The benefits of visiting a nutritionist

The benefits of visiting a nutritionist

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Do you find that your body and mind is often affected by the food you consume? Seeing a nutritionist can be the first positive step to improving your wellbeing. Seeking advice from a specialist can help with a variety of ailments, from weight-loss, to improving athletic performance, increasing energy, boosting immunity, digestive health, sleep and mood, and transforming skin and hair. It is also said that seeing a nutritionist can bring the same benefits to your life as seeing a medical clinician or therapist. With more and more people taking an interest in the nutritional value of food, now is the perfect time to find out what works for your body. Below are some of the main benefits of introducing a nutritionist into your life beyond educating which foods are good and bad for you.

Expert Advice

No one knows food like nutritionists do and this will be reinstated by the qualification they would have been accredited. They are also required to continue their professional education to keep up to date with the latest nutrition evidence. Nutritionists also have to adhere to a code of ethics provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With this you can be sure that you are getting the most up-to-date and reliable information interpreted and delivered to you in an understandable way.

Know your food

Food is now grown, processed, cooked, served and marketed in a number of ways meaning there is a lot of confusion surrounding it, not helped by mixed messages in the media. By seeing a nutritionist you’ll be able to gain the facts to eliminate the distortion and provide reliable information to improve your diet. They’ll be able to talk you through nutrients, calories, food groups, ingredients and discuss any allergies which are relevant to you. Filtering in factors for individuals depending on age, height, weight and gender and then working out what nutrient needs are appropriate is another beneficiary to seeing a nutritionist.

Personalised for you

With everyone having individual dietary needs and requirements, nutritionists can take into account physical activity, special needs and family health history to create a personalized plan for you. This helps to reach specific health needs and goals, along with problem solving, motivation and support. For example, if you find eating healthy difficult due to a busy lifestyle, nutritionists can suggest tips and advice for meal planning etc. With eating being personal to each individual, some may have to change their behaviors towards foods and therefore it is helpful to know that there is a trusted and resourceful professional to encourage and support you on your journey and reach your ultimate health goals.

At The Italian Medical Centre our nutritionist is on hand to help with your health and wellbeing needs. To book an appointment or find out more about our nutritionist services call (0) 203 794 9108 or email