Our Nutrition Counseling and Care in Body Weight Management

This service is for people who are overweight or those with certain health conditions. During treatment, you will work with us to receive appropriate counseling and make a nutrition plan just for you.

In the process, we will look closely at your eating habits and help you set new nutrition goals. You will meet several times with our dietitian/nutritionist who will track your progress at each visit and help you set realistic weight loss goals.

Most clients should aim to lose about ½ to ¾ kg (1 to 1.5 pounds) per week.

You will be told how many calories to eat per day to lose weight steadily and safely. We can help you plan a healthy, nutritious diet, and  thereby assist you make positive lifestyle changes that last.

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Why medical nutrition therapy for weight loss can be necessary?

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Many people know that they need to lose weight, but they are unsure how to do so. We can work with you to address your issues. Many people find this is helpful.

You may not realize that you need to avoid certain foods and eat more of others. Or maybe you are already eating the right foods, but your portion sizes are too big. We can help you make lasting changes.

If you are overweight, it’s important that you lose weight. This is even more important if you are obese. Weighing too much increases your chance of many health problems. These include:

  • Diabetes

  • Arthritis

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Sleep apnea

  • Liver disease

  • Infertility

  • Lung diseases

  • Certain cancers

  • Mental health problems

Our nutrition therapy can also help people with other health issues. This includes people with eating disorders, people who have had bariatric surgery, and people with cancer or diabetes.

Your first appointment will likely last about an hour. You may need several follow-up visits to track of your progress. These checkups may be shorter.

First, we will look at your current diet. This normally involves your keeping a food diary for several days. We will use this record to study your diet to see where you need to make changes, and our recommendations to you will follow the latest science while taking your own cultural preferences into consideration.

We will teach you how to make better food choices. You may get handouts or other educational materials. Further, we will work with you to achieve realistic weight loss goals. For many people, this is about ½ to ¾ kg (1 to 1.5 pounds) per week.

You may also learn how to:

  • Read food labels.

  • Understand how much nutrients such as calcium and sodium you need in your diet.

  • Eat the right number of calories.

  • Eat enough protein and fiber. This can make you feel fuller.

  • Eat the right variety of foods.

  • Eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Eat leaner cuts of meat and lower fat dairy products.

  • Limit your intake of fried foods and other foods high in fat.

  • Watch your portion sizes.

  • Drink water instead of other beverages that are high in calories.

  • Increase your activity level

  • Achieve weight loss on individualized comfortable keto meal plans, recipes and programs.

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We may talk with you about other topics as well. These can include spotting your triggers for overeating, making strategies for coping with stress, and forming more positive thoughts about food.

We will tailor these suggestions to your preferences and health needs. No foods will be off limits. You will just need to keep portion sizes in check and reduce how often you eat certain foods. Be upfront with us about the changes you’re ready to make. You should also be honest about which changes are difficult for you.

We will carefully watch and guide you over a series of visits and, in certain instances, we may also ask to meet with your family. This way, they can support you through the process.

How well medical nutrition therapy works depends on how much effort you put into it. We can give you information and suggestions, but you must change your habits. We can support you along the way.

After your first series of visits with us, you can always come back for follow-up checkups. You might want to do this if your weight loss stalls or if you have trouble maintaining your weight loss.

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Cornerstone Vision Center, NWCA Building, Commercial Avenue, Bamenda, N.W. Region, Cameroon

Tel: +237-677-622-525