The most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and eat healthier, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.

Nearly 70 percent of everyone who makes that resolution fails by the second week.

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to check in on your resolution, see how you’re doing and make plans to get back on track (if you have fallen off track) or move even more aggressively towards your goals (if you’re among the 20 percent of people who actually achieve their resolutions each year).

Either way, it’s time to resolve to make a nutrition consultation part of your resolution.

Here’s why:

You’ll Boost your Eating IQ

Eating healthy is all about making smart choices. The more you know about food and how it affects your body and health, the more successful you’ll be at managing your weight.

During your nutrition consultation, you’ll meet with a registered dietitian nutritionist who will help you understand all the latest trends and terminology and answer your questions about everything from what it means to go gluten free to how to eat out without ruining your eating plan to how to actually understand what all those labels on products at the supermarket actually say.

You’ll have a higher eating IQ after your nutrition consultation.

It Goes Well Beyond Weight Loss

Sure, losing weight is what you “want” to do, but it’s the “why” that’s more important.

Maybe you have chronic health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure. Perhaps you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Or maybe you are an athlete who wants to push your body to perform to the highest level.

Whatever the reason, your registered dietitian nutritionist can likely help you build a better eating plan–one that allows you to achieve your goals through healthy eating.

You Love Your Family

These days it can be incredibly difficult to get a teen to eat healthfully. The same can be said for aging parents, temperamental toddlers and anyone else in your family who seems to have issues with food.

Even though you love your family, the last thing you want to do is battle them over their right to eat copious amounts of baked goods for breakfast every day. And when eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia or prescription drugs are thrown into the mix, things can get serious in a hurry.

A nutrition consultation can help you come up with a game plan to address everyday eating issues, serious disorders and special diets for the vulnerable–so you can focus on enjoying time with your family.

Fads Can Be Confusing

This year is all about the “clean eating diet.” Last year everyone was saying that the “6:1 diet” was the way to go. And then there are always all of those diet pills, the “Atkins diet” and the one where you only eat cabbage soup for seven days–and likely don’t enjoy a single day the entire week.

It’s a fact that fads come and go. It’s also a fact that you should probably do everything you can to avoid fad diets, which researchers say could actually be doing more harm than good and confusing you more than they are helping you.

But if you are really curious about the latest fad diets, schedule a nutrition consultation and ask for clarification.

Your registered dietician nutritionist will be able to answer your questions and keep you on the right track.

Schedule a Nutrition Consultation

Derry Medical Wellness Center offers a host of services. The physicians, licensed dieticians and health educators at DMC Primary Care want you to know that our Wellness Center at 14A Tsienneto Road offers the highly successful HMR/Weight Sense Program, a medically supervised or at-home accelerated weight loss program, which was rated number 1 by US News & World Report. We also have experienced health educators, nutrition experts and diabetes care specialists who provide lifestyle counseling. Plus there is aFitness Facility that includes a gym and class studio with over 40 different classes per week.

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