We have special guest Danny Lennon joining us today, who provides education behind nutrition based off of evidence-based content. We broke this interview into two parts so that you can get the most from his interview, covering what this kind of training even is within the fitness world in this first part.
So, with that being said, what does evidence-based nutrition even mean, exactly?
It’s about researching and understanding what’s been working based off of practical experience and studies.
How does this affect Fitness?
There’s been an evolution of research within the fitness industry while more opportunities and people get involved within this niche of life, from social media to online training videos and posts.
Ultimately, it comes down to three main areas.
- Research Patterns
- Personal Experiences
- Individual Needs & Requirements
Danny’s evolution came about the more that he researched which changed in the way he was thinking about things. The more that he researched, the more that he knew that he needed to have evidence to back up how he teaches other people about nutrition.
So what’s made him successful?
It’s been a combination of things, especially in how he approaches things and troubleshoots what’s going on and holding him back. Have a broad understanding and knowledge base allows us to look at what it is that we need to change. He really cares about the person and getting them to their end result as well, which ultimately is was separates the great coaches from all of the other ones out there.
We asked him, “Is a calorie a calorie?”
“The main thing that’s going to change a person’s body composition in how it breaks down their macro-nutrients from the food that they eat.”
Energy balance is ultimately what dictates a healthy lifestyle, therefore consuming any calories doesn’t really matter compared to having a general understanding of caloric intake.
There are two types of people when it comes to dietary restrictions: 1) those that thrive with these restrictions and 2) those that don’t. This latter group does best when they focus on a more general intake of their calories.
Ultimately it comes down to personal accountability, which won’t occur until we sit down and learn what the individual client needs. This is why one on one coaching helps customize long-lasting results.
When we’re constantly learning, we’re able to see patterns in a person’s life of what will work and what doesn’t.
Education is the foundation.
Highlights from the Call:
–Danny Lennon focuses on evidenced-based nutrition, broken down in 3 areas:
1. Research Patterns
2. Personal Experiences
3. Individual Needs & Requirements
–This broad understanding of knowledge-based training makes Danny a great coach, especially because he also shows that he truly cares about his clients and helping them achieve the results that they want.
–There are two types of people when it comes to dietary restrictions:
1) those that thrive with these restrictions
2) those that don’t
–Coaching relies on understanding what the individual wants as well as what kind of background they have within their lives of what’s an achievable outcome for their nutrition and fitness lifestyle.
–One on One Coaching is all about people needing different stuff.
–Education is the foundation
Tips on Business Teaching Nutrition:
–Be Patient Building
–Keep a consistent schedule/deadline
Links Mentioned on Today’s Episode:
mac-nutrient Google Search