Precision Nutrition is a coaching company; we don’t sell or have anything to do with nutritional supplements. And yet, in our coaching programs and at seminars I give, I’m asked more questions about supplements than about any other topic, bar none.
In today’s lesson, I’m going to make the world of supplements very simple: I’ll tell you exactly what supplements we have OUR clients use when it comes to fat loss, and why. (Hint: there are only 4 of them.)
In the sidebar on the right, you’ll find a really useful Supplement Recommendations cheat sheet, which you can download and print out. In it, I explain exactly how we use each of the 4 supplements we recommend. If it’s not one of those 4, it didn’t make the cut, either because it’s not proven useful, or it’s not proven safe — and that means I don’t use it, and neither do our clients.
One final note on supplements. Everyone wants the magic pill. So let me pose a question: if there was a such a pill, a pill that you could take every day to be in the best shape of your life, would you take it?
Of course, right?
Well if we look at the statistics on how often people take life-saving medication, for things like cancer, we see something startling:
On average, people will take a pill that will literally save their life only 55% of the time.
What does that mean? It means that in reality, you WOULDN’T take the magic pill, even if there was one!
What you may not know is that compliance — people’s willingness to do what they know they should — is a critical problem even for doctors prescribing miracle drugs.
And in fact, this is predominantly what we do as coaches, here at Precision Nutrition. For example, the compliance rate in Lean Eating, our fat loss coaching program, is over 75% — way higher than normal. That’s because we work extremely hard at solving one really obvious but really challenging problem: how to help people do what they already want to to do.
And that’s what we’ll talk about tomorrow, in our last lesson on fat loss: “Why Most People Fail at Fat Loss, and How Not To Be One of Them.”
See you then.
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