Dr Ilenia Paciarotti
Ilenia was born in Italy and grew up with a great passion for food, nutrition and the effect that diet can have on people’s health. She has acquired a great deal of experience in clinical nutrition, through her PhD in Clinical Nutrition, her lecturing position in Nutrition and Dietetics at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University and her private practice. Ilenia has a deep understanding of how serious health conditions can affect optimal nutrition as well as expert knowledge in creating a personalised nutrition plan whose aim is to speed up recovery and improve health.
One of Ilenia’s greatest areas of interest is the impact of cancer therapy on nutrition and growth in children and in adults and the importance of optimal nutrition during cancer therapy and recovery. During her career Ilenia has effectively helped many clients with fertility issues, IBS (she is trained on the Low FODMAP diet), chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia to minimise their symptoms and improve their quality of life, but also picky eaters and children with weight issues. Moreover, Ilenia has an extensive experience on Weight Loss Management and she has helped many clients who never managed to lose weight with any diet, to achieve their weight goal and to keep it off.
Ilenia enjoys practicing sports and keeping active, she is very passionate about Sport Nutrition and she is the official nutritionist of her hometown agonistic swimming club. She has helped many athletes to optimise their performance, recovery and speed and muscle strength.
Dr. Ilenia Paciarotti is registered with the AfN, which governs the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) and ensures that nutrition practitioners meet rigorously applied training, competence and professional practice criteria.
The one-to one consultation includes:
- Dietary habits assessment
- Basal metabolic rate calculation
- Body composition (fat mass and lean mass)
- Height, weight and Body Mass Index
- Calculation of ideal weight
- Health and life style check (includes stress assessment, sleep patterns and physical activity)
- Motivation and counselling support
- Personalised action/diet plan
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Ilenia offers a unique service called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). The client’s nutritional status will be assessed with the help of the most advance technology in the field of nutrition. This completely pain-free test assesses the nutritional status, metabolism, fat mass, fat free mass, water retention and cellular integrity and basal metabolic rate. These measurements give a clear picture of the body composition, the rate of the subject‘s metabolism and where the weight is coming from (water, excess fat etc.). Moreover, in cases of chronic condition it gives important information on muscle wasting, oedema etc. For this reason the BIA test is now essential to design a bespoke dietary plan and to monitor changes over time.
Ilenia offers a wide range of services for all ages and situations. She follows a science based approach to create a tailored eating and lifestyle plan.
- Weight loss and maintenance
- Ketogenic Diets
- Children, adults, fertility, pregnancy and elderly
- Sport and fitness
- Children’s behaviour and learning
- Chronic disease prevention and recovery (including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis etc.)
- IBS - the LOWFODMAP diet
- Advice during and after cancer treatment
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