Nutrition and Weight Counseling Questions and Answers

Are you interested in nutrition and/or weight counseling? Learn more about what nutrition and weight counseling can do for you at Family First Medical Group. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Oak Lawn IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL, and Bedford Park IL.

Nutrition and Weight Counseling Questions and Answers
Nutrition and Weight Counseling Questions and Answers

At Family First Medical Group we offer nutrition and weight counseling to help you get a better understanding of your diet and weight so that you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Connect with us or keep reading to learn more!

What is nutrition and weight management?

Nutrition and weight management is an ongoing process in which a health care professional works with an individual to help assess their dietary intake and can offer lifestyle suggestions and dietary recommendations. The goal is to become healthier, and as a result, live a healthier, better life. It has been proven that when you receive professional help with your nutrition and weight management, the success rate improves greatly.

Why should I get nutritional counseling and weight counseling?

Everybody can benefit from nutritional counseling/weight counseling and it’s no surprise that most Americans do not get enough nutrients in their diet. Researchers have determined that in general most Americans are not getting enough calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D. In addition to that, most are getting far too much sugar, fat, and sodium.

80% of Americans are struggling with calorie consumption, this is mainly due to a lack of knowledge/attention to how many calories they consume. By consuming too many calories you put on weight, which can lead to obesity. In fact, too much weight can lead to high blood pressure and much more serious health conditions. These facts show us that many of us could use some help with our eating habits.

What does nutritional counseling consist of?

With nutritional counseling, one of the first things a professional may do is provide a nutritional assessment. This means the professional may look at your current diet and general health. The professional might also try to identify any health-related issues you may have. Afterwards, the professional can help you put together a dietary plan that best fits you and offer you with ongoing support and advice.

What does weight counseling consist of?

With weight counseling, a professional is able to construct a diet plan and offer lifestyle advice that best fits you. It is important to be as honest as possible with your weight counselor about your diet and lifestyle as they will be factoring many things into your personalized weight-loss plan. The counselor will also be monitoring your health and progress throughout your health journey.

Where can I get nutrition and weight counseling?

You can get nutrition and weight counseling here at Family First Medical Group. Our clinic provides assessments, diets, weight-loss plans, and more, and we are here for you whenever you need support or advice. If you’d like to learn more, contact our clinic today. We’d be happy to speak with you over the phone or see you for a consultation.

We look forward to hearing from you!