Nutrition information is all over the internet today, and there are hundreds of social media “experts” who say they can help you eat better and be healthier — especially if you pay them. They often promise you that their plan is the perfect one for you. With so much information available, rather than make things easier, it actually can be overwhelming. This can lead to more discouragement rather than encouragement. Let’s take a look at how to get the right information, who to talk to and how to discover what’s best for you.
- Do NOT believe everything you read about nutrition even if a “doctor” says it is true.
- Critically read articles and internet blogs and ask others about the information. Misinformation leads to nutrition myths.
- Find a coach or someone you have seen make a long-term lifestyle change and ask them to discuss nutrition ideas and fitness plans you have heard about.
- There are some “pay for” services that can help you develop a plan based on research that you may want to consider (Renaissance Periodization is a good example), but please consult with others who have used these before trying.
- Stay diligent. It’s your body, your life and your goals, so stay focused and monitor your progress. Be aggressive at it. Try a template or an app to track your goals.
Remember the best approach for someone else may not the best one for you. If you’ve tried a few things to get healthier, to lose weight, to be fitter and none of them seem to work, then it’s time to try again and take the next steps toward the new you! Stay encouraged and don’t get discouraged when reading about nutrition and other people’s transformations.
Send me some of the information you come across while cruising the internet and social media and let’s talk about what you can do to be a healthier you!