Nutrition is essential to your health and wellness. Unfortunately, many Americans have nutrient-deficient diets that increase their risk of health problems. The team at Colorado Springs Family Practice offers personalized nutrition services at their offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If you want to optimize your health and nutrition, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Nutrition fuels your body with the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats that it needs for optimal function. It supports everything from the health of your skin to your bone strength, including:
Poor nutrition also contributes to obesity and increases your risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
Nutrition services at Colorado Springs Family Practice ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs to function and keep chronic diseases at bay.
The team at Colorado Springs Family Practice believes in the power of proper nutrition. They can educate you about your body’s needs and how to fulfill them with a healthy, nutrient-dense diet.
Your provider begins with an exam and testing to identify nutrient deficiencies. Many Americans have high rates of nutritional deficiencies in vitamins A, B5, B12, C, D, E, and folate. Additionally, many have iron deficiencies or don’t consume enough iodine or zinc.
After your assessment, your provider creates a nutritional plan to ensure you consume everything your body needs within an appropriate calorie range. Many patients find they eat more than ever, but because their diet is full of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains, they lose weight and feel amazing.
When necessary, your Colorado Springs Family Practice provider can also prescribe vitamins and other supplements to address deficiencies that don’t improve with dietary changes alone.
Colorado Springs Family Practice provides highly customized health care, including nutritional counseling. Your program is designed specifically for you. While the details of each plan are unique, the primary components of nutritional counseling include:
You learn about your dietary needs and sensitivities. You learn about the nutrients in different foods and why it’s critical to choose healthy foods over nutrient-deficient foods.
Your provider works with you to create a nutrient-rich meal plan. This doesn’t mean that you eat the same thing every day or that you have to give up treats. Instead, you create a repertoire of recipes that you enjoy and can plan and prepare in advance to reduce your risk of ordering takeout at the end of a long day.
Your meal plan includes treats, but instead of relying on pizza or other convenience foods, you enjoy them occasionally.
The team at Colorado Springs Family Practice offers follow-up appointments to help you stay on track and monitor your progress. Over time, you see how a nutrient-rich diet improves your health, energy levels, and appearance.
Call Colorado Springs Family Practice today or make an appointment online for customized nutrition services.