Gary Howell is an experienced and registered Dietitian and sports nutritionist. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Gary first qualified with a first class honours degree in Applied Sports Science in 2000, following this he qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 2002 graduating from UWIC. Gary has also completed post graduate qualifications in sports nutrition and health and exercise science. All of which have provided him with a better understanding of the role of nutrition and exercise in maintaining a healthy weight.
Gary has vast experience as a weight management Dietitian. He currently holds consultancy positions at Spire Cardiff Hospital , Spire Bristol Hospital and is also the lead surgical Dietitian at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
With wide ranging experience both within the NHS and as a freelance Dietitian Gary is able to provide practical dietary and body composition assessment and realistic advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing through dietary changes. Gary has a keen interest in behaviour change and understands the importance of building client motivation. He recognises that people change their behaviour in different ways and for different reasons; he believes that if you can harness the reason for change, greater success will occur.
Gary is also able to provide advice on medical therapies to help people to lose weight such as weight loss medication, non-surgical weight loss methods such as the gastric balloon and surgical interventions such as the gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. Gary is a key member of the weight loss team at Spire providing full nutritional assessment and recommendations to maximise your weight loss, health and achieve your lifestyle goals.
Gary is a specialist in weight management and sports nutrition but also works in other areas including cancer, gastroenterology, nutritional support, cardiovascular health, diabetes, functional foods and vitamin and mineral assessment. He is passionate about the area of weight management and sports nutrition and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.