Jumpstart Your Weight-loss Plan with Nutritional Counseling

Losing weight often feels like an uphill battle, especially if you’re often inundated with conflicting pieces of advice. 

The statistics don’t look good either: One-third of Americans go on a diet each year, yet obesity rates continue to rise. 

So what should you do to find a long-term solution to your weight issues?

Our team at Bethel Family Medicine in Brockton, Massachusetts, uses clinical research to back up all of the dietary recommendations we make, and we provide personalized dietary advice to maximize your weight loss. 

Read on to learn more about our approach to nutritional counseling.

Losing weight with nutritional counseling 

Weight loss is more than just calories in and calories out. Sure, you may be able to shed some pounds by eating less food, but processed foods come with many downsides, including a poor nutritional profile and pro-inflammatory ingredients such as corn syrup, sugar, and trans fats. 

With nutritional counseling, you not only lose weight in the short term, but you also learn how to read labels and make healthier choices on a daily basis for the rest of your life. Having a specialist on your side can also help you find delicious recipes made from fresh ingredients that your entire family can enjoy. 

At Bethel Family Medicine, we offer a 12-week weight loss program that teaches you how to get rid of the extra weight and keep it off for life. 

Beyond the scale: how nutrition relates to your overall health

Weight gain is a symptom of a more complex issue. Your body breaks down what you eat into nutrients that feed every cell in your body. Therefore, if your diet lacks nutrients and antioxidants, you have a higher chance of putting your body in a pro-inflammatory state.

Inflammation is linked to many conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. 

Aside from inflammation, a diet high in sugar may promote cancer cell proliferation, as many cancer cells ferment glucose to survive even in the presence of oxygen. 

Keep in mind that all carbohydrates are broken down into sugars in the body, and not all foods filled with carbohydrates taste sweet. 

Learn more about nutritional counseling 

Many of our patients come to us so they can fit into their old pair of pants. However, what causes many of them to stick with us are the health benefits they see after following our program.

Our specialist looks at your medical history and tailors your diet to address issues such as high cholesterol and high blood sugar levels. So if you’re ready to make a change this year, contact us to schedule an appointment and find out more about our nutritional counseling program. 

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