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 Southampton. 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 Southampton
1) Dietitian UK
Dietitian UK was founded by registered dietitian, Priya Tew, who is well known for media appearances with the BBC including the BBC Good Food Show and Eat Well for Less.
Priya is a specialist in eating disorders, food intolerances, IBS, pregnancy, weaning, chronic fatigue and a non-diet approach to weight loss. One-to-one consultations are available face to face or via online video calls.
+44 (0)7747 466911
2) Expert Dietitian
Annemarie Aburrow, founder of Expert Dietitian, is a registered dietitian and nutritionist. Her clinic offers clear, realistic and holistic advice to help tackle nutritional issues and achieve personal goals.
The clinic offers tailored sports nutrition, guidance for children, support with weight loss, beginners and IBS guidance. Both online and face-to-face clinic consultations are available.
+44 (0)7719 189825
3) Kali Harmen, BSc, DIP
Kali Harmen is a nutritional therapist and weight loss specialist. With experiences in personal training and a diploma as a professional Life Coach, Kali offers a blend of various skills and the opportunity to work with a Weight Loss Coach.
Kali also offers her services as a nutritional therapist for clients with a more complex health history or existing medical conditions. Consultations are available in person, online and over the phone.
+44 (0)2380 511228
53 Waterhouse Lane, Southampton, SO15 8QB
Want to make losing weight feel easier?
The Second Nature app uses behavioural science to retrain your mind to make healthy choices automatically, so these stick in the long run. Join 150,000 people who’ve used Second Nature to make losing weight feel easier - the first step is to create your personalised plan with our quick quiz.
The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian in Southampton 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 Southampton can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).
To compare the prices of visiting a private nutrition clinic anywhere in Southampton 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 Southampton 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 tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World in the past. I liked the recipes, but felt like the group leaders put a lot of pressure on us, saying “there’s only 12 weeks to Christmas, you can lose a stone!” I know that isn’t achievable for me and I’m happy to do what I can but I didn’t like the pressure.
A long time ago, I lost 3.5 stone with Weight Watchers before having a baby – but I have been dieting ever since! Recently, I tried Slimming World and lost quite a bit but didn’t reach my goal or manage to maintain, so lost motivation.
2) How did you hear about Second Nature?
I heard that Boris Johnson had lost weight and my husband said the government are recommending that people lose weight to reduce their risk of COVID. We did some research and found Second Nature on Google.
3) What made you sign up?
I felt so tired all the time and felt so overweight that I didn’t know where to go from there. I felt that I would just eat myself into the grave and I couldn’t see a way out as I had tried other programs before. I also thought if I was overweight then I would get COVID and that could finish me off.
4) What have you enjoyed most about Second Nature?
I like that you get a lot of support if needed and the recipes are fabulous. I really like the idea of setting small goals. I have around another 4 stone to lose and I know I will get there but I like the little goals again, probably due to not being able to deal with pressure!