What's a Nutrition Assessment and When Should I Have One?

Are you ready for more energy, better overall health, tighter control over your blood sugar levels, or faster healing after surgery or injury? Your nutrition plays an enormous role in all of these things. However, most people aren’t optimizing their nutrition exactly — because they don’t know their unique nutritional profile.

At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, located in Mansfield, Texas, our team of medical doctors can perform comprehensive nutrition assessments for your unique physiology. These assessments can identify your nutrient intake and highlight what, if any, changes you need to make to help you achieve optimal health. 

The importance of nutrition to your health

Proper nutrition is crucial not just to your everyday sense of well-being, but also your underlying health and ability to heal. You need two kinds of nutrients to stay healthy and strong:

If you aren’t getting the right amount of each of these nutrients, you could have problems with various processes in your body, such as the circulatory, digestive, and nervous systems. Your body’s ability to heal itself can also suffer, and your metabolism might be off. If you’re diabetic, keeping your blood sugar under control can feel almost impossible.

A nutrition assessment can get you on track

If you’ve experienced specific changes to your health, such as unintentional weight loss, pregnancy, or a diagnosis such as osteoporosis or diabetes, a nutritional assessment can show you a diet to help you regain and maintain good health. 

At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, one of our specially trained nutrition experts sits down with you and evaluates your dietary intake (what you typically eat and drink), your overall health, and any diagnoses you have, as well as current symptoms. 

We calculate your body mass index (BMI) and come up with a plan for weight loss or weight gain, if needed. We may also provide counseling on portion control and dietary supplements. 

Nutrition for diabetics

If you have diabetes or prediabetes, you might have been told to stay on a strict calorie-based diet, or cut certain foods from your diet completely. With a nutritional assessment, we can create a specialized diabetic diet that’s unique to you. 

This plan supports your body’s specific needs for different nutrients, while taking into account how your body manages food once it’s in your system. You’ll learn how your nutrition affects your blood sugar levels, and how to manage your condition with or without medication (oral or insulin).

Schedule your nutrition assessment today at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield today by calling us at 817-225-4809.

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