Clients often come to me seeking a magic bullet, quick-fix, or the new pill for health and weight loss.Time and again, I meet clients that just want to be fixed and willing to spend lots of money “getting fixed”.They have their trainers, doctors, chefs, supplements, and me in their bag of tricks that will fix and make them healthy. In the end, we can have our tricks and shortcuts, but our own sense of responsibility, is the lasting “pill” to optimal health and wellness.
Health care providers have the responsibility to educate and guide.As a registered dietitian, it is my responsibility to provide knowledge behind appropriate food choices, portion sizes, and dietary and lifestyle behaviors.It is my responsibility to provide tools to be aware of the various choices we make. The driving force behind the success of my clients comes from tracking their daily dietary intake and exercise.It is thus my responsibility to provide an environment that best allows my clients to be aware of and make their own choices.
No amount of money will buy health.Only time, energy, and responsibility over our own choices will allow progress and change.Without responsibility over our choices, we are responsible for our degradation and creating disease and chronic conditions. Only we are with ourselves 24 hours of the day and our doctors, trainers, or chefs are only responsible for pointing us in the right direction.With all the knowledge and tools you may have, it is eventually and solely each of our responsibility to decide how to use this knowledge, how to live our lives and what to put in our mouths.