Fitness professional Nick Tumminello, the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainer of the Year, shares some simple advice for tidying up your diet and losing weight. Generally speaking, personal trainers that do not possess the requisite dietetics/nutrition education and credentials cannot provide individualized diet plans to clients due to both the laws governing dietetics/nutrition in a particular state and the limited scope of practice for personal trainers. But Nick provides some good general nutrition guidelines to help a person lose body fat in a sensible way. Click on the link above to read his article.
If you want to see an example of what an unlicensed individual (e.g., a personal trainer without an RD credential) can provide the way of dietetics / nutrition education in North Carolina, here is a link to a document from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition: