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Registered Dietitian / Nutrition


Nutrition plays a crucial role in weight loss, as it directly impacts the number of calories consumed and the body's ability to burn stored fat for energy. Here are some key principles of nutrition for weight loss:

Caloric Deficit: To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. This creates a caloric deficit, prompting your body to use stored fat for energy. Aim for a moderate caloric deficit of 500 to 750 calories per day, which typically results in a weight loss of about 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Balanced Diet: Focus on eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods from all food groups:

Vegetables and Fruits: Aim to fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables, which are low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Whole Grains: Choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, and whole wheat bread, which are higher in fiber and nutrients compared to refined grains.
Lean Proteins: Include sources of lean protein in your meals, such as poultry, fish, tofu, beans, lentils, and low-fat dairy products. Protein helps increase satiety and preserve lean muscle mass during weight loss.
Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil, in moderation. These fats provide essential fatty acids and help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Portion Control: Pay attention to portion sizes to avoid overeating. Use measuring cups, spoons, or visual cues to estimate appropriate portion sizes, and avoid eating directly from large packages or serving dishes.

Mindful Eating: Practice mindful eating by paying attention to hunger and fullness cues, eating slowly, and savoring each bite. Avoid distractions such as television or screens while eating, as this can lead to overeating.

Limit Processed Foods and Sugary Drinks: Minimize intake of processed foods, sugary snacks, desserts, and sugary beverages, as they are often high in calories, added sugars, and unhealthy fats. Opt for whole, minimally processed foods whenever possible.

Hydration: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support weight loss. Sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger, leading to unnecessary calorie consumption.

Meal Planning and Preparation: Plan your meals and snacks in advance to ensure they are balanced and nutritious. Prepare healthy meals at home whenever possible to have more control over ingredients and portion sizes.

Regular Physical Activity: Combine healthy eating with regular physical activity to enhance weight loss and improve overall health. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week, along with muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days per week.

Remember that sustainable weight loss is achieved through gradual changes in eating habits and lifestyle behaviors. Focus on making small, realistic changes that you can maintain over the long term, rather than relying on restrictive diets or quick fixes. Consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare provider for personalized guidance and support in developing a nutrition plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

At RescueMD, We take a different approach towards nutrition for weight loss. We have an in house team of registered dietitians that handles creating custom plans to suit our patients goals. We also have a custom app that we built for our patients in order to track their macros. The patient is able to check in with their assigned dietitian as well as log their meals and calories every day via our app.

We currently see patients in Allen, Frisco, Plano, Mckinney, Dallas and the surrounding areas. We also accept patients nationwide via televisits.


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Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 972-449-7940
Fax: 972-390-1557

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