Nutrition Isn't Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals

Don’t get confused by all the forms of eating advice. Nutrition specialists play an important role in helping you learn about the compounds you need to nourish your body, but don’t necessarily provide you with a plan to lose weight.

A weight-loss diet, however, is based on solid nutrition principles. At Low Testosterone and Weight Loss Center, we design a program to help take off extra pounds and keep them off. Read more to learn about how our experts customize a program for your weight-loss goals.

What is nutrition?

In the most general context, nutrition refers to the supply of protein, fats, carbohydrates, micronutrients, and macronutrients your body needs to stay alive and be healthy. Nutrition often focuses on how diseases and certain conditions can be prevented or minimized with a healthy diet. Issues such as malnutrition, food allergies, and food intolerances fall into this realm.

You may follow good nutrition principles, but this doesn’t guarantee a healthy weight. You can easily overeat portion sizes of healthy fats, lean proteins, and whole grains – causing weight gain – but still have a nutritionally solid eating plan. Nutrition advice is valuable, but it’s only a part of the process of weight loss.

Dieting is different.

When you’re dieting, your intention is to lose weight. To have long-term weight-loss success, you should reduce your calorie intake and choose foods that have a supply of quality nutrients and a low-calorie density. This maximizes your nutrient intake while preventing you from taking in too much energy. An excess of energy (calories) causes weight gain.

At Low Testosterone and Weight Loss Center, we develop a nutritious and delicious diet plan that includes your favorite foods. But, this plan carefully calculates portion sizes to ensure you don’t take in too many calories without leaving you feeling like you’re starving. The plan is also designed to prevent cravings and binges, so you can stick to your goals.

Dieting isn’t just about food.

Though what you eat is an important part of your diet plan, it isn’t the only component essential to weight loss. We provide guidance as to the right forms of exercise that will help you burn off extra calories and build lean muscle tissue.

The team may also recommend nutritional supplements and vitamins or medications to help you achieve your weight-loss goals. You may require these because you’re taking in a low-calorie level, and it can be hard to get all the nutrients you need.

Some people also benefit from LipoSlim and MIC injections and/or prescription medications to boost weight-loss results and minimize appetite. We offer regular support for your efforts too. Meet in-office with a specialist who monitors your progress and adjusts your plan according to your goals, results, and schedule.

And, if you should have conditions associated with your overweight status, the doctors at Low Testosterone and Weight Loss Center can tailor your weight-loss plan to address them. Before creating a diet, they’ll check hormone levels and other issues that could interfere with your weight-loss success.

To learn how you can lose weight and keep it off for good, call Low Testosterone and Weight Loss Center, serving the Allen, Frisco, and Celina areas. We offer consultations and screenings to determine the dieting plan that will help you.

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