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Nutrition Counseling

Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Cibolo, TX

Proper nutrition is the key to weight loss, healthy weight management, and chronic disease prevention. At Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center in Cibolo, Texas, obesity medicine specialist Stephen Carter, MD, and his team use dietary counseling for weight loss and cardiometabolic disease management to significantly reduce your risk of serious health complications. Call Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center today to learn more about nutritional counseling or use the online booking tool.

Nutrition Counseling Q & A

What is nutritional counseling?

During nutritional counseling, Dr. Carter completes a dietary analysis and educates you about which foods to eat based on your body weight and health. For example, if you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or obesity, he and his team create custom meal and menu plans for diets low in saturated fat that help you better manage your condition.

What are the benefits of nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling at Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center offers numerous psychological and physical health and wellness benefits. Examples include:

  • Weight loss and healthy weight management
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Better blood sugar control
  • Less inflammation
  • Reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions
  • Lower risk of heart attack or stroke
  • More energy
  • Lower risk of depression
  • Improved self-confidence

Nutrition education gives you the best chance of achieving or maintaining optimal health. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, dietary counseling helps you better manage the disease to prevent serious complications.

What should I expect during nutritional counseling?

Dr. Carter completes a dietary analysis before creating your personalized meal plan. He analyzes your current eating patterns to determine which dietary modifications are best, based on your body weight and disease risk factors.

He lets you know which foods to eat, how often to eat them, and which foods and drinks you should avoid. For example, low-sodium diets when combined with regular exercise can reduce high blood pressure, and limiting saturated fat from high-fat meats and full-fat dairy foods helps reduce high cholesterol.

Weight loss, eating more fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, taking dietary supplements, and avoiding certain foods – such as sugary drinks, sweets, processed meats, refined grains, and fried foods – help properly manage cardiometabolic diseases and their risk factors. 

After your initial consultation, Dr. Carter lets you know how often to schedule follow-up visits. It might be once weekly initially and less frequently after that until you reach your goal weight.

Is nutrition counseling right for me?

Just about everybody benefits from nutrition counseling. If your body mass index (BMI) is 25 or greater, weight-loss nutrition counseling might be right for you. Disease-specific nutrition counseling works well if you have a chronic disease or its risk factors. 

Don’t let poor dietary habits slowly ruin your health. Call Carter Cardiometabolic Health and Wellness Center for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.