fitness

Before and after and beauty (reblog)

It’s in my inbox again, the Precision Nutrition before and after contest.

“Ready to be inspired, Samantha?

You’re about to see the before and after pictures of 20 women who transformed their health, bodies, and lives with the help of Precision Nutrition Coaching.

Even better, you get to help us do one of our favorite things… share LOTS of money with our top-performing clients!”

I like so much about PN and their coaching but I really dislike this aspect of the whole thing.

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

Precision Nutrition posted on Facebook an article by their head John Berardi, “Before and after photos: Inspirational and effective OR demoralizing and unethical?

He writes, ‘Before and after photos are a staple in health and fitness. They’ve been used to market new programs, document physical changes, and celebrate progress. But some say they trigger negative feelings about body image and feed a cultural obsession with thinness. In this article we’ll explore both sides and leave you with best practices for using them, if you choose to.”
You know our view. Tracy and I both did a year of Precision Nutrition and liked lots about it. But we both hate the photo shoots, before and after. Here’s my letter to them about it.

Here’s Tracy OMG it’s the photo shoot again and When Precision Nutrition lean eating lost me.


I’ve been thinking about it again because I’m reviewing…

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