A dietitian and nutritionist are not the same thing.
But don't worry, you are not alone if this concept is confusing!
Our lovely listener Caitlin, had a run in with a nutritionist who was dishing out dodgy advice. But thank goodness she had the tools of No Wellness Wankery, to see they were causing her more harm than good. And ditch them.
Caitlin asked Lyndi what the industry is doing about the fact that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist?
Remember it’s a dietitian and nutritionists job to make people healthier – not thinner.
There is no one diet that is perfect for everybody. Any ‘expert’ who pretends there is only one, magical way is probably just a health blogger (or celebrity) without any qualifications. What’s healthy for me may not feel right for you.
Ps. If you are looking for some career advice from Lyndi, check out her blog
LYNDI COHEN’S QUALIFICATIONS: I’m an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist having graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Newcastle in 2011.