Signs You Need to Talk to a Nutritionist



We get it, nutrition sometimes isn’t all that fun.

It can sometimes be confusing, complicating and downright overwhelming. It's important that everyone meet with a health professional on a regular basis; you go to the doctor if you’re sick, the dentist if you have a toothache, and to your psychologist, if you’re feeling stressed. But who do you go to when you diet hasn’t been so good? Where, do you start if you want to begin the journey to eating healthier, but it’s too confusing?

That’s when it is time to meet with a nutritionist. Nutritionists and dietitians are the experts in diet nutrition and how food plays such a vital role in your health. While the world is saturated with self-professed health experts, fitness gurus and documentaries that tell you that drinking water will cause cancer, nutritionists and dietitians know the real truth behind all the “fake experts” If you have experienced any of the following, it might be a good idea to meet with a nutrition professional.

Unintentional or Intentional Weight Changes

If your weight has changed recently and you aren’t sure why then it may be time to talk to your nutritionist to see what the cause might be. If you have gained weight or even lost weight, a nutritionist would be able to let you know what might be the cause, and how to eliminate or reverse your unintentional weight changes.  

You Want To Lose or Gain Weight

If you want to lose or gain weight and maintain for good, then you have to first change your diet and eating patterns. That is where consulting with a nutritionist comes in. They’re the best ones to help you figure out how many calories you should be eating and can help to plan out meals that will work best for your goals.

Abnormal Eating Patterns

Have you started stress eating more? Or, have you found yourself binge eating or not eating like you normally would? There could be countless reasons that could cause abnormal eating patterns. A nutritionist can help you identify those triggers to any abnormal eating patterns and help you to make healthy behavior changes to correct them. If necessary, your nutritionist may suggest you visit the doctor.

You Want More/Better Gym Results

The key to getting the fitness results you want is what you eat. That’s no secret. However, trying to eat the correct foods for optimal athletic performance or to get the “gains” you want, can be intimidating. A nutritionist can help you consume the right foods in the right ratios to get you the Instagram ready results you want in no time.

You Don’t Know Where to Start

In closing, if your doctor has told you to eat on a specialized diet (Mediterranean, DASH, low-sodium etc) and you really don’t know where to start, you should meet with a nutritionist to help you incorporate new foods into your diet more easily. Consuming a plant-based vegetarian or vegan diet can be complicated as well, in order to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need, a nutritionist can assess your current diet and make applicable suggestions.

No matter your goals or background, a nutritionist is an important resource in your health. A Knew Plate employes nutritionists and dietitians in order to help you live a healthier life. If you are interested in consulting with a nutritionist, visit our website,

Alyson Humphrey, M.S.

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