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Old 05-24-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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I've been thining about seeing a nutritionist to help guide me (and maybe push a little more ) with my weightloss and all. How can I find a good one? I'm guessing my g.p. might know a good one; can i call the office and ask for a reference? Or can i find one just as well on my own?
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I would recommend talking with your physician.
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I agree, your doctor will probably know a good person to refer you too. Also, you might look for a dietician as opposed to a nutritionist. The only reason I say that is that a dietician has taken 4 years of school and has to be registered. They take a test and have to requalify every year. Whereas a nutritionist is anyone who wants to say they know about nutrition. I went to college for nutrition and graduated (6 years ago....ack I'm getting old) but didn't take the exam so technically I'm a nutrtionist but that doesnt' mean I remember much from my school days *smile* You don't even really have to go to school to say you are a nutritionist.

Just my opinion. I'm sure there are some really good ones out there and there are others who have their own ideas about things.

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Old 05-24-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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^^ I second the suggestion for a dietician Please know that your average medical doctor has only about 4 hours of nutrition training out of thousands and thousands of hours of education! That is truly pathetic

Best of luck , from another one who didn't "take the exam" however, I will be taking the exam and then be registered, as I remember (and use daily with clients) what I have learned and have supplemented it with over 1000 hours of holistic education and training to round it out

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Thanks, going to talk to the doctor about finding a good dietician.
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:09 AM   #6
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Thanks, going to talk to the doctor about finding a good dietician.
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Good luck!

I was just refrencing the possibility that, since most Doctors know very little about nutrition themselves, they may not have the greatest resources for locating a *good* dietician or nutritionist themselves either. I wish you the best of luck in finding a good practitioner!

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Old 05-25-2005, 07:34 PM   #7
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Ah ok....thanks for the heads up.
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