3 Surprising Benefits of Therapeutic Nutrition

At Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, therapeutic nutrition -- also known as medical nutrition therapy -- can help you take advantage of the powerful healing role of food. Our expert team offers professionally created and monitored diet plans that can restore your well-being and help you overcome obesity.

Therapeutic nutrition includes a comprehensive nutrition assessment to provide you with the right recommendations. Your nutrition therapist then helps you plan and implement a nutrition intervention. Here are 3 of the major benefits of such a nutrition program:

1. Reduced risk of chronic disease

Conventional medicine often uses medications to help you overcome the symptoms of chronic disease. You may be surprised to find out that healing from issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and many types of cancer hinges on the nutrients you put in your body.

A precisely planned nutrition program can help you reduce the risk of heart disease, protect against some cancers, preserve bone density, lessen your risk of developing kidney stones, and help you manage Type 2 diabetes. The specialists at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness understand your particular health risks and concerns, so they can customize a dietary plan for your health needs.

2. Weight loss

While you may have heard many, many times that weight loss is all about calories in versus calories out, the quality of these calories makes a big difference in your ability to lose weight. By helping you choose the right foods, a therapeutic nutrition therapist from Marin Weight Loss & Wellness can help you achieve a healthy weight for good.

You’ll learn about ideal portion sizes and how to choose foods that make you feel full, rather than foods that stimulate hunger and fuel cravings.

The team can create a customized diet plan to support your eating after bariatric surgery, too.

3. Improved energy

You may be malnourished and not even know it. If you suffer from unexplained fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, and weakness, you may be nutritionally depleted. Optimal nutrition supports your organ function, healthy skin and hair, and joint health.

Even if you’re overweight, you may not be getting all the nutrients you need for quality energy. Calories, especially from junk foods, don’t necessarily equate with a quality intake of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Many high-calorie foods are actually very nutrient poor. You may be unknowingly undermining your own daily performance and quality of life with your dietary choices.

At Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, a nutrition therapist helps analyze your diet to determine what nutrients are missing. Then they put together a plan that helps replace those nutrients so you start to feel better.

You learn to choose quality, nutrient-dense foods that support a healthy weight without making you feel weak and deprived.

Therapeutic nutrition tips

A therapeutic nutritionist helps you achieve better dietary habits with simple steps. The team can help you learn how to incorporate mindfulness during your meals, so you have a better sense of fullness and reduce the desire to eat for nonhunger issues, such as stress and emotional reactions. The therapists can also help you learn the basics of a balanced diet so that you take in a variety of foods to help you get all the nutrients you need.

 

Learn more about therapeutic nutrition by reaching out to our experts at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness. Call one of our offices in Novato or Greenbrae, California, or book an appointment online.

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