Diet fads, they’re everywhere! It can be hard weeding through trends trying to figure out what works, more importantly what works for YOU. Carbs won’t kill you, & kale won’t make you live forever: let’s navigate the ins & outs of food fads.
It seems we can’t go a day without hearing about a new pill that guarantees losing 48 pounds during one night’s sleep. This can make our job difficult: being client-centered means doing what will work for our clients, and that means being flexible even when we disagree.
An example is the new documentary “What the Health.” Being vegan, it’s awesome that after watching the documentary more people are considering plant-based diets. But it’s not something we push on our clients, we want them to do what works for them no matter what dietary preferences they (or we) have.
We guide clients like this: “We’re excited that you’ve been doing research on your own about nutrition! Why don’t we try incorporating some of what you’ve learned while still sticking to your calories and macros since you’re making great progress!”
When navigating trends make sure to consider what works best for YOU. Get with your coach, weigh pros and cons, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Just because Dr. Celebrity says raspberry ketones will blast fat overnight, doesn’t mean they will. There’s nothing better in fitness and nutrition than hard work and patience!