Harley says all the time that you don't need school to do what you want and make a difference. I was wondering if anyone else has become a nutritionist after going vegan. Did you go to school or…Continue
"you have a diploma that is the only way you can charge people for nutrition advice and have a fair shot at making money
you can give nutritional advice and make money without a diploma. most certified nutritionists make money making menu plans…"
"Honestly this is exactly what I do, and the only way you could legally charge people for nutrition advice is the get some kind of diploma, plus this way people actually recognize your profession and will want to pay. Honestly worth it!"
"Ive started a youtube channel, but thats just to gain my momentum like Ednshell is talking about. My main goal is to work over the internet internationally. Using social media and making a website. There is so much money to be made on the internet,…"
"I agree with you ednshell but it can be REALLY hard to make money off YouTube, especially enough the have a sustainable income. It is possible for sure but if you have a diploma that is the only way you can charge people for nutrition advice and…"
"Another idea...From experience I know that nutritionists are all over the place with their recommendations, as are chiropractors, naturopathic Docs etc., etc. Perhaps you could start a youtube channel with nutritionist advice addressing…"
"To be honest yes it's just not as recognized as a dietician is (but thats for more political reasons) and its just taking time to gain momentum. More and more people are recognizing Nutritionists! But this is a program recognized all over…"
"I looked in to CSNN and called their office, they do accept Americans through their distance learning! The school teaches everything that im looking for! But is it more of just a school? So you get a diploma and not a degree? "
"I'm going to study nutrition and be hopefully he a dietitian. I'll probably be attending ASU in the fall and they are supper supportive of the vegan lifestyle. Alabama has a dietetics program as well, and there are tons of colleges that…"
"Sorry for the late reply. Yes i was vegan for years before and all through school. Most teachers and students didnt support veganism but i was there to learn and get my diploma. Now i can teach veganism :)"
"Thats wonderful you're feeling better about everything now! I have felt pretty confident in my choices for about a year now, but the constant explaining and what not can get tiring :) I am about 5 or more hours away from Mobile, but maybe I can…"
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In 2013 I moved to Mobile Alabama (in America) to go to college, and became an "accidental" vegetarian . I was broke (like most college students) and I had a hard time stomaching the greasy disgusting food the cafe had to offer. I even wrote an essay about how college students could progress and learn more if the cafeteria served healthier food. So instead i ate lots of Raisin Brand with Low Fat Cow's Milk :(, spinach pasta, and sunflower seeds. Eventually I met a guy who had this whole ambiance about him. He seemed very peaceful and full of love (in a non romantic way) and he really resonated with me. He told me about being vegan, and i was inspired. Eventually I found Freelee on YouTube by accident, but non of it really stuck with me. Long story short, I got in a really bad car accident and I realized I wanted to live my life helping people improve theirs through their health. I studied personal training books and videos and recipes and lifestyles. I tried so hard to get healthy and it just wasn't happening. My health was getting worse. Eventually through reading a post about abs being made in the kitchen, I researched more into healthy food and came across the movies Forks over Knives and Hungry for Change. From there I have spent the last 2 years trying different things and then I found Freelee again (and then Durian) and her videos really started to inspire me. In August-September I started to transition. I ate more veggies, cut things out and started reading labels. The more i learned about cruelty, the easier it got to not eat meat. In the present, I have lost 20+ lbs and love the way i feel. I still have a good bit of weight to loose, but I am extremely happy with my quality of life and health and can't wait to see more changes.
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In Alabama, or the south period, there are VERY VERY FEW Vegans. I have only ever met one other vegan (knowingly). So its pretty lonely over here. Also I have this huge frustration and depression about all of the cruelty and the animals. I feel like no one cares about their health and i've heard James Aspey say that most vegans go through something like that. I don't know what to do. I don't know how to help my friends understand why im so sad and how frustrating it is to see my family and people i really care about destroy their health. I feel really lonely and lost.
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Thats wonderful you're feeling better about everything now! I have felt pretty confident in my choices for about a year now, but the constant explaining and what not can get tiring :) I am about 5 or more hours away from Mobile, but maybe I can make it down to a few of those! I'm a lot closer to Tennessee actually! Yay for whole foods! Huntsville just got ours back in November..a Sprouts too! Thank you for letting me know!
Hey, girl! Just wanted to tell you that I totally get being frustrated with the rarity of vegans in the south. I am in Alabama too (Hutnsville).. and after having moved back home from San Diego..I feel more isolated in my lifestyle choices than ever! We are doing the right thing, so keep your head up! :)