What Exactly Is a Nutritionist?: What You Need to Know Before Working with One
This is a topic I am SUPER interested in: WTF is a nutritionist? It turns out that not all nutritionists are created equal because—spoiler—nutritionist isn’t a ‘protected term.’ In fact, literally anyone, even someone with zero nutrition training or experience, can bill themselves as one and no governing body will argue it. And sure, there are some hella smart people out there who have a lot to offer in the field of nutrition who don’t have schooling on the topic but read all the research and have real-world experience. This isn’t a slam on them, but it is a warning that there’s a world of difference between a nutritionist and an RD, and a few red flags to watch for. And beyond that, there are things you should know before booking an appointment that will actually be efficient. So if you’re hoping to get expert help cleaning up your diet, check out this article over on Outside!