Are you looking to make some healthy changes and lose some weight? Receiving support and guidance from a registered nutritionist is a great step in the right direction.
There are a number of different options if you live in Cheltenham. We’ve 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 Cheltenham
1) The Regency Clinic
The Regency Clinic is a healthcare centre based in Cheltenham, offering expert care through chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage, podiatry and other complementary therapies. The nutrition service is provided by Lisa Jack, a registered dietitian, with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The clinic offers services in weight management, mindful eating, overcoming emotional eating, and finding a suitable diet if you have diabetes amongst other aspects of digestive health.
+44 (0)1242 222111
47 Hales Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6TD, UK
2) Cotswold Nutrition
Marianne Andrews, founder of Cotswold Nutrition, is a nutritional therapist who specialises in digestive wellness, energy boosting, food allergies and intolerances, thyroid issues, weight loss and menopausal symptoms.
+44 (0)7747 116981
Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG
3) Nourishing by Nature
Nourishing by Nature is a nutritional therapy and functional medicine clinic in Cheltenham, founded by Laila Lewis.
The clinic specialises in combining Functional Medicine, Nutritional Therapy and Systematic Kinesiology. It offers support for weight loss or gain, reducing fatigue, stimulating natural detoxification, and supporting the immune system.
+44 (0)7768 056 048
The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).
To compare the prices of visiting a private nutrition clinic anywhere in Cheltenham with joining the Second Nature programme, we have added a column representing this (Weekly Nutritionist).
Meet a member
Don’t just take our word for it, hear what a Second Nature member who lives in X has to say about their experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:
1) Have you ever tried any weight loss programmes or slimming clubs prior to Second Nature?
I’ve previously tried Slimming World and liked how easy it was to follow, and how I got to engage with a specific group of people. However, I didn’t understand the science behind it – I can eat 15 biscuits because it was in my allowance but I can’t eat an avocado because it’s too high in fat – strange!
My consultant didn’t promote exercise and didn’t understand the nutritional value of the plan or what the body needed, just what it took to shed weight. I wanted more!
On my first attempt, I lost 3 stone but it slowly crept back on, and having rejoined on three further occasions, I’ve not been able to lose weight again.
2) How did you hear about Second Nature?
I was recommended the programme by a friend. She had been encouraged to go on the programme by her doctor.
3) What made you sign up?
After having my daughter, I knew I needed to lose weight. I wanted to be able to run around after her and have her feel proud of her mummy, and not shy away in embarrassment.
4) What have you enjoyed most about Second Nature?
I love that Second Nature is about more than just weight loss, it is all encompassing. It helps you to appreciate what your body needs and wants from its diet, and how exercise is actually supposed to be enjoyable!