We did a couple grocery store “Nutrition Tours” with a resisted dietician over the past couple months here at the studio. There was one point our dietician tour guide made that I totally agree with and really gets me fired up.
-Be careful of where you get your nutritional information from.-
There is so much information out there now telling you the best way ever to lose weight. Online, on TV, what your neighbors say, what your friends friend did…I could go on and on but the main point here is that information can be wrong, confusing, and even sometimes harmful. There are a lot of diets out there that might help you lose weight fast, but in the long run they can reek havoc on your metabolism and body overall.
When you see or hear something take a look at the source where the info came from. Magazines, TV, and websites are funded by advertisers and these advertisers are trying to sell you something. When reading an article or watching a show make sure it’s info from a credible source and not somebody trying to sell you something. Especially Blogs and websites, there is no regulation and anybody can say anything.
Speaking of people trying to sell, there are a lot of people out there selling supplements. I’m not going to name names of these companies, there are a few of them, but they are driven by “selling” people like you and me that they can make a lot of money and live the dream life by selling their products.
Maybe true you can make money, but the sad thing about most of these companies to me is that they brainwash their people selling it into thinking that these products are the best and only way for people to lose weight and that they are unhealthy if they are not taking them. Simply not true
I have to be careful here as I have a few friends that have tried working for these companies, but OF COURSE they are going to tell you there products are healthy! They love saying “Scientifically Proven” or “Research Based”. Yes maybe some study was done by their own team of biased researchers! Most people recruited to sell these products have no outside nutritional education other than what the company has told them.
Don’t get me wrong, under certain circumstances with athletes or people with illness, supplements can be a good thing. But leave it up to a Registered Dietician and your Doctors to make those judgements, not the person with no education besides a weekend seminar from the company trying to make them rich.
The majority of people don’t need supplements, if you are eating the right way with proper portions of vegetables, fruits, and natural unprocessed foods you will have all the tools you need to become the healthiest version of you.
In a perfect world everyone would go to a trainer for fitness and a registered dietician for nutrition. Unfortunately it’s not a perfect world and as a weight/bodyfat loss personal trainer it’s hard to ignore all the nutrition questions as nutrition is so important for weight loss. If you don’t eat properly then you will not lose weight bottom line. So where should a personal trainer stand on nutrition?
A good educated trainer will have a taken basic nutritional classes to get their degree (be weary of the trainers who just picked up training as a hobby because they like to workout with no formal education, that’s a whole different blog). A good trainer will be able to give you some of the BASICS but only the basics of healthy eating. We should be getting our more detailed info from Registered Dieticians. These are the people who have put the time and work into earning a graduate degree and learning from actual unbiased scientific research. All the info I have ever passed onto my clients is from registered dieticians and the basics of healthy nutrition are actually pretty simple if you put your blinders on and ignore all the noise you hear.
We all need to quit trying to find the fast and simple way to lose weight. Nothing great ever done was easy to do.
That’s my rant for the day! I’m not trying to bash anyone. I Hope that what you learned from my blog is to be weary of the information that is passed onto you. Some info isn’t regulated as much as it should be, and sometimes people not knowing any better will pass on bogus practices thinking they are doing some good. As always please share with me any questions/comments you may have on my Trainer Pete Facebook Page.
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