National Nutrition Month: Reasons It’s the Perfect Time for You to Start Nutrition Counseling

A functional nutritionist having a visit with one of her clients.A functional nutritionist having a visit with one of her clients.

In the 1970s, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics organized National Nutrition Week to highlight the transformative impact of making wholesome food choices, encouraging people to turn to qualified dietitians and nutritionists for guidance on how to develop and stick with a healthy eating plan. This week-long celebration eventually evolved into a month-long observance—the National Nutrition Month that we know today—in response to the burgeoning public interest in nutrition.

In light of the health observance, Dr. Catherine Oseni, one of the most trusted functional nutritionists in Weatherford, Texas, encourages everyone desiring to achieve optimal health and well-being to embark on a nutritional counseling journey with her.

Below are just a few of the many reasons nutritional counseling is one of the wisest decisions you can make for your health—the same reasons you will want to consider it today. Let’s check them out.

Shedding the Excess Pounds and Keeping Them Off for Good

The market is replete with weight-loss programs that promise dramatic results, but only a very few of these are effective, and some may even be harmful to your health. If you want a steady and safe way to lose weight, getting nutritional counseling could be your best path forward.

Dr. Catherine can help you set an achievable and healthy weight-loss plan. She will first assess your overall health and current diet. After the evaluation, Dr. Catherine will then recommend a suitable weight-loss plan for you, which can consist of behavioral and lifestyle recommendations, functional foods, tailored exercise programs, and pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Your program will be first based on your needs, then your preferences.

Effective Management and Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Poor nutrition is one of the main risk factors for chronic diseases. Through nutritional counseling, Dr. Catherine can help you prevent or manage chronic diseases by providing you with a better understanding of how nutrition works and how your body reacts to unhealthy food. As you get more and more cognizant of the ill effects of unhealthy food on your body, you will begin to crave for it less. You will start to realize why you can only down your favorite chocolate milkshake every so often: sugar causes inflammation and weight gain, which can make you susceptible to diabetes.

Dr. Catherine can also guide you through making food choices in the context of your current health condition. For example, if you have hypertension, Dr. Catherine will likely advise that you cut down on your sodium consumption to help you manage your blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease and/or stroke. She may also recommend that you avoid foods loaded with saturated fat.

A Healthier, Happier You

Diligently attending nutritional counseling sessions with Dr. Catherine essentially means getting equipped with knowledge on the habits that will steer your health in the right direction. As you incorporate reasonable, consistent, and wholesome changes to your diet and lifestyle, you will slowly notice that these small changes have turned into habits that contribute to a much healthier and happier you.

To learn more about the wonders nutritional counseling can do for your overall health and well-being, schedule your appointment with Dr. Catherine Oseni today. Contact our staff here at Alpha Care Wellness Center at (817) 550-6332, or you may fill out this appointment request form. We also offer virtual care consultation, so you can have access to Dr. Catherine’s expert advice when an in-office appointment is not possible.



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