Welcome back to the Marshalls Creek Wellness Solutions blog! Today we are finishing up our two-part series that covers nutritional counseling in comparison to dieting and why getting guidance on your nutrition is always the better option. In our last blog post, we talked about what nutritional guidance is and the various topics that you’ll cover when meeting with a specialist. Today, we are going to go over a few of the reasons that nutritional guidance is a better option than dieting and how your body benefits from it. Let’s go ahead and get started.

Quantity vs. Quality

One of the worst parts about diets is that they focus on the amount that you’re consuming rather than what you’re consuming. While you may be consuming small amounts of calories, chances are high that you’re throwing your body out of balance. By consuming foods that your body doesn’t necessarily need, you wind up with excess which leads to weight gain. The moment that one realizes they don’t necessarily have to eat less, they just need to change what they’re eating, the ability to achieve weight loss becomes much more obtainable.

Vitamin Deficiency

While we’re on the topic of imbalance, let’s talk about vitamin deficiency. Our body needs certain vitamins to fuel it and keep it healthy, and when we deprive our body of certain foods because we’re solely focused on the amount we’re consuming, we tend to leave out some pretty important vitamins. Vitamin deficiency is the cause of various health issues and symptoms that people struggle with. With nutritional guidance, you can get your vitamin deficiencies in check!

Higher Energy

We talk about the importance of rest quite a bit, and that’s because it does so much good for our body! Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of a poor diet, and it’s because the food that we’re putting into our body isn’t necessarily fueling it. With that in mind, food is very literally the fuel that we give our body, so if you’re fatigued, you know you’re doing something wrong. With nutritional guidance, you will be consuming the foods that your body needs, thus providing it with fuel rather than just food. As a result, you will start to notice higher energy levels, which I think we can all agree is a win!


At the end of the day, the one thing that we all want when changing our diet is results. Whether your goal is to lose some weight or counter the side effects of a health diagnosis, your diet contributes a significant amount to the results. While dieting “promises” the results that you’re hoping for, it very rarely delivers them. If you want to see results from the changes that you’re making, make healthy choices that you can actually maintain for the rest of your life.

Schedule Your Nutritional Guidance Appointment

If weight loss through a healthier lifestyle is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2020, contact Marshalls Creek Wellness Solutions in East Stroudsburg today. Our team is dedicated to helping you live your healthiest life through nutritional guidance and routine checkups with our specialist. Reach out to us, and set up your first appointment so that you can start living a healthier life and make this the year that you achieved the resolutions that you set. We can’t wait to start working with you!