About Lesley

Freelance Dietitian & IBS Specialist

More About Lesley Reid

Lesley Reid Nutritional Health was set up in 2013 as a freelance dietetic company by Lesley Reid, who has over 19 years experience as an NHS and Freelance 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.

Recent roles and projects that Lesley has been involved in:

  • Presented at the Allergy Free From Show 2017 and 2019
  • Recent media work with the Daily Record and is a regular on BBC Radio Scotland discussing nutrition and health related topics
  • Runs weekly 1 to 1 clinic from her Glasgow City Centre Clinic
  • Delivered nutrition training to care establishments on nutritional guidelines on hydration, nutrition & dementia, nutrition and the older adult
  • Designed and delivered new IDDSI guidelines for dysphagia https://iddsi.org/framework/
  • Delivering work based nutrition workshops/ cookery demos/ work based health initiatives (TM Group, Paisley Sheriff Court, DSM Nutrition)
  • Regular nutrition blogs, articles, recipes on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lesleyreiddietitian/

 

Contact Lesley Reid today for further information or to book an appointment.

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Lesley’s advice and guidance helped me shed over a stone. I feel so much better and am able to maintain this weight. She is worth every penny

Jane Fairfield,

I was referred to Lesley following unsuccessful attempts via my doctor to resolve dietary issues. Lesley got to the bottom of my problem very quickly and I am now feeling much better - and lighter! Some thoughts about Lesley:-

Good Listener Sympathetic Knowledgeable Practical Good at getting to the heart of the issue and seeing the bigger picture (ie looking beyond dietetic issues) Genuinely interested in making a difference Thanks for your help Lesley.
Alan McLaren – Edinburgh,

Lesley worked with my consultant and got to the bottom of a long standing issue and after following her advice I now feel better than I have in over 20 years, truly life changing, thank you

Karen MacKinnon – Glasgow,

I recently took my son to see Lesley after she was recommended to me. He was diagnosed with IBS and was having a very difficult time dealing with all the symptoms. Very quickly she was able to recommend changes to his diet which have led to him feeling much better than he did. Lesley is a lovely lady who seemed to care about her work and her patients, going that extra mile with helpful tips and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a dietitian.

Linda Anderson – Paisley,

Lesley was very thorough in her research before the consultation and we managed to identify some key points regarding my diet. she took the time to understand my history before any advice was given. Very friendly and professional. I'll definitely be back!

Gary Quinn – Glasgow,

Lesley is a fantastic dietician and her advice (given to me in one consultation) made more of a difference to me than the combined diagnosis, advice and treatments of multiple gastroenterologists and other doctors

Adam Williamson – Glasgow,

Lesley has helped me in so many ways and very grateful for all her support, advice and consultations. I have suffered for 8 years and not knowing it was ibs. Through assessment and consultation lesley was able to help me identify my problem areas. I followed the low fodmap and I couldn’t believe my symptoms were starting to reduce. I now have a better understanding my symptoms and what food triggers. I just want to say a massive thank you to lesley with her understanding, knowledge and experience.

Stephanie Louise – Glasgow,

Lesley has been taking me through the low FODMAP elimination and reintroduction phases and I cannot recommend her services highly enough. She's kind, understanding and extremely knowledgeable about the FODMAP diet.

Jane Cressford – Stirlingshire,

I went to see Lesley in January of this year. Menopausal symptoms and a subsequent gall bladder removal had left me very bloated, lethargic, bilious and old before my time. After a consultation with Lesley I took on board everything that she recommended. I am now a stone lighter and my digestion problems have been eradicated - as long as I stick to the plan! I cannot recommend Lesley highly enough. As well as being qualified and well-informed in her field, she is highly personable and takes time to listen, chat and explain.

Sharon Deans,

Lesley had been working with me for 6 months and I managed to loose nearly 1 stone. She put me in a diet that never left me feeling hungry and was tasty and not bland. She encouraged me when I was down and not seeing results and kept me motivated throughout.

John Todd – Inverness,

I’ve worked with Lesley now for almost a year. I’m continuously impressed by her knowledge of health and nutrition and her use of practical strategies to educate and help people live a healthier life. I deeply admire her dedication and commitment to helping individuals with serious health issues who, like me, needed one to one support to make changes. I confidently recommend the services and knowledge of Lesley Reid to help individuals achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Gillian Gordon – Glasgow,

Lesley's help has been invaluable. Clear concise information and I  had great results.

Katie Hood – Glasgow,

Lesley is a well trained and accomplished dietician. I can say from  being her client that she is a thorough professional with a charming ‘bedside’ manner. She is polite, disciplined and  caring. When dealing with clients she guides and inspires to  achieve the desired results.

Avrid Singh – Independent Health Care Consultant,

This time last year I began my FODMAP journey. My dad heard Lesley being interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland and suggested I got in touch with her. I remember him saying 'what have you got to lose'. By this point I had suffered IBS for 12 years and I was SO miserable...I'd give anything a go. My mum and I attended my first appointment and literally after two days of following the FODMAP diet my symptoms had all but gone! It was incredible. Lesley's help, support and guidance gave me the confidence in myself to do it in the first place and give it my all. Even to this day I email her asking lots of questions and without fail she answers. She is my star and I'm so glad my dad found her.

Gillian Kirkwood – Airdrie,

Lesley's enthusiasm for her role and her compassion to support  and inspire people to improve their lives was clearly visible  during the  time I worked with her. She has a positive outlook to life and is  able to use this to identify opportunities for improvement.

Gail Lumsden Engagement Co-ordinator at NHS 24/7,

Lesley supported us at our healthy living day.  The staff thought it was a fantastic day, they really engaged in the experience and have changed habits of a lifetime.  Lesley had a great personality and made it really enjoyable with quiz’s, food demo and discussion about labels and snacks. 

We now take a turns of buying the food at the weekend and then we use our tea breaks on a Monday morning to prep for the weeks lunches. It’s great, what a life changing experience and we are feeling the benefit of eating better.  I couldn't recommend Lesley high enough.

Fiona Smith – Manager at Paisley Sheriff Courts,

Lesley she keeps me motivated with great ideas and diet tips to keep me going throughout the day, weeks and months”

Dan (Glasgow),

Lesley has genuinely changed my eating in general for the better. I am still a fussy eater but much less fussy and certainly far healthier. I have found having to be accountable to a properly qualified professional makes all the difference. I find it reassuring that the advice I am getting is correct, sensible and realistic. Being able to ask questions and getting professional advice with a sense of humour thrown in makes such a difference.

Phillipa (Dumfries),

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.

Yvonne,

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),