A lot of Aussies start the year with weight-loss and fitness on top of their to-do list, but before you embark on making your New Year’s resolution a reality, you need to make sure you’re getting advice from a reputable source rather than amateur influencers on TikTok or YouTube.
The Sports Nutrition Association (SNA) is a professional organisation that brings together experts in the field of sports nutrition, including Nutritionists, Personal Trainers, Registered Dieticians, Exercise Physiologists, Sports Scientists, and other professionals. These experts specialise in helping athletes, active individuals, and everyday people optimise their performance, body composition, and manage their weight overall through adequate nutrition.
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of misinformation about nutrition and dieting, with many people turning to fad diets and unproven supplements in an attempt to lose weight or improve their physical appearance. This can be frustrating and even dangerous, as some of these approaches can lead to malnutrition, weight gain, and other health problems.
That’s where the SNA comes in. By consulting with a Registered Professional from the SNA (an Accredited Sports Nutritionist), you can get reliable, evidence-based advice on how to achieve your health and fitness goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, manage your weight, or improve your athletic performance, an SNA expert can help you develop a personalised nutrition plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable.
Finding a legitimately Accredited Sports Nutritionist is the key to achieving your new year’s goals
One of the key benefits of working with an Accredited Sports Nutritionist™ endorsed by SNA is that they are trained to take an individualised approach to nutrition. Rather than focusing on a single aspect of your diet, they will consider all of the factors that may be impacting your health and fitness, including your age, gender, lifestyle, and medical history. This allows them to tailor their recommendations to your unique needs and goals, as well as work with other allied health specialists where appropriate.
Another benefit of working with an Accredited Sports Nutritionist endorsed by SNA is that they are insured, and in order to become eligible for this they are required to keep up-to-date on the latest research and guidelines in the field of sports nutrition, and are assessed through ongoing Continuing Professional Development audits annually. They are trained to critically evaluate scientific studies and use this evidence to inform their recommendations. This means that the advice you receive from an SNA expert is based on the most current and reliable information available.
Alex Thomas (President and founder of the Sports Nutrition Association)
Alex Thomas (President & Founder of the Sports Nutrition Association) is also an Accredited Sports Nutritionist, who has been in the industry for over a decade now. He and his global advisory board of the industry’s leading experts, practitioners and researchers in this field are passionate about ensuring that the public are getting the best information to set themselves up for long-term success, and that professionals are aware of the risks of practicing in this space without legitimate registration, insurance & standardisation so they and the public alike are being looked after.
So, if you’re tired of being bombarded with conflicting information about what you should eat and drink, consider consulting with an SNA endorsed Accredited Sports Nutritionist. These professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and performance through nutrition, and they have the knowledge and expertise to guide you on your journey. Whether you’re an athlete or just looking to get in a little better shape, the SNA can help you get the results you’re looking for.