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Nutritionist - worth it?


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Has anyone here been to a nutritionist, and if so, is it worth the money? My trainer suggested someone but it's not cheap, and I'm not going to spend a lot of money on it if all I'm going to get is "eat more fruits and vegetables." I'm just curious what kind of experiences other people have had.
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i paid £65 to see someone and it was the best investment ever.

i got great tips and advice and i also found out that i had a wheat intolerance and since cutting out wheat from my diet i have not had a stomach problem.

my digestive system is working great and skin is looking even better!
Check to see if your work insurance or something similar will cover part of the expense. 

Have I seen one?  No.  I've thought about it, but with the amount of information that is available (and the time I spent reading it) I feel i have a good understanding of what is what.  Perfect by no means.

What would you go see a nutritionist for?  And why not a dietitian? 
It can definitely be a worthwhile investment because a nutritionist can help you identify the issues you may have with your current diet and help you make improvements that can improve your health, prevent future problems etc.  A nutritionist will look at your history healthwise, your diet, your family history to an extend to establish trends and can give you advice you frankly just wont get from most doctors because they just can't take that kind of time and usually don't have the extensive knowledge of nutrition that a certified nutritionist does. 
i'm working with a dietitian right now. i really love her. but i'm also trying to put weight on to get to a healthy weight (recovering from anorexia), so i sorta need to work with one to make sure i get enough calories to gain but not too fast and all that stuff. but still, i think it's a good idea - even if you don't have continual meetings. and definitely check out if your insurance would pay for part of it. i know mine does, which is nice.        &nb sp;   
Sounds like I should check it out. Also, I didn't even think of checking with my insurance company, and I bet that would save a lot of money. Thanks for the feedback!
Remember that a nutritionist is not a dietician.  Dieticians are registered and can be looked up.  They have a university degree (or similar post-graduate) which included studies in nutrition information, nutrition science and communication.

I??m not knocking nutritionists.  They can have good backgrounds and be great.  But there are so many ways to be a certified nutritionist that you never really know who you are dealing with.
Well I want to be a dietician when I'm older so I'm definately going to encourage people to see them :P

Seriously though, the dietician could help you identify what's going wrong, help with your calorie counting etc and as someone said,    they are more reliable than nutritionists.
yeah, I have been wondering about visiting a dietician as well. Maybe that would help me out some!
I saw one as I was loosing weight and had allergies.
I found that most of the things she told me, I could find on the net, but it was good to have a professional clarify things.

It depends what kind of person you are. I'm the type of person who always thinks they're right. So for me, it wasnt a total waste of time (i had a good chat and learnt about my allergies), but I guess maybe I should listen to her when she says "eat more carbs" and "your iron levels are high, you dont need to eat more meat" despite me eating red meat about twice a week, and other than that, fish once or twice. I have changed my habits since seeing her, but I just cant make myself eat more carbs (excepting veggies)

So if you're prepared to take their advice on board, go for it.
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