“The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
This quote is from the 1700’s.
A lot has changed since then.
But some things have stayed the same…
Instagram is a world of self-proclaimed experts…
Especially when it comes to all things fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness.
The problem with this is that it’s really easy for people with no credentials or formal education on these topics to position themselves as experts after listening to a few blogs or reading a couple of posts.
And in the world of fitness, nutrition, and wellness some of the advice is not great.
Exercises are too complex or advanced and without proper coaching on form or fixing any mobility/ movement issues.
The nutrition advice often promotes cutting out many foods or entire food groups and following very restrictive diets…most of the time those restrictions are completely unnecessary and can do more harm than good therefore frustrating you because your condition doesn’t change.
Many of these posts promote behaviours that can cause injuries or regress your progress or promote an unhealthy relationship with food.
And by no means am I perfect, I’m constantly trying to keep updated with the latest solid research, guidelines and also use my experience with what’s worked for myself and my clients but sometimes this doesn’t click into place for some people – and that’s ok.
There are many good exercise specialists and nutritionists out there.
So make sure that your nutrition and exercise information is coming from a valid source, someone you trust.
Someone whose journey resonates with yours.