Importance of Good Nutrition
Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
The Impact of Nutrition on Your Health
Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States: about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.
The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages, often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain. Dietary habits established in childhood often carry into adulthood, so teaching children how to eat healthy at a young age will help them stay healthy throughout their life.
The link between good nutrition and healthy weight reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthily, you'll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it's easier than you think!
Excerpt from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
What We Do
First, you’ll start with an initial consultation where we’ll ask you lots of questions to get to know you better. We want to know what a typical day is like for you, any specific cravings you have often, sleep duration and quality, stress levels, past history with nutrition and dieting, medications and supplements, etc. Our questions are designed to give us a clear picture of where you are now. Then, we’ll talk about what you want to improve or accomplish and your ultimate goals. Our job is to help you bridge that gap between where you are now and where you want to be using the right nutrition designed for your body and your lifestyle.
How We Do It
Once we have your history, goals, and a clear picture of where you want to be, we will be able to design a program to fit your needs. Depending on your needs, we have vitamin and nutritional supplements to aid your progress as well as the ability to design an eating program for you that consists of prepared and frozen meals. Preparation of meals using clean, healthy foods can be time consuming so many of our patients find that the prepared meals, including snacks, takes all the guesswork out of becoming healthy and because everything is prepared, flash frozen, and ready for you to heat (or thaw) and eat, it is much easier to stick with your plan!
What we won’t do is just hand you a meal plan and say “eat this.”!
Instead, we’ll give you new and fresh ideas, teach you the “why” behind our recommendations, and get you living your best life.