When someone has been diagnosed with a medical condition, one of the ways to manage it often includes a General Nutrition Plan for long-term self-care. General nutrition plans are customized meal plans that include a choice of foods a person should eat to improve their overall health and decrease the risks associated with their condition. RDN Nutrition Counseling specializes in three types of General Nutrition Plans for the following medical conditions.
These types of meal plans are geared towards improving the health of your heart. This includes eating foods that are rich in specific nutrients, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean poultry, and fish. Foods that should be avoided are saturated fats, trans fats, sugary treats, and especially those high in salt.
These general nutrition plans are a little trickier because there are different ways food can affect your gastrointestinal system depending on factors such as allergies or the condition of your intestines. Depending on the medical condition, whether it's UC, IBS, Crohn’s disease, or Gastric Cancer there is a plan that can be designed for you the patient.
Because sugar affects diabetics so deeply, these meal plans are designed to reduce sugar intake and balance your glycemic index (GI), or level of sugar in your body. These meal plans typically include complex carbohydrates (brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal), vegetables, and beans. This also means avoiding processed sugars, pasta, white bread, flour, and sweets.
The biggest benefit to following a general nutrition plan is that it can lower the risks associated with your medical condition.
These include strokes, kidney failure, and heart attack. By changing your diet, you will start to feel better, with more energy to get you through your day. Even better, you can eat without feeling guilty, but instead, know that you’re working to improve your health. This reduces your stress level overall, which is also an important way to reduce the impact of your medical condition and keep your quality of life high.
You will need to first be diagnosed with a medical condition that requires a change in your diet to help manage it.
This includes cardiac, diabetic, and gastrointestinal diseases that are worsened by eating unhealthy foods. You also need to be able to set realistic goals and have the motivation to reach them. RDN Nutrition Counseling can help you find the balance you need to improve your health and reduce the risks associated with your medical condition(s). Call or email to set up your consultation and get started on your new diet.
Following a general nutrition plan can help you not only lose weight or feel better but actually reduce the impact of your medical condition on your body.
For example, diabetics may improve their glucose levels (A1C), or someone suffering from cardiac disease may find improved blood pressure and cholesterol, which reduces strain on the heart. In following a specific, customized diet, you’re improving your quality of living, even as you add years back to your life. In order to get the best results possible, you will need to consistently and carefully follow your plan and relate any issues you have so your meals can be adjusted as needed. In doing so, you will become healthier and happier.
If you find you’re looking for guidance to help manage your cardiac, diabetic, or gastrointestinal condition through your food management, then there’s no need to keep struggling on your own. RDN Nutrition Counseling offers the guidance you’re seeking, which can not only improve your health but help you develop better habits to maintain a healthier you. To find out more, you’ll need to come in for a consultation. Call or email today and get started.
This changes from person to person because of an individual’s needs and current level of health, as well as the specific medical condition involved. Many insurance companies cover some or part of the costs. However, if your insurance does not or if you do not have insurance, you will need to cover the costs yourself. For an exact estimate, you will need to come in for a consultation, and you can ask about payment options then as well.
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