It would be helpful if you could bring a written record of what you eat and drink during the week before your appointment.
During your appointment, a dietitian may weigh you or take waist measurements. They’ll ask you questions so that they can give you the best advice and treatment plan.
They’ll want to know:
- what you eat
- how much you eat
- when you have your meals
- what snack foods you eat
- how much you drink (including alcohol)
- what type of food you buy
- about your lifestyle
- your feelings about food and eating
- information related to any symptoms.
The dietitian may also discuss your medical conditions and any medication you’re taking.
They’ll also discuss your diet with you before suggesting any changes, and explain why they have made those changes. We encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions.
We may use changes in your weight (and height in children) to monitor your progress, as well as other changes in symptoms or blood tests where relevant.