s the worst thing I can eat?
Added sugar. Added sugars not only cause weight gain, they put you at greater risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. They zap your energy and are bad for your dental health, too! There really is no end to the list of reasons added sugar is bad for you.
3.Have you heard about the “xyz” diet/eating plan? What do you think of it?
From Paleo to Keto, basic calorie restriction and everything in between, yes, we’ve heard about it. A comprehensive consultation with a registered dietician is the best and safest way to find the eating plan that’s right for you. It will take into account any underlying conditions you may have and fit into your lifestyle, your goals and even your food preferences.
Find Peace with Food. We Can Help.
The registered dieticians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas have the knowledge and the experience to guide individuals of all shapes, sizes, ages and weight loss goals to a life of balanced nutrition and a healthy relationship with food for a lifetime.
Our registered dietitians will work with you one-on-one to provide you with the tools and support to achieve a healthier life. Through this highly personalized approach, we can help you identify small, comfortable steps to incorporate both dietary and lifestyle changes that will result in long-term success.
At Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, we focus surgical and non-surgical weight loss. Our patients are unique and diverse. So are the solutions we are able to offer them. Whether you are hoping to shed a few pounds for an upcoming event, want to lose those pesky last few pounds or are just looking for a tune-up after bariatric surgery, Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas will work with you to provide individualized nutrition therapy to help you meet your goals.
You’ve Got This. We’ve Got You.
At Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, our founder and principal surgeon Dr. Folahan Ayoola recognizes that weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Treatment plans are as unique as the individuals who come to us for help. One way we set ourselves apart is by offering multiple options for safe and lasting weight loss. We can combine different elements to customize a weight loss plan designed specifically for you, your needs, goals and preferences. Schedule your weight loss consultation at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas today.