Like many people, I started my college career thinking I wanted to do one thing - and then decided to do another. The change of course wasn't easy and added to my years of study. Deciding to become a Registered Dietitian is a major undertaking, with a course load similar to those studying to become a doctor. Lots of science. A whole lot of of science, but it's actually quite important.
Just about anybody can claim to be a "nutritionist", but becoming a Registered Dietitian requires a very intensive and long course of study, working through a long, structured internship program to get a degree from an accredited college and finally passing a rigorous certification exam.
If you want to make changes about how you eat, which to me means making changes to how you live, I think it's smart to work with someone that has received extensive training, someone you can relate to and someone who can give you practical advice based on science.
Sensible Weight Loss
Food allergies & intolerance
Healthy cooking / meal planning
Project Oriented Goals
(got a wedding coming up?)