Nutrition Specialist

Lux Aesthetics

Medical Weight Loss & Body Sculpting located in Peoria, AZ

Eating right is important, and it’s difficult to do so successfully without some knowledge of nutrition. At Lux Aesthetics in Peoria, Arizona, Arvind Mahadevan, MD, offers nutritional counseling to help you eat healthily and meet your body’s needs. To learn about nutrition and find out how you can eat better, call or book your appointment online at Lux Aesthetics today.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition refers to the number of nutrients and food types that you need to consume to stay alive. The science of nutrition explores how your body breaks down the food you eat and uses it to your advantage. Getting proper nutrition through your diet allows you to:

  • Have energy for movement
  • Think clearly
  • Prevent diseases and health-related conditions
  • Stay hydrated
  • Reduce your blood pressure
  • Reduce your cholesterol
  • Recover quickly from illnesses and injuries

The team at Lux Aesthetics assesses your diet and identifies nutrients you’re lacking. Once you have a grasp of how nutrition works, you can modify your diet to better meet your needs.

What nutrients does my body need?

Your body needs seven main types of nutrients. They are:

Water

This one goes without saying. You need to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, remove waste, and regulate your body temperature.

Carbohydrates

Your body breaks down carbs into sugars that keep you energized. Many fad diets eliminate carbs, but you need them in your diet.

Fats

Fats are essential nutrients that help your body absorb vitamins. There are good fats and bad fats, and good fats protect your organs and prevent heart disease.

Protein

Protein helps your body build muscle. Getting plenty of protein in your diet with meat, eggs, nuts, and beans helps slow your body’s aging process.

Vitamins

Your body needs vitamins in very small amounts, but vitamins like vitamin A, B, C, and D, help keep your body healthy in many ways.

Minerals

Minerals like calcium and sodium help keep your body functioning properly. Like vitamins, you only need small amounts of them.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Your body doesn’t make omega-3 fatty acids, so you need them in your diet through fish, fish oil supplements, or supplements made with algae. They keep your brain functioning efficiently and may help your heart, too.

How does my nutrition help me lose weight?

Having a grasp of your body’s nutritional needs helps you adjust your diet and, in time, lose weight. The Lux Aesthetics team teaches you about nutrition and the ways that you can use it to your advantage while trying to lose weight.

They also offer specialized meal plans with high amounts of protein and a low-calorie count. These plans are designed to meet your nutritional needs without the excess that keeps you from losing weight.

If you need some guidance about nutrition, call Lux Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online for nutritional counseling today.