Despite flocking in their thousands to bag the latest fitbands to measure their weight loss success, many band wearers are reporting weight gain, as opposed to weight loss since handing their tracking over to the tech.
The popular “weight control” gadgets record exercise-related activities and measure daily calorie intake levels to keep users on track. However according to numerous fitness forums, it seems users are frustrated to find they’re piling on the pounds.
The bottom line is, that fitness bands can only do so much to keep weight-loss wearers on track. Sure, they measure calorie intake, but they rely on the user inputting the correct nutritional data for what they’ve eaten (and very few people get it down to the last kCal!)
Unlike a real life personal trainer, the technology has no knowledge of the users metabolic needs, health condition or physical abilities. Factors such as taking certain medication, pregnancy, hormonal changes and even mental wellbeing can have an impact on both metabolism and energy levels. So, in reality, there’s a lot more to weight loss than a fitness band can handle!
What they do bring to the table, is a great way to keep check of what we’re eating, when, and how physical we’re getting each and every day. For many, the stats shown have been an eyeopener for midnight munchers and comfort eaters on how their lifestyle affects their weight. However, the real issue of poor nutrition and diet choices remains untackled.
Bring in the Nutrition and Weight Management Specialist!
Weight loss is the most popular reason for clients turning to personal trainers for help in achieveing their goals. As a qualified Weight Management Specialist, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of nutrition to be able to deliver not only an effective exercise programme, but a mealtime makeover to boot.
Throughout the course, you’ll cover the nutritional benefits of healthy eating, the physiology and psychology of dieting, effective analysis of food labels, anatomy and physiology relevant to food and the science behind eating for energy.
On completion, you’ll be equipped to devise nutritional plans for effective weight management, alongside the exercise programmes you’ll have already covered in your gym instructor course.
As technology continues to evolve, fitness professionals must continue to develop, in order to ensure that healthy lifestyles aren’t compromised by the ever increasing range of fitness accessories!
For more information about our Nutrition and Weight Management course, or any of our other personal training courses, get in touch with the team!