Nutrition counseling is an umbrella term that describes a number of counseling and therapeutic approaches related to nutrition, diet, and the relationship a person has with food.
Grace Counseling Center offers an array of nutrition counseling services in addition to and independent of our addiction treatment specialties. Nutrition and exercise are foundational when it comes to recovery and wellness. Nutrition counseling can stand on its own and provide myriad benefits to any person who has a fraught relationship with food and eating. It can also deeply enhance other forms of counseling such as addiction treatment, family therapy, or couples therapy. Improving one’s relationship with nutrition and exercise creates a ripple effect of positive change.
You can trust the professionals at Grace Counseling with all of your nutrition-related questions and needs. Contact us today at 844.564.0712 to learn more.
What Does Nutrition Counseling Include?
When many people think of nutrition counseling, they understandably think of diet and weight loss. However, nutrition counseling is about far more than just weight loss. It encompasses a wide range of schools of thought, methods, techniques, and approaches. Nutrition counseling can include practices like acupuncture, massage, and other types of specialized bodywork, menu planning, coaching, psychotherapy, goal setting, tracking, and many other approaches to enhance nutritional and overall wellness.
Nutrition counseling can be especially beneficial for people experiencing other health conditions that compromise their body’s ability to absorb nutrients, such as:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
- Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Nutrition counseling can also assist with digestive disorders including:
- Acid Reflux
- Lactose Intolerance
- Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea
- Diverticular Disease
- Peptic (stomach) Ulcers
Addressing all of this puts an individual struggling with a substance use disorder or mental health concern in a better position to heal.
Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery
The gut (or stomach and intestines) are widely thought of as the second brain, and the phrase “food is mood” rings true for a good reason. Many people in this country are unaware of how intimately connected gut health is to overall well-being, including maintaining more stable moods, minimizing impulsive decisions, and maintaining healthy routines. Nutrition and exercise are essential for wellness and recovery.
When recovering from an addiction or disorder, it becomes even more important to bolster gut health to optimize the recovery process and increase the likelihood of success. Nutrition counseling can be instrumental in crafting a viable plan for nutrition and exercise for recovery.
Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. Without proper nutrients, it can be impossible to maintain a healthy level of physical activity as the body is simply too diminished to keep up. On the other hand, eating right without engaging in physical activity is counterproductive.
A nutrition counselor can identify the right mix of nutrients and activities for an individual’s unique physiological composition. They can assist in tailoring a program down to meal and supplement planning. It can be difficult for untrained people to identify what their bodies may lack in terms of nutrients. A professional takes the frustrating guesswork out of this approach by applying the scientific method and providing some moral support along the way.
Achieving and maintaining proper nutrition and exercise for wellness and recovery is possible.
Reach Out to Grace Counseling Today
At Grace Counselling, we take pride in serving the wellness and recovery needs of the greater Fort Worth and Lewisville metro areas. We engage myriad approaches to nutrition counseling and tailor our programs to ensure that they are optimally impactful for everybody.
Our professionals are compassionate, highly trained, and here to support you in leading your healthiest life. Reach out to us at 844.564.0712 to learn more about our offerings.