Wow that was scary, but survived and now it's time to make sure that never happens again. According to the CDC 735,000 Americans have a heart attack and 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, making it the #1 killer of Americans. An unhealthy diet, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes & pre-diabetes, Smoking & Physical inactivity are the top risk factors. Maybe your doctors, family or friends had told you that you need to get in shape, but you didn't take seriously. Nothing like a good scare to adjust your priorities. So now that you are committed to making a change, what should you do?
Just like you, I hate diets. Although they may help you lose a few pounds quickly, they don't work in the long run. If you have tried to lose weight in the past, you know how hard it is, not just to lose it initially, but to keep it off. Research shows that only about 20% of people who diet are able to successfully keep the weight off for more than a year. If you look further out, that statistic gets even worse. Successful weight loss requires a lifestyle change.
I am excited to welcome you to Healthier Appetite Nutrition. I decided to rebrand my nutrition counseling business because I want the name to reflect my passion of helping patients get healthy through nutrition. As always I will continue to promote science-based, plant-based nutrition counseling, but what exactly does that mean?