Tips for Clients Who Want to Start a Weight Loss Program

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Tips for Clients Who Want to Start a Weight Loss Program

Nutrition can make or break your client’s weight-loss program. While it’s vital to stay within your defined scope of practice as a health and fitness professional, helping clients achieve their goals and maintain those numbers beyond the short term with an expert nutrition plan and tips is always part of a successful program. Give your clients the best possible chances for weight-loss success with these 10 essential tips.

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The Worst Things to Eat Before a Workout

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The Worst Things to Eat Before a Workout

Paired with a comprehensive nutrition program, the right foods before a workout can energize and sustain clients in their exercise efforts, while the wrong foods can hinder performance. While staying within your scope of practice, learn how to help clients nourish their bodies properly so they can perform to the best of their ability during each workout.

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How to Build a Successful Challenge with Nutrition

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How to Build a Successful Challenge with Nutrition

Creating successful fitness and weight-loss challenges based on effective nutrition plans that will deliver the results your clients demand can be a great way to build your business. Once you have clear and easy-to-follow meal plans that adhere to these essential guidelines, making them an integral part of your fitness challenge is a must for participant success. Here’s how to build your successful challenge with nutrition.

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5 Foods That Get a Bad Rap

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5 Foods That Get a Bad Rap

Are there specific foods you or your clients deliberately avoid? Do you label certain foods good and others bad? When it comes to a healthy eating plan that your clients can follow, no food should be off limits. In fact, guiding clients on the best ways to navigate every choice, including these 5 foods that get a bad rap, can help set your clients up for success.

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The Effects of Alcohol on Muscle Gains

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The Effects of Alcohol on Muscle Gains

An effective nutrition plan is key to helping clients achieve their weight-loss and muscle-gain goals. Habitual and binge drinkers could be unknowingly derailing their efforts due to alcohol’s significant effects on the body. Learn how alcohol affects everything from the immune and endocrine systems to dehydration, and why it’s vital that both you and your clients to understand the impact of alcohol on muscle gains.

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Nutrition Support for Long-distance Running

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Nutrition Support for Long-distance Running

When it comes to long-distance running, nutrition is a big consideration for health and success, whether your client’s program is simply moving from a more casual weekly routine to extended times and distances or training for a first marathon. Learn how you can support your clients’ long-distance running efforts while staying within your scope of practice as a health and fitness professional.

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Why You Need More Calories Than You Might Think

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Why You Need More Calories Than You Might Think

From the basic processes of breathing and pumping blood to an all-out HIIT workout or marathon, we all need adequate calories from nutrient-rich foods to perform at our best, mentally and physically. Unfortunately, when weight loss is the goal, many clients lose sight of performance in favor of a number on the scale or the clothing sizes hanging in their closets. Learn why extreme diets are counterproductive and how you can help your clients recognize the difference between hunger and starvation

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Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for High-Intensity Interval Training

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Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition for High-Intensity Interval Training

If you use high-intensity interval training with your clients or your own workouts, it’s important to understand the nutritional needs to support it from start to finish. While nutritional needs do vary by individual and training program, these nutrition plans and meal ideas for pre- and post-workout nutrition can help.

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How Popular Restrictive Diets May Impact Clients' Fitness Efforts

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How Popular Restrictive Diets May Impact Clients' Fitness Efforts

While a particular diet may appear to be a good choice because it helps facilitate weight loss, many popular diets are simply too restrictive or limiting to follow over the long-term. And if your clients aren’t getting enough calories, it’s going to tough for them to have enough energy to successfully complete the training programs you design. Learn how to spot these restrictive diets and offer your clients healthier, safer alternatives.

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