I work as a nutritionist and can tell you a couple of things- like the person before me, there is no magic diet- everyone is different and their body processes certain foods differently.
If you have taken a nutrition class or read about nutrition here on Sparkpeople- I doubt they will tell you things you might not know. We have a lot of nutrition knowledge and I know I have issues with keeping it simple for my customers sometimes. I teach a monthly class- free- about nutrition: myths, basics, portion control, carb counting, etc. The people who come to my classes aren't on spark people and don't have a lot of nutrition information- like one entire class didn't know that 2% milk is not considered low-fat milk.
I guess it depends on what you already know and what you are looking to learn. I would advise keeping a food diary or tracking and see what foods may have an adverse effect on your weight loss goals- track how they make you feel an hour or so after eating, etc. That's the best way to get a handle on what YOUR body wants you to eat.
In the end, it's a personal choice for you- if you have insurance that will cover a consulation, it may be worth it- just to see where you are in what you know.
BTW, I don't ever trust what my doctor says regarding nutrition, as most aren't required to take even a basic nutrition class to get their degrees. And every doctor I've gone to see has tried to give me HORRIBLE advice on diet (save one who had his degree in Sports Medicine). Most do their undergrad in biology or chemistry. Nursing students are required to take only basic human nutrition. I would keep that in mind.
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