How can a dietitian help me lose weight?

A dietitian can help one to lose weight by developing a plan and specific foods that will be most beneficial to increase lean muscle tissue and burn unwanted fat. Sharecare has many wonderful dietician's to interact with that will answer any nutrition and caloric need questions you have to help reach your weight loss goals. 

Kelly Currier
Nutrition & Dietetics
A Registered Dietitian has the knowledge to help you estimate your calorie needs based on your lifestyle and exercise levels. While fad diets may work for some people temporarily, they are usually too general to meet everyone's individual needs for long term success. Also, some of these diets can be dangerous to your health by omitting certain nutrients or recommending too much of one macronutrient. A Registered Dietitian will get to know you and your needs before making any recommendations. Meeting with a Registered Dietitian is the most sound way to get expert nutrition advice when seeking dietary changes.
Melissa Joy Dobbins
Nutrition & Dietetics
More like a "coach" than the "food police", dietitians are skilled in helping people find ways to make small changes in lifestyle behaviors that can result in long-term weight control success.  By exploring your individual food and activity habits, a dietitian can help you identify habits that may be sabotaging your weight control efforts, and then work with you to set realistic and attainable goals that will help you cut back on excess calories and burn more calories through activity.   
Elizabeth Berry
Nutrition & Dietetics
A Registered Dietitian will look at you as an individual and your weight loss in the context of your life, past and present.  There is no one size fits all approach.  A regirstered dietitian will work with you to determine what will be most helpful to you.
Alberta Scruggs
Nutrition & Dietetics

A dietitian will help you lose weight by taking individual factors (age, weight, etc.), and determining an approximate amount of kcalories needed each day. The dietitian will provide evidenced-based nutrition information that has proven results when a client puts in the work and effort. The dietitian will meet you "where you are" and remind you that your weight didn't show up all at once, nor will it leave instantly. The dietitian will help you determine a realistic meal plan you can live with, by helping you identify specific dietary changes needed for success. The dietitian can help you lose weight the healthy way because she or he is the "food and nutrition expert".

Shraddha Chaubey
Nutrition & Dietetics

A registered dietitian can perform your comprehensive health and nutrition assessment then can come up with an appropriate plan for you to lose weight in a healthy way and to keep that weight off in long term.

Lynn Grieger
Nutrition & Dietetics
A dietitian can help you lose weight by reviewing the weight loss methods you've used in the past, evaluating your current situation, and helping you set specific, realistic, goals to gradually change your behavior to lead to lasting weight loss. Some dietitians are also certified exercise professionals, and can help you develop physical activity programs.
Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics

There are so many ways a registered dietitian can help you lose weight - it is a very individual process. What works for some, may not work for others. The dietitian will look at many aspects of your life, formulate an eating plan around your likes and dislikes, and help you remove roadblocks that are in your way.

Dietitians will separate facts from fiction and help you better understand what you can do to achieve your weight loss goals. Dietitians often work with fitness professionals to help you combine a diet and fitness program that leads to long term success.

Ximena Jimenez
Nutrition & Dietetics
A registered dietitian will tailor a healthy eating plan based on your current weight, eating habits, medical history and physical activity. A dietitian will not give you a crash diet but a meal plan that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.
Ruth Frechman
Nutrition & Dietetics
A registered dietitian is the best qualified professional to help you lose weight. An RD will look at your food intake and your physical activity level and then make recommendations, so that you achieve variety, balance, and moderation. Most of all, a registered dietitian will not put you on a "diet". Slowly changing your habits will become a lifestyle that can be maintained forever. Eating healthy foods and increasing physical activity, will not only help you lose weight, it can help you look and feel your best. 
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Registered dietitians (R.D.s) are acknowledged professionals uniquely trained to advise you on diet, food, and nutrition. They can separate fact from fiction and healthy eating plans from unsafe diets, and translate the science of nutrition into healthy food choices. They can help you become more aware of your eating behaviors, and they can help you to understand where the extra calories have come from that have resulted in your weight gain.

Dietitians are experts on providing practical information about how to change your individual diet into a healthier lifestyle. Dietitians give client-centered care, so whether you don&apost know where to begin or are well versed in nutrition and just need a hand, they are able to assess your needs and get you on the road to manageable weight loss and improved health and wellness. To find a registered dietician in your area go to the websites of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or Dietitians of Canada.

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