About Lesley

Freelance Dietitian & IBS Specialist

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Lesley Reid Nutritional Health was set up in 2013 as a freelance dietetic company by Lesley Reid, who has over 15 years experience as an NHS Dietitian.

Having started her career at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead back in 2000, within 2 years Lesley had taken up a post in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, working mainly with Maternal health and helping mums with their nutrition in pregnancy.

In 2009 Lesley moved into Community Dietetic where she continues to work and she has also worked in public health roles for NHS 24. At present, Lesley splits her time between the NHS and operating as a Freelance Dietitian across Glasgow and throughout Central Scotland.

Recent qualifications include:

  • Counterweight and Counterweight Plus training (licensed practitioner)
  • Qualification from Kings College London in Low Fodmap diet in Functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  • BDA Professional development award in Behavioural Change
  • Certificate in Sports Nutrition

With a Bsc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics from Glasgow Caledonian University, Lesley is a registered dietitian with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and is an active member of the The British Dietetic Association, Lesley’s specialist knowledge and skills are highly sought after.

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I had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue and was struggling to deal with its many symptoms. I was also significantly overweight, so contacted Lesley in the hope that by overhauling my diet I could improve my health.  There were lots to put right and Lesley helped me take a measured approach.  She never set me too many goals at any one time and encouraged progress, not perfection. 9 months on I have lost 25% of my body weight, am far more active and eat healthy nourishing foods most of the time.


My life for the last 20 years has been led by my IBS. If I wasn't in the toilet I'd be looking for one.  At times the bloating was so bad that I looked as though I was several months pregnant. I tried cutting out gluten and lactose but felt my symptoms didn't get any better.  My first meeting with Lesley left me weeping finally someone got it. I have been on the Low FODMAP diet for about 10 weeks now and have been symptom-free.  No painful spasms, no bloating, no constipation, no loose stools.  For the first time in years, I feel fantastic!!

Samantha (Motherwell),

I've suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember, with little help from the GP. Within several weeks of consulting with Lesley and following the Low FODMAP diet, my IBS improved. Week by week my symptoms got better and more manageable.  No longer was I late for work as I'd spent half the morning in the bathroom! When I started to challenge my self I started to formulate my very own good and bad food list.I would recommend the Low FODMAP diet to anyone with IBS symptoms but I couldn't have done it without the help and support of Lesley.

Sara (Glasgow),

I came to see Lesley in 2014 to try the low FODMAP diet for my IBS, my main issue was abdominal pain which I thought was caused by my diverticular disease.  After 2 weeks of being on the Low FODMAP diet, I felt better no pain or that bloated feeling after eating.  I feel much better and more alert than I did before I commenced the diet. Without the help of Lesley, I believe that I would have struggled with having pain and discomfort, this has been life-changing.

Graham (Paisley),