Meal Planning Software
Hi, I am looking for a reliable and easy to use meal planning software program? Any suggestions out there on the best programs? Thanks!
As you can see from the string of suggestions below, there are a lot of meal planning programs out there. But you really need to be careful about using software to prepare plans on behalf of clients. This exceeds the scope of practice for a personal trainer and can expose you to a lot of liability.
That being said, you can grant your client access so they can safely develop their own nutritional plan that matches their overall personal training goals.
But none of the meal planning software options listed below could do this. So we decided to build our own as part of our Complete Training System for Personal Trainers.
Now all of your clients can get a personalized portal with all of their goals and a dashboard measuring their progress. The meal planning is based upon the USDA Food Pyramid and the client (not you) can quickly create custom meal plans that track the nutritional value and calories consumed.
That is important because the calories consumed need to fit into your overall calorie deficit plan and integrate with the workout tracking. We have done this with the Complete Training System. The client can see what they have eaten and how many calories they have burned to track their ACTUAL CALORIE DEFICIT. This is the piece that only the Complete Training System can do and none of the other packages.
Sorry if this sounds like an advertisement. I am just proud of what we have built. Your clients will love it and you can easily charge them for the service which turns the software expense into a profit center for your business.
You can try it free and decide for yourself.