Nutritional counseling can range from diet suggestions and tips, to in-depth diet analysis and diet plans to help with weight loss, maintenance, or gain. Most often, a patient’s diet diary is used to create a specific diet based on the patient’s likes, dislikes, and diet style. This helps with diet compliance, as it is similar to what they are accustomed to. The patient's diet can also allow for some flexibility.
The human body functions as a network of interconnected systems that affect each other, and nutritional habits affect the whole body rather than a just sub-section or single organ system. The goal of nutritional counseling is to prevent and address any underlying clinical imbalances that may lead to any number of chronic illnesses, and is essential to your overall wellness.