Are you kidding?
Almost everyone knows that good nutrition is the cornerstone of:
- energy and vitality,
- cognitive function,
- disease prevention,
- weight management,
- physical performance,
- and so much more!
It’s also pretty unanimous that unhealthy eating is one of the leading contributors to premature disease and death in North America today.
But let’s not get carried away. Nutrition is only one ingredient in a healthy lifestyle. To live your best life you also need:
- plenty of exercise,
- stress management strategies,
- adequate sleep and recovery,
- purpose and agency.
Good genetics help too!
While we certainly don’t want to argue that nutrition is the most important health intervention, it ranks pretty high up there.
Indeed, it can literally mean the difference between a long, productive, and active life. Or a low-grade existence troubled by chronic illness, injury, and poor vitality.
Of course, if you’re a coach, trainer, or health provider of any kind, you already know this. But are you living it? Have you actively pursued continuing education in nutrition?
If not, we think this represents one of your greatest opportunities to help clients make real change in their lives. And a pretty awesome way to boost your own reputation as a professional.
But here’s an underappreciated secret: basic nutritional knowledge isn’t enough.
You need real expertise. More than that, you need a trusted system. One that allows you deliver your nutrition advice and expertise in a way that helps people make meaningful progress.
When clients start out, it’s easy for them to feel overwhelmed; much easier than you think. So, as a professional, translating what you know into meaningful nutrition advice and action steps is the name of the game.
For more on how to develop your skills in all areas of nutrition coaching, read on.