Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are licensed specialists who help people eat healthier through nutrition counseling sessions. Their degree in nutrition, followed by experience during rotations in hospital, community, and educational settings, allows them to develop a well-rounded understanding of the psychology behind food. We can find all sorts of nutritional information through Google, but hearing it from a credible source is more reliable, and safer. Many people are exposed to conflicting information and do not know what they should be eating for their bodies. Nutrition is an individual matter and reaching out to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can provide a personalized approach that will better ensure success.
1. Understand Your Motivation
Before you can begin a health transformation, it is important to reflect your “why,” a question that lies at the heart of every big lifestyle change. Discovering this motivation is essential. Seeing a dietitian enables you to reflect on why improving your diet truly means so much to you. Understanding what is driving you to make a change will help you focus on achieving your goals throughout the process. For some patients, the answer is “I want to feel more confident about myself” while for others it may be “I want to save money by not eating out and learning how to cook instead.” Whatever your “why,” a dietitian will help you embrace it and use it as fuel for your fire.