What does it all mean at a reasonably fundamental level?
- A trained nutritionist needs to understand the matrixes behind food labels, as well the core principles of a healthy diet.
- Have advanced knowledge of the role of the digestive system and the function of the organs involved in the process.
- Be aware of sources, functions and RDAs of proteins and have knowledge of both essential and non-essential amino acids.
- Understand sources and functions of simple and complex carbohydrates and the effects each type of sugar has on the body.
- Recognise sources and functions of different types of both healthy and unhealthy fats and recognise the features of each which are needed to ensure a healthy body.
- Know sources and functions of vitamins and minerals, which are essential within a healthy body.
- Recognise the different nutritional needs of clients from birth to old age and understand the problems which are common to occur at each stage.
- Know how to recommend diet plans to alleviate the symptoms of a variety of common. illnesses and how best to use diet to control nutritionally related diseases and health concerns.
- Understand the benefits and detriments of popular diet types, and how to modify diets to suit client’s individual needs.
So fairly detailed and comprehensive.
However what are the key elements when it comes to training and exercise?
- Be able to educate and advise clients on how to manage their weight in a healthy and effective manner.
- Understand the specialist nutritional needs of athletes and how to advise them on diet modifications that can be made to ensure that clients in this category are able to perform at their optimal levels
Okay – it’s now understood this is a very important part of the jigsaw but what will this cost?
The success of any exercise plan is 65% Nutrition and 35% Training – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
If you try to do one without the other, it simply won’t work.
Nutritionist - Emma Rose
Emma is a dedicated and qualified nutritionist with a real passion for fitness and working closely with clients to ensure they get the best results possible.
Growing up in picturesque New Zealand, she caught the travel bug after finishing school and her adventures took her across the world. She has spent time exploring and working in Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
She returned home to study, enrolling at Massey University, Auckland. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Physiology.
Emma moved to the UK in 2014, and started working as a nutritionist for Fresh Fitness Food in early 2015 where she uses evidence-based strategies to help busy professionals, athletes, and active individuals make simple dietary changes to improve their health and performance, and reduce their risk of disease.
Her nutrition expertise is regularly featured in the media, including in publications such as the Telegraph, Metro online and Women's health.
Currently based in London, her focus is on promoting education and awareness of optimum nutrition practices to live a healthy and balanced life.