The world which we I inhabit as personal trainers is not one where finances are barriers. Even if some of our clients can only afford to work out with us once a month, that does not mean that they are wondering whether or not they can afford healthy food.
But there is a substantial portion of the population where food stamps supplement their income, and for those, healthy choices are often more expensive and therefore chosen less often. If you have to get the most calories for one dollar, the answer quickly is McDonald’s. Add to that the fact that the educational level is lower a d access to healthcare limited, and you look at a world where a personal trainer is a completely alien concept.
It is easy to point to statistics that demonstrate how you can eat just as healthy on a limited budget. This requires significant skill and time both of which not often found where needed the most.