Should you be referred to see an RD? If you recall a share from a couple of days ago – Doctors and Nutrition – I believe that other medical professionals do not have the necessary expertise.
From the article:
Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for “intensive behavioral counseling” about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Intense behavior counseling – that part of a diet that says we should really change what we eat and what we think about ourselves before the diet will ever work long term. You have to adjust your thoughts before your waistline will ever change. Trust me, I know.