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Nutritionists near Whittlesford

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 Whittlesford. 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 Whittlesford

1) The Cambridge Dietitian

The Cambridge Dietitian is run by registered dietitian, Mairi Huntly. The clinic specialises in weight management and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Mairi has training in the low FODMAP diet and uses a dual-line approach to treating IBS. Support involves a consultation, diagnosis, creation of a tailored diet plan, and ongoing follow up support. The clinic can also offer personalised, portion-controlled plans to help clients develop and maintain a healthy balanced diet whilst losing weight.
+44 (0)7741 474076
1 Trinity Ln, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5FE

2) Nourish Cambridge

Nourish is an anti-diet nutrition clinic, run by certified registered nutritionists. The clinic aims to work with clients to identify personal needs, goals and preferences, before creating a sustainable plan that avoids being restrictive. It specialises in weight management, eating disorder support, family nutrition and planning, and food intolerances and allergies.
Nourish Cambridge, Hinton Way, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5AX

3) Rebecca Hancock Nutrition

Rebecca Hanock is a nutritional therapist with clinics in Bury St Edmunds, Little Chesterford and Ickleton. The clinics specialise in general nutritional health support with a special interest in autoimmune and neurological disorders. A range of packages are available, with the option to undergo nutrition screening tests to pinpoint any underlying issues.
+44 (0)7970 932296
10 Southfield, Ickleton, Saffron Walden CB10 1TE

Alternative option

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

To compare the prices of visiting a private nutrition clinic near Whittlesford 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 Whittlesford has to say about their experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:

A user information card for Chris, aged 59, from Whittlesford

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

I’ve tried lots of different things in the past – Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Rosemary Conley. I always liked the accountability and recipes, and that Weight Watchers and Slimming World didn’t need calories counting but steered you towards making better choices using points or syns. However, I disliked the long, often boring weigh-in meetings.

I lost weight with Weight Watchers and reached my goal weight but over the years, it slowly crept back on. With Slimming World, I often felt hungry and ended up giving up.

2) How did you hear about Second Nature?

I first heard of Second Nature on Facebook. It was at a time where my weight had been creeping up and up and I weighed more than I had ever done before. I was having to buy bigger sized clothes and was concerned about my health as well as my looks.

3) What have you enjoyed most about Second Nature?

Second Nature educates you to eat a healthier diet without starving yourself and with a range of motivating tools to keep you on track. Plus it builds up over time, introducing you to different elements as you progress including meditation, journaling and exercise.

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

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