How a Nutritionist Can Help Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 16, 2016

The choices of foods are plentiful. But, that can sometimes be a problem. All of the choices we need to make! You can opt for the healthy green broccoli for a side dish or the yummy French fries. Making these decisions daily, you are bound to select the latter eventually even though you know the veggies are best for your health. Doing this every now and then is okay, but making fatty, high cholesterol foods the staple in your diet is not in your best interest. There is help in the way of a nutritionist.

A nutritionist can look at your overall health and suggest a food plan that will assist you in staying your healthiest. They can spot nutritional deficiencies and point out any food sensitivities/allergies that may be causing you discomfort. They take an assessment of the entire person, not just the foods being consumed. During your meeting with a Nutritionist, they review your past, evaluate your current condition, and then make suggestions on how you can reach your future health goals. Seek out a Nutritionist if you need guidance on how to maintain a healthy weight.

Some healthy eating tips:

  • Mindful Eating: notice how your body feels while eating. Stop eating when you feel satisfied, not overly-full.
  • Ingredients over Numbers: if the ingredients in the food that you will be eating are not good for you, then it really does not matter how many calories it has…it is not a good choice.
  • Drink Water: dehydration can make you choose unhealthy snacks and foods when, in reality, you are simply thirsty.
  • Protein: every meal should have a protein. This will keep you feeling fuller longer and less likely to snack.
  • Use Apps: use the technology out there to help you make good choices. There are apps that can track your calories and eating patterns.
  • Don’t Deny: yes, that sundae looks really, really yummy. Just because you are watching your food choices does not mean that you can’t indulge every now and then. You can modify treats and sweets. Take the sundae for example: skip the hot fudge and add peanuts on top instead.

Sometimes having help in making future choices is best, especially if your weight is affecting your health. The Nutritionists at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates are available for appointments. Call us at 813-975-2800 or schedule an appointment online at

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 16/05/2016

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