Food Advice Online – Specialist Nutrition Service
Nutrition advice is provided online, via WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or Webex. An initial appointment is generally 60 minutes. You will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire and an (optional) food diary prior to the appointment.
An initial appointment includes a review of your current intake and includes advice on food to include or avoid. Some people like advice on how to stay fit and healthy. Others, choose to discuss a particular aim or condition, such as those listed below.
- Weight loss or gain
- Diabetes including Pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes
- Heart health including cholesterol, blood pressure and advice following a heart attack or stroke
- Digestive health including IBD, IBS, diverticular disease, coeliac disease, constipation, bloating, loose stools, reflux, hiatus hernia, liver, gallbladder, pancreas or other infective or inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract
- Bone Health
- PCOS, fertility and women’s health
- Older person’ health
- Cancer nutrition
- Sports nutrition
- Vegan and vegetarian diets
- Food and Mood
If you’d like to book an appointment or indeed if you don’t see what you are looking for above, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Nutrition Support Packages
Nutrition Support provides ongoing nutrition counselling. This is suited to those who would like the advice provided in an initial consultation and ongoing support to implement this. We will address barriers you face to implementing the changes you want. Any you will have longer-term support and accountability. A nutrition package can be tailored to what you want or need. Three typical packages are outlined below.
Digestive Nutrition Package (1-3 appointments, 3 months): This is particularly suited to those who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Or those who require support with the Low FODMAP diet. This package includes an initial assessment with advice on simple steps to address troublesome tummy symptoms. One appointment may be enough for some people. However, if symptoms have not cleared, then two further appointments will be offered. These can be used to discuss the low FODMAP diet and subsequently, to discuss the re-introduction of FODMAP-containing foods.
Weight Loss Nutrition Package (6 appointments, 6 months): Your first appointment will provide feedback on your current diet and ‘quick wins’ to reduce your calorie intake. Your second appointment is usually one week after your first. The frequency of appointments decreases as you feel you need less support. You will learn about your individual nutrition needs and what foods contain ’empty-calories’. Sneaky marketing, food-labels and how to keep full for longer will be discussed. Your motivation for weight loss, why you eat and unhelpful behaviours will be discussed in detail.
Diabetes Nutrition Package: Ladies with gestational diabetes might wish for input during and for a few months after giving birth. If you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes (and need to lose weight), you might choose to book the weight loss nutrition package. Insulin-users, might wish to book a package of three appointments to best address how food can be managed around insulin needs. It can be a great idea to work alongside your diabetes nurse or Doctor at this time.