Why Therapeutic Nutrition Is a Good Choice for Those Seeking a Personalized Diet Program

You know what you eat has an effect on your health, weight, and energy levels.  Plenty of “healthy” diets are available on websites, in books, and even in magazines -- but these are one-size-fits-all general recommendations.

Therapeutic nutrition is different. Our practitioners at Marin Weight Loss and Wellness meet with you, look closely at your eating habits, and help you set new nutrition goals. You learn about realistic weight loss and ways to use the building blocks in food to boost your health. Food, in its natural form, has the substances necessary to help you reach and maintain a vibrant state of health.

Therapeutic nutrition can help you make positive lifestyle changes that persist to help you lose weight, feel better, and stay healthy.

About therapeutic nutrition

Therapeutic nutrition is sometimes call medical nutrition therapy. It recognizes that every person has individual nutrition needs, For example, men need to eat differently than women while children, teens, and grown-ups also have different macronutrient and micronutrient needs. Your activity level, age, personal preferences, allergies and intolerances, and current health situation also mean you benefit from a unique diet.

Most recommendations from so-called experts are far too general for your individual needs. They don’t take into account all the individual factors that influence what your body needs from food to optimize health and performance. We look at your health and weight loss goals and determine the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you may be lacking to help craft a diet plan to boost wellness.

Therapeutic nutrition also takes into account your uniqueness when recommending nutrient intake and diet plans. First we do a thorough interview, review your medical history, evaluate your current eating habits, examine you, and discuss any health problems or symptoms you’re experiencing. Then we develop a diet plan customized for you with the intention of improving your health and sense of well-being.

Issues that benefit from personalized nutrition

You’ll reap numerous benefits from following a therapeutic nutrition plan. A personalized diet plan increases your energy, enhances weight loss, decreases anxiety, relieves allergies, and boosts immunity.

You may seek therapeutic nutrition support to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn's disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, menopause, and skin conditions such as rosacea.

Therapeutic nutrition treats obesity by helping you know how many calories to eat per day to lose weight steadily and safely. Then you’ll learn what types of foods and quantities to eat at each meal to manage hunger, get optimal nutrition, and lose weight at a safe rate.

Our nutrition therapy can also help you prevent chronic disease and weight gain. A personalized diet program is valuable for anyone looking to maximize their wellness.

Basic tenants of therapeutic nutrition

While each diet plan is customized when you’re undergoing therapeutic nutrition therapy, there are some overarching principles that we have most patients follow.

You’ll be encouraged to avoid non-nutritious foods or foods that can be deleterious to your health, including most processed foods.

Your goal is to eat mainly whole, unprocessed foods, such as raw vegetables and fruits, beans and legumes, raw nuts and seeds, whole grains, free-range and grass-fed animal products, and small wild fish, such as sardines. A customized plan offers a variety of nutritionally-dense options that emphasize the nutrients your body needs to heal and thrive.

You benefit from a personalized diet plan whether you’re overweight, ailing, or hoping to maximize your health. At Marin Weight Loss and Wellness, we offer therapeutic nutrition to help you achieve any or all of these goals. Call one of our offices in Greenbrae or Novato, California, or use this website to schedule your consultation and learn more.

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