Designing Nutrition Program for Clients part 2
Earlier I asked if you designed Nutrition Programs for your clients and the responses were varied, interesting and thought-provoking...Thank you! But I would like to ask this as a part 2 to the original question: If you don't feel comfortable designing a Nutrition Program for your clients, what do you do beyond training them in helping them achieve results (if the goal is weight loss)? Do you discuss nutrition in an form or do you refer them to a Dietitian/Specialist. The nutrition program can be as basic and as simple as you would feel comfortable with. Thanx!
At the first paid session where I do the assessments I also assess how much nutritional knowledge a client has and puts to use. Typically a client knows what they shouldn't eat, they just need somebody to hold them accountable. Having to show a food log to a trainer helps with that. If their diet looks really bad and they don't seem to havea clue, then I will recommend that they see a dietition or nutritionist.