In the past, I’ve read Body Code, which discuses how present day humans haven’t evolved much from our ancestors and therefore knowing our past or body type, we should eat and train accordingly. Can anyone recommend other books you’ve found useful that deal with training and eating for your body type? I’d like to learn more about it and start to incorporate it more with my finicky client bodies.
I commend you for taking on the most important issue your clients are facing in the battle of the bulge…nutrition!
But remember when you are delving into an area and are not certified (not sure if you are) there are legal issues. I do nutritional coaching but am very careful to follow my states regulations etc. As a personal trainer, we are able to give consult on fitness related topics but are supposed to stick to basic nutrition (myplate.gov)
The only qualified person to “prescribe” eating/meal plans to clients based on their body type are nutritionists…
That said, I do offer “sample” meal plans BUT by using Dietmaster Pro – plans created by registered dietitians–client signs agreement that they are using at their own risk and I’m not liable or pro-porting to be a nutritionist or dietitian.
Its an awesome program and has over 50 meal plans to choose from for those finicky clients. All my clients are on one of these plan and have been 150% more successful because of it.
Keep pushing them towards good nutrition but tread lightly and legally 🙂
Hope this helps 🙂
I have applied this to myself and my clients with great results!
Hope This Helps!
The trend of eating like people did 2000 years (or more) ago is a little simplistic. Food was very hard to gather back then for most people. And life expectancy was pretty short. The answer to eating has been pretty well established by modern science. While the paleo diet tells us meat is the answer, most paleontologists will tell you that ancient man/woman pretty much ate anything edible that they got their hands on. The data supporting a veggie based diet is pretty much undeniable, unless you work in the meat industry. My most successful lifestyle change clients manage to live by this simple rule. They can eat as much fruit and veggies as they want, but only two servings or less of meat on any day. And no add ons for the fruit and veggies like salad dressing/mayo. Dieting is out dated. Lifestyle adjustment is the long view. And occasional junk food splurges are not a problem if controlled and limitied to “occasional”. As in “what’s the occasion?”, holidays, birthdays, big events (weddings, anniversaries, etc.).