Improve your health with a Diet and Nutrition Coach
Some people assume that a nutrition coach just worries about food. However, they can be motivator, mentor, trainer, consultant, counselor, and nutritionist all rolled in one. The benefits of using a diet and nutrition coach go beyond the traditional nutritional aspects and can include personal training, family health, exercise and fitness routines, daily caloric intake, grocery shopping, food choices and food preparation. Of course the benefits of using a diet and nutrition coach extend beyond people looking to lose weight. They can help people with poor nutrient intake, unhealthy eating habits, eating disorders, and overweight/obesity but also those that suffer from various diseases such as Aspergers syndrome, candida, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and diabetes.
Making sense of it
In today’s society, it seems more and more difficult to find the right foods to eat. One day a certain diet is praised for how amazing it is and how amazing the results are, the next day experts are suggesting that it may be dangerous and does not meet nutritional requirements. Just considering the many different opinions about the consumption of protein, antioxidants, carbohydrates, and fats, you may not have a clue anymore as to what you can safely put on your plate. That is one of the benefits of using a diet and nutrition coach, they not only eat healthy themselves, but they also see the different results with various clients. A good dietary coach is concerned about your health, not pushing a certain cookbook or product.
Who has the time?
Now it is true that just about anyone can find out the nutritional value of food. However, most people have very busy lives and simply not do not have the time to spend hours doing research on what they need to eat. Most people do not even eat at home; most people are often on the go and have something delivered to them or eat on the run. One of the benefits of using a diet and nutrition coach is that they can help you decide which foods are not going be bad for you when you do not have the time to cook for yourself.
No exercise needed
Now there is not going to be a nutritional coach that tells you not to exercise (unless of course you have a preexisting health condition that would make it dangerous to exercise) but you can actually lose weight without having to exercise. As long as you are eating the right foods, you can become healthier. This is especially important when you have a heath condition that depends on the type of food that you eat. You can become healthier by eating the right foods if you suffer from obesity, high-blood pressure, diabetes, or another health condition.
But the benefits of using a diet and nutrition coach go beyond just adults. If you yourself are a parent or know parents to younger children, you know that they can be notoriously picky eaters. Instead of caving in and providing young children with meals that they may find tasty but are ultimately unhealthy, you can discuss the situation with a professional and come up with some alternatives that children are not only going to like to eat, but are also health options. That way you are ensuring that they develop healthy eating habits while also guaranteeing that they are getting the nutrition they need.
As we mentioned before, there are many medical conditions where a nutrition coach can help. These are just a list to provide a quick reference point:
- Adult Overweight and Child Overweight
- Nutrition during pregnancy (Prenatal Nutrition)
- Gastrointestinal issues (constipation, Irritable Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heartburn)
- High cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Far too often, we use food as a crutch. For some people, they eat when they are sad, they eat when they are bored, and they eat instead of dealing with certain human emotions. As a result, we come to associate food with feeling better about ourselves – temporarily. However, oftentimes this leads to a vicious cycle that leads to obesity and other health problems, which in turn only forces people to eat more to cope with their own emotional problems.
It is important to remember that using a dietary coach does not mean that they are going to ‘forbid’ you from ever eating food that you like. This is not about making food unpleasant, it is about understanding food better. Looking at the portion sizes we are served nowadays, it should come as no surprise that in several restaurants, the portions are twice the size that they were just a few decades ago. Food can be delicious and we should not deprive ourselves of the many different types of food available, but it is important to manage food in a healthy and balanced way. If you find that this is difficult to do, a nutritional coach can help you.