Nutritionists in Edinburgh

Written by Tamara Willner
Medically reviewed by 

4 min read
Last updated January 2020

Are you looking to make some healthy changes and lose some weight? Having a personal consultation with a nutritionist is a great step in the right direction.

It can be difficult to make and stick to a healthy meal plan on your own. Luckily, there are a number of different options in Scotland’s capital city.

We have done the research to provide you with this complete guide to choosing the best option for you in Edinburgh.

Dietitian, nutritionist, or nutritional therapist?

You might have been confused by seeing the different terms nutritionist, dietitian, and nutritional therapist. To clarify this for you:

Table explaining the differences between dieticians, nutritionists, and nutritional therapists.

For more detail about the differences between nutrition professionals, take a look at our guide comparing dietitians, nutritionists, and nutritional therapists.

Private nutrition clinics in Edinburgh

1) Edinburgh Nutrition

Emma Conroy is a nutritional therapist that runs this clinic. Emma takes a holistic approach to health and offers 1-1, face-to-face consultations.

There is a big focus on supplements and follow-up appointments and lab testing are recommended.

Emma believes that dietetics and conventional medicine are limited in their scope.
+44 (0) 131 557 2921
Edinburgh Nutrition, 12 Blinkbonny Grove, Edinburgh, EH4 3HH

2) Dr Laura Wyness

Laura Wyness is a registered nutritionist and offers 1-1 consultations to help you lose weight, make positive changes to your diet, or get nutritional advice specific to your needs.

Consultations can be provided face-to-face or online via skype. Laura offers personalised plans to help you reach your goals.
+44 (0) 754 514 4155
Inside Out Personal Training, 180 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2EE

3) The Sport Dietitian

Alex Neilan is a registered dietitian that runs this clinic in Edinburgh. This clinic offers 1-1 phone consultations and focuses mainly on sports nutrition and helping individuals perform at their best.

Whether your goal is to run a marathon or to lose weight to feel more confident in your own skin, Alex provides dietetic support and also offers personal training.
+44 (0)7951 796 897
Via phone.

Alternative option

The challenge with seeing a nutritionist or dietitian in Edinburgh is that you have to take a few hours out of your week to travel to and from the session and have the consultation. There are also travelling expenses associated with face-to-face consultations.

For this reason, many people prefer the convenience of an online programme, where they can communicate with their nutritionist or dietitian around their busy lifestyle.

OurPath is a 3-month online programme that helps you to lose weight and make sustainable lifestyle changes. OurPath combines support from registered nutritionists and dietitians with the convenience of an app-based programme.

Many people are more familiar with Weight Watchers or Slimming World, so we created a guide comparing the digital programmes with OurPath to help you decide what’s best for you.

When you sign up to the OurPath programme you get:

  1. 1-1 support from a registered dietitian or nutritionist, keeping you motivated and accountable
  2. A supportive group to help you work through challenges and share your achievements
  3. Habit-change techniques to improve your nutrition, sleep, stress, activity levels, and more
  4. Simple recipes with step-by-step videos that won’t leave you feeling hungry
  5. No calorie counting. No fad diets.

OurPath tackles weight loss by focusing on your habits and changing your behaviours. This means that any healthy lifestyle changes you make will be sustainable and last in the long term.

Take a look at our Trustpilot reviews to understand what people think of the programme.

OurPath Trustpilot rating


Weekly face-to-face sessions with a dietitian, nutritionist, or nutritional therapist at a clinic in Edinburgh can be very expensive (£40-£100/hour).

To compare the prices of visiting any private nutrition clinic in Edinburgh with joining the OurPath programme, we have added a column representing this (Weekly Nutritionist).

Weekly Nutritionist OurPath
3 months £300/month £30/month
6 months £300/month £20/month
12 months £300/month £15/month

Meet a member

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what an OurPath member who lives in Edinburgh has to say about her experience of making healthy lifestyle changes:

Profile card for Craig, with age, name, and occupation on it.

1) Have you ever seen a nutritionist or dietitian in the Edinburgh area?

No, I haven’t.

2) Have you ever tried any weight loss programmes or slimming clubs prior to OurPath?

Yes, I tried ‘Scottish Slimmers’ and also ‘Slimming World’.

3) How did you hear about OurPath?

I was searching online different ways to lose weight and I came across OurPath.

4) What made you sign up?

I liked the way that OurPath takes a holistic approach to health and deals with the psychological issues associated with losing weight.

5) Do you feel that OurPath is good value for money?

Yes, I do!

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