When it comes to weight and weight management, it’s not always about the number you see when you step on a scale. Just because you are within a healthy BMI range it doesn’t mean your food consumption is healthy. And similarly, just because you might have a higher BMI, it doesn’t mean your body is receiving the wrong nutrients. The fact is, people of all sizes and ages can be malnourished and receiving the wrong nutrients that their bodies need to keep them running properly.
Learn More About The Importance Of Good Nutrition
Too often, we find ourselves strictly focusing on our weight. While weight is certainly an important factor to consider when thinking about aspects of our health, it isn’t the only thing we should be thinking about. March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s time to celebrate it by taking a look at your diet and lifestyle to see where you can make some positive changes. If you’re ready to begin managing your weight in a comprehensive and safe way, it’s time to visit NEW You Weight Loss so we can help you find the right solution for your body and individual needs.
How Do I Start To Manage My Diet?
In order to start making a positive change in your diet, it’s important to understand what you are eating. Start paying closer attention to your plate. Are you eating enough protein? Fruits and veggies? Do you have enough fiber in your diet? Are you filling up on too much sugar or other junk food? Not all foods are created equal. A well balanced diet should include a variety of whole grains, fruits and veggies, low fat dairy, and protein filled foods like seafood, eggs, nuts, beans, or lean meats and poultry. Overweight people, underweight people, or even those at their ideal weight can become malnourished due to not eating the right amount and balance of foods. Symptoms of malnutrition can be challenging to pinpoint sometimes, as they include seemingly unrelated things like a weakened immune system, poor appetite, changes in your skin or hair, anxiety, or even changes in your mood. Once you figure out where your food challenges lie, try to make some small changes on your own. Even simple switches can help, like opting for fresh fruit or fruit flavored waters instead of sugary snacks or soda.
What Effect Does Obesity Have On Me?
Being obese can have a lot of negative impacts on your overall health. With over one third of US adults being considered obese, we’re really starting to see more of these negative impacts on our population. Death rates in the US haven’t been going down like they have in the past, with obesity being a contributing factor. With obesity being clearly linked to a number of diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and sleep apnea, among other life altering ailments, it’s clear that both adults and children in this country need to start making some changes.
What Goes Along With A Good Diet?
There is no one right answer as to what your body needs to get into its prime working shape. Depending on your personal circumstances, a new exercise routine might be what you need in conjunction with a healthier diet. Some people need a little bit more assistance in the form of either surgical or non-surgical interventions, both of which NEW You offers.
Before making drastic changes on your own, come visit us for a consultation so we can create the ideal situation for you. We want to make sure that you can reach your ideal weight and nutritional balance and maintain it for the long term. Simply losing weight isn’t enough on its own. It is our goal to teach you how to live the healthiest life possible and keep it up. Make your appointment today and take the first step to a NEW You.