Don’t Pay for Nutrition Services

There are so many free nutrition services online.  Unless you really have unique situation there is probably a solution that you can find for free online.  You need to be wary of someone that claims they are a Nutritionist.  The term “nutritionist” is not legally protected nor regulated, so anyone can advertise themselves as a nutritionist regardless of education or credentials. But “dietitian” or specifically “registered dietitian” legally requires education via credited curriculum and passing a registration exam.

YouTube Has Many Nutrition and Exercise Videos

YouTube is an excellent resource for learning when it comes to nutrition and exercise. If fat loss is your goal, look into establishing a healthy diet – they say it’s 70% nutrition and 30% exercise when it comes to weight loss.

Google Is Your Nutrition Friend

For your help with working out, your best bet is a simple Google search for a beginner’s workout session – it should link you to some useful forums/videos (we’re lucky that there are an endless amount of excellent free resources online!). Aim for compound exercises, things such as bench presses, squats and dead lifts (these burn the most calories). If you’re a total beginner and these terms seem alien, just start with basics! Simple video tutorials on YouTube will teach you some gym basics.

Try Lots of Things – Stick With What Works

Everyone is Different. You will find that through learning as you go along, you can add new elements and develop your initial routine – and mix it up often so you don’t plateau with results! If you are new to the gym, I would ask you please not to be intimidated by the weight section! Many new gym goers stick to the treadmill and elliptical for this reason. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to show you how to use a piece of equipment/machine.

Be Wary of Unqualified Advice

In the UK, there was a very popular TV nutritionist called “Dr.” Gillian McKeith, who used to present a popular show called You Are What You Eat, which attempted to improve the diets of overweight people, as well as writing several best selling books.

Dr. Ben Goldacre (an actual physician) decided to look into her qualifications as a doctor of nutrition, and it turned out she obtained it from the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, which is a non-credited institution. So Goldacre decided to get that qualification himself. He got it. It cost him £60.