Reg Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist - Göteborg and online
Idrottsdietisten is translated to "The Sports Dietitian" wich indicates some of the areas that we take care of, but not all. If you are an athlete or elite athlete and need someone to look into your diet and race nutrition, you have come to the right place! My second are of expertise is some medical diagnosis that has to do with diet and nutrition intake, such as overweight and obesity, underweight, eating disorders, IBS and other.
You can visit me with or without a "remiss" from your doctor. For some diagnosis however, it is neccessary to meet your doctor before coming to me, to make sure that we treat your symptoms the right way, you can also be advised to take some blood tests before we meet - ask me or your doctor if that might be the case for you if you are unsure.
The office is located in the center of Gothenburg/Göteborg, and is easily accessible from the central station (10 min). You can also book video sessions if you live far away or find it more convinient. Welcome to book your appointment when you are ready to start!
Learn more about the different areas that I work with below:
I help all athletes that wants to make sure they eat (and drink) according to their training goals and energy needs. My background as a track and field athlete will help me understand what it takes to perform, and my academic background in Clinical Nutrition as well as a post University grade in Sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committée will help me understand your specific needs from an academic - and science - point of view. You are also welcome to get my help if you suffer from RED-S - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports - a state of longterm energy deficiency where the energy intake (food and beverages) has been to low ans caused symptoms such as fatigue, halted training response and development, loss of menstural cycle (women), depression, low libido and stress fractures or injuries.
I have worked with athletes in the following sports, and more: runners and ultra runners, cyclist, track and field, fotball, handball, cross country skiing, olympic lifting and strength training, boxing and other.
You will find me in Göteborg, Sweden, or meet up in video sessions online. Welcome to contact med for nutritional guidance to perform at your very best!
Eating disorders can come in many forms. Idrottsdietisten meet people with anorexia, bulimia or other types of disordered eating patterns and it is possible to get healthy again, but unfortunately there is no quick fix to these types of challenges. If we work systematically and with the heart at the right place we can find a way to make your relationship with food and energy better again!
Most often you also need to see a psychiatrist or similar parallell to our sessions so that you are ready to make the neccessary diet changes needed in order to get healthy again. If you have had a very limited food intake or are underweight, you also need to see a doctor that can help you with some blod tests and general medical assessments.
In athletes we sometimes recognize a too restrictive diet intake as "RED-S" = Relative Energy Deficiancy in Sports. It is not a proper medical diagnosis but if you feel that you recognise the symptoms (less training results, loss/changes in menstural bleeding patterns, tiredness, feeling cold, loss of apetite and/or low weight) you probably need to change your diet regardless.
You are very welcome to contact Idrottsdietisten for nutritional assistance and I hope to see you soon!
OVERWEIGHT or OBESITY
Do you need to loose weight? Overweight and obesity is very common among the population and recently 51% of the adults in Sweden had either overweight (BMI 25-30) or obesity (BMI 30+). Allthough BMI is a good overall value to look at populations, at Idrottsdietisten we use booth BMI (= based on your body weight) and waist circumference to determine if you are currently in need of loosing weight and what goal that is relevant for you.
To loose weitght, it takes a change in diet and sometimes adjusted or added training. The most important aspect is however the food and beverages that you consume, and to find a long term way for you to manage your weight and stay there without too many "unneccessary" changes in you lifestyle or diet. The earlier you can start turning your weight around towards a normal weight again the better.
If you recently lost weight and a doctor has ruled out any other reasons for this than a too low energy intake and/or too much training, we can help you to gain weight again! The first step is to aknowledge your current weight and BMI and your estimated energi need, and we take all the neccessary steps from there. The goal is for you to understand how much you need to eat to get healthy again and how to keep that weight longterm.
Normally a BMI under 18,5 is considered underweight, but we can help you if you are over that as well if you feel that you need assistance gaining your balance again before you go too far.
IBS can be manifested as bloating, stomache cramps, consipation or diarrhea. It is important that a doctor has ruled out any other reasons for these symptoms before you start your IBS treatment with Idrottsdietisten. The goal with a dietitian treatment for IBS is to understand better what your body reacts to, and how you can eat enough from what is left after tou might need to limit some of the foods that makes your stomache react badly.
We use FODMAP in the treatment, but not only. Consider some of the food adjustments as longterm, but also know that you allthough probably will be more confident why and how your body reacts after only a few weeks of following the given recomendations.
4-6 sessions are normally needed to get to the bottom of this diagnosis. Welcome to book your appointment!
Welcome to contact me for more information or booking a first visit as soon as you are ready! Take care!