Nutrition

My Fit Body 360

Health and Wellness Center located in Washington, MI

Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated, but figuring out how to make healthy eating part of your everyday routine can be challenging. The wellness and fitness professionals at My Fit Body 360 in Washington, Michigan, provide men and women with the guidance to eat right so they can getting the nutritional results they’ve been looking for. The team learns more about you, making sure they understand what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past, so you find lasting success now and in the future. To schedule a consultation, call or use the online booking tool today.

Nutrition Q & A

What does a nutritionist do?

A nutritionist is trained to provide advice on what to eat so you can live a healthier life or achieve specific health goals. In addition to weight loss, the team can help you deal with dietary restrictions related to certain conditions, such as reducing your salt intake if you have high blood pressure or lowering your blood sugar if you have diabetes.

An important aspect of nutrition is that you can realistically follow the professionals’ advice and will feel equipped to make the right food choices for your needs. You may have some idea of what foods you should stay away from and what foods you need more of, but not know what that means from day to day and meal to meal.

Working with My Fit Body 360 will involve setting goals for your diet and overall health and developing a plan to follow them.

How is nutrition different from dieting?

Dieting can help you lose weight quickly, but you probably won’t keep it off for very long, and the temporary weight loss is unlikely to help with health problems related to weight and food intake.

By nature, diets aren’t something you can stick to for very long, and your body will quickly readjust to its previous weight as soon as you stop the diet. Plus, dropping pounds isn’t the same thing as being healthy.

Nutrition, however, is about eating healthy as a lifestyle, taking control of what you eat and developing good habits that last.

Unlike dieting, nutrition also looks at the factors that influence the way you eat. You may find that you eat out of stress, or snack while at work. As your nutrition coach, a team member will help you identify these behaviors and figure out ways to correct them, whether that means finding an outlet for stress that doesn’t involve eating or working together to find healthy snacks you enjoy.

What will happen during my first nutrition coaching session?

To get a big-picture idea of your health and eating habits, and to help you set realistic goals, your initial visit will include a DEXA exam (which measures your body composition), RMR test (resting metabolic rate), and a consultation on the total macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) you need per day.

Throughout your time in nutrition coaching, you will keep a journal on your food choices, and receive recipes, help with meal prep, and tips to help you manage the challenges of eating healthy. To get started, call to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool, and feel free to ask questions!