Nutrition Coaching and Benefits of Working with a Dietitian 

Nutrition Coaching and Benefits of Working with a Dietitian 

Nutrition coaching has numerous benefits, especially when working with an expert dietitian. 

Have you struggled with food choices? Are you caught between dieting and binge eating? Do you wish to find a way of eating that works for your unique body? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, nutrition coaching might be for you. Nutrition is a catalyst to feeling good, so it’s key to have support in this area of your health. This article explores the process of nutrition coaching and the benefits of working with a dietitian.

Nutrition Coaching and Benefits of Working with a Dietitian 

benefits of working with a dietitian

WHAT IS NUTRITION COACHING?

First up, it’s important to understand what nutrition coaching is and how it can help you. Nutrition coaching is personalized support to help you set and achieve your nutrition-related goals. A good nutrition coach will help you establish your wellness vision, define your specific goals, and create a roadmap to achieve them. 

Anytime you feel stuck on your health journey, a nutrition coach can help you navigate the challenges and barriers. When working with an expert nutrition coach, such as a registered dietitian, they can assist you with meal plans and provide evidence-based nutrition strategies. 

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A DIETITIAN

  1. NUTRITION EXPERTISE 

When you work with a registered dietitian (RD), you’re working with a nutrition expert. RDs have completed:

  • A four-year degree in nutrition 
  • An extensive supervised program of practice 
  • A rigorous registration exam 
  • Ongoing education credits 

Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but RDs have completed the extensive training established and maintained by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Would you go to a general doctor for heart surgery? Probably not. You would want a trained cardiologist. 

That’s what it’s like choosing a dietitian over a nutritionist or self-proclaimed wellness guru. You’re getting the best of the best. 

  1. GOAL SETTING & ACCOUNTABILITY 

I’d be rich if I had a penny for every time someone told me: “I know what I need to do, but I just need help implementing it.” When it comes to lifestyle and habit change, accountability is crucial. 

How many times have you tried to start a new diet on your own, but never followed through? 

This common lack of accountability you stuck in square one. 

A dietitian is your external accountability source. In nutrition coaching sessions, you’re given the time and space to determine your health goals. Furthermore, a dietitian will challenge you to think about: 

  • How is this goal aligned to my wellness vision? 
  • What is the next best step to take in order to move the needle forward? 
  • How can I measure this goal? 
  • What will I gain once I accomplish this goal? 

After each nutrition coaching session, you’ll walk away with a plan in place to achieve your goals and a follow-up call for external accountability from your coach. 

  1. PERSONALIZED LIFESTYLE ADVICE 

One reason traditional diets don’t work is that they lack personalization. A nutrition plan that works for one person may not be the same for another. Your body is unique and so are your nutrition needs. 

A dietitian is able to look at big picture nutrition with you while also accounting for your preferences, lifestyle, and history. This is essential for creating healthy habits that actually stick. 

For example, one structured diet might recommend eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. But what if you are currently only eating 1-2 servings? Jumping to 10 servings might feel unrealistic and achievable. 

A dietitian will help you take a phased approach to add a variety of fruits and vegetables in a way that you enjoy and doesn’t take up too much time. 

WHY SHOULD YOU START NUTRITION COACHING? 

You might consider nutrition coaching with a dietitian if you: 

  • Have digestive problems 
  • Have a history of disordered eating behaviors 
  • Desire practical healthy lifestyle advice 
  • Want to improve your mood, energy, or performance 
  • Need help managing heart disease, diabetes, or other chronic conditions 
  • Want a long-term solution to better health

Whether you are facing challenges in nourishing your body or just want accountability to maintain healthy habits, nutrition coaching is a fantastic way to fuel your healthiest self. 

If you’re thinking about nutrition coaching, schedule a free 30 minute discovery call today. We’ll discuss your health goals and your history with food to determine if Everglow Nutrition is the right fit for you. 

 

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