MyFitnessPal is a handy smartphone app that we have recommended to many of our clients. It's very useful to track a person's dietary intake and it offers instant feedback - a pie chart graph showing macronutrient ratios (% protein, %carbohydrate, % fat). The app also tallies calories although we as Nutritional Therapy Practitioners steer away from calorie counting. The big nutrition picture of a client is best summarized by the amounts (by percentage) of the macronutrients they consume.
Clients may embark on different diets based on their bio-individuality. For example: The High Fat, Low Carb diet my be beneficial for some. In this case, the advantage of knowing the proportion of macronutrients allows us to make appropriate dietary changes. If the fat ratio is too low then the person knows to add good fats when dishing up their meals!
Now after introducing you to this easy food & nutrition application please be advised of the follo...
Just like your car needs a tune-up, from time to time the body needs one too.
How can you make changes though if you don't know where to begin? Is the latest diet really right for you?
Everyone wants to get into shape, shed pounds and eat healthier but each person is unique and needs to know exactly where their own focus begins.
As Nutritional Therapy practitioners (NTP’s) we have a host of nutritional assessment tools in our tool box. Our favorite one is the Nutritional Assessment questionnaire (NAQ) - a very powerful tool to help us identify areas within the body that need to be addressed.
The feedback from a client’s questionnaire is computer-plotted into 15 different categories from Upper Gastrointestinal (G.I) to Immune System. Once the priorities on the graph are identified, and other assessments considered, we as NTP’s can develop a customized plan for the client.
This is a client’s Symptom Burden Graph showing progress between April and June. The red lin...