Nutritionist Career Information : Why Become a Nutritionist?

Nutritionist Career Information : Why Become a Nutritionist?


So the reason why I became a nutritionist
is because I truly wanted to help people get healthy. And I actually started out my career
in college as a pre-medical student, studying biology and bio-chemistry. And I thought I
wanted to be a doctor, because I thought that doctors were the key to helping people become
healthy. What I found out both through learning more about the medical world as well as through
my own experience, is that it’s more the responsibility of someone like a nutritionist to help people
stay out of the hospital. And help people create a lifestyle that in some ways doesn’t
reflect modern culture at all, but does the best that they can with modern culture. And
that takes a lot of skill and it takes doing it for yourself. I actually had a very personal
experience that compelled me to become a nutritionist that I’ll share with you here and now. And
that’s basically that when I went away to school I was a full scholarship athlete and
a full scholarship, I had half athletics and half academics. And I was raised for healthily,
so I was a healthy person as an eighteen year old. But when I went away to college I gained
about thirty pounds, even through pre-season, and through my first season of soccer. And
I completely lost all of my talents, I was scoring something like a 2.0 in school, I
was about to be kicked off the team and lose all my scholarships. I had to find a way to
become healthy and not only get back up to speed, but prove that I could do that for
the long run. And I found nutrition in that way, and I was able to actually turn my entire
diet around, and I intuitively chose foods that now I know were the right foods. But
at the time it was just intuition, and I was able to become the leading goal scorer on
my soccer team for years to follows. As well as to earn a 4.0 average the second semester,
which is what I needed to retain my academic scholarship. So after that I knew nutrition
was probably the most powerful thing anybody could have to effect their life.