Why a Nutritionist is Critical for Weight Loss

 In Meal Planning, Weight Loss

So you’re trying to lose weight and change the look of your body. You know diet and exercise are both key components to achieving your fitness goals. While you’re motivated to go to the gym every day, you’re not being nearly as diligent with changing your eating and drinking habits. Despite working out daily, you’re not seeing the results you want. What’s going on? A professional nutritionist might be the missing piece.

The 80/20 Rule

Just about everyone knows the 80/20 rule. It’s usually is an indicator that 80 percent of what can go wrong will do so in 20 percent of the available time. Well, that same rule applies to the duality of weight loss and its two critical components.

While you may work out five to six times per week, you have at least 21 times to eat healthy in the same amount of time, and that’s assuming you only eat three meals per day. Given the number of times you eat weekly compared to the number of times you work out, it’s clear that the majority of your weight loss success…or failure…rests with your diet rather than just your workout regimen.

The Journey Starts with a Nutritionist

With the majority of your success with losing weight being directly contingent upon your diet, it should go without saying that you may want to work with a nutritionist to achieve your goals. This is a particularly good idea if you’re unfamiliar with healthy eating habits or you think you’ve been eating healthy and you’re still not seeing the results you’d hoped for.

A nutritionist is a dietician who has been thoroughly trained to provide nutrition advice and create diet plans. Nutritionists can be registered, have a degree and/or be certified in their field. Regardless of a nutritionist’s background, your weight loss journey should start or re-start with an appointment with one.

What a Nutritionist Can Do

When you work with a nutritionist throughout your weight loss journey, you’ll have a partner in your corner who can help you succeed. To kickstart your journey, a nutritionist will likely ask you to keep a journal of everything you eat and drink and the times you consume those things for several days at least. It’s important for your journal to accurately reflect your eating and drinking habits for your nutritionist to have a clear idea of your daily habits.

After reviewing your log, your nutritionist will provide suggestions about what you could have substituted for various things you ate and drank in recent days. Your nutritionist will educate you about some of the things you’re consuming and other items you may want to add to your diet as well.

A nutritionist knows everyone is motivated differently, which is why the professional will make recommendations that are tailored specifically to you. Depending on your specific needs, your nutritionist may create a meal plan or grocery list for you. The expert may also provide recipes that introduce healthier cooking techniques.

What Dr. Weight Loss of Atlanta Will Do for You

When you choose Dr. Weight Loss of Atlanta as your nutrition partner, we’ll help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals with healthier eating. We’ll create a diet plan for you that’s based on your body composition, type, and needs. You’ll enjoy foods you like and your body will get the fuel it needs every day.

You want to look and feel your best daily. To achieve those goals, you need the best weight loss partner possible. And that’s what you’ll get with Dr. Weight Loss of Atlanta – the best nutrition and weight loss partner you can find.

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