With food trends coming in and out of vogue at what feels like lightning speed (see ya later Atkins, goodbye Paleo, hello vegan?!) finding the correct meal plan for your body can feel a little overwhelming.
The over abundance of books and online resources at our immediate disposal can easily create confusion regarding what to eat, when to eat and how to prepare your meals.
Thankfully, there are medical experts who have studied long and hard to help you navigate the food pyramid and develop the right eating plan for your personal goals and/or health requirements. Read on to discover more about dieticians and why you should get to know one stat.
What Is A Dietician?
A Dietitian is a healthcare professional who has completed tertiary training, usually with a Master’s Degree at university in the area of nutrition and dietetics, which is the applied science of nutrition and its application to dietary change in people.
How Can Dieticians Help Me?
Dieticians design a meal-plan program in line with your goals. Whether you seek to lose weight, add muscle, plan a pregnancy or deal with food allergies/intolerances, visiting a Dietician will help you define the ideal caloric or nutritional intake to suit your needs. Implementing small changes in your diet over a long period of time can make a big change: stick to the mean plan a Dietician tailor-makes for you will help you achieve your positive health and body goals in the long run.
How Often Should I Go See A Dietician?
Speak with your GP, but generally, it’s best to see a dietician every 6 - 12 months.