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157. Personal training compared to nutrition coaching

nutrition pillar coaching Jul 22, 2021
For the first half of my career I worked as a personal and group trainer.
 
People would meet with me 2-5 times per week to workout.
 
That equates to 8 - 20 visits monthly, 96-240 yearly. My clients would learn to show up on time, follow instructions, receive feedback, and get their reps, rest, and records of what they did done for them by the trainer, me.
 
Now I work as a personal trainer and nutrition coach.
 
People meet me once per month to review their...
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154. Here is an observation on stress. Do you agree?

By: Michael Beiter

The autonomous nervous system is activated by anxiety and fear to address the risks that caused them. This reaction, known as the fight or flight response, is indicated by a series of normal but unpleasant physical symptoms. Examples include; panic, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, chest tightness, sweating, feeling like you're choking, headaches, irritability, insomnia, spasms, trembling, dry mouth, throat tightness, speech problems, fear of death and feeling a...

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153. What are you teaching your kids about nutrition?

By: Michael Beiter

"I don't want my kids seeing me weighing food and thinking Mom's crazy, why is she so obsessive with her food."
 
This is a serious consideration that gets brought up when I talk to parents about their nutrition.
 
It is especially powerful because usually you can point right back to the food environment you grew up in and find the same choices, habits, and routines your parents had with their eating. They can be found in your life today maybe 20, 30, or 40...
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150. 5 years with Carmen

By: Michael Beiter

Carmen and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary!

In July of 2016 Carmen and I met via our friend Kelly. We were in another friend's kitchen where we met on Saturday mornings monthly to check body compositions and drink mimosas. 

Fast forward five years and she is 15 pounds of fat lighter, 11 pounds of muscle heavier, and 5 inches less around her waist. 

Her body composition went from 26% or poor for women her age to 16% at her lowest. She hovers between 16 and 18...

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148. A case study in reverse dieting and wide open eating windows

By: Michael Beiter

 

On July 6, 2020 I wrote: 

This guy is a firefighter. They eat communally at the firehouse often. One of his co-workers skips breakfast and is trying to lose weight.

My client asked him why.
 
“I’m trying this new intermittent fasting thing.”

Intermittent fasting isn’t new. It’s not even unique, we all do it every day. Unless you can eat when you sleep you fast every night while you sleep. This is balanced with a handful...
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