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1. What does a nutritionist/ Dietitian do?
Nutritionists and dieticians offer expert advice on the benefits and harmful effects of various foods to lead a healthy lifestyle and achieve health specific goals.
2. What is the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist?
Dietician and nutritionist are interchangeable terms. The only difference lies in the regulation bodies that grants these titles. Dieticians are registered with the specific professional body and need appropriate educational qualification, but nutritionists have fewer medicolegal restrictions. Only those who are licensed by the medical council can call themselves registered dieticians.
3. How will a Dietitian/Nutritionist be helpful?
Dietician nutritionists can offer a specific nutritional plan to promote health and prevent lifestyle and other diseases. They can work in several setups and offer meal planning and weight loss services to people.
4. When do you need to see a dietician?
People often visit dieticians in cases of obesity, malnourishment, improving sports performance, and management of several chronic and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc. where diet plays an important role.
5. What to expect on your first visit to a Dietitian/Nutritionist?
In the first visit, the dietician will inquire about your lifestyle and eating habits. Your health status, past and medical history will also be reviewed before a nutritional plan is given to achieve health specific goals.