Nutrition and health is a concern nowadays. We’re all that little bit more conscious of what we’re putting in our bodies and what can help us to be happier and even to live longer.
However, not all of us can stick to a healthy diet. It’s also difficult to know what our bodies need when it comes to nutrition and eating the right foods to get those nutrients. A nutrition coach may be an ideal solution
What does a nutrition coach do?
A nutrition coach is a personalised service that helps improve your health and encourages a change in your lifestyle. This lifestyle isn’t just for the time you have your nutrition coach but beyond.
Many struggle with diet plans or go on fad diets that do nothing for their body, if only temporarily. With a nutrition coach, they’ll tailor the right plans that have been tried and tested, like SB Nutrition as an example. Our nutrition plans have been challenged by sports professionals and everyday dieters, meaning you’re getting the best nutritional advice possible.
According to a survey conducted by Mintel of 2,000 UK adults, almost half (48%) of Brits have tried to lose weight in the last year. A nutrition coach is a sure-fire way of helping solidify the right diet and healthy lifestyle for you specifically.
What is the difference between a nutrition coach and a nutritionist?
Whilst both these roles are similar, there are a few differences worth mentioning. A nutritionist will have studied the subject to a degree level, whereas a nutrition coach is required to do so. However, that doesn’t mean they’re no more capable of offering the right advice or learning everything that a nutritionist knows.
Nutrition coaches are more public-facing than nutritionists and they provide a more intimate and invaluable mentorship. They’re likely to be available more so on a personal, one-to-one level as and when you need them. Many will offer around the clock support during those times where you might struggle to maintain your diet plan.
How much does it cost to hire a nutrition coach?
There are many different price plans that a nutrition coach will offer. The average nutrition coach in the UK charges between £50 – £140 per month for personal nutrition. Some coaches may charge per appointment, which can be between around £15 per session. For some, the cost to hire a nutrition coach online might be reduced if it’s a virtual one.
If you consider that the average gym membership is around £40 a month, it’s not much extra to pay for a coach that provides nutritional guidance and advice. Paying to improve your health is a worthwhile investment.
Here at SB Nutrition our cost for a nutrition coach is between £50 – £140 per month. We have a basic consultation package at £50 right up to our premium nutrition support service, which is the £140 per month.
The cost of a specialist type of nutrition, like sports nutrition, will cost anything from £65 per month.
What does SB Nutrition offer with nutrition coaching packages
For SB Nutrition, there are some great nutrition coach packages on offer. All the personalised plans come with 24/7 support which is an important aspect of maintaining your nutrition. There’s also health recipes and meal ideas to keep you inspired. So what does SB Nutrition offer?
Weekly 1-2-1 consultations
With any of the nutrition coach packages that are offered both with SB Nutrition and others on the market, a 1-2-1 consultation is a guarantee. It’s also a good sign of choosing the right coach because that initial consultation is important to understand exactly what you need from the nutrition coach in particular.
For SB Nutrition, there’s regular online consultations throughout your plan, with weekly calendar check-ins to make sure you’re sticking to the nutrition guidance you’ve been given. It’s a really good way to keep motivated and to push through those hard times, which are likely to happen.
Having that guidance and support can be a real benefit when you choose a nutrition coach in general.
A personalised nutritional plan
When it comes to a nutritional plan, picking one that suits your body and what it needs can be challenging. There’s so much information online that contradicts itself and can end up being confusing. With that being said, the nutritional consultation that you have at the beginning of your sessions will help figure out what best foods and nutrition is right for you.
For some, more variation is needed and certain types of food groups are needed to boost the body’s immune system.
Unique exercise plans
A unique exercise plan is also provided when it comes to your nutrition plan. This goes hand in hand with your diet and exercise in itself can be a great way in helping to lose weight and to build muscle. This plan will be crafted on the basis of what you’re comfortable doing and what will provide the best pay off.
Education on nutrition and exercise
Education on nutrition and exercise is certainly important when it comes to your nutrition and exercise plans. The more you understand about what you’re putting into your body or what you’re doing to improve it, will help give you that boost that’s needed when you’re not feeling motivated or keen to progress through the plan.
Having education is a great benefit from a nutrition coach and can really do wonders for the success of your plan.
For those wanting to focus more on the sports side of a healthy lifestyle, then a sports nutrition package might be more preferred as an option.
You’ll get a 1-2-1 initial discussion, just like the nutritional coaching package and you’ll discuss what you want to achieve. For some, it might be weight loss, whilst for others it might be finding the balance to tone and maintain your weight.
With sports nutrition, you can expect to achieve any of the following benefits:
- Faster recovery time
- Reduction in body fat
- Increasing muscle mass
- Limiting injuries
- Limiting fatigue
- A happier lifestyle
- Boosting your performance
- A boosted immune system
- Gain muscle
- Limit injuries
- Recover from a sports injury
Is hiring a nutrition coach worth it?
Hiring a nutrition coach is certainly worth the time and money that you invest into it. Of course, it’s all about motivating yourself to change your eating habits and lifestyle but it can be the hard work and effort that you will appreciate further down the line.