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What Does a Nutritionist Really Do, and Do I Need One?

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From all the dietary information from wellness influencers, only one in 12 recommendations is nutritionally sound.

The easiest way to sift through the bad advice is to find a certified expert. 

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There is no certification required to call yourself a nutritionist.

  • A registered dietician requires a bachelor's degree at an accredited university. A licensed dietitian will have RD, RDN, LD, LDN, or CDN after their name, depending on the state they live in.
  • Holistic nutrition...

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If you're training at a high volume, consulting with an RD who doesn't have a sports background is not what you need as they might not understand the rigors of training for enduro races.

A board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, which requires an additional 2,000 hours of sports-spe...

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When you're going to see a nutritionist, you should have a goal in mind, whether that's gaining strength or losing weight.

Once you've picked a nutritionist who seems aligned with your goals, write a list of your questions and what you hope to achieve beforehand. 

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...at the first appointment with a nutritionist.

  • The eliminator: Telling you that you may never eat something. It can trigger a disordered relationship with food and is not rooted in science.
  • The pill popper: Be careful of anyone selling a product in addition to f...

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A good nutritionist will go through your current diet, discuss nutrition basics, and work together to set realistic goals.

You should be able to get answers to your specific questions and a rough action plan. Expect to book a follow-up.

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