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Weight Loss Nutritionist Near Me

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Weight Loss Nutritionist Near Me

Weight Loss Nutritionist Near Me

What’s the most effective way to lose weight? We’d argue a holistic weight loss plan is the best course of action. When you look at health holistically, you realize all parts of the body are connected and that body weight isn’t just a result of calories burned or types of food eaten.

 

Once you zoom out and see the big picture of weight loss, you can expect to see sustainable results. Everyone wants to lose weight as quickly as possible, but this is actually the wrong approach. Crash dieting only damages your metabolism, leaves you cranky, and may result in binge eating or an eating disorder. 

 

We definitely don’t want that! Instead, work with a weight loss nutritionist near you. Nutritionists (like the amazing ones at Five Journeys) work with your unique situation and create a diet plan that’s customized to your needs.

 

Ready to start feeling energetic and invigorated? Let’s learn more about weight loss nutritionists near you.

 

The Traditional Approach to Weight Loss (and Why It Doesn’t Work)

Does this story sound familiar to you?

 

You want to lose weight, so you take the classic advice to heart: eat less food and start exercising more. 

 

On the surface, a calorie deficit does indeed lead to weight loss. However, our bodies are way more complicated than that.

 

Other factors contribute to your body’s metabolism: gut health, hormones, emotions, sleep, and more.

 

It’s not enough–and definitely not healthy–to cut out food groups or start eating. The traditional dieting programs often result in extreme hunger, binge eating, and damaged metabolisms. 

 

We think there’s a better way to do things: working with a personal nutritionist like the ones at Five Journeys. 

 

Do I Have to Stop Eating Delicious Food With a Weight Loss Nutritionist?

No! There are so many delicious foods out there that fit in with a holistic nutrition plan. The idea is not to cut out any bit of joy from food. Rather, the most successful diets do just the opposite. Again, a good weight loss nutritionist will take a holistic approach to nutrition.

 

For example, many people have mixed emotions about weight loss. Food can cause a lot of anxiety. A nutritionist will aim to make joy part of the eating process, as managing emotions around eating can be extremely helpful.

 

In addition, your weight loss nutritionist will also work with you to find healthy foods you enjoy. You won’t be left on your own to find your own recipes. Instead, your nutritionist will help you develop new and better cooking habits so that your meals end up being tasty and full of excellent vitamins.

 

What to Expect from Your Nutrition Plan

Weight loss nutritionists at Five Journeys have many tools available to create custom food plans. Depending on your unique situation, your health practitioner might choose from the following interventions:

 

  • Adapting to food sensitivities and allergies
  • Promoting gut health
  • Exploring elimination diets
  • Creating specialized diets (paleo, ketogenic, AIP, sugar free, or other)
  • Embracing detoxification programs
  • Encouraging healthy weight management

 

Healthy weight loss isn’t just about calories and carbs. It also means observing gut health, environmental toxins, allergy reactions, and chemical imbalances.

 

Moreover, your nutrition plan will change over time. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all nutrition solutions. There’s no “right answer” when it comes to eating. This means that every few months, your weight loss nutritionist will meet with you to go over your progress. These check-ins keep you focused on your end goals. 

 

Health and vitality are within your reach!

 

Lose Weight the Healthy Way with Five Journeys

Five Journeys is your destination for functional medicine and healthy lifestyle support. Our services go far beyond nutrition and weight loss. And this is great news, especially if you’re trying to lose weight because the human body can be pretty complicated. 

 

Your weight isn’t just connected to what you eat – it could also be connected to genetics, hormones, and many other factors.

 

When you become a client of ours, we will make sure we understand where you’re coming from and what your body needs. Your weight loss nutritionist might recommend additional services to get you into peak health. Because at the end of the day, our goal isn’t to have you lose weight just to lose weight. No, we want you to lose weight in order to live a happy, vibrant life. 

Ready to get started with weight loss? Visit our nearby Five Journeys clinic. At our Newton, MA, location, we offer weight loss nutrition services and a whole lot more. Questions? Reach out to our team!

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