Today we’re going to talk about some common misconceptions about nutrition’s role in fitness. We’re going to lay out how you should start to think about your own nutrition if you want to see serious results and progress. This is critical for anyone that’s considering working with a personal trainer or looking to tackle their fitness goals independently.
We’re going to start with a few misconceptions.
Number 1 – You can’t look at nutrition in a bubble – what’s good and healthy for you based on your goals and genetics may not be good and healthy for someone else. What’s getting you results may not get someone else results and vice versa. Having a unique plan of attack for you is critical for you to be successful on your fitness journey. We can see online fitness influencers posting content on their 3,000 calorie per day meal plans, but their metabolisms, lifestyles, training regimen and genetics are likely completely different than ours. What works for them may simply not work for you. Just like personal training, your nutrition should be completely customized to you and your needs. Copying someone else’s approach is rarely the right idea and we want to help you be successful. If you’re interested, we do offer completely complimentary nutritional advice with any of our personal training packages at FITHAUS as we recognize the role that nutrition can have in helping our clients see results. The first step is typically starting a food log that aggregates 7-10 days worth of data. From there, one of our nutritionists would be happy to analyze your current nutritional habits and provide you with a phased approach to recommendations.
Number 2 – Eating clean in isolation, does not make you healthy and is not a sure fire way to see dramatic changes to your body. While we definitely recommend eating clean and refraining from sugars and highly processed foods, this isn’t going to single handedly get you the physique you are hoping for. Speaking from personal experiences, I have plenty of friends who eat extremely clean, whose diets consist of mainly salads. They may be super skinny, but they aren’t strong. There’s a big difference in this. If we compare this to our clients that are fueling and feeding their body properly, there really isn’t a comparison. Your nutrition should be as methodical as your training, and we’re there to help you with that so that we can help improve the quality of your life. A huge proponent of this is making sure that you’re tracking your macros which you can read about in the linked article.
Number 3 – People debate about HOW important nutrition is on your road to get results. Some people say nutrition is 50% of the results. Others say it’s 80%. To be honest – it doesn’t matter what percentage is right and what isn’t. If you want to get results, you’ll need to focus and hone in on nutrition. Nobody has the physique of your dreams and is eating McDonalds, and junk food all the time. Especially living in Toronto, we know how many options there can be. We know first hand how difficult it can be to give in to temptation. For many of our clients, making nutritional changes takes a phased approach to helping them make the right changes over time. We don’t need to make the changes all at once. After all, your fitness journey is gradual. It’s a marathon, not a race. Success in fitness translates to consistency over the long haul. If you’re able to integrate our recommendations into your general lifestyle, this will be a huge success, and you’ll certainly reap the benefits. At FITHAUS, we used to provide meal plans to our clients a few years ago but found that our clients were seeing results while on the plan, but would eventually fall off and lose their results after the fact. We recognize that our clients are making an investment in their health and wellness, and we want to make sure that we’re there for you every step of the way. We believe a phased approach is the best approach to nutrition. We want to make these lifestyle changes sustainable for you and change your life for the better. We want to equip you with the knowledge and education so that you can eventually make the correct choices independently without the help of a fitness professional. That being said, it’s important that you understand what to look for in a personal trainer so that you can select someone that is experienced and qualified to help you reach your goals.
It’s important to keep the 3 points above in mind when planning out your fitness journey and goal setting. The next video is going to break down some common fitness goals and what you should focus on if you want to be successful and efficient on your fitness journey. We highly recommend you watch our next few videos to thoroughly understand the role nutrition plays and how you should be eating to tackle your fitness goals. Tracking your macros is also an extremely important aspect of nutrition which will be discussed in a later video.
As always, if you have any additional questions about your nutrition, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-682-0724 and one of our reps will be happy to assist. If you’d like to take advantage of a complimentary trial session, you can sign up directly on our website and we’ll be happy to get the process started. We’ll give you a quick call so that we can learn more about you and your goals so that we can pair you with the right trainer on our team.