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Cassandra Padgett

"Cassandra Padgett, MS, is a health educator, ACE-certified health coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach, and contributing author for ACE and IDEA. She is committed to providing evidence-based nutrition coaching to women and children, and helps run a pediatric healthy weight clinic in San Diego. She is passionate about combining the science of nutrition with the practice of intuitive eating, and helpi"

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Understanding The Complexity Of Obesity

February 15, 2022

Obesity is a complex disease with many underlying factors and causes. The oversimplification of weight loss that many coaches and trainers subscribe to (“move more and eat less”) tends to blame clients for lacking self-control, being lazy or having “no motivation.” This can lead to weight bias among health and fitness pros and alienate clients with…

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Nutrition Hacks Based on Hard Science

December 7, 2018

“Diets” don’t work. By now, most health and fitness professionals know that restrictive meal plans usually fail. We also see how diets deprive people of foods they enjoy, fueling a constant cycle of weight loss and gain.

But what do we tell fitness clients who want to lose weight? The key is helping them reframe their diet mentality toward healthful living and better nutrition—without sacrificing their favorite foods or compromising taste. These tips will help you provide that guidance.

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