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Research shows that obesity impacts the onset of some of the most common chronic diseases we see today, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Providing consistent medical nutrition therapy for chronic diseases and managing weight requires an individual assessment of nutrition status to develop a diagnosis and personalized intervention.
This requires analyzing gender, religious identity, racial/ethnic identity, economic status, financial resources, values, goals, expectations, age, genetics, resiliency, coping skills, time management skills, health literacy, etc.
A registered dietitian is trained to help create a sustainable action plan by taking all of these factors into consideration, which allows you to enjoy food in a healthy way. All it takes from you is consistency, determination, and a desire to feel better than you ever have before.
The position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on interventions for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults suggests that regular visits with a registered dietitian for at least six months produces greater weight loss and can therefore benefit overall chronic disease management and/or prevention.