Deciding to speak to a professional about nutrition can do more for you than just improve your diet. Nutritionists train for years to help advise you on how to get the most from your food, but it won’t just affect your waistline.
Boosting your mood
We’re all aware of the link between food and feelings (emotional eating) and the mantra ‘good food = good mood’ isn’t wrong. A nutritionist can help you identify which foods can boost your mood in the long term and still provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need. Depression and anxiety are strongly affected by what you eat so it’s worth getting this right and feeling happier.
Do you feel tired a lot? Do you seem to rely on caffeine or energy tablets to get through the day? We have more stressful, hectic lifestyles than our ancestors and our bodies can struggle to cope, leaving us feeling tired either emotionally, physically or both. Adjusting your diet could completely transform this, leaving you feeling energised and more positive too. Plus, you’d save money in the long run as you’d no longer need that regular coffee fix or those pricey energy supplements.
Support & inspiration
Food plans, diets and healthy eating ideas are everywhere now. But sticking to a new routine and staying inspired can be a struggle. A nutritionist can be like a personal trainer – they keep you motivated, find ways to vary things up a little, and offer you support when you need it. They also look into your family history, allergies, likes and dislikes to create a tailored plan for you – one you’re much more likely to stick to.
Preventative measures against illness
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, the right foods can actually act as preventative measures for some diseases and boost your immune system against illnesses like the common cold. A nutritionist can help you easily identify these health-boosting foods, and help incorporate them into your daily diet.