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Meet the Experts

Alisa Bowman, PN1-NC

PN1-NC, Health and Nutrition Specialist


Alisa Bowman a Precision Nutrition writer and editor. In addition to a BA in journalism from Penn State University, Bowman has earned certifications in Udana and prenatal yoga as well as massage therapy.

Her more than 20 years editorial experience includes serving as the head of product development and content marketing for Hearst Products Studio, a senior health editor for Rodale Books, health and fitness editor for Runner’s World, fitness columnist for Yoga Journal, and a health columnist and blogger for the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

She has written for Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Parents, and a variety of other magazines and websites as well collaborated on more than 20 books, including The Skinny, Be Fearless, and The Joy of Half a Cookie. She has also appeared on a variety of programs, including Today, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning.

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Articles by Alisa Bowman, PN1-NC

What Everyone Needs to Know About Body Fat

People have strong feelings about this topic—but here are the facts.

1200 calorie diet no results

“Help! My client’s not losing weight despite claiming to follow a low calorie diet!”

Here’s how to coach clients through the “low-calorie-no-results” problem.

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Is a 1200-Calorie diet (or any super low-calorie diet) actually realistic?

Maintaining a caloric deficit is hard. Here’s why, plus 4 ways to make it easier.

The top questions people ask about sleep—and how to answer them

A top sleep expert helps answer the most common questions about sleep.

How to lose 50, 75, 100+ pounds—from 3 health coaches who’ve done it themselves

Achieving such a big goal can be intimidating. Here’s how to break it down.

How a laid-off factory worker became one of the world’s top nutrition coaches.

How did a guy with no advanced degrees become one of the world’s top nutrition coaches? And what can he teach…you? The answers may surprise you.

Health coach salaries: Here’s what you can expect to make in a year.

Our income calculator will help you set your rates.

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Social connections: Could they be even more important than cholesterol?

It’s impossible to untangle social health from physical health.

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The 5-step method that turns “I don’t know what I’m doing!” into a coaching superpower.

Learn how to help clients even when you (gulp) don't know all the answers.

Could a nutrition certification lead to a thriving side business? 

Learn how it supplemented her primary career.

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Precision Nutrition Certification Grads: Spotlight on Christina Relke

When COVID hit and her gym closed in the spring of 2020, Christina Relke initially thought she’d just been given a vacation. She happily reacquainted herself with her couch, the remote, and everything Netflix had to offer. “I thought I’d just go home, figure things out, and then go back to work,” says Relke, BA, […]

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How to choose the right nutrition certification program—for YOU

To choose the right nutrition certification program for you, consider the topics covered, cost, program length, the company’s reputation, and more.