Weight Loss With a Nutritionist vs. Trying it on Your Own
Have you ever tried to lose weight and ended up really frustrated? If so, you’re not alone – many others have as well. In fact, most people who set out to lose weight don’t reach their goal and end up discouraged. Why is this? The answer is that most people attempt to lose weight alone. Working with a personal trainer can be helpful, especially if they are giving you pointers on diet. But even this is usually very limited in the results it will get for many of us. Exercise is about 20 percent of the weight loss battle, while diet is about 80 percent. And dieting to lose weight can sometimes get very involved, especially after you’ve made real progress.
If you’ve got a significant amount of weight to lose, you may find that while you’ll lose weight easily initially, progress will get more and more difficult as you continue. This is where a nutritionist is really helpful. Below, we’ll look briefly at a few ways a nutritionist can help you avoid many of the pitfalls of weight loss and reach your goals faster than anyone can when doing it alone.
The Fine Details of Your Diet
It’s not hard to lose an initial five or ten pounds. Simply cleaning up the diet a bit by eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting down on portion size can accomplish this. But that won’t get you to your goal. In order to continue losing weight rapidly, you’re going to need to make some changes to your diet, in a healthy way, and many of these changes may require expertise that most folks simply don’t have. For example, timing of meals, portion size, water intake, and unrealized sugar intake will need to be addressed. When you eat, how much, and what unknown ingredients may be lurking in your food are some details of a finely tuned diet that you may need hep with. Additionally, there are certain foods that boost metabolism, provide low-sugar energy sources, and keep your insulin in check which a nutritionist can add into your diet in a way that will be doable for you.
An experienced weight loss nutritionist can also help with food allergies and similar issues which might be impacting your ability to lose weight. They can also point you to the right supplements and help you avoid supplements that have harmful ingredients or side effects.
Non-Diet Related Factors
Many folks have difficulty with weight loss for reasons that have nothing at all to do with their diet. They may be eating all the right things, at the right portion size, and at the right time, and yet still can’t break through a plateau. This is very frustrating! It could be that your quality of sleep or sleep duration is interfering with your ability to lose weight. You may not be eating soon enough after waking up in the morning, which can slow your metabolism down. Or maybe you have a hormonal imbalance which is hindering you. An experienced weight loss nutritionist can help you identify problems like these and point you in the right direction to get them resolved so you can continue to make progress.
Accountability and Motivation
This is perhaps the most important reason to work with a nutritionist. Knowing what to eat and how to design your meal plan is essential, but the most effective meal plan in the world is useless without the accountability and motivation required to follow through. A nutritionist can keep you on track by helping you stay focused on the goal, by helping you avoid discouraging set-backs and plateaus and helping you press through them if they do occur, and by staying in contact with you to keep you accountable. They provide the support and community aspect of weight loss that is every bit as important as the science behind successful weight loss.
Weight Loss Nutritionists at The NYC Weightloss Solutions
The weight loss nutritionists at The NYC Weightloss Solutions can provide you with a finely tuned meal plan that addresses any special dietary needs or weight loss difficulties you may have. But just as important, we place an enormous amount of focus on the need to provide a supportive community in which our clients can benefit from the accountability and motivation we all need to succeed at something as difficult as losing a significant amount of weight. If you’re tired of trying to figure it all out on your own, then the folks at The NYC Weightloss Solutions would love to hear from you today! Contact us for your free consultation at (212) 759-8118 or click the link below. We’re looking forward to walking with you on your weight loss journey, and to celebrating with you when you reach your new weight!Click Here to Schedule Your Free Consultation