Nutrition Counseling Specialist

Eze Health Center

Medical Weight Loss & Primary Care Practice located in Waldorf, MD

If you’ve been feeling fatigued, out of sorts, or unwell, chances are your diet is at the root of your malaise. Chinyere Eze and her team of medical experts at Eze Health Center in Waldorf, Maryland, offer nutritional counseling services to help you ensure that you’re eating the right food for your personal health and wellness needs. Call to schedule a consultation today to learn more about nutritional counseling and how it can improve your wellness.

Nutrition Counseling Q & A

What is nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling is a service that studies your diet and the way it affects your health and wellness. Many people rely on convenience foods that are full of empty calories, creating nutritional deficiencies that cause a variety of issues, such as obesity, hair loss, fatigue, or gastrointestinal distress.

In fact, many common health conditions can be managed and prevented with effective nutrition counseling and dietary changes. Nutritional counseling is an important part of a holistic approach to health, because what you put into your body as fuel has a tremendous effect on how your body functions.

What happens during a nutritional counseling session?

Ms. Eze requests that you keep a food diary for several days before your appointment. You should eat normally and keep track of everything. This helps her understand your current situation. She may also request that you have blood work completed before your session to reveal any issues like high cholesterol or glucose levels.

When you meet, Ms. Eze talks to you about your wellness, asking questions about your sleep, energy levels, and other health indicators. She checks your weight and BMI and examines your skin, hair, and eyes. When she combines her physical assessment with the results of your blood work and information in your food diary, she can identify nutritional deficiencies.

Ms. Eze works with you to create a diet plan that will help you to feel healthier and improve your overall well-being. Initially, you may find the diet restrictive, but this is important to detoxify your body and flush out any toxins left from poor dietary habits. After your initial detox period, more foods are reintroduced to your diet. She also offers customized vitamins and supplements to make sure that your body has everything it needs for optimal functionality.

Am I going to have to give up my favorite foods?

Initially, yes, you will probably have to give up your favorite foods. Over time, you reintroduce a wider variety of foods into your diet; however, you may find that the sweet treats you once craved may have lost their appeal. Not only will they taste too sweet, but when you eat them you’ll notice the negative effect they have on your body.

If you’re ready to improve your wellness with customized nutritional counseling, call to make an appointment today.