The ABC’s of consulting a Registered Dietitian

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Looking for healthier alternatives and important tips to keep yourself happy and healthy? Build up a routine and plan you can stick to all year long, with advice from our Registered Dietitian!  Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, get rid of gastrointestinal symptoms or improve your health profile, Mireille is here to help! But first, let’s start with the basics…

 

 

What is a Dietitian?

A dietitian is a health care professional that provides evidence-based nutritional advice. That means they use what’s been proven to work….getting you on track to a healthier you! A dietitian is a university graduate with a scientific degree, specializing in foods and nutrition.

May be you’ve heard different titles? They can be referred to as Registered Dietitians (RD), Professional Dietitians (P.Dt) or Nutritionists in Quebec, and are qualified to develop and manage nutritional programs to help improve your overall health.

Why a Good Diet?

There are numerous reasons why a healthy diet is good for you but here are our top 4!

  1. Disease Prevention: A diet focused on reducing saturated and trans fats and increasing fiber and antioxidant intake, will help reduce your chances of developing chronic diseases. It’s never too early to think about prevention!

 

  1. Reduced Stress: Nutrition and stress have always been linked. If you have a healthy, balanced diet, you will be able to cope better with the everyday stress that life throws your way! Foods with high vitamin and mineral levels can help to reduce stress levels…others like tea, coffee and alcohol, especially when taken in excess, can aggravate that stress.

 

  1. Immune System: Following proper nutritional guidelines is one of the best ways to keeping your immune system strong and healthy. When you’re eating right, it allows your body to produce the correct amount of white blood cells helping your body to fight off sickness more effectively.

 

  1. Better Sleep: We all know the merits of getting a good night’s sleep. Proper nutrition means improved intestinal health, and decreased stress, both of which can contribute to feeling more rested and energized.

 

So how do you take that first step toward a healthier you? At Cappino we have a variety of solutions suited to your individual needs. We have packages focused on:

 Weight Loss – Designed to help you not only reach your weight goals, but more importantly, maintain them through a nutritionally balanced diet that works with your lifestyle. Our plans include frequent and thorough follow-up appointments to keep you motivated and help you overcome new challenges!

Enhancing Athletic Sports Performance – Designed to help you improve your athletic performance and reach your goals! With an assessment of your needs according to your training schedule, you are guaranteed to get the optimum amount of nutrients and energy for your sport or activity, while having meal plans fitted to your lifestyle.

Family Meal Plans… for busy families on the go! Time-starved parents, there is help! Designed to equip parents with nutritional tricks to keep their families healthy, these plans can be customized to suit any requirements, such as restrictions due to allergies, lifestyle choices, etc.

Nutrigenomix Packages – Learn the latest about how certain foods may interact with specific genes to increase the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease. With just a simple saliva sample, you’ll see how your genes interact with the foods you eat and what you can do to improve your overall health. Nutrigenomix testing is offered exclusively through a registered dietitian and is recognized by l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.

 

Meet Mireille…Cappino’s expert dietitian!

MIREILLE GUIBORD, B.Sc., RD – A graduate of McGill University with a degree in Dietetics & Human Nutrition, and member of l’ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (l’OPDQ), Mireille is dedicated to giving her customers nutrition advice that contributes greatly to improving health, quality of life and performance. Via the adoption of healthy eating habits, Mireille has helped children, adults and older persons who are concerned with weight management, sports nutrition or with other health problem(s) related to food (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, allergies/intolerances, diseases of the digestive system, etc.). Mireille looks forward to helping you reach your nutrition goals.

To book an appointment with Mireille, click here.

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