4 Reasons to See a Nutritionist

By Bianca Wyatt | BBB LiveBetter Newsletter | July 9, 2018

You’re generally healthy, you’d say. You get a workout in when you can, take care of your skin, keep your joints aligned with chiropractor visits and never miss a yearly check up with your primary care physician. But, have you failed to consider the health of your digestive system and the impact your nutrition is making on your overall health?

No matter your goal, whether it be weight-loss, a healthy transition to vegetarianism or simply figuring out the culprit of your heartburn or stomach bloat— a trusted nutritionist or dietitian can help you find a diet that works for you. Let Better Business Bureau serving Chicago & Northern Illinois help you in your quest for a healthier you with our 4 reasons to consider seeing a nutritionist!

You just want to eat smarter.

Life keeps us very busy. And if work keeps you away from home for extended periods of time, or you just can’t find enough hours in the day to research recipes, grocery shop and cook healthy meals, you may just need to change your approach. Maybe you also want to explore how to dine out without ruining your diet, or determine what healthy eating tips you may have been misinformed about. BBB Accredited, Destination Fitness, understands these dilemmas well. They’re one trusted service that formulates programs designed to help assess your nutritional goals as well as your obstacles and challenges in order to help customize a plan that suits your needs.

You’re considering going vegetarian.

Before making any drastic changes to your diet, it’s always smart to consult both your primary care doctor as well as a nutritional expert who is well versed in a vegetarian lifestyle. You’ll want to have a good understanding of how to keep a balanced diet after alleviating what may have been one of your main sources of certain nutrients. A nutritionist can also help you find vegetarian foods you may not have heard about or considered adding to your diet.

You’re looking to manage your weight.

BBB Accredited, Olivera Weight Management knows, “Nutrition advice can come at you from all directions, especially when you tell someone you are trying to lose weight.  The constant, contradicting, unwanted and frequently pushy advice can be both confusing and discouraging.”

Make sure advice from others doesn’t lead you in the wrong direction. In 2017, Better Business Bureau received more than 700 complaints about weight loss products. Many of those complaints were filed after consumers were unable to reach the weight loss goal stated in the advertising for the product. Whether your goal is to lose some pounds or put some on, consulting a nutritionist may be a safer and healthier bet to help you meet your objective.

You need to find the culprit.

Whether you feel like you’re experiencing a deficiency in your diet or believe you have a sensitivity to something you’ve been eating, you’ll want to find the culprit. A nutritionist can help with just that. BBB Accredited, Arlington Chiropractic Clinic also has a department of nutrition which informs us that many people tend to fall on a spectrum on sensitivity in regards to dietary allergies, especially with gluten intolerances. By meeting with a nutritionist, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you need, and what you should avoid so that your body has what it needs to function properly.

Health is wealth! Find a team of professionals you can trust to help fine tune your nutritional needs and put you on a path to a healthier you. Whether you’re just starting your search or have a company in mind but want to do some research before scheduling your first appointment, BBB is here to help at bbb.org/ask!