Turning forty has become a landmark. Many people celebrate with elaborate parties and enjoy being at the height of life. But even if you are in pretty good shape, your friends who are older will give you warnings: “Just wait”, “You’re going to gain weight”, or “Check your blood pressure!” Whoever said “40 is the new 30” was not forty-six, and most 40-something bodies are showing some wear and tear. If you have more than a few extra pounds on, the wear and tear will be more significant. Losing some weight while you are in your forties will assure you better health into your fifties and sixties- a time when you may have more free time, and want to spend it doing something fun. Even if you are not overweight, you may find it a challenge to maintain your weight now. A registered dietitian can give you the support you really need.
1. Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Information you may get from others who claim to understand nutrition, pales in comparison to the expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian.
2. RDs are nutrition professionals you can trust. When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease— rely on qualified professionals in the field.
3. No one diet fits all. RDs know how to individualize a dietary prescription so that it fits a person's health profile and lifestyle. A diet is not effective if it is not one that can be adhered to for a lifetime.
4. Heart disease and cancer are leading causes of death. A healthy weight and diet can help reduce your risk. A registered dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.
5.To put it simply, RDs know what they are talking about, they did not get their training over a weekend seminar. RDs not only have degrees in food and nutrition from accredited
colleges and universities, but also have been trained to counsel and
coach individuals, understanding human behavior and how to properly promote positive
lifestyle choices. RDs can develop personalized nutrition plans for any
individual, no matter what age or medical history.
Find your own RD; your personal nutrition coach! Health care costs are rising and if you want to live a comfortable life, as you grow older, now is the time to take control of your health.