A conversation on nutrition and dietetics

Recently, Josh Edelman and I had an engaging conversation where we jumped into the fascinating world of nutrition and dietetics. Here is a glimpse of what we covered:

๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ก๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: We explored the importance of understanding individual needs, active listening, and setting realistic goals to create effective personalised nutrition plans.

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€: The conversation highlighted the role of behavioural psychology in achieving long-lasting dietary changes, showcasing the impact of motivational interviewing and realistic goal setting.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: An essential aspect of dietetics is collaboration with other healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, speech and language therapists and psychologists, especially in weight management and acute hospital care.

๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€: Insights from my experiences as a dietitian in a weight management programme emphasised the power of small steps and tailored support in empowering clients.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: We also discussed the importance of continuous learning and staying updated with the latest research in nutrition and dietetics.

My views and opinions are my own and do not represent any organisation mentioned during the interview.

For a deeper dive into these topics, I invite you to watch the entire 30-minute conversation below and contact me regarding any questions that may come to your mind. Also, check the links below to learn more about the resources discussed during the conversation.

A big thank you to Josh Edelman for this enriching discussion! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฅ—

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) Checklists


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