Alex Carlow MSc, BSc, RNutr

Alex Carlow MSc, BSc, RNutr

Insight Nutrition Health and Performance Centre
Upper Pendrill Court
Papworth Everard
CB23 3UY

07852 222953

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Insight Nutrition Health and Performance Centre
Upper Pendrill Court
Papworth Everard
CB23 3UY

07852 222953

About me

My area of expertise is in weight management. My role as a nutritionist is to be honest and support you in implementing effective change in eating habits and eating behaviours. This approach considers the challenges that life that throw at us such as, work / life balance, family and social pressures. The work I do as a nutritionist for The Papworth Trust Vocational and Medical Rehabilitation service is a great example of this.

I'm also a qualified exercise professional (REPS, Level 4) so I'm well equipped to support you in reaching your health and exercise goals.

When working with clients, I use an evidence based approach that is realistic and translates into the realities of everyday life.

Appointments are available at:

Papworth Everard, Cambridge

Our clients

We advise individuals seeking weight loss, weight gain and improved health and enhanced sporting performance. Insight Nutrition has supported professional boxers, elite triathletes, motor racing drivers and professional golfers. Performers, including dancers, actors and musicians, have benefited from our unique approach; maintaining the required physique and sustaining energy during rehearsal and performance.

Lifestyle management and health

Nutrition plans and exercise schedules tailored to your preferences, physiology and time commitments will boost health and energy allowing you to manage demanding careers. Insight nutrition provide meal plans of high nutritional quality translating the science into practical everyday solutions.

Weight management and body composition change

Our evidenced based approach and advanced techniques of nutritional assessment enable you to push your sporting performance to the next level or achieve those elusive weight and body composition goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alex’s varied background includes working as a personal trainer both in London and Vancouver. This work has provided the opportunity to deal with a wide variety of individuals from stroke patients to individuals with disabilities.

Since then Alex has gone on to pursue his love all of all things nutrition in both a health and sporting context.

Alex completed his MSc in Human Nutrition in 2011 and since then has worked as the consultant nutritionist for The Papworth Trust Vocational and Medical Rehabilitation Centre.

Alex also works with athletes of all shapes and sizes including, GB age group triathletes, national level middle distance runners, elite ironmen and keen amateur road cyclists. Alex is currently working towards achieving his full registration status on the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

Most recently Alex has taken up a new role working as the Nutritionist for Cambridgeshire’s overweight and obesity lifestyle service run by Everyone Health and Cambridgeshire County Council.


  • Registered Public Health Nutritionist RNutr
  • SENr Graduate registrant
  • MSc Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports)
  • BSc Sports Science (Hons)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Health / Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Exercise Referral
  • BACR Phase IV Exercise Instructor
  • REPS Level 4 Personal Trainer

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Areas of nutrition I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.


Consultation - Nutrition and Health Assessment £45.00

Prior to deciding on what support one needs, all prospective clients are encouraged to have a Nutrition and Health Assessment. This helps me build a picture of your needs, goals and previous experiences.

I perform a body composition assessment(measure of weight, fat, water and muscle) as well as other basic health measurements including a comprehensive nutrition questionnaire which allows you to expand on your goals and medical history.

I also offer blood glucose and cholesterol testing at an extra charge (£10.00). I then write a comprehensive report with agreed recommendations. There is no obligation to continue after the consultation.

The consultation provides the perfect opportunity to ask me any questions.

Ongoing Nutrition Support Services

10 Session Nutrition and Body Composition Programme (weight management)
I offer a bespoke 10 session body composition management programme, which includes dietary analysis, energy expenditure analysis and bespoke meal plans (to alter body composition). The programme is based around working with the individual and developing a bespoke plan to address your weight and body fat concerns. You can decide if this is appropriate after a consultation.

Dietary analysis - £80
A diary analysis is a useful way to find out what your diet provides you with and identify any areas for improvement or modification. You will keep a 3 day weighed food diary, which I will analyse using a dietary analysis programme called dietplan. The micronutrient quality and the ratios of macronutrients will be determined using industry standard software.

Dietary analysis will give you detailed advice on how best to adjust your diet to meet your personal goals and meet recommended daily intakes.

Sports / Activity Analysis - £120
Clients who engage in significant amounts of physical activity and/or sport and those who have weight loss goals, will require an assessment of energy expenditure. This includes use of an Actiheart monitor which is state of the art technology that can tell you accurately how much energy you use over a 3 - 21 day period. This allows your nutritionist to accurately balance the meal plan to the energy demands of the client.

In addition athletes, sportsmen and performers require practical nutrition strategies before during and after training and competition. This can include impartial ergogenic aid recommendations where real performance benefit exists and is supported by current research findings.    

Support Sessions (one to ones)
Once you are up and running with your diet and activity programme Insight Nutrition is here to keep you on track. We recognise that motivation and advice are important factors to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Our 30-minute support sessions will include accurate tracking of real physiological changes to body composition and metabolism. You will receive additional advice and adaptation of your programme where necessary.

Further information

  • Online nutrition support available
  • Telephone nutrition support available
Papworth Everard, CB23 3UY

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mon - Fri 0800 - 1830