Diet and Nutritional Counseling

Food is the primary source of energy for your body. Unfortunately, many people eat poorly by consuming more calories than they need or not enough of the right nutrients to maintain good healthy. Too many calories leaves extra energy sitting around on reserve that eventually turns to fat. Energy is measured in our diet through calories. You need to balance the amount of calories that you take in when eating with calories burnt off during exercise.

For most people, the problem is finding foods that will give you energy to work out and power through your day without eating more than you need. This is why nutritional counseling is a crucial component of any successful medical weight loss program. Through nutritional counseling, you can learn about food options you may not have considered before, and learn the effects that a poor diet may be having on your health.

In addition to her medical background, Dr. Liu is a licensed dietitian and can help you understand the aspects of your diet that need changing.

What is Nutritional Counseling?

Nutrition counseling isn’t a diet program. This is an opportunity to gain nutritional advice tailored to your dietary needs. Everyone’s health needs are different, but through nutritional counseling Dr. Liu can determine what foods and dietary supplements are best for your health and help you build habits that will keep your weight off for good.

Following proper nutrition guidelines is different than dieting. Eating right involves developing healthy behavioral habits regarding food.

Nutritional counseling can help you:

  • Curb emotional eating
  • Understand correct portion sizes
  • Eat a nutritionally balanced diet
  • Plan healthy meals that you and your family will enjoy

Developing healthy eating habits take time. When you join our OPTIFAST weight loss program, your diet is completely replaced with high-quality and low-calorie food options for a number of weeks. Nutritional counseling can help you develop healthy habits as you are losing weight so that you can plan ahead for weight management.

Maintaining your weight loss long term often comes down to how well you can control your urge to return to old habits. Good eating habits are part of a healthy lifestyle, and that’s why nutritional counseling can help you with your weight loss goals.

In addition to helping you to lose weight, nutritional counseling can assist with the treatment of:

  • Diabetes management
  • Sports nutrition
  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies
  • Migraine headaches
  • Following a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Maternity
  • Management of gastrointestinal disorders

If you have any questions about your diet, are fed up with your poor eating habits or are struggling to lose weight, nutritional counseling with Dr. Liu may be able to help.

For more information please contact us.