Is fitness dying right in front of our eyes?

Sarah Lewis RD

The other day I came across this article in which the author discusses how fitness and gyms are falling away to make room for gimmicks, pills and ‘quick fixes.’

I am fascinated by this bit of psychology, really. As a registered dietitian and personal trainer, I observe this happen all day, every day. I overhear the ridiculous conversations between women drinking their non-fat lattes discussing the latest ab-fat neutralizer they’re using or ‘fat-blocker’ pill they’re taking (is it really worth it to shit all your calories out? And do you realize the damage you actually do to your gut bacteria levels when you do that?

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of people who are calling themselves ‘nutrition experts’ or ‘fitness experts’ with little to no qualifications. To prove this, go to Instagram on any given day and search for terms like ‘fitness,’ ‘healthy food,’ ‘nutritionist,’ ‘fit inspiration’ and so forth.

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