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About Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and eating, everyone has an opinion about what you should and shouldn’t eat. AssociatesMD in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, provides nutrition therapy, teaching you how to eat for you, not everyone else. They provide personalized nutrition therapy to manage diseases as well as help with weight loss at their Plantation and Davie offices. Call today or book your nutrition appointment online. 

Nutrition Q & A

Why is nutrition important?

Nutrition is important because what and how much you eat affects your health. Good nutrition means you’re eating a variety of nutritious foods from all of the food groups in amounts that best support your energy needs. 

In other words, a balanced diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in amounts that help you maintain a healthy weight. 

There’s a lot of misinformation about food and nutrition. Some resources say carbs are bad, while others say fat is bad. These mixed messages can make it hard to figure out what you should be eating.

AssociatesMD has an on-staff registered dietitian who can provide individualized, evidence-based nutrition therapy. 

When should I get expert help for nutrition?

You should seek expert nutrition help from AssociatesMD if you’re having a hard time figuring out what and how much to eat or if your medical provider prescribed a special diet to manage a disease. 

The registered dietitians provide nutrition therapy for many health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity

They also offer nutrition guidance for people who simply want to learn how to eat better. Good nutrition benefits your overall health, making it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight and reducing your risk of weight-related diseases.

What can I expect during nutrition therapy?

You can expect attentive and individualized nutrition therapy at AssociatesMD. At your first visit, the registered dietitian completes an initial nutrition assessment. They ask detailed questions about your diet, eating habits, shopping routine, and cooking skills.

They review your medical history and the types of medications you take and ask about your concerns and goals. Then, your dietitian works with you, developing a plan that helps you achieve your goals for better health.

Making changes to what and how you eat isn’t as easy. Your dietitian schedules regular follow-up visits to teach you about nutrition and provide behavioral therapy that helps you incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your nutrition and health. 

The dietitian can help you with grocery shopping and meal planning and talk to you about snacks. They also offer exercise guidance.

Call AssociatesMD today or schedule your nutrition consultation online.