Profession weight loss consultant

Weight loss consultants assist clients in obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They advise on how to lose weight by finding a balance between healthy food and exercise. Weight loss consultants set goals together with their clients and keep track of progress during weekly meetings. 

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Nutritional adequacy of food intake

    The daily nutrient recommendations of food intake for dietary planning and how nutrients play an important part in promoting health and optimal functioning.

  • Food allergies

    The types of food allergies within the sector, which substances trigger allergies, and how they can be replaced or eliminated (if possible).

Skills

  • Support individuals on nutrition changes

    Encourage and support individuals in their strive to keep realistic nutritional goals and practices in their day to day diet.

  • Discuss weight loss plan

    Talk with your client in order to discover their nutritional and exercise habits. Discuss weight loss goals and determine a plan to reach these goals.

  • Analyse goal progress

    Analyse the steps which have been taken in order to reach the organisation's goals in order to assess the progress which has been made, the feasibility of the goals, and to ensure the goals can be met according to deadlines.

  • Fix meetings

    Fix and schedule professional appointments or meetings for clients or superiors.

  • Offer advice on diet-related concerns

    Offer advice on dietary concerns such as overweight or elevated cholesterol levels.

  • Apply knowledge of human behaviour

    Practice principles related to group behaviour, trends in society, and influence of societal dynamics.

  • Develop weight loss schedule

    Draft a weight loss schedule for you client that they have to abide by. Divide the ultimate goal into small goals in order to keep the client motivated and the target reachable.

  • Identify the health benefits of nutritional changes

    Recognize the effects of nutritional changes on human organism and how they impact it positively.

  • Perform nutrition analysis

    Determine and calculate the nutrients of food products from available sources including food labels.

Optional knowledge and skills

nutrition advise on preparation of diet food manage fitness goals obesity counselling methods assist in performing physical exercises plan menus analyse personal fitness information deliver group sessions on nutrition sell weight loss products provide health education promote yourself promote exercise programmes eating disorders adapt fitness exercises

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