Holistic Nutrition: Optimizing Sports Nutrition
Why Every Sports Nutritionist Should Understand Holistic Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition is refers to a comprehensive and individualized nutrition plan focusing on all aspects of the person involved. Primarily holistic food selection focuses on eating foods as close as possible to their natural state (unprocessed, not additives, fortifications or artificial enrichments). So, it is no surprise that fitness professionals are drawn to understanding and recommending a holistic approach for their clients and themselves. Bringing your diet back to a natural state allows you to both reduce the chemicals and artificial ingredients in your body and also lower your caloric intake per serving. Just imagine a world with no high fructose corn syrup...
With obesity rates at an all time high in the United States, clearly there is a need for a more holistic approach to nutrition. Less artificial dyes, less simple sugars and less preservatives can mean a healthier tomorrow for everyone. As a Sports Nutritionist, your understanding of holistic nutrition can help your clients improve performance and drop body fat. Very few competitive sports require excess body fat to improve performance. Most sports require you to be operating at optimal efficiency for your size/strength.
ASFA's Sports Nutritionist Certification makes learning about holistic nutrition convenient and accessible. You can test at your own pace and can take your certification from the comfort of your own home. Understanding the importance of holistic nutrition and applying the whole personal approach to individualize nutrition plans will help your clients attain their goals and you attain yours. So, if you have ever wondered about holistic nutrition and how it pertains to fitness and sports performance - you can find out now and start your studying and testing today!