Originally Answered: What happens when you see a nutritionist?
It really depends upon what type of nutritionist your husband is going to see. If the nutritionist is a dietician, good luck. If the nutritionist is one who knows QRA testing techniques, that is a good one. If the nutritionist is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, they can test your husband for specific nutritional deficiencies and recommend diets, and possibly supplements.
A good nutritionist won't have to guess at what deficiencies he has, they will be able to test and see what and how much of the nutrients he requires.
The primary reason people plateau in their trying to lose weight is that he is eating foods that are not within his metabolic typing. There is a hormone produced by the adipose tissue (fat tissue) that regulates the way insulin and glucagon are utilized by the body. Leptin is that hormone. When a person reduces their caloric intake, the fat tissue produces Leptin and this can and most of the time, slows the metabolism down in the body. This is a protective mechanism that is designed to protect the body from throwing off large amounts of toxins that have been stored in the fat tissue and to preserve fat in times of famine. Most diets are starvation diets. Fasting has a completely different affect on the body.
I have seen people eating as little as 400 calories per day and not able to lose weight, due to this Leptin issue.
All these so called diets created by Jenny Craig, etc. are starvation regimens. This is why they only work when you are following them. As soon as you get off them, the weight comes right back.
To check whether or not the "nutritionist" you are seeing knows what he or she is talking about, see what they say about metabolic typing and their knowledge of Leptin and how it affects the body. If they don't know, go to another one that does.
I suggest you get the book called, "Life Without Bread" by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and after reading that book, you will have a much better understanding of the good's and bad's of many foods in regard to weight management.
good luck to you