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Nutritionists in Edinburgh

Tamara Willner
Written by

Tamara Willner

Medically reviewed by

Fiona Moncrieff

4 min read
Last updated May 2024

Are you looking to make some healthy changes and lose some weight? Having a personal consultation with a nutritionist is a great step in the right direction.

It can be difficult to make and stick to a healthy meal plan on your own. Luckily, there are a number of different options in Scotland’s capital city.

We have done the research to provide you with this complete guide to choosing the best option for you in Edinburgh.

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Dietitian, nutritionist, or nutritional therapist?

You might have been confused by seeing the different terms nutritionist, dietitian, and nutritional therapist. To clarify this for you:

Table explaining the differences between dieticians, nutritionists, and nutritional therapists.

For more detail about the differences between nutrition professionals, take a look at our guide comparing dietitians, nutritionists, and nutritional therapists.

Private nutrition clinics in Edinburgh

1) Edinburgh Nutrition

Emma Conroy is a nutritional therapist that runs this clinic. Emma takes a holistic approach to health and offers 1-1, face-to-face consultations.

There is a big focus on supplements and follow-up appointments and lab testing are recommended.

Emma believes that dietetics and conventional medicine are limited in their scope.
+44 (0) 131 557 2921
Edinburgh Nutrition, 12 Blinkbonny Grove, Edinburgh, EH4 3HH

2) Dr Laura Wyness

Laura Wyness is a registered nutritionist and offers 1-1 consultations to help you lose weight, make positive changes to your diet, or get nutritional advice specific to your needs.

Consultations can be provided face-to-face or online via skype. Laura offers personalised plans to help you reach your goals.
+44 (0) 754 514 4155
Inside Out Personal Training, 180 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2EE

3) Stellar Health

Mary Cotter is the nutritional therapist that started Stellar Health. This clinic offers different treatment packages as well as clinical testing for an extra cost.

Mary suffered from an illness her self and claims to have healed herself 90% through diet.
Tel:+44 (0) 775 611 8639
EH1 Therapies, 28 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH

Alternative option

The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian near Ettington is that you have to take a few hours out of your week to travel to and from the session and have the consultation. There are also travelling expenses associated with face-to-face consultations. 

In the current climate, most in-face appointments have been shifted to online but might still cost the same amount. On top of this, you’re limited to your appointment slot rather than getting support as and when you need it. 

For this reason, many people prefer the convenience of an online programme, where they can communicate with their nutritionist or dietitian around their busy lifestyle. Plus, many individuals find a digital peer support group to be motivating and helpful. 

Second Nature is a digital programme that helps you to lose weight and make sustainable lifestyle changes. Second Nature combines support from registered nutritionists and dietitians with the convenience of an app-based programme.

Many people are more familiar with Weight Watchers or Slimming World, so we created a guide comparing the digital programmes with Second Nature to help you decide what’s best for you.

The Second Nature programme focuses on three areas that lead to long-term habit change: tracking, support, and education. When you sign up for the programme, you receive:

  1. Daily support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist health coach
  2. A digital peer support group 
  3. 2-week, risk-free trial
  4. Hundreds of in-app recipe videos 
  5. Daily educational articles
  6. Meal planning and journaling tools
  7. Steps, weight, and habit tracking technology

We’ll help you replace bad habits with healthy ones, entirely from our app with no need for face-to-face meetings. 

Take a look at our Trustpilot reviews to understand what people think of the programme.

Trustpilot review score for Second Nature


Weekly face-to-face sessions with a dietitian, nutritionist, or nutritional therapist at a clinic in Edinburgh can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).

To compare the prices of visiting any private nutrition clinic in Edinburgh with joining the Second Nature programme, we have added a column representing this (Weekly Nutritionist).

Weekly nutritionist Second Nature
Per month £300 £40


Meet a member

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what an Second Nature member who lives in Edinburgh has to say about her experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:

1) Have you ever seen a nutritionist or dietitian in the Edinburgh area?

No, I haven’t.

2) Have you ever tried any weight loss programmes or slimming clubs prior to Second Nature?

Yes, I tried ‘Scottish Slimmers’ and also ‘Slimming World’.

3) How did you hear about Second Nature?

I was searching online different ways to lose weight and I came across Second Nature.

4) What made you sign up?

I liked the way that Second Nature takes a holistic approach to health and deals with the psychological issues associated with losing weight.

5) Do you feel that Second Nature is good value for money?

Yes, I do!

To find out more about what users think of Second Nature, read their stories here.

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