Become the Healthiest Person You Know with Nutritional Counseling

We have an obesity crisis in the United States. Currently, almost 40% of adults aged 20 and above are obese. What’s worse, 71.6% of the population is either overweight or obese. That’s an alarming percentage of the population.   

Our team at Arsenio Medical in Lawrence, New York understands how vital nutritional counseling is to your overall health. A proper diet and exercise program is the only real route to consistent and successful weight management. 

But, we also understand that within our current culture, it can be difficult to figure out what a healthy diet is. There are a lot of conflicting messages out there. Luckily, helping you find the right diet that takes all of your needs into account is exactly the kind of nutritional counseling that we offer. Read on to find out why you should consider nutritional counseling and how it works.

Knowing when you’re obese 

Obesity is not the same as needing to lose a few pounds. It exceeds the problem of carrying excess weight or being overweight. When you are obese, your weight is significantly past the healthy range recommended for your height.  

Your BMI (body mass index) is the number that’s calculated using your height and weight to measure your body’s potential health risk. While your BMI number doesn’t take muscle mass into account, we do take that into consideration overall when determining if you’re at a healthy weight. 

The BMI ranges we use are as follows:

We offer nutritional counseling for patients who fall in each range, whether you need to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain your current healthy weight. Regardless of your nutritional needs, we can help!

How nutritional counseling works

With nutritional counseling, we stress one very important rule: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dieting. This is why fad diets may work for some but may not produce the same results for others. We all have different nutritional needs.

So, we work with you to create a nutritional plan that takes into account your body’s chemistry, your lifestyle, and your triggers when it comes to emotional eating and snacking. We truly believe in a holistic approach to weight loss. 

Find an internal medicine physician to manage your health. Call us to schedule an appointment today.

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