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.
With ultra-processed, fried foods available on every corner, it can be difficult to make and stick to a healthy meal plan.
Being the largest city in Scotland, there are a number of different options if you live in Glasgow.
We have done the research to provide you with this complete guide to choosing the best option for you.
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:
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 Glasgow
1) Nutrition Glasgow
This clinic is run by Joyce Laurie, a nutritional therapist. Consultations are face-to-face and follow up appointments are recommended.
They offer a wide range of tests, at an extra cost (£70-£200), including hormone and stool profiling.
Nutrition Glasgow tackles health problems, weight loss or gain, digestive issues, skin problems such as acne, eczema or psoriasis, fatigue and many more.
+44 (0) 169 885 4805
The Bothwell Clinic, 10 Main Street, Bothwell, Glasgow, G71 8RF.
2) Achilles Heel Clinic
This is a sports injury and physiotherapy clinic that offers a nutrition service. Consultations are face-to-face appointments with their in-house dietitian.
They offer help across a number of issues, including healthy eating, weight gain, weight loss, diabetes management, cardiovascular (Heart) disease prevention, IBS, nutritional deficiencies, high cholesterol, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and sports nutrition.
+44 (0)141 357 3888
Achilles heel clinic, 521 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN
3) Glasgow dietitian
Nathalie Jones, a registered dietitian, has experience in the NHS as well as in private practice.
Nathalie’s dietetics experience means she is qualified to assist with a large range of issues, from weight loss to disease prevention and management. There are 3 options for consultation locations across Glasgow.
+44 (0)7956 208 205
Different locations across Glasgow.
Want to make losing weight feel easier?
Second Nature uses science to help you make healthy choices, ensuring they stick in the long run. Join the 150,000 people on a Second Nature journey today by taking our quiz. We use your quiz answers to tailor our advice and support on the programme, to ensure you lose weight and keep it off.
The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian in Glasgow 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:
- Daily support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist health coach
- A digital peer support group
- 2-week, risk-free trial
- Hundreds of in-app recipe videos
- Daily educational articles
- Meal planning and journaling tools
- 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.
Weekly face-to-face sessions with a dietitian, nutritionist, or nutritional therapist at a clinic in Glasgow can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).
To compare the prices of visiting any private nutrition clinic in Glasgow with joining the Second Nature programme, we have added a column representing this (Weekly Nutritionist).
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Meet a member
Don’t just take our word for it, hear what a Second Nature member who lives in Glasgow has to say about her experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:
1) Have you ever seen a nutritionist or dietitian in the Glasgow area?
2) Have you ever tried any weight loss programmes or slimming clubs prior to Second Nature?
Yes, about eight years ago, on the suggestion of a friend, I joined Slimming World. I tried it for about six months but I didn’t find it very effective.
Before that, I’d been using the online food tracking app MyFitnessPal for tracking meals and exercise so I gave up on Slimming World and went back to MyFitnessPal. Later on I added in the 5:2 eating pattern into that. That slowly did the trick and got me the weight loss I wanted for my daughter’s wedding six years ago.
3) How did you hear about Second Nature?
I saw that a friend of mine on Facebook had liked the Second Nature Facebook page. I knew she had achieved a considerable weight loss, over about a year, after being found to be pre-diabetic. So I had a look at the Second Nature website because I knew I’d put too much weight back on and needed to act to reduce it.
4) What made you sign up?
I’m happy using online apps. From looking at the Second Nature website I liked the way the programme is set up: the peer group, mentor, recipes. I like the topics that Second Nature bring into the programme: mindfulness, exercise, etc. When I filled in the little questionnaire on the website, my results suggested that I could lose 7.5kg over the 3 months. I have never lost that amount of weight that quickly. I didn’t exactly believe I would lose that much but I’d have been happy with half of the amount. So I signed up. I actually lost 8kg in the 3 months!
5) Do you feel that Second Nature is good value for money?
I think it’s excellent value for money, both the 3 month and the sustain programme.
I really appreciated the peer group and the input from our mentor, plus the recipes are amazingly good.