10 Frequently Asked Questions For A Nutritionist
Updated: Mar 26, 2021
How do I lose weight fast?
Eat less…..of the wrong foods i.e. processed, sugar-rich, chemical-laden food that is void of any nutrition. There’s a misconception that eating less in general will promote weight loss. Sure, for the short term. But you’ll end up gaining it all back and then some. Eat MORE of the good stuff i.e. vegetables, low-GI fruit, non-starchy vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. Bonus points: start your day with a high-protein, high-fat, low-carb breakfast to rev metabolism and keep blood sugar levels stable – a recipe for successful weight loss.
What do you think of the Keto Diet?
It depends on the individual. Like any diet, it is restrictive and requires lots of planning and organization. It also requires discipline. I don’t think it is a sustainable program in the long run. If you’re overweight and need quick results, go for it. Otherwise my approach is always sticking with a whole, natural, good quality way of eating.
How do I get healthy?
Start implementing one healthy habit a week – i.e. for the first week, start drinking more water, second week swap the sourdough bread for whole grain, third week whip up a green shake for breakfast etc. The last thing I want to do is overwhelm a client with too many changes. Baby steps are key for a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Quick tip? Drink a tall glass of warm water w/ juice of ½ lemon first thing in the morning. Trust me.
What do I take for acid reflux?
For a quick fix, drink a glass of warm water with ½ tsp of sodium bicarbonate. For the long term, get your hydrochloric acid levels checked. There’s this misconception that acid reflux is due to an overproduction of stomach acid but in reality it’s actually the exact opposite.
What are good sources of protein?
I judge protein based on the quality of the source. Sure, chicken is a good source of protein, but conventional chicken is also loaded with garbage i.e. hormones, antibiotics and steroids. So when you’re choosing a protein, make sure to pay attention to the quality and source. Go organic as often as possible. Sources of protein include lean meats, eggs, legumes, tempeh, whey and plant-based protein powder, hemp and chia seeds, nuts/nut butters.
What can I do to lessen bloat?
There’s so many things. To keep it short, try this: after each bite of food, put your fork down and chew your food at least 20 times before swallowing. Also, try not to drink any liquids during your meal. Save drinks for after. For immediate relief, drink fennel tea or chew fennel seeds.
What can I eat to gain weight?
Eat 3 meals a day, 3 snacks and an additional calorie-dense meal or shake. Include a quality protein, healthy fat and complex carb at each meal. The desire to gain weight is not a hall pass for frequent visits to the drive-thru. Remember – whole, natural, good quality.
How can I boost energy naturally?
Getting quality sleep, keeping stress under control and partaking in regular exercise and eating a balanced diet are all basic tools for boosting energy. When it comes to chronic fatigue, its important to know where your nutritional deficiencies lie. Chronic fatigue can be a result of an iron or vitamin B12 deficiency. It is worth getting a blood test done to figure this out. Adrenal fatigue is also a possibility. Ruling out nutritional deficiencies and adrenal fatigue are my top priorities when it comes to chronic fatigue. Natural energy boosters: black strap molasses, ginseng, green tea, chlorella.
How do I clear eczema?
Any type of skin condition is an inflammatory response. My protocol usually begins with eliminating top inflammatory foods, identifying possible food intolerances, avoiding salicylates and histamine-rich foods and most importantly, healing the gut.
What can I take for better sleep?
Magnesium is usually what I recommend first as we tend to be deficient. Other popular sleep aids: valerian root, passionflower, melatonin, l-theanine, gaba and CBD OIL (which I’m currently obsessed with).