Nova Physician Wellness Center
Weight Loss Specialists & Obesity Medicine Specialists serving Virginia
The right diet can make a world of difference when it comes to weight loss and overall health. If you’re struggling to eat healthily, visit Dr. Rohit Suri and Dr. Chaudhary at Nova Physician Wellness Center, with locations throughout Virginia. With personalized nutritional counseling, the practice helps individuals adopt healthier eating habits that incorporate fresh, whole foods. To learn more, book a consultation by calling or scheduling an appointment online.
Nutritional Counseling Q & A
What is nutritional counseling?
In today’s modern world, there is no shortage of diet programs. The problem, however, is that nutrition can be a highly personalized puzzle to solve. You may think you’re eating all of the right foods, but you’re still gaining weight or feel sick, sluggish, and unhealthy.
With a nutritional counseling program, you get one-on-one attention and personalized diet recommendations that are based on factors unique to you: like your age, your weight, your health history, underlying medical conditions, dietary preferences, and more.
Unlike a generic diet, nutritional counseling offers customized support to help you achieve your weight and your health goals.
What does a nutritional counseling program include?
The nutritional counseling programs at Nova Physician Wellness Center are unique to each individual. However, they all follow a similar structure to address key areas of health as it relates to your diet. Your treatment plan will generally include:
Metabolic and health testing
Before you can achieve your weight loss or health goals, you have to know how your body is utilizing nutrients and calories. Metabolic testing, lab work, and a full physical exam help Dr. Suri and Dr. Chaudhary understand key factors, such as:
- How many calories you need per day
- Where you may have nutrient deficiencies
- Potential food sensitivities or health problems that may affect digestion and gut health
Armed with information about your health, Dr. Suri and Dr. Chaudhary can create a customized diet plan that suits your caloric needs, your lifestyle, and your preferences. You learn what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat for optimal health and weight. Your plan might also include high-protein meal replacement supplements to assist you in a weight loss goal.
Sometimes it’s necessary to change bad habits or navigate behavioral issues around food. With personalized counseling in this area, you can develop a better relationship with eating and learn how to best support your own health.
What results can I expect from nutritional counseling?
Healthy eating is easy once you have a foundation for success. Because you learn long-term strategies to eat right, you’ll leave with the tools to stay healthy for life. You might find you enjoy your time in the kitchen more, you experience more energy and happiness, and you have a better sense of control and satisfaction when it comes to your diet.
To learn more about the nutritional counseling programs at Nova Physician Wellness Center, call the office, or schedule a consultation online today.
At the first visit, you will be seen by our Nutritionists/ Health Counsellors who will formulate a Meal Plan and Exercise plan which fits your needs and is individualized to your medical conditions.
Weight-management programs is divided into two phases: weight loss and weight maintenance. While exercise may be the most important element of a weight-maintenance program, it is clear that dietary restriction is the critical component of a weight-loss program that influences the rate of weight loss. Activity accounts for only about 15 to 30 percent of daily energy expenditure, but food intake accounts for 100 percent of energy intake. Thus, the energy balance equation may be affected most significantly by reducing energy intake.
Results of several recent studies suggest that high-protein, low-CHO diets may have their benefits. In addition to sparing fat-free mass and producing greater weight and fat losses than high-CHO diets, high-protein diets have been associated with decreases in fasting triglycerides and free fatty acids in healthy subjects and with the normalization of fasting insulin levels in hyperinsulinemic, normoglycemic obese subjects.
*Individual results may vary
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