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Nutritionists in Hastings

Megan Widdows
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Megan Widdows

Medically reviewed by

Fiona Moncrieff

4 min read
Last updated May 2024

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 Hastings. We’ve done the research to provide you with this complete guide to choosing the best option for you.

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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 comparing dietitians, 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 Hastings

1) Alexandra Falconer, the IBS Nutritionist

Alexandra Falconer is a nutritional therapist with experience in naturopathic nutrition. The clinic specialises in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but also offers support and advice for a range of different conditions including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, mental health, and mental health.
+44 (0)74687468 326395 3263957468 326395
The Wellington Health and Wellbeing Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings, TN4 2LU

2) Belcourt Nutrition

Belcourt Nutrition was founded by Alison Belcourt, a nutritional therapist and tutor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Brighton. Alison has worked in the field of nutrition for over 20 years, and specialises in womens’ health care. The clinic also offers advice relating to gut health, Crohn’s disease, weight management, food allergies and intolerances, chronic fatigue amongst others.

Appointments are available over Skype or phone, or in the clinic in London or Sr Leonards on Sea.
+44 (0)7889 491944
St Leonards-on-sea TN38

3) Michelle McKenzie Nutrition

Michelle McKenzie is a registered associated nutritionist with clinics in Stoke Newington, London and Hastings, offering one to one nutritional consultations. The clinic specialises in nutrition and lifestyle strategies to improve metabolic health including low carbohydrate and ketogenic lifestyles, blood glucose and diabetes management, weight management, cancer support, PMS to menopause, and general health and wellbeing.
+44 (0)7855 494725

Alternative option

The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian in Hastings 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 Hastings can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).

To compare the prices of visiting a private nutrition clinic anywhere in Hastings 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 a Second Nature member who lives in X has to say about their experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:

User information card for Karen, aged 52, from Hastings

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

I’ve tried to lose weight with both Slimming World and Weight Watchers but I found them very confusing and I was hungry all the time. With Slimming World in particular, I found the food optimising really confusing. In the end, I didn’t lose weight with either one.

2) How did you hear about Second Nature?

A work colleague mentioned that she was doing the Second Nature programme and thought it was really good. I looked it up and thought it looked great, I joined up straight away and haven’t looked back since.

3) What made you sign up?

I felt like my eating habits were getting too bad and I needed to refocus my mind to eat healthier. I’d tell anyone who was thinking about losing weight to look at the website, the testimonials and then decide.

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

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