What’s the Best Way to Personalize a Nutrition Plan?

Whether or not you’re actively trying to lose weight, you may find yourself bombarded by a constant stream of diet advice nearly everywhere you turn, from your social media feed to health magazines to the office break room. With access to so much information (and misinformation), it’s more difficult than ever to filter out the noise and hone in on what’s right for you.

The fact is, nutrition needs vary from person to person, and there’s no fail-proof, one-size-fits-all approach. Fortunately, a registered dietitian, such as those at Baylor Scott & White Health, can provide a personalized nutrition plan that takes into account your current health and lifestyle, any allergies or sensitivities, your metabolic profile and more of your individual details in order to help you meet your short- and long-term nutrition goals.

Lisa Marsh, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian with the Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas provider network, says that a common misconception about working with a dietitian is that it entails a strict, inflexible diet plan devoid of any foods you actually enjoy. “There is not one best diet for an entire population,” Marsh says. “As long as the eating plan is overall healthy and includes a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods, you can likely meet anyone’s health related goals without a rigid or fixed meal plan.” With this in mind, Marsh and other registered dietitians aim to set incremental, attainable health goals that align with your specific needs and preferences.

Excerpted from Dallas News

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