How can a dietician help with weight loss after menopause?

A dietician can help in many ways. The first and foremost is to help you understand how weight loss is married to an understanding of energy-in vs. energy-out. When we become clear on this concept it makes losing weight less emotional and more empirical.

 A dietician can help us formulate a plan to take in just enough energy (food) to keep us satisfied while also losing the weight that we want to lose. A dietician also will help pick the foods that will work best within our particular set of circumstances including dealing with specific food allergies, tastes, balancing nutrient intake, energy needs etc. A dietician can play a critical role in helping a person understand the foods they eat, make better choices and keep their eye on the goal whether its weight loss, energy increase, or an overall benefit to health.

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine

Dieticians can help educate those that want to eat healthier and make better food choices. Simple awareness of recommended serving sizes can help with portion control. Understanding what foods provide the greatest nutritional value for the calories will improve long-term health. Sometimes a dietician can also provide healthy and good-tasting recipes to try to keep variety in your diet.

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