Special diet to manage a medical condition
If you’ve been advised to make dietary changes to maintain health, it can feel daunting. There’s nothing easy about changing a lifetime of eating habits. If you’re too overwhelmed and choose to do nothing, you’re medical status may suffer. But if you charge into action and adopt a restrictive diet or a drastically different healthier eating style, there’s a high probability you’ll go back to your old habits.
A better approach is not to scrap your current diet, but to use it as home base. You have individual food preferences, just like everyone else. It’s important to eat foods that provide enjoyment and satisfaction. We’ll work together to make small, healthful shifts in your current diet while including foods you hold valuable.
My goal is for you to feel empowered to enjoy food in a way that also supports your health.
A few conditions that can be managed through diet:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Heart Disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- High Cholesterol
- Weight Fluctuations
Special diet for food allergies or Celiac disease
Unless you’re a seasoned pro having lived with these conditions, you may feel like a duck out of water. Your diagnosis is probably the result of an adverse allergic reaction or feeling ill for a period of time. You want to avoid experiencing these symptoms again, but you may feel unprepared. It’s important for you to feel safe around food. I can help you can make informed food choices so you can eat with confidence – like a duck whose found water to swim in again.
If you’re a caregiver to someone who needs a special diet, I can provide the knowledge and tools to shop and cook with confidence.
Special diet by choice
If you choose a special eating style for philosophical reasons, I can offer guidance to ensure adequate nutrients and energy intake.
If other (non-medical) reasons inspire a special eating style, I can help you make an informed choice. Many eating styles are touted as being healthy without a strong body of science-based evidence. It’s important to know and weigh the pros and cons – especially how restriction of nutrients may impact your health. I can offer guidance to ensure adequate nutrients and energy intake.
A few popular eating styles:
- Clean eating
- Dairy free
- Low carb
- Sugar free
- Gluten free
- GMO free
- Intermittent fasting