Why Nutrition Counseling Is Critical to Your Weight-Loss Plan

You might have just begun on your weight-loss journey, or you could have been working on it for years. You’re exercising, eating right, and doing everything else the websites and your doctor tells you to … so why aren’t you losing weight? The truth is, many people aren’t aware of how important nutrition counseling is when you’re trying to shed extra pounds. 

At Nova Physician Wellness Center, Drs. Rohit Suri and Seema Chaudhary, as well as the rest of the team of nutrition experts at our two Virginia offices, want to help you lose weight the best way for your body. One of the important factors for consistent weight loss that most people overlook is nutrition counseling, and we’re happy to give you the skinny on this essential part of weight-loss health care.

Nutrition counseling is individualized for you

It’s a common misconception that there is only one form of healthy eating, that everyone must consume the same foods to lose weight. You may think you are eating the healthiest foods, according to Internet diet culture, but nutrition should be personalized to your body’s needs. That’s where nutrition counseling comes in.

Our program isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan. Through an individualized program, like the one Dr. Suri and Dr. Chaudhary provide for you, you’ll learn which foods are better for your particular size, weight, height, nutritional deficiencies, and health history, as well as for any medical conditions you may have. We can also help you determine how much and when to eat.

Nutrition counseling focuses on wellness

Nutrition counseling is an essential part of a weight-loss plan for many reasons. For one, it provides you with real, effective advice for being able to manage your diet in a variety of different situations, such as when eating away from home.

Our nutrition counseling program is about helping you become more educated on the necessities of nutrition and health to help promote your overall wellness. This type of weight-loss counseling is about helping you learn what your body needs, not only to survive, but to thrive. It’s about helping you learn to manage your wellness through the food you eat, and it’s about chucking the concept of short-term, restriction-based dieting and focusing on a long-term plan for nutrition and health.

People who start out their weight-loss plan without nutrition counseling often flounder because they don’t know what they really need to get healthy and stay that way. Without nutrition counseling, it’s hard to build this foundation, and unsafe or ineffective practices often follow -- like following fad diets or yo-yo dieting. 

Our counseling approach is a balanced program that includes meal planning, health and metabolic tests, behavioral counseling, and other aspects that offer you the benefit of weight loss but also a more important foundation that leads to overall wellness as you shed the extra pounds.

Want to learn more about nutrition counseling?

Are you ready to learn the best ways to begin your weight loss approach, fully armed with the help of nutrition counseling? Call 703-424-9676 for our Fairfax office or 703-520-6345 for our Ashburn office. You can also request an appointment online whenever it’s most convenient for you.  

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