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Nutrition Specialist

Rel L. Gray M.D. L.L.C.

Weight Loss Specialist located in Ruston, LA

You know that you should eat healthily — but what does that mean? Trying to understand ingredient labels and prepare all your own meals with the right ingredients can feel overwhelming. It’s a lot to take on alone. Fortunately, help is available. Rel L. Gray, MD, and his dedicated team can help you get the nutrition support you need to lead your healthiest life. To learn more, call Rel L. Gray M.D. L.L.C. in Ruston, Louisiana, or schedule your appointment online.

Nutrition Q & A

Is nutrition really that important?

Plenty of people survive on instant ramen and potato chips. So does it really matter what we eat? Yes. The organisms and cells that keep you alive need nutrients to live. When you’re nutritionally deficient, your body can’t operate as well as it should. This can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, or exhausted.

If you often feel like there aren’t enough cups of coffee in the world to help you get through the day, the issue might not be your caffeine intake, or even your sleep. Eating right gives you the energy and focus you need to feel your best every day.

What is nutrition?

You probably have a sense you should “eat right.” And you probably even know that means eating fruits and vegetables and staying away from too much candy. But proper nutrition means more. Dr. Gray can help you rework your diet to get your body the nutrition it needs to perform its best.

Proper nutrition means the right balance of the seven nutrient classes:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Healthy fats
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water

The right balance for you will look different than it will for any other individual. Even something as simple as water intake fluctuates with your weight, activity level, and other lifestyle factors.

How do I make sure I’m getting the right nutrition?

Being aware that your body needs nutrients is a great first step in making food choices that will deliver the nutrition you need. With Dr. Gray, you develop a nutrition plan that ensures your body is getting exactly what it needs. He helps you develop meal ideas and eating habits that support your nutritional needs.

Implementing the right nutrition can be life-changing. You’ll feel more energized and more focused. You may notice that you sleep better or are in a better mood. Giving your body the nutrients it needs is a simple way to improve your life, and Dr. Gray’s expertise can guide you in the right direction.

If you’d like to learn more about the nutrition services available at Rel L. Gray M.D. L.L.C., call or schedule your appointment online.