What is a Dietitian?
A dietitian is a health professional who has spent at least 4-5 years studying the science.
Contrary to what you might have heard, dietitians are not the food police, they are in fact quite the opposite.
A dietitian is a health professional who has spent at least 4-5 years studying the science of food and nutrition.
Dietitians understand the way food works within the body and can help to treat or prevent health conditions, taking into account your individual needs to optimise your health.
Why do you need one?
There are a number of reasons why you may benefit from seeing a dietitian.
Maybe you are unsure if you should follow the latest fad diet, you have a health condition that could be treated by changing your nutrition or you just need some guidance and support to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
Seeing a dietitian means you can ask questions in a judgement free zone (yes, even if that means talking about your bowel motions) helping you to gain clarity and confidence around food.
What specifically can they help with?
Dietitians can help you with things such as:
- Weight loss
- Body recomposition
- Fuelling for performance
- IBS, gut issues and intolerances
- Chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or heart disease
- Women’s health issues
- Vegan/Vegetarian diets
What is our system at Kinetic for helping you install nutritional habits?
Here at Kinetic, we believe in creating changes and developing habits that are sustainable long term.
In your first 1:1 session with our dietitian, Alexandra, you will spend some time getting to know each other.
If you are happy to share, Alexandra will ask about your:
- Medical history
- Past experiences
You will then work together to create a sustainable plan that will help you achieve your goals.
You will complete a food diary prior to some of your sessions, which can be done via an app, so Alexandra can gain a greater understanding of your food choices and how you feel about food.
You will catch up 1:1 every 4 weeks to have a chat about how you are progressing.
You also have the additional option of checking in with Alexandra once a week via Zoom, to ask questions or receive feedback on your food diary. How often you see each other will depend on how much support you feel you need.
Seeing a dietitian is included as part of your membership at here at Kinetic, so what are you waiting for?
Who will be my Dietitian?
I have a keen interest in all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition. As part of the team here at Kinetic, I provide you with advice on the importance of a good diet, as well as offering strategies to help you make sustainable lifestyle changes to compliment your training and improve overall wellbeing.