The Top Five Reasons to Pay for Supplement Advice
So why would you ever pay for advice on supplements?
A pretty good question considering you could take a stroll down to your local supplement retail store or peruse the thousands of supplement products online.
But here we are, Accredited Sports Dietitians who advocate that we are the peak professionals in the provision of performance nutrition advice (there is a reason national athletes consult with us).
Given that free stuff is extremely attractive to us all, let me share with you the top five reasons you really do want to invest in advice regarding supplementation from an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
- Save Money: In reality, 99% of people do not yet have their base nutrition plan right to support their journey to their goal and therefore any supplements used are literally wasted. Get your priorities straight to achieve what you want to, and save money on supplements that do not even have the ability to support your progression as your nutrition is not where it should be!
- Save Time: All good Sports Dietitians are basically a walking textbook for what you need to maximise your nutrition to achieve peak performance. You can save time (and again money) by ignoring the “bro-science” and investing in the real science.
- Save Face: Most supplement retailers know very little regarding the products they use, advocate and sell. With the only pre-requisite to be a successful supplement retailer being the ability to recite the label on the product, is this really enough to gain your trust? Given the extremely lax supplement labelling requirements, the product that states in can give you the world of results, most likely cannot.
- Save Yourself: Do you really know what that cocktail of amino acids and random stimulants are doing to you on the inside? How about the cortisol blockers and growth hormone stimulating agents? Just because its on the shelf, and recommended to you by a “qualified” salesperson does not mean its safe for human consumption, or safe for your health long term.
- Save Frustration, Anxiety & Disappointment: When advice comes from a qualified professional, expect results. So, if you consult with an Accredited Sports Dietitian you can expect results, however anyone else providing you with “performance nutrition” advice there should be no expectation of results. Accredited Sports Dietitians unlike any other “performance nutrition expert” have done the following:
- Minimum 4 years University based education to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
- Minimum 2 years of performance nutrition practice.
- Successful completion of the Accredited Sports Dietitian Course held by the Australian Institute of Sport.
As you can see, there is a little difference between what we do as an Accredited Sports Dietitian, and the general Joe you can get your advice from (for free that is).
Invest in yourself, you are worth it!
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