Diet Plans and Nutrition Advice
Nutritional Counseling in East Brunswick, NJ
Food (as measured in calories) 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 health. When you consume too many calories, it leaves extra energy sitting around that eventually turns to fat. Calories consumed need to be balanced with calories burned during exercise.
For most people, the problem is identifying the food that will give you energy to exercise 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 will learn about food options you may not have considered before as well as the effect a poor diet can have on your health.
In addition to her medical background, Dr. Jenny Liu is a licensed dietitian and can help you understand your current diet: what’s good and bad about it, and changes that would have the biggest impact on your health.
What is Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counseling isn’t a diet plan. Rather, it’s an opportunity to gain nutritional advice tailored to your specific dietary needs. Through our counseling you will discover which foods and dietary supplements are best for your health so you can develop good eating habits that can help keep your weight off for good.
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 usual diet is replaced with high-quality, low-calorie food options for a number of weeks. It’s while you are losing weight that you’ll want to undergo nutritional counseling, which can help you make smarter food choices – so you’ll be prepared when it comes time to maintain your weight. Maintaining your weight loss long-term often comes down to how well you can control your urge to return to old bad habits.
Nutritional counseling, in addition to helping you lose weight, can assist with:
- Diabetes management
- Eating disorders
- Following a vegetarian or vegan diet
- Food allergies
- Management of gastrointestinal disorders
- Migraine headaches
- Sports nutrition
Want to Learn More About Our Diet Plans? Call Dr. Jenny Liu at UniMed Center
If you have questions about your diet plan, are fed up with poor eating habits, or are struggling to lose weight, nutritional advice from Dr. Jenny Liu at UniMed Center in East Brunswick, New Jersey may be helpful. Call (732) 828-9988 for an appointment or request one online.