REAL TALK: There are a lot of “wellness” and “fitness” influences out there, who are highly disordered in their own relationship to food, who then promote their disordered beliefs as “wellness”. -Jennifer Rollin.
Nearly everyone on social media is an “expert” these days. How can you tell what’s good, what’s so-so, and what information might actually harm you?
Yes, Credentials matter. Ideally, your information is coming from those who are educated. But even these folks can be spreading misinformation. I’ve seen it here on the ‘gram and Clubhouse.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, your coach/mentor/personal trainer should know the “WHY” and the “HOW” behind their recommendations. Ex: Registered Dietitians, Certified Nutrition coaches, ISSA, NCSF, ACE, NASM are some top programs in the USA.
If you are interested in working with someone, drop into their DMs, ask them about their education, what do those letters behind your name mean?
Make sure when they do teach you new things, it isn’t always slanted to sell you stuff. If everything ends up in a glute band or supplement, they just want your money and want to fill your head with whatever convinces you to buy their products.
Always ask…Why am I doing this?
How does this work?
What is happening inside of my body to promote these changes?
How will this help me achieve my goals faster while keeping me safe and healthy?
Can you teach this to me another way so I firmly understand it?
BOTTOM LINE: If something feels off, triggering, or harmful to you-unfollow the account or start asking questions
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