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Be Wary: 'Social Media Influencers'

A study from the University of Glasgow claims that 8 out of 9 ‘influencers’ give bad diet and fitness advice.

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This is not surprising. There’s a lot of crap on social media and you’re always going to have opinions represented as fact. A quick look at Instagram for nutrition advice and it won’t take long until you see complete polar opposites, and we’ve heard them all, on fat loss such as:

High Fats/Low Carbs vs Low Fats/High Carbs

Intermittent Fasting vs A meal every 2/3 hours

Carnivore vs Vegan

The Beyoncé Diet vs Actually Eating

It’s tough to know what to eat and we can talk about enforcing laws on blogs and freedom of speech but at the end of the day, it comes down to you. Question everything!

One of the things I love most about doing Personal Training and classes is when a client doesn’t just take the exercise for a fact. Why are we doing this exercise? Why do you recommend having lower carbs for fat loss? Why do you have so much Jordan gear if you never played basketball? 

When it comes to health and fitness, question everything and find what works for you. What works for you, will not work for everyone. And that’s regardless of how many followers they have.