A balanced nutrition plan is vital to wellbeing – whether you want to get fitter, lose weight or generally feel better. Here are three great reasons MetLife offers a professional Nutrition Consultation through its 360Health Virtual Care program.

1. You’ll get a personalised nutrition plan

There are so many different food and diet plans available it can be tricky working out which one might work for you. And if you’re like most people who’ve tried weight loss or fitness diets, you’ll know it’s hard to stay motivated if your food plan doesn’t fit.

“Healthy eating is not a one size fits all – we’re all different and therefore we need a nutrition plan that’s going to work for our own situation and lifestyle,” explains Jamie Vickers, Director of Teladoc Health, a virtual care expert organisation partnering with MetLife.

“An effective nutrition plan can improve not only our physical health but also our mental health. The Nutrition Consultation allows you to engage with a leading Australian dietician via Telehealth and receive a bespoke action plan to improve your approach to a healthy diet.”

2. Good nutrition helps reduce illness

Planning your meals ahead of time is also a straightforward way to make sure you eat all the good food you need and avoid snacking on whatever grabs your fancy.

A 2017 French study found meal planning is associated with food variety, diet quality and body weight status in adults, and can help prevent obesity and related risks of illness such as cardiovascular disease. Eating well can give your body the nourishment it needs to help defend it against illness. It also prevents weight gain and sickness caused by consuming unhealthy food.

3. Good nutrition helps you feel good

Good nutrition is about fuelling or nourishing your body with healthy energy so you can enjoy life more. A recent Harvard study into how food affects your mood suggests healthy and balanced meals can help your body and mind feel better together. The research found links between highly processed ingredients and lower amounts of the feel-good hormone serotonin, which plays an essential role in stabilising our moods.

One of the first things you can do to improve how you feel is seek personalised advice on your nutrition needs. After requesting a Nutrition Consultation (see how below), you will receive an email confirmation advising  a call back within 24 hours.

During the consultation, the dietician will ask about your:

  • Fitness, lifestyle and wellbeing goals
  • Food preferences, to help you plan meals you will want to eat, plus tips on making sure you get enough of the right food.

Your dietician might suggest other Virtual Care services to help you, too, and you’ll receive your personalised nutrition plan within a few days.

How do I access Nutrition Consultation?

Nutrition Consultation is part of Virtual Care, which is available for all MetLife Protect customers who just use their policy number as the code to access the protal and other eligible clients who have received an access specific code to activate the portal. MetLife customers* who qualify for 360Health Virtual Care have two ways to connect: