Profession weight loss consultant

Slimming consultants advise clients on diet and exercise for the purpose of weight loss.

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Personality Type

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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fix meetings

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

  • Identify the health benefits of nutritional changes

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

  • Develop weight loss schedule

    Develop a weight loss schedule adapted to the needs of the client. Divide the ultimate goal into small goals in order to keep the client motivated and the target reachable.

  • 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.

  • Perform nutrition analysis

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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