Nutritionist Alexey Vladimirovich Kovalkov is one of the leading Moscow nutritionists according to Forbes magazine, the owner and director ...
Nutritionist Alexey Vladimirovich Kovalkov is one of the leading Moscow nutritionists according to Forbes magazine, the owner and director of Dr Kovalkov's Weight Correction Clinic, the author of his own weight loss techniques and a practitioner recommends not to self-medicate if you are obese. Obesity is considered to be overweight that is a health threat. Small completeness is not such.
According to Kovalkov, the excess of weight by about 9-11 kilograms from the norm is considered to be full, which does not carry a threat. So, if instead of 57 kilograms you weigh 66, you have a purely aesthetic problem. You can live with it or start losing weight on your own. But when the extra 12-13, 20 or more kilograms, you can lose weight only under the supervision of a doctor, Alexey Vladimirovich is convinced.
The conclusion is simple: if you have the opportunity, it is better to see a doctor. And, of course, there are categories that definitely need a nutritionist. Losing weight under the supervision of a doctor is required for everyone who has any chronic diseases, thyroid pathologies, nervous and hormonal disorders. And how to find a qualified doctor, we will tell you in this article. Below are 6 proven tips.
Tip 1. Specialized education
Ask your dietitian to show you your medical degree. A good doctor should learn this at an institute, not take courses. A nutritionist must be able to read analyzes, understand the chemical processes in the body, and know anatomy. The courses will not teach this. And even more so on the Internet. You need to run away from such "specialists". Don't take part in marathons either. Official medicine is categorically against it.
Tip 2. Complete examination
It is bad if a nutritionist, having barely listened to the patient, prescribes a diet or immediate treatment. Well, if you are sent for tests, do a cardiogram, you will be asked to visit an endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, allergist and other doctors, including a gynaecologist (for women). By the way, you can even go to many specialists for compulsory medical insurance in your clinic (it is not at all necessary to spend fabulous money on this in this clinic where you applied).
Only after receiving a complete picture of the state of human health, the doctor can begin treatment. Only in this case, the chosen method of losing weight will be effective and safe. In other cases, there is a risk of harm to health!
Tip 3. Adequate price
It is not always worth pursuing the prestige and name of a doctor. This is not a 100% guarantee. But this approach is more reasonable than the desire to save money at any cost. Remember: too low a price is often a sign of an unskilled, inexperienced or unscrupulous specialist.
Always focus on average prices and related factors: doctor's education, reviews on the Internet, recommendations of friends, diplomas of continuing education. Good dietitians are constantly learning. Usually every 5 years they undergo certification (about which there should be relevant documents).
Tip 4. Reasonable timing of weight loss
A true nutritionist will never promise you rapid weight loss. Its job is to make your weight loss safe, not lightning fast. In addition, she will explain why 50-60 kg of excess weight cannot go away in 1.5 months, and will also tell you what difficulties you should expect and what to fear on the way to an ideal figure.
Tip 5. Individual menu
A self-respecting (highly qualified) nutritionist will not offer a patient a diet from the Internet that is freely available. After a complete examination and delivery of all tests, the doctor will draw up an individual nutrition plan for you, calculating the optimal amount of calories. And he will definitely give all sorts of recommendations for organizing a healthy diet, answer your questions.
Tip 6. Available information
Pay attention to how the nutritionist communicates, how he presents information. If a doctor's speech is replete with florid terms and complex constructions, medical definitions, it may be worth changing the specialist. You don't need a doctor who deliberately confuses you. Look for someone who can put everything on the shelves in simple language and help you understand how the process of losing weight should be structured in your case. You must know and understand what you are doing and why, and not blindly follow the doctor's recommendations, this is important!
To summarize: if the doctor immediately prescribes a "miracle" diet without examining you and not looking at the tests, or promises rapid weight loss and all this for little money, this is a very bad sign. Look for another specialist!
Don't mess with your health! Contact only highly qualified doctors!