Profession weight loss consultant

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

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Personality Type

  • Social / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Food allergies

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

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Offer advice on diet-related concerns

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

  • Perform nutrition analysis

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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