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A nutritionist in London?

I am in London for 1 year now. I thought because of the life here was excessively expensive, I would eat less and then loose weight.
But no, my eating habits didn't change, the only thing is that i'm now eating more unhealthy food than ever since i have moved here. But i can't cut on all . Bacon, fish & chips ... I find that all unhealthy food are cheap here and I always go to there at the end.
If you know good restaurant "cheap and healthy" in London, please recommend.
If you also know a good nutritionist , please recommend as well :)))

Fast food is easy and cheap but full of sugar and fat.
Try buying a rice cooker and sticking to simple to cook home food.
You'll find local supermarkets have prepacked mixed veg in single portion packs that are ideal for stir fry.
Your food budget will drop like a stone and so will your weight.
Also - forget soft drinks in favour of water from the fridge.
Cold water is refreshing, extremely cheap and has no sugar content.

I am unsure why you need a nutritionist in order to eat healthily.  You would just be throwing money away, as there is so much information out there.

We bought a thing called a Nutribullet, which throughly pulverises fresh fruit and vegetables.  The results really seem to fill you up, so you really don't feel like eating anything else.   Soup also has the same effect and you can make it very cheaply with all sorts of fresh ingredients.   

Get you vegetables from greengrocers, or markets, rather than supermarkets.  Places such as Borough Market are great for organic foods.

Not many people are completely happy with their relationship with food – honestly we have all at some point have over overeaten, or made unhealthy choices or comfort ate, etc....

In you message you mentioned money and health, but is there anything that you are not noticing the you need to pay attention to?

I am not an expert in nutrition, but as an expat coach, I have come across many people that struggle with their relationship with food when they have relocated to a different country, for many and diverse reasons, so I wonder if the direction that you are, is the one you have chosen to be.

I know a brilliant nutritionist (a very sensible person and a brilliant gp doctor). Dr. Alan Stewart he has a clinic  in Weymouth st, London

Hope it helps. ]

Thank you for all your replies and thank you for your nutritionist recommendation Igayoso.
I finally found one on Findoc and I thought I should give it a try and lets see if it improves things. If it doesn't, its clearly not what I need, but Id like to see first.
Anyway , thank you so much for your help

I still believe you would be better to save the money you would spend on a nutritionist and use it to buy healthy organic food.  Stop buying take-away food.  Prepare meals at home from fresh ingredients, so you know whats in them.

Avoid pre-packed supermarket meals - they often contain high levels of sugar, additives and fats, as well as increasing the problem caused by waste plastic.

Avoid drinking Coke and similar drinks, due to their very high sugar content - even the 'light' versions fool your body into thinking its taking in sugar, altering your physiology.

A nutritionist could well follow the latest dietary trends and advise accordingly - a few years ago, this was to cut out fat, which was subsequently proven to be potentially harmful.  The latest trend is to cut out sugar and I'd like to bet that this is exactly the advice you will be given. 

Considering the number of healthy recipe books and dietary/nutritional information available on the internet, a nutritionist is simply a waste of money.

By the way, if you engage a nutritionist, make sure you check their qualifications.  The job title 'Nutritionist' doesn't have legal protection, therefore anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist. 

Only the title 'Dietician' has legal protection and a dietician will be state registered, ensuring their professional standards.

Regarding nutritionists:  Only those who have met strict standards of professional education in nutrition are accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and graduates from these courses have direct entry onto the voluntary register. It is not a legal requirement for a nutritionist to be registered with the UKVRN, which is run by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

The cost for a consultation can range from £50 to £120, so even more reason to ensure that you see someone qualified.

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