Nutrition coaching with a registered nutritionist gives you the individual guidance, support and expertise you need to achieve your health and wellness goals.
Are you struggling to maintain a well-fed weight for you? Are you constantly fighting over your food choices? Do you have a health condition that requires a changed diet?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, these are some of the situations when you might want to hire a nutritionist.
Diet is an essential part of every single life. From the way we think about food to the choices we make and how they affect our bodies, diet matters.
Here we show you what nutritional coaching means and how you can benefit significantly from it. If after reading it, you find that you want to learn more about nutrition coaching, we have it here at Nutrition Stripped. You can book a free exploration call to learn more about what it would be like for your unique needs!
What makes nutrition coaching so special?
So what exactly happens when you decide to work with a registered dietitian?
Think about that one nutritional goal that you have that you have achieved over and over again. I have it?
Now, think of all of the myriad of Google searches and plans that you downloaded to accomplish this. Did you work? You have probably made a little progress, but ultimately you have been unsuccessful.
The reason for this lies in the lack of customization and individuality.
What nutrition coaching looks like
Nutrition coaching with a registered nutritionist is all about adaptation and individuality.
Before you meet with your nutritionist, you will have provided them with a wealth of information about yourself. They indicate your likes, dislikes, habits and tendencies.
From your medical history to your favorite foods to previous experience with supplements, diets, and even background information on your mental health – your nutritionist will have information on everything.
During this first meeting, you can explain this information in more detail and go through your weaknesses so that they are fully understood. Once the information gathering is done, it’s time to get into the fun things! Your nutritionist can give you customized information, recommendations, goals, and action steps that you can apply to your life once your meeting is over.
Unlike the one-size-fits-all plans you can find on the internet, it doesn’t end there. After you’ve tested these initial steps and goals, your dietitian may be able to provide additional guidance and assistance, depending on your progress, to make sure things work well for you.
Every person’s journey through food and nutrition is different. So the way we approach people’s journeys must also be different.
Why nutrition coaching with a registered nutritionist works so well
So what happens when we work with a registered dietitian? What are the real benefits?
Individual nutritional recommendations
Your body’s nutritional needs are different from those of your friends, co-workers, and even family members. What works well for them may not work well for you.
A nutritionist can take a look at the overall picture through nutrition coaching and then give you personalized nutritional recommendations. Your goals, lifestyle, physical condition, and medical history need to be considered here.
Traditional plans, programs, and diets cannot give you that individualized approach. They leave you stressed and confused after trying to adapt your lifestyle to their needs when in reality it should be the opposite.
External and internal accountability
Accountability is one of the most important pieces of the lifestyle change puzzle.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve met with a client who kept trying to make changes themselves but just felt that their actions never were what they intended. This is where accountability comes in.
When you participate in nutrition coaching with a registered nutritionist, you automatically receive external accountability. You have a partner to work with and report to who will assist you all the way.
You can also determine exactly how to develop and strengthen your internal accountability. This way, you can keep your new habits and maintain your healthy lifestyle long after your nutrition coaching ends.
It is difficult to change a lifestyle. There’s no way around it. It’s especially difficult when we feel like we’re doing it on our own.
Talking to friends and family members can certainly be helpful, but they are unable to fully understand your situation and immerse themselves in your struggles during these quick venting sessions.
Your registered nutritionist is your contact person, your contact person who understands where you come from, interprets your struggles and reacts with empathy and support.
Customized learning style
Think about it, everyone learns differently. Why are we all using the exact same plans and diets to learn how to adjust our eating and living habits?
Some of us are visual learners, some are auditory while others are kinesthetic. There are even some additional variations within these three categories! Depending on which style of learning is best for you, the way you approach a lifestyle change must in some ways reflect it.
Your nutritionist can determine which approach is best for you after discussing your previous successes, failures, and trends. Nutritional coaching gives you the opportunity to learn in a way that suits you and your needs.
When you work with a registered nutritionist, you are working with a nutritionist.
You will not get advice from an avid nutritionist, physical trainer, or “healthy” friend, but advice from someone trained and trained to spread nutrition knowledge.
This means that you can confidently follow the recommendations you receive knowing that they are both scientific and evidence-based, and not just based on personal experience.
Would you ever ask your friend how to treat kidney disease? Or what physical therapy should you do for your shoulder injury? Of course not. Why should you ask them for nutritional information?
Start nutrition coaching with a registered nutritionist
If you are considering nutrition coaching, you can sign up for a free 10-minute discovery call with one of our registered nutritionists.
We’ll go through your goals as well as your previous food and nutrition experiences to answer all of your questions and determine whether or not we are right for you.