Nutrition Isn’t Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals

Nutrition Isn’t Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals

If you feel more depleted than energized after a few weeks of dieting, or you notice your hair falling out or your nails getting weaker, you may be the victim of a diet low in nutrients. 

Although “nutrition” and “dieting” are often used interchangeably, there’s a world of difference between following guidelines backed by science and following a random diet. 

Diets that focus on a calorie deficit may help you lose weight. However, they can also come with the risk of nutritional deficiencies. 

Providing nutritional guidance to enhance health and help our patients lose weight is a big part of what we do at Ovation Women's Wellness. We can help you understand the pitfalls of dieting and teach you how to avoid the yo-yo effect. 

Understanding nutritional counseling 

Our experts focus on nutrition in a way that maximizes the number of nutrients you get through your diet. We tailor these macronutrients to meet your goals. 

In some cases, our nutritional approach may focus on minimizing the effect of certain chronic conditions impacted by what you eat, such as diabetes and heart disease. 

For example, if you’re suffering from diabetes, our experts may suggest switching to low glycemic foods to ensure your blood sugar stays stable throughout the day.

How dieting is different 

Dieting is often associated with weight loss. Most popular diets focus on reducing the calories you take in, but these diets can be dangerous, as they may also lead to deficiencies, hunger, lack of energy, and eventually failure to maintain the lost weight. 

Yo-yo dieting, especially with a low protein diet, can lead to loss of muscle mass, which can further slow down your metabolism and make you more likely to gain weight than lose it. 

Our experts use their knowledge of nutrition to develop a plan that’s both low in calories and sufficient for all your nutritional needs. In certain cases, we may recommend supplements to ensure you don’t develop any deficiencies and don’t feel tired or depleted. 

Learn how you can make your weight loss journey easier 

Aside from providing nutritional counseling, our experts can help you in a number of ways to lose weight, including testing for hormone imbalances that may slow down your metabolism and figuring out a workout plan that works for you.

Fair warning: once you reach your healthy weight, you may notice that your skin didn’t make the transition well. If cellulite, loose skin, or stretch marks concern you, our specialists can offer soundwave therapy to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of your skin. Schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you.

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