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Ronda Rousey’s Diet Highlights Benefits, Risks for Trainers to Keep in Mind

26. March 2013 10:03

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MMA star (and new insureon partner) Ronda Rousey is known for her toughness in the octagon, her undefeated record, and her diet plan, which she has described as a combination between the Warrior Diet and the Paleo Diet, two eating plans currently enjoying popularity in the United States.

Rousey’s performance in fights has led to increased interest in her eating and training habits among fans of both MMA and the popular diets. This interest highlights a growing trend of Americans seeking nutrition advice from the athletic trainers, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals they work with most often – even if those professionals don’t have professional training in diet or nutrition. 

Managing Risks Associated with Fad Diets

While registered dietitians and nutritionists have the qualifications they need to navigate the world of fad diets and eating plans, other allied health professionals may be less prepared to answer their clients’ questions. But as many athletic trainers and other fitness professionals know, clients often want eating advice to complement their fitness regimens.

Before offering any nutrition pointers to your clients, be sure to be aware of the associated risks:

As greater numbers of Americans work with personal trainers and other fitness professionals, we’re turning to these folks more often to them for overall fitness advice. Being prepared to answer questions about diet and nutrition can help allied health professionals in a number of fields manage the risks they face and keep their practices thriving.

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