Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Frequently Asked Questions
So how exactly can a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach help me?
What does a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach do?
A NLC educates clients on the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and supports them in reaching their health goals using a combination of customised plans, motivation and accountability. They also offer advice on supplements and other tools and measures which can assist clients in achieving their nutrition and lifestyle goals.
What is the difference between a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach and a Nutritional Therapist?
A Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach partners with clients who are seeking to improve their health and wellness and is trained in the art of coaching. A Nutritional Therapist can recommend a broader range of supplements than a NLC. Some may also offer food intolerance testing and other services.
How long do the nutrition and lifestyle consultations last?
Typically 45 to 60 minutes.
How many consultations will I need to have?
This is totally up to you but the recommended minimum is three but this can be tailored to your specific needs.
I have just been diagnosed with high blood pressure/high cholesterol etc and my GP has started me on medication, can you treat it instead?
No. I can help support the body systems that are related to these conditions with diet and lifestyle advice which may in turn result in a reduction in the dosage of your medication etc. You must inform your GP/Consultant if you intend on working with me.
How many supplements are you likely to recommend?
No more than 3 at any time. Many vitamins and minerals are antagonistic (work against each other) which can result in further nutrient imbalances and/or deficiencies.
If I am recommended to take a supplement(s) how long will I need to continue taking it/them for?
No longer than 3 months. Supplements are designed to do exactly that, supplement the diet not replace anything. Usually 3 months is needed for the full benefit to be felt by the individual.
If I am a client of yours will you ever need to contact my GP?
Not usually, unless there is a need for immediate referral.