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Side Effects of Working with a Dietitian Nutritionist

Updated: Jan 13

It’s a little bit of tooting our own horn… but the facts don’t lie!

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Be Careful - working with a Dietician may have the following side effects :

- Increased confidence in yourself and your food choices

- Better sleep

- Less food guilt and more enjoyment when eating

- Fewer cravings

- Increased energy

- Stronger connection with your body

- More weight loss than those who don't work with a Dietitian? That's right, women who lose weight while seeing a Dietitian are actually more successful. Researchers found that people who used a dietitian lost an average of 2.6 pounds while those who didn't use a dietitian gained 0.5 pounds.

- Saving a lot of money!

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That’s right!! Some may get sticker shock, BUT there is tons of value in working with a Dietitian.

It is an initial investment, that, at the end of it all, ends up costing you very little!

Let’s look at how. Some examples:

- The average Canadian spends nearly $6,000 a year on food… add some kids and a partner, you end up spending over $12,000/year!

- We throw out a lot of food as Canadians… A study from the University of Guelph found that Canadians waste around 40% of their groceries. That much waste is like throwing away $3,000/year. Or another way to look at it is if you buy 10 bags of groceries each week, you may as well leave 4 bags in the parking lot!

- Most Canadians spend ~30% of their food costs on eating out. That ends up being between $150-300 per month ($1,800-2,600 per year).

- Food costs are on the upswing. Over the past year, food costs in Canada have risen by 2-4% which is an added $487 per year for the average family of 4.

- None of these numbers so far include our love for alcohol and coffee either… If you get a $5 coffee five days a week, that’s $100 dollars a month = $1200-$1820/year. Definitely keep drinking your coffee, but this is your reminder that the drive-through can really add up (WAY more than we realize!!).

- The average Canadian household spends $286 a month on clothing & clothing maintenance. That's $3,432/year from buying, giving away, buying new clothes again as your weight fluctuates.

- None of these costs include personal care & healthcare like meds, supplements, health professionals or treatments that we can potentially reduce through balanced & holistic change.

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Most of my clients have SAVED money by incorporating systems to plan meals, shop smarter, AND they aren’t wasting money on jumping on every new diet trend & quitting 2-3 weeks later!

Dietitians can do a lot for you, and you’ll see the ripple effects in so many parts of your life… including your wallet!

At Edge Nutrition, we have the best Dietitian Nutritionists for weight loss and PCOS as well as the tools and knowledge to help you achieve your goals, so call today or visit our website to schedule your a free Clarity call with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!


Letisha Hodges is a registered dietitian nutritionist with 7 years of experience in women’s health, healthy relationships with food, weight management, and PCOS. Follow her on Instagram & Facebook, or join our email list for more helpful tips.

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