Are you not feeling great? Can’t pinpoint what’s wrong? A good place to start is with your nutrition and diet.
Food can be our medicine, or it can harm – what’s awesome about our diets is that we control it, so we can always change them, which can change how we feel.
Food nutrition is key in helping us maintain overall body functions and day-to-day health no matter our age. The healthier and more balanced we eat, the better we will feel overall. With a nutritious diet, you can better keep sicknesses at bay, maintain a healthy weight, determine how your children will develop, and even extend your life. With a poor diet, you can get to a unhealthy weight and increase your risk for many health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and more.
Now, if you’re just dying for that chocolate-glazed doughnut, don’t deprive yourself – it’s OK to indulge yourself in a treat from time to time. Moderation is key when it comes to a proper diet. You should also try not to term foods as “good” or “bad.” Instead, just educate yourself that some foods are higher calorically and have little to no nutritional value and shouldn’t be the bulk of your diet.
Every person is unique, which means every person’s nutritional needs will vary. A diet plan that works for one person may not work for another.
Your nutritional plan will vary based on your age, gender, weight, activity levels, environmental pollution, stress levels, genetics, current or past conditions, allergies, goals, and more.
To know what diet or nutrition is best and right for you, your best bet is to meet with a nutritionist. He/she can figure out if your diet is causing you to feel not well. You could be gluten sensitive and not know it! Or, you could have a food allergy. Or, you could be eating too much or too little.
A qualified nutritionist can help you get right on track with your nutritional needs with a nutrition evaluation. A nutritionist will look at your entire diet. He/she will also run any necessary tests to see if you have any allergies or digestion issues. After an assessment, a nutritionist will let you know what changes would be best to make for you to feel better and/or reach certain goals.
Changing your diet and adapting new foods or eliminating others isn’t easy for many people. It’s OK if your diet isn’t fixed overnight! No one expects that of you. Start to slowly make changes, and eventually your new diet will be on point! A more gradual change will be less shocking to the body, as well. You will start to slowly feel better, your clothes may feel better, your test results will read better, you will feel more motivation to be healthy, etc. And remember, you can always talk to your nutritionist about any tweaks or concerns with the plan along the way.
Nutritionist Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, Florida can help you feel better and make positive changes in your life with a nutrition evaluation and plan. It’s always a good time to make a change!
Call Kaster Chiropractic and Associates to schedule your nutrition evaluation today at 239-332-2555 or visit us online at www.drkasters.com to learn more about Dr. Kaster, his practice and all the ways he can help you.