Weight Loss Nutritionists London
Eating to nourish your body can help with your goal of reaching your optimal weight.
What is a weight-loss nutritionist?
A weight-loss nutritionist is trained to help you reach a healthy weight steadily and sustainably.
If you’re reading this page, you’ve likely tried several diets. Most diets can help you to shift a few pounds initially, but their restrictive (and occasionally bizarre) rules regarding food are rarely sustainable long-term. That’s why more than 80% of people who go on a diet end up regaining the weight they lost.
If you’ve experienced this, you know how it makes you feel like a failure. You think that the only solution is to go on another diet—and so the cycle continues.
A weight-loss nutritionist can help you to break this pattern. They know how to create a science-based, personalised approach that works for you, your body and your health.
How do nutritionists help clients with weight loss and gut health?
A nutritionist or Functional Medicine Practitioner considers your biochemistry and lifestyle to create an effective and healthy weight-loss strategy.
At the London Clinic of Nutrition, we know that the eat-less-food-and-exercise-more approach doesn’t work for everyone. This is because there are so many factors beyond food and exercise that influence weight management, such as:
- Hormonal fluctuations. These can make it more difficult to lose weight, particularly around menopause.
- Poor sleep. Lack of sleep causes further changes to hormones that drive appetite.
- Stress. High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can lead to weight-loss resistance.
- Chronic inflammation. Low-grade inflammation—particularly from poor gut health—is also linked to weight gain.
- Toxicity. Toxins are stored in fat cells, so a high degree of toxicity can make your body reluctant to release excess weight.
As you can see, counting calories in food or clocking up minutes on the treadmill do nothing to address these underlying health issues.
This is where a nutritionist can help. Through a thorough client lifestyle assessment and appropriate testing, they can help you identify the root cause(s) of any weight issues. They create a plan to optimise your health—and excess weight falls off as a result.
London nutritionist or dietician for weight loss?
Both nutritionists and dieticians can help you to lose weight, but their approaches are likely to be different.
A dietitian is trained to work with specific dietary approaches and weight-loss techniques, which they then apply to the individual. The British Dietetics Association, for example, advocates enjoying a nutritional breakfast, eating more healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and watching portion sizes.
A nutritionist or Functional Medicine Practitioner is trained to consider the individual first, and then create a weight-loss plan around them. Let’s say a nutritionist knows their client thrives on intermittent food fasting. Rather giving the standard advice to have a healthy breakfast, they would create a plan that maximises the power of intermittent fasting instead.
Both approaches are valid. The key is to work out which would work best for you and your health.
Where can I find a weight loss nutritionist in London?
Here at the London Clinic of Nutrition, our highly qualified nutritionists specialise in healthy weight loss.
During your initial consultation, they’ll take a thorough client case history and recommend any tests that could give further answers. Using this information, you’ll receive a targeted dietary, lifestyle and supplement programme to help you optimise your health and reach your goal weight.
If you’d like to find out more, book in for a free 15-minute consultation.
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