nu·​tri·​tion·​ist | \nu̇-ˈtri-sh(ə-)nist, nyu̇-\

Definition of nutritionist 

: a specialist in the study of nutrition

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On the other side are equally reputable researchers and nutritionists who haven’t bought into the low-carb claims. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.," 17 Nov. 2018 Many consumers don’t have a problem with eating fish, which gets rave reviews from doctors and nutritionists for being relatively low in fat while loaded with nutrients, including vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat," 15 Oct. 2018 As fasting has grown in popularity, scientists and nutritionists have developed different methods of the practice. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 For a clinical spa experience, there’s the Lanserhoff Tegernsee, an Aman-like medi-spa where doctors and nutritionists use the Mayr method. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Her go-to recipes are those by her nutritionist friend Cara Clark; the women are actually working on a wellness book together, complete with recipes and tips (tentatively due out around Christmas), as Christina announced in an Instagram Live video. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Here's What Flip or Flop's Christina El Moussa Does Every Day to Stay in Such Great Shape," 13 Sep. 2018 The fact that there's not much research on the overall sustainability of ketogenic diets is what prevents many nutritionists from recommending it universally. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Most Common Arguments for the Keto Diet, Debunked," 28 Aug. 2018 For people on low-carb diets like keto, speaking with a nutritionist and menstrual coach to ensure a regular cycle can be especially important. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 Ways a Menstrual Coach Could Help You Have Better Periods," 14 June 2018 My days spent with the nutritionist at the Barnard Cancer Center was so informative about the relationship between lifestyle and cancer. Lisa Deaderick,, "A passion for health through food, $1M donation to local hospital," 5 May 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritionist

: a person whose job is to give advice on how food affects your health


nu·​tri·​tion·​ist | \-ˈtrish-(ə-)nəst \

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: a specialist in the study of nutrition

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