At Top Nutrition Coaching, our mission is to connect you with a nutrition expert passionate about helping their clients achieve their health and wellness goals. The nutritionists in our network have helped thousands of people reach a healthy weight by making small yet sustainable changes to their diet, fitness, and lifestyle.
Most people find trying to lose weight to be immensely challenging. If you've struggled to find the right approach to weight control, it might be time to utilize the knowledge and experience of a nutrition professional.
Houstonians stand to benefit immensely from virtual nutrition counseling. Top Nutrition Coaching's telehealth platform connects you with some of the leading weight loss nutritionists in the country, all from the comfort of your own home.
We regularly ensure that all of our nutritionists are up to date with their certifications and licensure, including their status as registered dietitians.
The first step toward becoming a registered dietitian in Texas is to complete a bachelor's or master's degree from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics-approved program. These programs have a mandatory academic (didactic) component complemented by a dietetic internship involving 1,200 supervised hours in a health care setting. Following the completion of this internship, candidates must pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration examination and the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. They are then able to apply for licensure as a registered dietitian.
All registered dietitians must complete 75 hours of continuing professional education every five years to keep their CDR registration current. Many nutritionists use this as an opportunity to pursue a specialty such as diabetes, pregnancy and postnatal nutrition, oncology, or gastrointestinal health. Nutritionists must retake and pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam and complete 12 continuing education credits every two years in Texas.
In many ways, Houston is a great place to live. In terms of health and wellness, it has some excellent parks and recreation areas for getting exercise, health-conscious eateries, and a variety of fresh food sources, including farmer's markets. However, it's undeniable that Houston has a problem with its weight. According to the 2019 Houston "State of Health" report, nearly 72% of adults in Harris County are overweight or obese, which is higher than both the Texas and national figures.
If you live and work in Houston, chances are that you spend a significant portion of your morning behind the wheel. Houston is notoriously lacking in mass transit, so most people end up driving everywhere, which doesn't correlate with healthy habits such as walking.
It might be a cliche to say that everything's bigger in Texas, but when it comes to portion sizes and the availability of fast food, that overused expression isn't far from the truth. Houston has some fantastic restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world, but one thing that many of them have in common is a tendency to serve extra-large portions.
Similarly, fast food outlets, food trucks, and delivery services seem to be everywhere in Houston. In addition to the unhealthiness of the food, the ordering models used by fast-food restaurants and food delivery apps make it incredibly easy to order more menu items than you need.
Many programs can assist you on your weight loss journey. We firmly believe that working with an online nutritionist is an effective way to be guided and supported with expert input. Still, it's equally important that you know the other options available. Here are the pros and cons of some different weight loss strategies that you might want to consider.