Welcome to Fitness Friday!
In January I mentioned my relationship with food and feeling great again, physically. But, the mental side continued to be a struggle. I kept telling myself, “I know what to eat. I know what my body needs to feel my best. It should be simple, right?
Why, then, do I continue to struggle? I haven’t been able to answer that question on my own so I decided to contact a nutritionist.
Why I started working with a nutritionist:
- I’m getting better about not obsessing over every bite, but I still overthink what I eat.
- I struggle with trusting what I know about my body and the foods I eat. I lead myself down a destructive path once before. What’s to stop me from doing that again?
- I need to change my tendency toward restrictive eating especially when I’m stressed.
- An outside perspective might help. What am I missing?
- In all of this I have gained weight that I can’t lose.
I’ve been writing this post in my head for weeks and debating whether or not to share my experience. Honestly, it’s not easy to put this out there in public for all to see. Sharing personal stories sometimes comes with a vulnerability that takes me out of a comfortable place.
If there is a chance that sharing my experience can help even 1 person, it will all be worth it.
What was I looking for in a nutritionist?
- online availability
- knowledge of food allergies/sensitivities (specifically gluten and dairy)
- a focus on plant-based nutrition
- an intuitive “non-diet” approach to nutrition
Let me introduce you to Alex of Delish Knowledge.
Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. She helps clients regain their love of food, find confidence in healthy eating and become ‘diet free’. Specializing in Intuitive Eating, Plant-Based Nutrition and Food Sensitivities and Intolerances, Alex is available for virtual coaching anywhere in the country.
For more information and to contact Alex visit visit: http://delishknowledge.com/services/
5 Reasons To Work With a Nutritionist
You have food allergies or sensitivities and/or digestive problems. A nutritionist can help you determine the foods you’re reacting to and develop a menu plan to ensure you’re receiving adequate nutrients while avoiding the foods your body is sensitive to.
You struggle with disordered eating. As part of a multidisciplinary approach a nutritionist can help challenge your disordered eating thoughts/behaviors to change your perspective and decrease the anxiety around food.
You need to lose or gain weight. A nutritionist can develop lasting weight loss strategies to help you reach and maintain your healthy weight goal.
You want to maintain or improve your sports/fitness performance. A nutritionist can work with you to determine how many calories you burn during workouts and rest, and then develop menu plans that address your active nutrient needs to ensure optimal performance and recovery.
Prevention. A nutritionist can help you sort fact from fiction and identify ways to improve your diet, break unhealthy eating habits, and overcome cravings.
Have you ever considered working with a nutritionist?
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