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    Do i have to follow a strict diet when seeing an exercise physiologist?

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  • Timothy Douge

    Exercise Physiologist, Pilates Instructor

    I am a Level 1 Pilates Instructor and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist specialising in chronic disease and lifestyle management. I have experience in managing Diabetes, … View Profile

    The short answer is no. You should follow a diet based on the specifcs ofyour condition and what you are trying to acheive. If you have a chronic disease that requires a strict diet then yes you should stick to it but that should be determined by your GP and Dietitian, your EP will adjust the exercise according to your condition. The scope of practice for an EP does not include prescribing dietetic advice so unless an EP has further qualifications you should seek out a Dietitian to help you with you goals.

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