Diet Plans to Help You Lose Weight
Delaware weight loss doctor Marc Scheiner, MD, wants you to know that a crucial part of losing weight — and keeping it off over time — is to eat healthy, nutritious foods. This does not mean following all the fad diet plans that come along. Nor does it mean depriving yourself of needed calories and nutrients. It simply means eating the right portions of the right foods.
The proper portion size differs for every person, depending on unique factors such as a person’s height, his activity level, and how many calories he requires per day to sustain or increase his current level of physical activity.
The right foods are those that are not processed. They are low in sugar and saturated fat content. They are sources of lean protein. The right foods also include whole grains, and a variety of fruits and vegetables in every color of the rainbow.
How Our Delaware Weight Loss Doctor Tailors Diet Plans to Meet Patients’ Needs
Dr. Scheiner can review your medical history as well as your nutrition and fitness profile to help you determine how many calories you should consume each day and what portion sizes you should use when planning meals to fit your caloric needs. He will also show you how to measure out the proper portion size.
In addition to portion size, you will also learn what proportions of each food group you should eat each day. For instance, the United States government recommends that each person eat the following food groups in the following proportions every day: two to three servings of dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese; two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs or nuts; three to five servings of vegetables; two to four servings of fruits; and six to 11 servings of whole grains.
Also, there are health benefits associated with consuming a sparing amount of unsaturated fat and mono-saturated fat daily. Good sources of these types of fats are salmon, avocado and certain nuts such as walnuts.
The Delaware weight loss doctor will encourage you to visit with a registered dietician to educate you about the various food groups and their nutritional value. The dietician will explain to you how many calories you should consume each day, and what percentage of your total caloric intake should be dedicated to each food group.
At the end of the day, healthy diet plans simply involve healthy eating. With this philosophy in mind, Dr. Scheiner incorporates nutritional guidance into his physician supervised weight loss program, so you can eat healthfully without feeling like you are on a diet.
To schedule a consultation to find out if you are a suitable candidate for our physician supervised weight loss program including diet plan information, please contact Delaware Weight Loss Clinic by calling (410) 620-9722.