5 Top Reasons To Have a Nutritionist
by Rebecca Taylor on Jul 19, 2022
We hear a lot of conflicting nutrition information, but what is true and what is just hype?
This is where a nutritionist comes in. They'll help declutter all the nutrition myths and simplify the steps you need to take to reach your goals.
Every person has different nutritional needs due to many reasons including age, height, weight, lifestyle and of course - genetics!
Your nutritional needs are therefore just as unique as you are. As such, nutrition and meal plans aren't just a one-size-fits-all deal.
You may be wanting to undergo a diet 'MOT' to ensure you are eating correctly in order to reach a specific goal. This goal might look like weight loss, digestive issues, skin complains, low energy levels/lethargy, stress or you might just want to perform better in sports or fitness.
Here are 5 top reasons as to why you should see a nutritionist.
1. You need to be kept accountable
There's no doubt having a nutritionist helps you to stick to your goals. Your nutritionist with set SMART goals with you to help you break up your goals into smaller, more manageable chunks. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound.
2. You need to lose weight - and keep it off!
FAD diets may sound like the quick ticket to weight gain or loss, but they rarely work for very long. A nutritionist can suggest calorie sources for healthy weight gain. Or design a personalised weight loss plan, including diet changes and physical activity — while still finding space for your favourite foods.
When you are on a journey to lose weight, you need comprehensive support. Nutritionists can create personalised weight loss plans to help you lose weight- whether that's 5 pounds or 50 pounds.
3. You are experiencing fatigue even when sleeping 8+ hours
Being tired when you go to bed is normal. Being tired around the clock and not being able to function or feel like you are going to fall asleep at inopportune times is not normal.
There is almost always a reason for this, and you nutritionist will help get to the root of why this is happening. Getting good sleep in place is foundational to the achievement of any other subsequent goal.
4. Build healthy habits - for good!
Research has shown that the best weight loss plan is the one people can stick with for the long term (Johnston et al. 2014).
Clinical studies have shown that those given personalised nutrition advice stick to their plan for longer than those given one-size-fits-all 'gold standard' advice.
For some, that may be a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. For others, it may be a high-carbohydrate plan that’s low in saturated fat. Yet another group may need a complete macronutrient balance. Your DNA test will give deep insights into this.
5. You want to know exactly how much protein, carbs, fats, vitamins & minerals you need
A nutritionist has the skills to be able to assess your lifestyle, goals and calorie needs in order to provide a detailed dietary plan showing the breakdown of nutrients you need and in what quantities.
After your first consultation, your nutritionist will devise a meal plan for you to use as a guide to ensure you reach your calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient needs.
Following every DNA kit purchase, you have the opportunity to take up a FREE 15-minute consultation to unpack your DNA results.
Our customers have found this so useful that we have been asked if we can bring in more in-depth consultations to help you reach your goals and stay accountable.
Alas, your wish is our command! We have now launched three consultation packages with our expert nutritionists, Olga and Becca. They will help you each step along the way to reach your goals. If you have any questions, drop us a line here.
To get the most out of your nutritional consultation, be as frank and honest as you can be. The more complete a picture your nutritionist can get of your diet and lifestyle, the more tailored and helpful a regime they can develop for you.
Still unsure? Nutritionists are not the food police, promise! A lot of people are afraid we’ll take away all your favourite foods, but that’s not true. We help you find the right balance in your life so you can feel good and stay healthy without feeling deprived.
Check out out consultation options here.