What is Nutrition Counselling?
Nutrition counselling is one of the foundational components of any treatment plan. The food we consume can have a powerful impact on our overall health and wellness. A healthy and balanced diet can benefit us in many ways, both physically and mentally, and we are always learning more about how nutrition can play role in preventing and modulating chronic disease.
Nutrition can seem confusing because there is so much information about what foods to eat. It can be hard to keep up with “fad diets” or to know if these diets are even the right choice for you.
Why is Nutrition Counselling Important?
Living a modern lifestyle often can make it hard to get balanced diet with all the nutrients we need to thrive. Nutrition counselling goes beyond providing recipes for healthy meals. With nutrition counselling, we’ll discover your individual needs and create a plan that incorporates nutritional foods, meal planning, and resources to help support your overall health.
Healthy Eating Made Simple
Although there is so much information about nutrition, healthy eating does not need to be complicated. Through nutritional counselling, we will determine your health goals and discuss which dietary recommendations are best suited for you. Whether your goal is build muscle, lose weight, prevent disease, improve energy, or support a specific stage of life, nutritional counselling is a key aspect to any treatment plan.
What to Expect During Your Appointment?
During our initial appointment, we will review your current diet, eating habits, and discuss how certain nutritional changes may benefit your overall health and bring you closer to your health goals. All dietary recommendations will focus on incorporating whole foods and a customized meal plan that’s tailored to your individual needs. This one on one counselling will also allow for us to create dietary recommendations that will be realistic and attainable so that you can sustain a healthy eating pattern over the long-term.
Is Nutrition Counselling Covered by Extended Health Care Plans?
If your extended health plan covers registered naturopathic doctors, nutritional counselling will be a part of your initial consultation. Dietary recommendations are always included in every treatment plan.