Alex Carlow MSc, BSc, RNutr

Alex Carlow MSc, BSc, RNutr

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Insight Nutrition
82 Histon Road
CB24 8UD

07852 222953

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Insight Nutrition
82 Histon Road
CB24 8UD

07852 222953

About me

My role as a Registered Nutritionist is to educate and support you in addressing unhealthy eating habits and eating behaviours. This approach considers challenges that life throws at us such as, work / life balance, family and social pressures.

In addition to my private practice I also work part time as a Nutritionist for Everyone Health who run Cambridgeshire's overweight lifestyle service.

If you're interested in finding out more, send me an email or call the mobile number listed for more information.

Appointments are available at:

82 Histon Road

(5 miles from the centre of Cambridge and on the Citi 8 bus route)

Weight Management
I provide an open non-judgemental approach in supporting clients with their weight management goals. The services I provide aim to educate and empower the individual so they can engage with food in a healthy way. This includes identifying triggers and challenging habitual behaviours. I talk about food rather than diets as this helps us to engage with our food choices and build self-esteem.

Sports Nutrition
In addition to weight management services I also support athletes and teams in optimising or altering their current nutrition practices to enhance sporting performance and/or reduce the risk of injury. I currently support GB cross country and 5km runners, GB age group male and female triathletes, novice or club runners, junior England Judo competitor, road and MTB cyclists and semi professional golfers.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alex’s varied background includes working as a personal trainer in London and Vancouver. This work provided the opportunity to work with individuals who presented with a wide variety of conditions from stroke to heart disease.

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

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).


  • 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 Exercise prescirption for long term neurological conditions
  • REPS Level 4 Personal Trainer

Contact Alex Carlow:
mobile: 07852222953

Member organisations


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.

Photos & videos

  • Example of body composition tracking
  • Client blog - amateur road cyclist
  • Client blog - Age not a barrier
  • Client blog - Protein, confusion and clarity
  • Insight Nutrition Running Team Success
  • Alex Carlow MSc, BSc, RNutr image 1
  • Example Body Composition


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 health measurements including a comprehensive nutrition questionnaire which allows you to expand on your goals and medical history. All measurements are non invasive.

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 discuss your goals and concerns as well as ask me any questions.

Nutrition Services

10 Session Nutrition and Body Composition Programme (weight management)
I offer a bespoke 10 session weight management programme which offers continued support over a period of three to four months. 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 the consultation. Long term support plans are available.

Dietary analysis
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.

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
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/or activity programme It's important you have the support where necessary to keep you on track. I recognise that self esteem, motivation and advice are important factors to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

The 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
  • SKYPE sessions available
Cottenham, CB24 8UD

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