Detitians specialise in advising people about matching their food intake to their own individual needs. The individuals’ current diet will be discussed as well as any myths or misunderstandings about nutrition.
A better understanding will be gained about the effects of rigid, restrictive or erratic eating patterns and about how food affects us both physically and emotionally. A dietitian will also be able to advise on physical effects of behaviours associated with eating disorders such as regular vomiting or laxative misuse.
Support and advice will be given so that dietary intake can be altered to improve health and well-being. Practical advice about healthy choices for that individual and discussion around portions will help to increase confidence in making decisions about your diet and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Learning to trust food and your own judgement will mean that once again you will find that eating can be enjoyable.