Many of us have heard the phrase “You are what you eat,” but do we really take the time to understand the true meaning behind it? Proper nutrition is a crucial component of living a healthy lifestyle, but with so much conflicting information out there, it can be overwhelming to navigate on your own. This is where the benefits of seeing a nutritionist come in.
If you’re on the fence about investing in a nutritionist, keep reading to learn about the benefits that will help change your mind. It’s a little bit of tooting our own horn… but the facts don’t lie!
Unlock the Secret to Optimal Health: The Incredible Benefits of A Dietitian
There are so many benefits of seeing a Nutritionist, it was hard to narrow the list down but here are the most common benefits that our clients share with us!
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 (1).
Increased confidence in yourself and your food choices
One of the greatest advantages of working with a nutritionist is gaining a better understanding of what your body needs. A nutritionist can help identify any deficiencies or imbalances, and recommend the right foods to fuel your body. By learning what foods work best for you, you’ll become more confident in your food choices and feel empowered to make healthier decisions.
Did you know that there’s a strong connection between our diet and sleep patterns? Many people struggle with getting a good night’s sleep, but by working with a nutritionist, you’ll be able to identify any dietary factors that may be impacting your sleep. With the right tools and support, you can optimize your diet for better sleep quality.
Less food guilt and more enjoyment when eating
It’s common to feel guilty after indulging in our favorite foods, but a nutritionist can help change that mindset. By focusing on balance and moderation, you’ll learn to enjoy your favorite foods without guilt. Together, you’ll evaluate your relationship with food and develop a positive and sustainable approach to eating.
It’s no secret that cravings can be a major roadblock to sticking to a healthy diet. However, a nutritionist can help you identify the root causes of these cravings and provide you with strategies to manage them. With a personalized plan, you’ll be able to gradually reduce your cravings and make healthier food choices.
Feeling sluggish or fatigued throughout the day? A nutritionist can help you uncover any nutritional deficiencies that may be contributing to low energy levels. By making the right dietary changes, you’ll be amazed at the difference in your energy levels and overall wellbeing.
Saving a lot of money!
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:
Lower Grocery Bill With Meal Planning Or Prepping
- According to Canada’s Food Price Report 2023, the average Canadian family of four was estimated to spend up to $14,76736 a year on food in 2022.
- With the inflation we are all experiencing, these numbers are likely higher in 2023. Food costs are on the upswing. The food price report also stated that the estimated food price increase for 2022 was 5-7% but the observed price was 10.2% on average.
- Because of the food price increase, the average Canadian family of 4 was found to spend $15,222.80 on food (an increase of $455.44 for the year).
- This report is predicting that the average family of 4 will spend $16,288.41 in 2023 (an increase of $1065.50 vs. 2022). Note that this number only uses a very conservative estimate of 5% food waste.
- 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 (2).
- If we compare this to the average spent on food per year, that much waste is like throwing away $6,515.36 in 2023.
- 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!
Eating Out Less
Most Canadians spend ~30% of their food costs on eating out. A report from Stats Canada found that Canadians spent an average of 27% of food costs on eating out which ends up being $2775 per year or $230 per month in 2019.
None of these costs include personal care & healthcare like meds, supplements, health professionals, or treatments that we can potentially reduce through balanced & holistic change. 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! Our meal-planning services come with grocery lists and recipes that can help you reduce both food waste and your grocery bills!
But sometimes knowing the benefits of a Dietitian is just one piece of the puzzle. Sometimes you need more guidance in how to find a plan or dietitian that is the best fit for you, read a few of our blogs to learn more!
- 5 Tips To Find A Dietitian That Is A Good Fit For You
- What To Look For In A PCOS Meal Plan
- How Will A Nutritionist Help Me
- Which Type of Online Nutrition Programs Is Right For You
Seeing a nutritionist is a great investment in your health, both physically and mentally. By working with a professional, you’ll gain a better understanding of your body’s needs and learn how to optimize your diet for optimal health. You’ll experience increased confidence, better sleep, less food guilt, fewer cravings, increased energy, and more weight loss. So why not make the investment in yourself today? It’s time to take control of your health and well-being.
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 free Clarity call with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!
- Molly Jacobs and others, Sharing the ‘weight’ of obesity management in primary care: integration of registered dietitian nutritionists to provide intensive behavioural therapy for obesity for Medicare patients, Family Practice, Volume 38, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 18–24, https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmaa006
- Gooch, M., A. Felfel, and N. Marenick (2010). Food waste in Canada: Opportunities to increase the competitiveness of Canada’s agri-food sector, while simultaneously improving the environment. November. Available online at https://vcm-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Food-Waste-in-Canada-112410.pdf