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Do we really need a dietician ????

At The London Gym every membership comes with your very own personal Dietician, who will plan the every aspect of your diet to see maximum results using Blood Testing and DNA testing to match the diet the best suits your body and lifestyle.

But is this really necessary or a little excessive???

The most common term is “I know what to eat-it's just a matter of doing it."

And The London Gym believes you, you've read the books, you've downloaded the diet plans, maybe you've counted calories or played around with tracking your macros. You know very well which foods are healthy and which ones aren't doing you any favour’s.

So, here's the obvious question: Then why aren't you getting the results you want?

Health information (some reliable, some not) is more widely available than ever. If you want to educate yourself on what to eat, it's never been easier. Yet people continue to struggle with meeting their health and fitness goals.

By assuming that all you can get from working with a dietitian is a lecture that sounds like "eat this, don't eat that," you're dismissing what could be a valuable resource. Food is just one part of the big picture. It's really about behaviour change, and a dietitian can serve as a coach to help you apply what you know (or think you know) to your real life.

Here are just a few things that can happen when you work with a nutritionist:

You can identify and work through barriers.

Everyone has their stuff. Sometimes you're so close to it that it can be hard to notice when you're holding yourself back from being and doing better. A nutritionist can serve as an outsider who can see things from a different perspective and point out what's working toward your goal and what's not. It's normal for your eating patterns or healthy routine to need a little maintenance as you progress with a diet or new path. Someone who has seen all kinds of setbacks and challenges can help you successfully troubleshoot problems or push through plateaus.

Getting sick of smoothies? Looking for some exciting snack ideas? I'm your girl. A dietitian can also share different strategies to help you navigate tricky situations-travel, family festivities, or a hectic schedule that makes it hard to cook.

You aren't doing all the work alone.

You don't have to do this all by yourself. Having someone else to be accountable to when you set goals can be a great motivator when it comes to sticking to those action steps. For example, clients have told me that knowing they have an appointment coming up reminds them to make a choice they'll feel good about sharing. I'll also periodically check in to remind someone of what they're working on and offer support, so they don't lose sight of their goals or feel like they're drowning when life gets overwhelming and meal planning seems impossible.

You have a trusted resource on call.

Yeah, I could Google how to do my own taxes and go down the Internet rabbit hole when I need to find out if something is tax-deductible or not. But working with an accountant who can answer all my "sorry, just one more" questions makes the process so much easier. It also gives me peace of mind that I didn't totally mess something up.

It's the same kind of principle when you decide to work with a dietitian to help you meet your health goals. My clients know they can come to me with nutrition questions, to get the scoop on diet trends they're reading about-like the anti-diet trend or if they want a recommendation on which protein powder would be the best for them. You'll save time and money by making sure you buy the right foods and put your cash toward ingredients and ideas that are actually going to get you closer to your goal.

You gain emotional support (even if you think you didn't need it).

Because food is central to so many aspects of your life, there are a lot of emotions that come up around it. Happy stuff, sad stuff, angry stuff-food is something most people have strong associations around, whether consciously or not. As you get into changing your habits and establishing new ones, you're going to have some feelings. Whatever they may be, talking them out can help you work through it and make sure you stay on course.

Plus, how you feel has a big impact on appetite and how and what you eat, so getting a handle on what your personal challenges may be with emotions and food can make it easier to navigate and keep you from falling into the same old traps. For those times you're feeling down, having someone there to point out how far you've come and how capable you are can turn your mood around and help you stay motivated.

It’s our job to make sure we provide the very best service to our members, we are on call to help with any questions to make sure you stay focused, on track and see amazing results.

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