Importance of Nutrition Coaching – And Why You Should Join it?

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What is Fitness Nutrition Coach Certification?

 Fitness Nutrition Coach Certification is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow educational program with step-by-step online video training, detailed digital manual (downloadable and printable), and non-proctored online exam. If you want to start a career in nutrition, you can check NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach Certification as they offer 100% online courses with ongoing support.

The objective is to establish goals and then tailor recommendations to suit the individual. These recommendations can include food choices, recipes, cooking and shopping, exercise objectives, addressing stress levels as well as understanding and managing emotional issues.

The aim is to educate the client and give him or her the tools to make better food and lifestyle choices.

Nutrition Coaching looks at the psychology of eating, e.g. hunger versus cravings, triggers to overeating and obstacles to implementing a healthy diet and lifestyle choices. It offers practical tips and advice on implementing change on a daily basis.

How Does It Work?

In this type of nutrition training, you learn from very basic to advance level. You will learn how to deal with your clients and train them to a satisfactory level. During the assessment session, the client’s issues, concerns, and goals, as well as past interventions, will be discussed in detail. During the subsequent sessions, the aim is to provide the client with tailored information and advice to enable him or herself to help themselves.

Issues Addressed Can Include:

  1. – Macro and micro-nutrients
  2. – Processed vs. natural foods
  3. – Animal vs. vegetarian protein sources
  4. – Simple vs. complex carbohydrates
  5. – Saturated vs. unsaturated fats
  6. – Recommended daily intake
  7. – Blood sugar control
  8. – Portion size and control
  9. – Acid-alkaline balance
  10. – Anti-oxidants and free radicals
  11. – Foods for hormone/mood balance
  12. – How to improve athletic performance
  13. – Recipes for easy meals
  14. – Tips for eating out
  15. – Special diets (gluten and/or dairy-free)

Who Can Be Treated?

Anyone who understands that “we are what we eat” and that “food is how we take care of ourselves” and would like to experience improved health, increased energy and vitality, weight loss and looking younger as a result of making healthy food choices. Good and bad nutrition affects every process in our body. Eating is one of the great pleasures in life and yet we have to remember that it’s important to “eat to live”, i.e. give the body the fuel it needs to perform optimally and not “live to eat”. With this understanding, we can see how virtually every adverse condition can be addressed with nutrition.

Conditions that can be addressed include:

  • – Indigestion (including bloating, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation)
  • – Candida/yeast infections
  • – Weight gain
  • – (Sugar) cravings
  • – Fatigue/low energy
  • – Poor quality sleep
  • – High-stress levels
  • – Inflammation
  • – Hormonal Imbalance
  • – Reduced immunity
  • – Detoxification
  • – Gluten/dairy intolerance
  • – Preparation for sporting events

Overeating Disorders

Emotional eating, compulsive eating, disordered eating, binge eating, overeating, and bulimia are very common, poorly understood and stigmatized in today’s society. The sufferers often feel alone, isolated and afraid to come forward. THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE! It is NOT simply a lack of willpower or ‘bad’ genes.

Eating disorders therapy can help individuals re-establish a ‘normal’, healthy, non-obsessive relationship to food. It aims to get clients eating ‘flexibly’ again, enjoying food without guilt, overeating or binging, eating when hungry and stopping when full.

“Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates A.D. 390

Eating disorders therapy looks at physiological factors, mainly blood sugar control, hormones and neurotransmitters, behavioral factors, including triggers, obstacles, and habits, as well as psychological factors, such as low self-esteem, poor body image and lack of assertiveness that are keeping the client ‘stuck’.

For all these things, you need a certified nutrition coach who plans everything for you and guides you properly. It will not only help you to make your own diet better but train you to earn handsome revenue by giving training to your clients.


Obesity is a condition of excess adiposity (expanded fat cells). It is the result of a historically sustained imbalance in the energy equation. It is NOT just “eating too much and/or moving around too little”.

The reason most obesity treatments don’t work is that there is not just one type of obesity, but many different types.

Obesity therapy aims to build a useful treatment model: a personalized approach of coaching across a wide range of domains including physical, psychological and social.

Most importantly, treatment focuses on health behavior rather than weight loss.

Obesity treatment addresses motivation, increasing willpower, resourcing the client, building resilience and autonomy, self-regulation, capability beliefs, the obesity mindset and treatment goals.

The phases of therapy are assessment and engagement, healing or managing physical complications, building skills and managing roadblocks and lapse efficacy.

Treatment is comprehensive, positive, focuses on skills acquisition in all domains and addresses weight loss and maintenance separately.