Integrating Nutrition Science into Your Coaching Designs
by Mark Teahan Spencer Institute Director of Education
Trainers and coaches are often tasked with working toward one main client goal: improving health metrics. But we all know that once a goal is revealed, it reaches out into other areas of your client’s life. One area where this is especially true is nutrition. We all can agree that our food choices directly affect our health. We want to choose foods that are healthy for us. But that is only part of the story. To make everything more interesting, we are all different. We all know that each of us responds differently to the same foods. If you were to look at the topic of food from a higher vantage point or lens, you would see that we now have the ability to choose the foods that are right for us physically, by measuring our own personal responses to food and substances we eat and drink.
The overarching goals of your coaching plans are tethered to a belief of a certain reality, that the techniques we have been trying with clients have shown varying degrees of success. Some programs are referred to as “diets”. Others are simply given a name (Keto, Paleo) and there is enough common public knowledge of the topic that people still feel they understand on their own – essentially, we are talking about a shift in food intake. [Read more…]