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Wellness IndustryJun, 24 2017

How To Become a Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Aspiring to become a holistic nutrition consultant? Read on to know more..

By Madhusree Chowdhury

The main problem of this fast-paced age is that all the individuals in the rat race do not have time for a proper meal. Often, bad food habits and improper lifestyle affect the wellbeing of the current urban population. People, these days, are relying more on packaged or junk food. Too much oil or eating unhealthy street food is very harmful. In the long run, the body reflects the negligence and falls prey to various lifestyle diseases very quickly. This is why it is very important to educate the contemporary mass regarding proper nutrition and food habits. The lack of nutrition experts in our society can be perfectly utilized to make a great future by becoming a holistic nutrition consultant.

How to become a holistic nutrition consultant?
If you are health-conscious and aspire to be a nutrition expert then this will be the ideal career choice where you can really make a difference by educating the urban population. To become a nutrition consultant, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in this particular field. The degree can be earned from any reputed institution in India. After completion of the course, all you have to do is to seek a diploma course in holistic nutrition and health from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine or any parallel institution for extending your capabilities and experience in this field. This diploma degree can be sought via online platforms and the candidate can complete within a year as per convenience.

The main aim of gaining these bachelor and diploma degrees, other than knowledge and experience, is the certification. The necessity of a holistic nutrition consultant in the Indian platform is very high. Not only the rural, but also the urban population shows innumerable cases of malnutrition. After gaining the certificate, it will be easier to get involved or endorsed by a brand for a great future ahead. The aspirant must be active, a good listener and possess critical reasoning skills. It is better if you have a bioscience background, so that the concepts can be easily understood.

Responsibilities of the holistic nutrition consultant
A holistic nutrition consultant has a unique role of providing apt knowledge regarding nutrition to prevent illness and maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of any individual. The service can be provided to an individual or a family regarding dietary consultation, active lifestyle, and proper habits to improve overall health. Sometimes the expert has to provide specific consultation to alleviate the symptoms of various diseases.

The training provided in the diploma course will enlighten the path to follow and provide proper guidance to the needy population. In fact, the expert can also work under a registered medical practitioner or a fitness center and handle the dietary consultation section. The consultant will perform a detailed assessment of the cases and evaluate the past history to understand the scenario.

The consultant will then take a step ahead and prepare a lifestyle modification chart for the particular case. This step will involve a proper education session where the patients will be learning about the correct lifestyle and habits from the expert. The expert will provide apt advice to morph the lifestyle and adopt the correct measures to become healthy. This education may contain calorie measurement of meals, glucose level control, learning about the ingredients in common food, selecting organic over packaged food, etc.

Prospects of a holistic nutrition consultant
The wellness industry in India needs a huge volume of holistic nutrition consultant due to an impressive growth achieved every year. By the end of 2020, it is expected that this industry will reach the ‘trillion’ mark casually in financial terms.

The population of distressed people is increasing day by day. The escalation of stress in everyone’s life is taking a toll on their health. This is why almost every healthcare and fitness center incorporates a different expertise, which can easily guide the stressed individuals regarding following a healthy lifestyle.

Every family is similarly becoming highly concerned about the wellbeing of the members. Many of them also hire a personal consultant along with a fitness coach to formulate an overall healthcare plan for the entire family.

Become an expert in this field and secure your future. 

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