It’s a nasty sickness that could take you down—misinformed Instagram influencers. When it comes to your health and fitness, you need to trust the experts—and vet those influencers getting paid to pimp whatever.
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, and Arivale Coach Meghan Lyle has some tips on how to avoid getting the proverbial wool pulled over your eyes.
Do The Credentials Of The Person Match With The Service They Are Offering? For example, if they’re providing you a menu plan or access to recommendations for nutrition around a specific goal, are they a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? It’s not a great idea to get menu plans or personalized nutrition advice from someone who posts pictures of healthy-looking meals but has no real credential or expertise to support their recommendations.
Do They Have Any Filings Against Them Through The Better Business Bureau? Before making a significant purchase, see if you can vet for concerns there, since some scammers already have reports against them.
Does The Claim For Program Outcome Sound Unrealistic Or Very Specific? If it says something like “do this program for 30 days and lose X pounds”, or “get your beach body in two weeks”, etc. these are red flags. Promising a specific amount of weight loss and emphasizing appearance as an end-outcome cannot be based in evidence nor claimed for the masses. This is a concern.
We know, we know. In this day and age of instant gratification, we don’t want to have to lift a finger to do anything. Do your research. Or we’re gonna find you and whoop yo ass.
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