We at Integrative Physical Medicine in Oviedo offer individualized nutritional counseling to help you achieve lifestyle change and end the yo-yo dieting of the past. Our Nutrition Counselors can help and guide you to success by providing you with a plan that will lead you to your ultimate weight loss goal whilst keeping guilt under control and teaching that there is no reason for denial.
We believe that a positive approach is best and with that will come a healthy mental attitude and healthy habits. We will encourage and praise you and catch you if you fall along the way so you can maintain high motivation.
Each time you see your nutrition counselor they will look at your results, set new achievable goals and help you develop coping strategies for any difficult future situations. We will take account of your individual needs so we can help you stay focused. We will encourage and support and encourage you so you can make long-term healthy changes to your attitude and habits.
Maintain a Healthy Weight – Carrying extra weight around the abdomen increases the risk of serious health problems, a healthy weight will make you look and feel better with increased energy.
Drink Enough Water – Few of us drink enough water yet good hydration is the basis of better health. The body depends on water to keep it and the various systems going so stay well hydrated.
Eat More Leafy Greens – Greens are the things missing in many of our diets, however they are nutrient dense and are one of the richest sources of vitamins and fiber, so eat more!
Include Quality Protein Daily - Protein is essential to the body, it helps stabilize blood sugar, promotes cell growth and repair, assists in hormone production, cell metabolism, fluid balance, and immune system maintenance.
Eat Whole Grains Instead of Processed Foods - Whole grains such as brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa and oats are an excellent source of nutrition and that is because the body absorbs them much slower for sustained, slow release and high-quality energy.
Use Healthy Oils - Olive oil has the highest percentage of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat of any edible oil, and contains a high level of anti-oxidants. Other good healthy oils are coconut, walnut, and flax seed oil, as well as raw nuts and seeds, avocado, olives, and organic butter.
Move Your Body – Get moving because movement helps a lot of our body's natural functions like digestion and circulation and can boost the immune system, strengthen muscles and improve heart and lung function.
Manage Your Stress – Some stress is good but too much negative stress has a detrimental impact on our health even weakening the body's overall immunity. Look for methods that are effective for you to calm an overactive mind and body.
Eat Mindfully – Don’t just shovel food into your mouth unthinkingly when watching TV or when on the run, slow down, chew well and think, observe when you are satiated as opposed to waiting until you are too full to move!
Keep a Positive Attitude – Positive thoughts can produce powerful biochemical reactions within the body that lead to good emotional health, negative thoughts and attitudes have the opposite effect.