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Toward Ending the Diet Wars: Which One is Best for Weight Loss and Health?

October 31, 2015

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Confused about which diet is best? Alan Aragon examines the evidence behind the claims made by each of the main diet perspectives in this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference. The questions answered include: “which diet is best for weight loss?” and “which diet is best for promoting health and preventing cardiovascular disease?” Individual goals and circumstances will be discussed as well as practical applications.

Personal trainers Nutrition athletic performance performance-based model programming periodization

High-Protein Diets

May 1, 2017

Article

Diets moderately higher in protein and slightly lower in carbohydrate may be beneficial when it comes to weight loss and improving body composition, as well as for sport performance.

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Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet for Weight Management

October 22, 2018

Article

The ketogenic diet, while controversial and a highly polarizing subject, has demonstrated promise as an alternative dietary strategy for weight management.

Personal trainers Nutrition Ketogenic diet Low Carbohydrate Weight Management Weight Loss

Meal Frequency and Weight Loss—Is There Such a Thing as Stoking the Metabolic Fire?

April 1, 2015

Article

This article discusses the effects of an increase or decrease in meal frequency, specifically in regards to metabolic rate and body fat loss.

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Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

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How Do I Become a Personal Trainer?

May 1, 2015

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How Do I Become a Personal Trainer?

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Energy Tips for Youth Athletes

May 1, 2015

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Dr. Lonnie Lowery spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference and provided tips on how to maintain energy levels in youth athletes.

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The Top 5 Nutrition Questions Your Clients Have for You

October 29, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, Marie Spano discusses the top five questions clients have about nutrition, weight loss, and getting fit and healthy. Learn to teach your clients how they can feel an immediate difference, the most effective strategies for losing weight and keeping it off, and the health implications of popular diets.

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A Coach and Trainer’s Challenge – Individual Variables in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

March 11, 2019

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There are many factors, both personal and environmental, that play a role in the success of a training and diet program for an individual client. This article looks at the factors to be aware of and some solutions to finding the best fit program for an individual client.

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The Importance of Protein for Athletes

June 1, 2017

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The goal of this article is to help strength and conditioning professionals properly educate clients on how protein can go a long way in assisting them in achieving their health and fitness goals.

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