19th October, 2010
There are many things we want to achieve during our life. There are the long term goals and life plans such as having a successful career, having children, travelling etc. Then there are the smaller, more short term goals such as losing weight, getting healthy, running a marathon etc.
For a healthy, long, fulfilling life, good nutrition is essential. It can prevent illnesses, improve confidence and promote general good health and all the benefits that go with this.
However, nutrition can also help with achieving certain goals, such as:
- Losing weight
- Gaining weight
- Improving general health, eating healthier
- Completing a sporting challenge
- Taking up a new hobby
The size and scale of the goal is irrelevant – a nutritionist can help with shedding a few pounds to loosing a few stone, from being able to run to the end of the road to running a marathon – it all depends on the individual. No one should feel that their goal is pointless, or compare it to others’. One of the biggest benefits of having a nutritionist is that it is a one-on-one situation, tailored specifically to the individual’s needs to fit in with their pace, time constraints and lifestyle.
A nutritionist also gives long-lasting results, suggesting new habits that are easily maintainable and easy to fit into hectic routines. They will devise plans that are not too strenuous, building up gradually to avoid injury and any initial results that are difficult to maintain.
Another invaluable quality a nutritionist can provide is motivation, and will able to help spur you on. Often the main goal will be broken down into several smaller steps and goals. Every time one of these steps is reached it provides renewed motivation and determination to continue onto the next one, making the challenge seem like a series of small peaks rather than one intimidating mountain.
Conversely, a nutritionist will also know when you’ve reached your limit, and when to take a break. They can recognise any signs of potential injury, and help deal with them to make sure injuries do not develop. They will be able to work out each individual’s thresholds and levels, and tailor the plan accordingly. A nutritionist can help suggest what achievable goals for each individual are, and over what kind of time frame. Often we crave instant results through crash diets or exercising too regularly and not allowing the body to recover. However, inevitably, these results do not last, and end up back at square one. A nutritionist will prevent this from happening.
Achieving our goals is what makes life interesting and helps us progress. Having a nutritionist on hand will provide a healthy, safe and maintainable way of doing this, offering invaluable advice and life-long methods of change.
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