Food and diet form an integral part of our lifestyle. No matter your age and fitness level, whether you are healthy or suffer from a chronic disease, you should have your own set of lifestyle goals. Assessing your dietary intake is a key component to improving the quality of your lifestyle.
With our busy and stressful lives we often take the line of least resistance and are tempted by well marketed convenience, processed foods that are low in nutritional value and harmful to our health. In seeking advice on the internet or in popular media we are flooded with fad diets, dietary supplements and weight loss claims that in the long-term only lead to erratic eating habits and poor food choices.
At the end of the day every person is unique and a one size fits all approach should never be applied to diet. Improved eating habits come from long term lifestyle adjustments and informed daily choices.
As a dietitian my nutritional advice and eating plans are individualized to fit into a client’s financial budget and day to day routine. Flexibility is important and clients are taught how to adjust their eating habits and to apply their eating plans; this is integral to the success of any nutrition strategy. Outcomes and targets are discussed upon initial consult and follow up consultations are encouraged where achievements are celebrated, and solutions to problem areas are discussed. Maintaining motivation and utilizing nutrition strategically are key to achieving lifestyle goals.