As a clinical nutritionist, while working with interesting and wonderful people daily, I do get some excellent questions. This blog’s intension is to put answers out here that are authentic and based on experience and research.
Question - I want success at good nutritional eating, how do I do this?
First, that is amazing. Whether a person is wanting to prevent a lifestyle disease from appearing or if someone is in the middle of a flare up of Chron’s, Colitis, Diabetes Type 2, Live disease, IBS, Cardiovascular disease, or any other chronic issue that could improve from a nutritional perspective, healthy eating is paramount.
Nutrition, like most self-development, may take time to be “successful.” With all good things, it might not happen overnight, but you will make progress day by day and step by step. We must all work at it daily and GO AFTER IT!
First step – Understand what is good for you and your exceptional circumstances. An individual with Celiac Disease does not eat gluten. If there is a cardiovascular issue, the Mediterranean Diet has had impressive results. Know what your body needs, but as important, understand what foods your body does not need. If you are unsure, see step two.
Second step – Have a nutritional strategy. Here is where a Clinical Nutritionist can come into play. Find a nutritionist who understands your diagnosis and goals. Have a talk with them on the phone before meeting to see what they are offering and if it is line with your ultimate goals.
Third Step – Decide you are going to be successful and practice daily good nutrition, hydration, activity, and self-care. It is important not to become overwhelmed. The process should be rewarding, fun, exciting, and yes – somewhat easy. Again, your Clinical Nutritionist should have a strategy.
Reach out to use if you or a loved one has a chronic disease. Dr. Orrick has designed a program that will take you through your individual concern, we will talk about goals, food, and you will walk away with a strategy for both the immediate and long-term.
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