Keeping at your most comfortable weight, means creating a healthy lifestyle. A dietitian can help one lose weight or gain weight by developing an individualized plan including specific foods that will be most beneficial in decreasing unwanted fat and increasing lean muscle tissue.
With the recent explosion of “fad” diets and one-size-fits-all weight loss schemes, you can be left confused. Maintaining a healthy weight is challenging and there is no one size fits all approach.
A dietitian brings their in-depth knowledge about the physiology of the body, together with the latest medical and nutritional evidence to help you achieve your weight loss goals. There are numerous ways a dietitian can assist you, and a lot of it depends on the key problem areas you and your dietitian identify that are holding you back.
Your first appointment will likely last around an hour. You can expect us to take all your measurements (from total body water, body fat percentage, muscle mass to weight, height and waist circumference to name a few…), we will examine any blood results if available, assess your medical and clinical history and finally find out about your dietary preferences, exercise and other things that may influence your food choices. Then we will set goals, both short and long term and come up with a suitable tailored meal plan.
You may need several follow up visits to track your progress. These follow ups may be shorter. Your dietitian will carefully watch and guide you over a series of visits. They may also ask to meet with your family. This way, they can support you through the process.