Tired or frustrated with the extremely restrictive nature of diet programs? It may be time to consider getting a nutrition coach. Discover why many people are choosing to work with a nutrition coach instead of signing up or enrolling in a diet program.
Reason #1: Diet Programs Rarely Produce Long-Term Results
Diet programs will certainly help you lose weight, but will they help you keep it off? Probably not.
Most diet programs are only intended to be used temporarily. These programs require you to follow extremely restrictive diets in order to lose weight and lose it quickly. While you will certainly lose weight with these types of programs, you won’t keep it off forever. In fact, most people regain the weight they lost shortly after they stop following the diet program.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to learn how to eat healthily. A nutrition coach can give you the tools you need to not only lose weight, but keep it off. The skills you learn from a nutrition coach, such as proper portion control and meal planning, help you make lifestyle changes that not only result in weight loss, but help you feel healthier and happier.
Reason #2: Diet Programs are Harmful and Unhealthy
Diet programs often have you completely removing or restricting certain types of foods, such as carbs, sugars or dairy products. While this helps you lose weight, it isn’t healthy for you and – in fact – can cause you to experience a number of health problems.
Completely removing or restricting certain types of foods prevents you from getting essential nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Following a diet program for a short period of time usually does not cause health problems. However, if you follow a restrictive diet program for a prolonged period of time you could experience a number of health problems.
Nutrition coaches help you learn how to create meals that are healthy. They teach you how to plan meals so that they have the right balance of fats, carbohydrates, proteins and other essential nutrients.
Reason #3: Diet Programs Take the Fun Out of Eating
The meal plans set up by many diet programs are so restrictive that they take all the fun out of eating. You are so focused on making sure you are avoiding or limiting the intake of certain foods that eating becomes something that you dread doing. If all the pleasure is taken out of eating, it can cause you to develop bad habits, such as skipping meals, mindless snacking, or restrictive eating, that can cause disordered eating habits that result in weight gain or the development of lasting health problems.
A nutritional coach can make eating fun again. Nutritional coaches can provide recipe recommendations that are not only healthy, but that are fun and favorable.
Reason #4: Diet Programs are Difficult to Follow
In the beginning, your excitement and enthusiasm keeps you on track and forces you to follow a diet program. As time goes on, you start to notice that following such a restrictive diet program is almost impossible.
Busy schedules, family emergencies, long work hours, personal responsibilities, and special holidays can create situations where it is difficult, if not impossible, to follow a diet program. If you are unable to follow the program, you will start to feel discouraged as you aren’t seeing results and could possibly be gaining weight.
The support and guidance a nutrition coach provides is personalized for your unique situation. For example, if you find it difficult to eat breakfast in the morning because you are rushing off to work or getting the children ready for school, a nutrition coach can provide you with quick, healthy meal options that allow you to get the energy and nutrients you need to get you through the day.
The ability to create a weight loss plan that is tailor-made for your unique situation improves your chances of reaching your weight loss and health goals.
Reason #5: Nutritional Needs Change Over Time
Getting a new job, the development of new health problems, or starting a new hobby or activity can cause a change in your nutritional needs. If you happen to be following a diet program, it might not always be easy to make the changes you need to stay healthy.
A nutrition coach can help with nutritional changes. He or she can look at your current situation and determine where changes need to be made. Once this is done, your nutrition coach can provide personalized support and guidance on how to incorporate those changes into your day-to-day life.
Combine a Healthy Diet with Regular Exercise to Reach Your Goals
Power Fitness Online gives you all the tools you need to reach your goals. When you join our membership program, you get access to live and recorded workouts. Every Monday through Friday our workouts are live. If you can’t make it to a live workout session that is okay! You can access a recording any time day or night. This allows you to work out on your schedule.
All of our workouts are fun and motivational. We want to make working out fun. We don’t want it to become challenging, boring or difficult. We want to help you on your fitness journey and fun, motivational workouts will encourage you to exercise regularly.
As part of our full-service fitness education, you also have access to nutritional coaches who can help you with progress tracking, provide you with access to dozens of fun, healthy recipes and even provide personalized recommendations. Our nutrition coaches will support and guide you so that you have the tools you need to reach your goals.
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