by Caitlin H,
Nov 14, 2022
When starting on a weight loss journey, knowing exactly where to begin can be a challenge.
There are so many questions to navigate!
- Which diet is best for me?
- What does proper nutrition look like?
- How much weight can I lose each week?*
- Do I need to exercise, and if so, how much?
- How do I create a plan that will work for me?
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and unsure. Thankfully, there are professionals who can provide guidance, answer your questions, and help you create an individual weight loss plan that works best for you.
A registered dietitian is a health professional who is an expert in the best ways to utilize nutrition, food, fitness and more to help you reach your health goals. Diet-to-Go knows how essential it is to offer that service to its customers, which is why our in-house dietitian and nutritionist Rebecca Mohning is on standby to help you create a unique weight loss plan that will work for you.
Read on for eight ways you can benefit from working with a dietitian.
1) They spend time learning about you.
It’s impossible to create a proper plan without knowing who you are — your lifestyle, what makes you tick, your health goals, you name it. That’s why a good dietitian takes the time to learn all about you, ensuring they understand what needs you have that may differ from someone else.
2) They can pinpoint your individual nutrition needs.
No two people are exactly alike. That’s why a dietitian’s insight is an excellent way to ensure you’re getting a balanced diet tailored to you and your body. For example, a keto diet might work well for someone who has too many refined sugars in their diet, but it may not work as well for someone who exercises a lot. A dietitian will know.
3) They will help you create or critique your goals.
It’s all well and good to have goals, particularly SMART goals. Still, sometimes we can be unrealistic with what is achievable in a given amount of time. A dietitian will help you create or adjust your goals so you can have realistic expectations about what will work, enjoy the journey while you get there, and celebrate the milestones you achieve along the way!
4) They can help keep you on track throughout your journey.
After assisting you with creating a plan, a dietitian can use follow-up visits to keep you on track. These include assessing your progress along the way and making adjustments when necessary.
5) They can help you tackle the emotional issues around food.
There are typically deeper mental and emotional issues that may have caused your weight to balloon or your health to get out of hand. Dietitians get to know you to help you identify and understand your own so that you can work on healing. Knowing why you made poor health choices can go a long way toward helping you achieve your goals.
6) They can assess your health history and lab work.
You should always consult your doctor about treatment for any health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Nutrition also often plays a vital role in proper treatment plans. Dietitians can help assess how eating healthier may work wonders in treating other health conditions.
7) They can offer fitness guidance.
Not everyone can or wants to exercise as part of a weight loss plan. However, a dietitian can help assess how much, if any, fitness you might need to do to not only meet your weight loss goals* but get there faster.
8) They provide motivation.
An often overlooked (but essential!) part of every weight loss journey is motivation. You can find inspiration to keep going in many ways — online groups, friends and family, social media, you name it. But there’s something about having your own personal dietitian cheering you and your progress every step of the way. It’s a deep kind of motivation you won’t find anywhere else.
Diet-to-Go’s in-house dietitian, Rebecca Mohning, is ready to help you with your goals. Rebecca has more than 17 years of experience helping people lose weight, exercise, eat right and get healthy. She will help you focus on the big picture and find the plan that will work best for you. Plus, Diet-to-Go customers can take advantage of her services for free! Email us at [email protected] to set up your appointment.
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.