Learning how to coach nutrition on your own won’t get you too far.
The information you’ll find in textbooks is usually repurposed material from clinical dietetics, which focuses on topics like what to feed hospital patients.
Other times, it’s more suited to advanced academic study and postgraduate research, not real-world coaching.
Plus, where do you start? What information is most important? How can you learn step by step, focusing on the key things you need to know (without getting stuck in the weeds of “too much information”)?
Even if you’re self-motivated and interested in this topic, it’s really hard to do it all yourself.
For most people, going back to school isn’t a good option, either.
Getting a degree costs too much money and takes too much time. And often, at the end of those four years, you understand the science of nutrition… but you haven’t been taught the psychology behind helping people eat better — crucial to being an effective nutrition coach.
And learning from the internet…
I’m afraid that situation is the worst. The internet is a wild, wild west of strong opinions backed by little-to-no data. A mountain of decontextualized, deprioritized, and often incorrect information that is more likely to leave you feeling confused than confident.
Nothing — and I mean nothing — addresses the two biggest problems most professionals face every day:
- How to use both nutrition science and coaching psychology to get the best possible results for the people who turn to them for help.
- How to get the education they need — on their terms and within their schedule — without having to go back to school.
Except the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.