Nutritionists in New York, NY
Nutritionists located in New York, NY
Why should I see a registered dietician or nutritionist?
There are many reasons that you should see a registered dietician. Overall, a registered dietician can help you improve your health and wellness naturally by helping you adapt what and how you eat to meet your individual needs.
Some of the most common reasons patients see a registered dietician include:
Did you know that you can help manage chronic health issues such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure by changing your diet? A registered dietician offers education and support to help you make dietary choices to keep your blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol, blood pressure, hormone levels, and more at optimal levels.
Weight loss and weight gain
If you need or want to lose or gain weight, a registered dietician can help you examine your current eating habits and identify where you can make small changes for sustainable weight loss. In addition, they can help you create delicious and fulfilling meal plans to keep you satisfied and on track toward your goals, ensuring that you consume all the nutrients your body needs.
Food sensitivities and allergies
A registered dietician provides education about nutrition, ranging from reading food labels to determining if any vitamins or supplements are needed. In addition, they offer thorough consultations and support to help you understand your sensitivity or allergy and how to identify both safe and dangerous foods.
If you are considering changing the way you eat, perhaps giving up animal products, or trying a ketogenic diet, a registered dietician can help you learn about how your decision will impact your diet and life. They offer advice and support to help you make the dietary adjustments and ensure you consume all the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
Your diet affects your athletic performance. Whether you’re a professional or training for a race, you can adjust your diet to support peak performance, maintain energy levels, and keep your joints, muscles, and connective tissue strong and healthy.
What are the benefits of proper nutrition?
Proper nutrition is critical to protecting and maintaining your health and wellness. Your body needs various nutrients to:
- Keep your skin, teeth, and eyes healthy
- Support muscle health
- Boost immunity
- Strengthen bones
- Maintain digestive system function
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Support healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding
Proper nutrition also lowers your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and some cancers. Overall, it can help you lead a long and healthy life.
What should I expect during an appointment with a clinical nutritionist?
At Maiden Lane Medical, Ariana Ward, MS, RD, counsels and educates patients on various topics and medical problems. For example, she educates patients about nutrition therapy for their chronic disease and dietary recommendations for their goals. In addition, she helps patients create and achieve measurable, realistic, achievable goals. Each consultation is tailored to the patient’s unique needs, but some of the activities that take place during an initial session include:
- Obtaining diet history and reviewing usual dietary habits
- Discussing health goals
- Diet education
- Creating meal plans, grocery lists, as well as reviewing recipe ideas and portion sizes
Ariana offers telehealth appointments and is available some evenings and weekends. Contact Maiden Lane Medical today to schedule your nutrition consultation.
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