I have a few different clients that I have been working with for a while now. During our sessions we get into conversations about nutrition and their, relatively deeply rooted, philosophy is based on the (mis)information from the different diet plans….paleo, low-carb, etc. etc. I try to present the evidence-based side of nutrition, but to no avail. What are some ways to get them away from the ideas of the well-marketed “popular” diets?
while the search for the magic bullet is still on, you are fighting an uphill battle. The companies proposing such diets are in the business of making money of it, and the material they are providing always sounds very compelling. And often it is old wisdom repackaged.
As trainers, we have only so much control of what our clients do, and unless you suspect that they are actually doing themselves harm, you can only (listen, smile, nudge, inform) repeat.
Also: if a person truly believes that something will help ……. who knows. I’ll be happy for him. We should, however, lead by example and not fal linto those traps ourselves.