Yes and no. We (my husband and I) perform metabolic testing using New Leaf. Part of this program is a module called ‘EnergySmart’ which allows people to enter goals, preferences and medical conditions and allergies, as applicable. We offer people access to this program.
Since we are not certified in the field of nutrition, we do not give meal plans or offer advice beyond our scope of certification.
No. I consider this work that of a registered dietician (or equivalent). However, I am capable and comfortable informing clients of some basic things:
-healthy choices based on food groups
-appropriate serving sizes
-critical fat intake (omega-3’s for example)
-how to figure out basic daily caloric requirements, etc…
Anyone and everyone can consider themselves a “Nutritionist” considering they understand/have knowledge about nutrition, BUT being a “Registered Dietician” is a different story. Since I got my degree in Fitness, Health, and Nutiriton I feel comfortable calling myself a “nutritionist” and do provide my clients with nutrition plans. Not only do I create them for them I also explain to them how foods (macronutrients) affect our bodies hormones when consumed, so they have a better understanding of how create their meals to acheive optimum results.