Who's qualified to guide you on aspects of nutrition?

Having worked in the health and fitness sector for over 30 years, I've seen diets and ways of eating come and go.  I consider myself highly qualified (but modest with it too), and having attained the national recognised qualification of 'Nutritional Adviser', along with lots of other L3 Instructors (including Personal Trainers) I wish to discuss the current NHS guidelines with regard to a 'balanced diet'.

I have to say from the outset, that there are many, many thoughts on diet and nutrition: some of which is based on science, but often on peoples experiences: "this worked for me, try and see if it works for you".  Many will offer diet plans, expensive supplements, meal plans, meal prep ideas, etc: just look on Instagram and you'll see what I mean.  But does all this publicity mean they are right?

Well, without avoiding the answer altogether, I'd like to draw your attention to the known facts (whether others agree or not) and the guidance most fitness professionals are qualified to give.  There are a few who may have the professional title of 'Dietician' (a protected title), but as a Nutritional Advisor we are tied by our qualifications to give the right advise (for our qualifications).  The information here is for adults without any special or additional nutritional requirements,  anyone with special dietary needs or a medical condition should ask their doctor or a registered dietitian for advice.

I hope to guide your through the maze of eating a balanced diet, whist keeping legal, and within my professional boundaries.

Bon appetite!