So last week was a real mixture of conditions and needs – allergies, IBS, weight loss, malnutrition, pregnancy, heart health and osteoporosis.
A few tips I will share with you
- Being realistic – last week a new client was very disappointed when I suggested a 2lb weekly weight loss. Yet, when we explored why he had always yo-yo’d with his weight, he soon realised that making lots of changes for a quick weight loss doesn’t work.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions – I always joke with my clients that I would be more annoyed that they didn’t follow advice than ask a really silly question (or what they worry might be). You will have to forgive us health care professionals, but sometimes we go to fast because we know this stuff inside out – you don’t. So question, question question!
- If you don’t like something, why are you eating it? – food is something for enjoyment and it breaks my heart to find out that someone has been following a ‘diet’ or eating certain foods because they thought they had to.
- Don’t suffer in silence – last week I saw an 89 year old lady who had been suffering with IBS most of her life! Sure she had, had various medications to try and control some symptoms in the past but they didn’t give her much relief. The symptoms have affected her relationship with food and social life. Luckily I now have her on the right track and fingers crossed she can start to enjoy life more.
- STOP SUPPLEMENTING! – unless you have some diagnosed deficiency or are pregnant, why are you taking supplements and not looking at your diet? Last week I saw a client who was taking 4-5 times his requirements of vitamin B (which he was already getting enough of in his diet!).
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