TOP TEN Ways Your Registered Dietitian Can Benefit You!

1.  You have diabetes, high cholesterol or triglycerides, or high blood pressure. Your RD can be an integral part of your health-care team.

 

2.  You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery. Your RD can help you learn to eat again.

 

3.  You have digestive problems. Your RD can re-work your diet so you are not aggravating your condition.

 

4.  You're pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Your RD can help you understand the importance of selected nutrients like folate during pregnancy.

 

5.  You need some instruction about nutrition while breastfeeding. Your RD can help you make sure you are getting enough of the essential nutrients for both you and your baby.

 

6.  Your teenager has issues with food and healthy eating. Your RD can help you prevent the development of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

 

7.  You're struggling with weight issues. Your RD can direct you to the most appropriate caloric intake level combined with regular physical activity.

 

8.  You're caring for an aging parent. Your RD can assist you with food/medication interactions, hydration and other issues facing an older adult.

 

9.  You want to eat smarter to stay fit. Your RD can help you sort through all of the nutrition misinformation so that you aren't fooled by the latest fad.

 

10.  You want to improve your performance in sports. Your RD can help you reach your potential through healthy eating.

 

Source:  From the American Dietetic Association website. Visit www.eatright.org