What is a nutrition coach and why do you need one?
You've finally decided to take your health and fitness seriously. You're ready to commit to a workout routine and healthier eating habits. But where do you start? There are so many diets out there and it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. You've heard keto is great for fat loss, but intermittent fasting is better for overall health. What about paleo? Surely you can stick to only eating fruits, meat, and vegetables. If all these diets are so great, why do people have such a hard time sticking to them?
Most fad diets help people lose weight because they take out a massive amount of your nutritional needs. Keto doesn't help people lose weight because they stop eating carbs. It causes weight loss because of a decrease in calories. Cutting out large portions of your diet can cause nutritional deficiencies and cravings that may lead to binging on "bad" foods. So what do you do? This is where having a nutrition coach can help!
1. Lose weight, be healthy.
A nutrition coach's job is to teach people how to eat in a balanced manner. You should be able to eat the foods you love while keeping your body at a healthy weight. Hiring a nutrition coach will help you learn how to balance your diet so you can have all the nutrients your body needs, while also having the foods you love. It will allow you to have your cake and eat it too.
2. Take the guesswork out.
With all the information we have available to us, it can be confusing to determine what is right and what is wrong. A nutrition coach can supply you with proven, scientific information. I'm sure many of you have heard that fruit makes you gain weight because of the sugar. However, the sugars that occur in fruit are natural, non-synthetic sugars. Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can reduce a person's risk of developing heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and diabetes. I don't know about you, but those side effects sound pretty healthy to me!
Having a nutrition plan is great, but it only works if you stick to it. A nutrition coach will help keep you accountable. It can take anywhere between 18 to 254 days to form a new habit. Having a coach to keep you on track will help you stick with the plan long enough until it becomes your new normal.
Food is the best medicine for your body. It's better to invest in your health now, than to pay for it in the future. Whether it be a personal trainer, a nutrition coach, or just starting research into how to live a healthier life, the time to start is now. It's never too early or too late to invest in your health.