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John Berardi

PhD, CSCS

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The co-founder of Precision Nutrition, John Berardi, PhD, is a trained exercise physiologist and nutritional biochemist. He earned his doctorate at the University of Western Ontario, studying under renowned sport nutrition researcher Dr. Peter Lemon. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Lock Haven University and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).

In both 2012 and 2013, Dr. Berardi was ranked one of the top 100 most influential people in fitness by Greatist.com. In 2015, Livestrong.com selected Dr. Berardi as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world.

Dr. Berardi has served as an assistant adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a course instructor for Eastern Michigan University and the University of Western Ontario. He teaches exercise science, nutrient metabolism, fitness and wellness, and exercise nutrition.

The co-developer of Precision Nutrition Coaching, Dr. Berardi has helped more than 100,000 people in 100+ countries change habits and reach their health and fitness goals. He’s coached hundreds of amateur and professional athletes who, between 2006 and 2012, collected more than 30 medals, including 15 golds.

Dr. Berardi has authored or coauthored more than half a dozen nutrition books, including Scrawny to Brawny (2005), Metabolism Advantage (2006), The Precision Nutrition System (2007), Gourmet Nutrition (2008), The Essentials of
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (2009), The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching (2019), and Changemaker (2019).

Dr. Berardi’s research and expertise covers a wide range of disciplines from online coaching to probiotics and mood. For the last 25 years, he’s traveled the world to teach the latest in health, fitness, and nutrition science at hundreds of conferences. He serves as an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist.

A dual American-Canadian citizen, Dr. Berardi lives just outside Toronto with his wife and four children.

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Articles by John Berardi, PhD, CSCS

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Forget “career hacks”… Here’s the real key to career success that almost no one is talking about.

We live in a world of ‘quick-starts’, ‘how-to-guides’, ‘career hacks’. This article is none of those. It’s a different kind of success story. And a powerful lesson on how to get ahead in health, fitness, and wellness, or any other field.

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10 things every successful fitness and nutrition coach does.

What makes for a successful fitness and nutrition coach? It’s not just what you know… it’s what you do (every day). Here are some of the practices elite coaches use to get results. Keep track of how many you’ve mastered.

Calories in vs. out? Or hormones? The debate is finally over. Here’s who won.

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no topic more polarizing than “calories in vs. calories out.” Some argue it’s the be-all and end-all of weight loss. Others say it’s oversimplified and misguided. In this article, we’ll explore every angle of the debate from “eat less, move more,” to thyroid issues and hormonal disruptions, to diets that offer a “metabolic advantage.” We’ll answer, once and for all, how important calories in vs. calories out really is. And what it means for you and your clients.

FREE 5-day nutrition coaching course.

Check out this 5-day nutrition coaching course to learn: What nutrition advice you can give, how to get clients to follow that advice, how to assess client’s needs, and more.

Why Health and Fitness
Change is Hard.
(Plus 4 Ways To Make It Easier.)

When it comes to health, fitness, and nutrition, why do so many people struggle? In this video, Dr. John Berardi explains the biggest challenges. He also shares what you can do to make things easier, for yourself or for clients and patients.

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The cost of getting lean: Is it really worth the trade-off? [Video]

Six-pack abs. Tight butts. Lean, glistening beach bodies and vibrant health. That’s what the fitness industry is selling, but have you ever considered the true costs of achieving this “look?” In this short video, Dr. John Berardi lays out all the benefits and tradeoffs, so you can make an informed decision about what’s truly right for you—when it comes to your body, health, and lifestyle. Because it’s about getting what you want… but also figuring out how much you’re really willing to give up.

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Stressed and out of shape:

Work stressing you out? Life in general? Having trouble staying consistent with your exercise and nutrition plan? If so, this article is for you.

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34 lessons from some of Precision Nutrition’s most incredible body transformations.

Struggling to make important changes to your health? Your lifestyle? The way you look and feel? All the folks you’ll read about today faced some of the same challenges. Then, with expert coaching, they turned things around, changing their bodies, and their lives. Here are 34 lessons we can learn from what they’ve accomplished.

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The 3 steps I teach trainers and health coaches to help fix any diet problem.

When your eating plan stops working, it’s normal to just feel… stuck. But you can fix any diet problem with these 3 steps (the first one might really surprise you).

Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification

Precision Nutrition co-founder Dr. John Berardi gives you a sneak peek at the Level 2 Certification Master Class. Plus, industry leaders share their thoughts on the program.

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification

Precision Nutrition co-founder Dr. John Berardi gives you a sneak peek at the Level 1 Certification. Plus, industry leaders share their thoughts on the program.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
January 2020 Men’s Finalists.

Just one year ago, these 20 guys were stressed, out of shape, and tired of wanting the fitter body they just couldn't seem to pull off. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $125,000 in prize money we've once again committed to this latest round of top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation impresses you most.

The Secrets of Body Transformation

The Secrets of Body Transformation

Check out this FREE 5-day Secrets of Body Transformation course to learn the world's most effective strategies for losing fat, building strength, and living a healthier life.

Fitness and health pros: How Precision Nutrition coaches (and how you can coach this way too).

Here's an inside look at how Precision Nutrition coaches clients, including our client centered philosophy, habit-based methodology, and full client curriculum. I'll even pull back the curtain on ProCoach, the program that's allowing health and fitness pros around the world coach the way we do.

Why the “pause-button mentality” is ruining your health and fitness.

“I’ll resume healthy eating after my vacation… once the baby is born… after Dad gets out of the hospital… January 1… Monday.” While this kind of “pause-button mentality” seems reasonable, it could be ruining your health and fitness. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

How top-earning health and fitness coaches save time, get better results, and work + live on their own terms.

Everyone in health and fitness eventually hits the same wall: Time. Specifically, they run out of it. They start feeling like there aren’t enough hours to coach clients, manage their businesses, and keep an eye on growth. How do top coaches save time, increase their effectiveness, and work on their own terms? With very specific strategies. In this article, I’ll cover those strategies. I’ll also share one of the tools that’s helping thousands of coaches change the game in terms of time management and work flexibility.

Precision Nutrition’s ProCoach: What are ACTUAL USERS saying about it?

Learn how others are growing their businesses, helping more people, and creating more freedom for themselves and their families.

Here’s what’s possible with the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.

Recent clients explain how they transformed their eating habits, their bodies, their health, and their lives with help from a Precision Nutrition Certified coach.

11 things I’ve learned coaching elite and professional athletes.

Precision Nutrition’s work coaching elite and professional athletes contributes to every innovation we bring to nutrition and fitness. Here are our 11 favorite learnings; ones you can use with any client, with any goal.

FREE 5-day course: Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Breakthroughs

Learn how to break through the toughest cases and help your clients get the weight loss, fitness, and health results they deserve—and expect.

Why Precision Nutrition has given away more than $1 million dollars in prize money.

Every year, through our Precision Nutrition Coaching program, we help thousands of men and women lose weight, gain strength, and completely transform their bodies, health, and fitness. We also give them a bonus to shoot for: fun and inspiring prizes. Read on to learn why we offer this extra incentive… and how you could become one of our winners.

Postcards from the future. [Inspiring photos]

Precision Nutrition clients usually start out hoping for a better body. They walk away with much more, including surprising mental shifts that lead to happier, richer lives. Today we feature their Postcards From The Future, highlighting what can happen with the right kind of support.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
What are ACTUAL USERS saying about it?

Listen in as 8 Precision Nutrition Coaching clients talk about their experiences with the program. Learn how their bodies, mindsets, and outlooks changed for the better.

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3 simple, fast, free strategies for getting coaching clients… even if you don’t like marketing.

If you’re new to health, fitness, or nutrition coaching you’ve probably worried — at least a little — about how you’re going to get clients. Especially in this age of paid search, Facebook ads, and more. Well, worry no longer. These simple, fast, and free client acquisition strategies will help you get your first few clients. Or, if you already have a few, they’ll help you get a few more.

Coaching Online:
5 steps to helping more people, getting better results, and living + working on your own terms.

Most people working in health and fitness want to take on more clients while still delivering amazing results — without having to work 100-hour weeks or be a slave to their clients’ schedules. Could coaching online be the answer? Here are the pros, the caveats, and — most importantly — 5 steps to creating a successful online coaching business.

Why nutrition science is so confusing. [Infographic]

From a certain perspective, nutrition science can seem like a mess. From another, it illustrates the very nature (and beauty) of the scientific process. Here we’ll  explain why nutrition science is so confusing at times. We’ll also explain why, in the grand scheme of things, that’s okay.

The Future of Health and Fitness Coaching

Check out this FREE 5-day Future of Health and Fitness Coaching course to learn: Why your current method is preventing bigger success, three new coaching models about to take the field by storm, how technology is poised to dominate, and more.

Create the perfect meal with this simple 5-step guide. [Infographic]

You know you want to eat healthy. You want to balance your proteins, carbs, and fats. You want to nail your portions. But how do you all that while making meals that taste awesome? Just follow these 5 steps to create the perfect meal every time.

[4 FREE VIDEO LESSONS] Learn to build an EFFECTIVE and PROFITABLE nutrition system.

Sign up for these 4 FREE nutrition coaching lessons and we'll teach you: how to add nutrition coaching to your practice; the essential skills you need to coach nutrition; how to help clients decide what, how much, and when to eat; the key principles of behavior change; why categorizing clients into nutrition levels is important; how to build a business & make money with coaching; and more.

7 proven + profitable models for adding nutrition coaching to a health and fitness business.

Learning more about nutrition is one thing; turning that knowledge into results (and a thriving practice) is another. That’s why, in this article, I share seven proven business models from top health and fitness experts. Use them to grow your existing practice -- or to get a new one off the ground.

Precision Nutrition Coaching
Grand Prize Winners: January 2019

Jen and Nathaniel spent the past 12 months transforming their eating habits, health, bodies, and lives with personal help from a PN coach. And now? They're our latest Grand Prize winners. See how we surprised them with $25,000 each, and meet the rest of our January 2019 Precision Nutrition Coaching winners.

A fitness-focused New Year’s resolution that’s worth making.

I’ve finally found a fitness-focused New Year’s resolution that’s worth making. And here it is, along with 10 client-proven ways to reach your own health and fitness goals this year.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
January 2019 Men’s Finalists.

Just one year ago, these 20 guys were stressed, out of shape, and tired of wanting the fitter body they just couldn't seem to pull off. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $125,000 in prize money we've once again committed to this latest round of top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation impresses you most.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
January 2019 Women’s Finalists.

Only a year ago, these 20 women were overweight, out of shape, stressed, and almost out of hope. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $125,000 in prize money we've once again committed to our latest round of top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation inspires you most.

What’s the best diet? Well, you might be surprised.

"Paleo, keto, intermittent fasting... What is the best diet?" It’s one of the most common questions in health and fitness — and everyone has an opinion. Here, Dr. John Berardi offers the surprising answer, plus 4 ways to assess if you've found the best diet for YOU (or your clients).

Best Diet Guide:
Paleo, vegan, low carb, or intermittent fasting… what’s the best diet?

With so many conflicting opinions out there, it can be tough to separate fact from fiction. The diet options are endless: Paleo, vegan, keto, low carb, fasting, and more. So how do you figure out what actually works… and what’s pure hype?

The Secrets of Body Transformation for Women

Check out this FREE 5-day Secrets of Body Transformation course to learn the world's most effective strategies for losing fat, building strength, and living a healthier life.

The Secrets of Body Transformation for
Men

Check out this FREE 5-day Secrets of Body Transformation course to learn the world's most effective strategies for losing fat, building strength, and living a healthier life.

How to sell sustainable coaching in a world of ‘overnight abs’.

In a world of ‘overnight abs' and ‘drop 20 pounds this week’ promises, is it even possible to sell sustainable results — and the long-term coaching required to get them? Here at Precision Nutrition, we’ve been doing just that for 15 years. Here are 6 strategies to help you do it too.

Before and after photos:
Inspirational and effective OR demoralizing and unethical?

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.

[Fascinating Video]: How Digestion Affects Your Health And Fitness.

Fascinating video on how digestion and absorption influences your health and fitness. It's one of the 18 new video lectures included in the PN Level 1 Certification program. Each lecture acts as a supplement to the accompanying textbook chapter, helping you better learn the material... and better retain what you've learned.

Precision Nutrition Coaching
Grand Prize Winners: July 2018

Rachel and Daniel spent the past 12 months transforming their eating habits, health, bodies, and lives with personal help from a PN coach. And now? They're our latest Grand Prize winners. See how we surprised them with $25,000 each, and meet the rest of our July 2018 Precision Nutrition Coaching winners.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
July 2018 Men’s Finalists.

A year ago, these 25 guys were stressed, out of shape, and tired of wanting a body they couldn't achieve. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $126,000 in prize money we've committed to this round's top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation impresses you most.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
July 2018 Women’s Finalists.

A year ago, these 30 women were overworked, out of shape, and almost out of hope. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $126,000 in prize money we've committed to this round's top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation inspires you most.

Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women: Here’s exactly how the program works, and
what others are saying about it.

Watch this short video to learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women works. (Video includes program overview, screenshots, and client interviews).

Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men:
Here’s exactly how the program works, and
what others are saying about it.

Watch this short video to learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men works. (Video includes program overview, screenshots, and client interviews).

I want to be ‘That Guy’.

You know “That Guy”. He's confident, his cholesterol’s in check, he’s not embarrassed to take his shirt off in public, and he doesn't get winded playing with his kids (or grandkids). After coaching thousands of clients, I can confidently say: Wanting to be ‘That Guy' can either propel you toward your goal… or completely paralyze you. Here's what to do about it.

Get the FREE “Ultimate Guide to Low Carb Diets.”

Get the free Ultimate Guide to Low Carb Diets from Dr. John Berardi. You'll learn how to navigate the confusing world of Keto, Paleo, and Low-carb diets.

How the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification Changed My Career.

Precision Nutrition coaches share how the certification program helped them build their practice, help more people, get better results, make more money, and live on their own terms.

Hot Topics In Nutrition: From grains to detoxes to GMOs and more.

The health, fitness, and nutrition fields are always changing, and it’s hard to stay informed. With all the fads and pseudoscience, how can you reliably separate fact from fiction — and help others do the same? This FREE guide will show you how.

Free Book: Experiments with Intermittent Fasting

A growing number of experts claim intermittent fasting can accelerate fat loss and make you healthier. So we spent 6 months testing the most popular Intermittent Fasting (IF) protocols ourselves. Find out what IF is, whether you should do it, and if so — how.

Nutrition coaching case studies:

Being a great coach means being able to help all kinds of people, in all kinds of situations. In the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification, professionals work on interesting nutrition coaching case studies so they can strengthen their coaching skills, under the guidance of a PN Master Coach. Oh, and they LOVE their homework; I think you’ll love it too.

Precision Nutrition Coaching
Grand Prize Winners: January 2018

Chelsea and Derek spent the past 12 months transforming their eating habits, health, bodies, and lives with personal help from a PN coach. And now? They're our latest Grand Prize winners. See how we surprised them with $25,000 each, and meet the rest of our January 2018 Precision Nutrition Coaching winners.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
January 2018 Men’s Finalists.

A year ago, these 25 guys were stressed, out of shape, and tired of wanting a body they couldn't achieve. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $125,000 in prize money we've committed to this round's top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation impresses you most.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
January 2018 Women’s Finalists.

A year ago, these 25 women were overworked, out of shape, and almost out of hope. Now, after 12 months of Precision Nutrition Coaching, they've transformed their health, their bodies, and their lives. They also have the chance to take home part of the $125,000 in prize money we've committed to this round's top clients. Scroll through these amazing photos and vote for the finalist whose transformation inspires you most.

9 Reasons Nutrition Can Feel So Confusing.
(Plus Strategies To Make Sense Of It All.)

Why is it so hard to understand the nutrition headlines — let alone figure out what the best diet is? In this short video, Dr. John Berardi explains why nutrition science is so confusing — plus solid strategies for making sense of it all.

Your Holiday Survival Guide: The Fitness and Nutrition Edition

Holiday preparations, family visits, and epic meals… end-of-the-year festivities can make it feel impossible to avoid skipping workouts, gaining weight, and landing on January 1st with an epic hangover. That’s why I put together this Holiday Survival Guide. It’s packed with the tips and tricks we use to help Precision Nutrition Coaching clients prioritize health, fitness, and nutrition no matter what life -- including the holidays -- throws at them.

US Open Champ, Sloane Stephens, talks about Precision Nutrition Coaching.

Watch Precision Nutrition athlete and recent US Open Champion, Sloane Stephens, talk about how Precision Nutrition Coaching helped transform her eating habits, her tennis career, and her life.

The Precision Nutrition Formula. [Infographic]

Passionate about helping people with their nutrition and fitness, but not sure how to turn it into a fulfilling business that pays the bills? That was me 25 years ago. Then I developed the 3-step Precision Nutrition Formula, and everything changed. Big time.

The Precision Nutrition Formula:

Early in his coaching career, Dr. John Berardi discovered a way to 10X his client load while working less and getting better results. Here he shares his formula and explains how it became the foundation for Precision Nutrition’s coaching methods.

25 ways to eat well on the go. [Infographic]

Traveling for work? Going on vacation? Running your kids from soccer game to violin practice? Being away from home is one of the most common nutrition challenges I hear about. So I asked Precision Nutrition’s coaches for the tips and tricks they use to eat well on the go. Below, 25 ways to do stick to your plan, no matter where life takes you.

Why ‘listen to your body’ and ‘do what works for you’ rarely work — and what to do instead.

Clichés like “listen to your body” and “do what works for you” sound like good advice. But they’re not actually that helpful unless you know how to use them. Since most people don’t, I’m sharing these 4 important strategies today. With them you’ll learn to build the self-knowledge you need to more easily reach your health and fitness goals.

3 powerful steps to getting (and keeping) more coaching clients.

Whether you’re new to the health and fitness industry, or have been coaching a while, getting (and keeping) more clients is a skill you’ll need to master. Here’s Precision Nutrition’s three-tiered approach to leveling up your marketing and ramping up your business.

The Precision Nutrition Formula:

Once you’re Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified, you can use the Precision Nutrition Formula — world-class curriculum, expert coaching, innovative software — to help improve the nutrition, fitness, and health of the people who turn to you for advice. It’s your springboard to a deeper understanding of nutrition, the authority to coach it, and the ability to turn what you know into results.

Surviving the Dr. Oz Diet.
(Gwyneth Paltrow and
Tracy Anderson too.)

When it comes to nutrition, you know your stuff. So, even though people come to your for advice, why do they get so distracted by The Dr. Oz Diet and other hyped-up nonsense? Even more importantly, how can you help them to stay safe and on track? Check out these 5 steps for doing just that.

Surviving the Dr. Oz Diet.
(Gwyneth Paltrow and
Tracy Anderson too.)

When it comes to nutrition, you know your stuff. So, even though people come to your for advice, why do they get so distracted by The Dr. Oz Diet and other hyped-up nonsense? Even more importantly, how can you help them to stay safe and on track? Check out these 5 steps for doing just that.

Precision Nutrition Coaching
Grand Prize Winners: July 2017

See how we surprised Men's and Women's Coaching Grand Prize Winners, Jean-Charles and Michelle. Read how they transformed their bodies (and lives) this year. And meet the rest of the July 2017 Precision Nutrition winners.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
July 2017 Men’s Finalists.

15 amazing before and after photos and $60,000 in prize money on the line. Which guy should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

Precision Nutrition Coaching:
July 2017 Women’s Finalists.

20 inspiring women's before and after photos and $65,000 in prize money on the line for our Precision Nutrition Coaching finalists. Who should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

How intense workouts (and overtraining) can ruin your results.

When it comes to health and fitness, everyone's obsessed with "more". More cardio. More calorie restriction. More squats. More gym time.  But if you're not careful, “more” can lead to overtraining, injury, and illness. Here's how to know what's TOO MUCH when it comes to exercise.

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Paleo, vegan, intermittent fasting… Here’s how to choose the absolute best diet for you.

People always ask which “nutrition camp” I fall into. Is it paleo? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? In essence, they’re asking: “What’s the best diet?” In today’s article I’ll share my surprising answer. I’ll also show you how we’ve used “best diet” principles in our coaching programs to change the lives of tens of thousands of men and women.

Fitness and health pros: Here’s how to build a track record (and demonstrate your excellence).

There’s only one foolproof way to convince prospective clients you know what you’re talking about: Provide overwhelming evidence that you’ve helped others — just like them — accomplish the same goals they want to achieve. In today’s article we cover how to do just that: Build a track record and demonstrate excellence. We'll also share one of the tools (ProCoach) that's helped us build our own remarkable track record.

Can personal trainers and health coaches give nutrition advice?

It's a hot debate: Can personal trainers, health coaches, and other non-RD professionals give nutrition advice to their clients? You'll be surprised (and relieved) to hear: Yes, to a degree. Here's exactly what you're allowed to say, and why it's important to say it.

What’s your (or a client’s) nutritional level?

Your nutritional level is determined by your goals, your knowledge, your competence and skill, and -- most importantly -- what you do consistently over time. To figure out what level you (or a client) is at, and what you can do next to make progress, check out this animated video, adapted from the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification program.

[Exciting News]: The Precision Nutrition Method now validated in 3 peer-reviewed research studies.

Here at Precision Nutrition we know that our coaching methods help clients lose fat, build strength, and improve their health. Now, with the publication of 3 peer-reviewed research studies, the rest of the world does too.

Precision Nutrition Coaching Grand Prize Winners: January 2017

See how we surprised Men's and Women's Coaching Grand Prize Winners, Mark and Chrystalene. Read how they transformed their bodies (and lives) this year. And meet the rest of the January 2017 Precision Nutrition winners.

Precision Nutrition Coaching: January 2017 Men’s Finalists

26 amazing before and after photos and $60,000 in prize money on the line. Which guy should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

Precision Nutrition Coaching: January 2017 Women’s Finalists

25 inspiring women's before and after photos and $65,000 in prize money on the line for our Precision Nutrition Coaching finalists. Who should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

Weekly meal prep: Mastered. [Infographic]

Check out these time-saving weekly meal prep strategies, used by Precision Nutrition's most successful clients. And learn how they can help you prioritize healthy eating too.

3 key strategies for having healthy food available when you need it.

An epic hunt for healthy food every time you're hungry? Who's got the time? Instead, try these 3 key strategies for having healthy food available when you need it. They'll help make meal planning a no-brainer.

AN INSIDE LOOK: My Biggest Problem As A Young Trainer (and how I fixed it).

Dr. John Berardi tells the story of how he struggled as a young trainer: Balancing time spent with clients and time-consuming admin and business development tasks. He also outlines how the solutions he came up with lead to an explosion in his business.

[Free Webcast]: Becoming the Ultimate Health and Fitness Professional

Join Dr. John Berardi and Nate Green on this LIVE discussion to hear their thoughts and have your questions answered. Register today & secure your spot.

The Precision Nutrition Formula:

Early in his coaching career, Dr. John Berardi discovered a way to 10X his client load while working less and getting better results. Here he shares the Precision Nutrition Formula and explains how it became the foundation for Precision Nutrition’s coaching methods. He also shares how you can use it to coach confidently, attract more clients and patients, grow (and strengthen) your business.

Men’s and Women’s Coaching Grand Prize Winners, July 2016.

See how we surprised Men's and Women's Coaching Grand Prize Winners, Javier and Alicia. Read how they transformed their bodies (and lives) this year. And meet the rest of the July 2016 Precision Nutrition winners.

Men’s Precision Nutrition
Coaching Finalists, July 2016.

28 awesome before and after photos and $60,000 in prize money on the line. Who would you choose as our Men's Precision Nutrition Coaching Finalists? Click here to vote.

Women’s Precision Nutrition Coaching Finalists, July 2016.

35 inspiring before and after photos and $65,000 in prize money on the line. Who would you choose as our Women's Precision Nutrition Coaching Finalists? Click here to vote.

To change your body and boost confidence: Rewrite your self story.

There’s a story we all tell ourselves about who we are and what we’re capable of. This video workshop will help you reconsider and rewrite your self story. It’ll help open the door to changing your body and boosting self-confidence.

How food sensitivities can prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals. [Infographic]

Lethargic, bloated, foggy-headed, uncomfortable… they’re all common symptoms that can keep people from their health and fitness goals for years. Sometimes, undetected food sensitivities are to blame. Here’s how to root out and fix the problem.

The 3 absolute worst health and fitness goals you must avoid.

If you want to achieve your health and fitness goals, you need a powerful formula, something to organize your efforts. In this article we’ll help you get organized while covering three three important strategies for turning ‘bad’ fitness goals into ‘good’ ones.

4 huge coaching mistakes that health and fitness professionals make every day.

Almost every health and fitness professional I’ve coached over the years has made the same four coaching mistakes with their clients. If you can be one of the few to avoid them, you’ll stand out as a true super coach.

How to build a fitness career that’s meaningful and fulfilling. [Video]

Where is the fitness industry headed, and how can YOU leverage that to have the most successful, fulfilling fitness career possible? Watch this seminar for an inside look at the advice Dr. Berardi gives PN’s students and coaches.

January 2016 Precision Nutrition
$125,000 Prize Winners.

It's time to announce the Precision Nutrition $125,000 prize winners! Anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $125K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Free download: 10 holiday baking recipes that’ll blow your mind.

Download our free book of non traditional holiday baking recipes. Full of delicious, beautiful, and truly unexpected desserts, it's a holiday bake-off in which we all win.

January 2016 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men finalists

34 amazing before and after photos and $60,000 in prize money on the line. Which guy should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

January 2016 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women finalists

38 inspiring before and after photos and $65,000 in prize money on the line. Who should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

Don’t eat the Christmas cookies! (And other dietary nonsense.)

Before you ask for my killer healthy christmas cookies recipe, I have a confession: I’m not making low-fat, protein-packed, artificially sweetened, hiding-beets cookies. I’m making the real thing. Here's why.

6 healthy habits you’re already doing (and don’t even know it).

Inside you are secret weapons: skills / habits that can help you get in the best shape of your life. The best part: these are healthy habits you’re already doing and probably don’t even know it.

8 healthy ice cream recipes you have to try now.

Precision Nutrition super chef Jen Nickle developed these 8 incredible, exotic ice cream recipes. They’re healthy enough to eat all the time, even if you want to stay lean. Plus they use simple ingredients and are easy to make.

Exercise during pregnancy. [Infographic]

Yes, you can — and should — exercise during pregnancy. Here’s how to stay fit while keeping your baby (and yourself) safe and healthy.

Why personal training will die within the next 10 years.

Personal training will die over the next decade. Don’t wait to adapt: start now. By setting yourself up to take advantage of these 5 big opportunities, your business will be thriving while your competitors are scratching their heads.

Precision Nutrition Coaching [Infographic]

For over a decade, people have wondered exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching gets such remarkable—and sustainable—results with clients. Download the infographic for our step-by-step formula.

Illustration of man seated against a pillow with one leg in a knee brace and a closeup of the inside of his knee.

Nutrition for injury recovery. [Infographic]

Injured? Want to recover fast? Hack the healing process with these powerful tips on nutrition for injury recovery. Put the right eating and supplement strategies to work for you or your clients.

Grilling meat and cancer. [Infographic]

Everyone is worried about grilling meat and cancer...but should they be? Follow these surprising tips to enjoy your backyard barbecue while reducing the health risks.

Precision Nutrition Coaching revealed.

For over a decade, people have wondered exactly how Precision Nutrition gets such remarkable — and sustainable — results with clients. Today the step-by-step formula is revealed. Want to change your own life? Try the ideas yourself. Want to improve as a coach? Try them with your clients.

How to win $100,000.

It's time to announce the Precision Nutrition $100,000 prize winners! Anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $100K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

July 2015 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women finalists

48 inspiring before and after photos and $50,000 in prize money on the line. Who should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

July 2015 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men finalists

31 amazing before and after photos and $50,000 in prize money on the line. Which guy should win the Grand Prize? Click here to vote.

What 10,000 people can teach you about health and fitness.

What are the most common issues men and women struggle with when it comes to health and fitness? This article explores our latest fitness survey results.

What to eat during pregnancy. [Infographic]

Your diet during these nine months matters more than you may think. Here’s what to eat during pregnancy. It's the info (and inspiration) you need to stay healthy.

Elimination diets. [Infographic]

Food sensitivities are more common than you may think — and they can cause acne, allergies, migraines, and more. Find out if you need to adjust your regular menu with an elimination diet.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational interviewing is one of the best tools for helping people overcome obstacles to change. Whether it's changing how they eat and exercise, or cutting back on things like smoking or drinking. So, in this free video workshop, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon and Dr. John Berardi outline the Motivational Interviewing approach, talk about how they apply it to fitness and nutrition, and work through a few live examples.

What should you eat when sick? [Infographic]

Feed a cold, starve a fever? What you eat can make or break your immune function, more than half of which resides in your gut.

Should you exercise when sick? [Infographic]

Exercise can boost your immunity... or make a cold last longer. Here’s exactly how to play your workout routine when you’re under the weather.

Ingredients of a PN super shake and a super shake in a glass.

How (and why) to make the perfect Super Shake. [Infographic]

Meet the Super Shake. It's a meal in a glass — high-quality liquid nutrition that gives you everything you need in a convenient, portable, delicious package.

How to win $100,000.

Since our last Precision Nutrition Coaching group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $100K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

January 2015 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men finalists.

As part of Precision Nutrition Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

January 2015 Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women finalists.

As part of Precision Nutrition Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

How to fix a broken diet. [Infographic]

In this infographic we’ll share the 3 main strategies we use to help fix clients’ “broken diets” and get them on track when it comes to eating right. We’ll also share how we troubleshoot eating plans when they’ve “just stopped working” and clients don’t know what else to try. And, finally, we’ll show you how to use these powerful and purposeful strategies to improve your own eating. Or to help others do the same.

The future of nutrition:

One look around the industry is all it takes to recognize something really big is happening. Changes are coming fast and, if you blink, you might miss them. That's why, in this free video seminar, Dr Berardi outlines the biggest changes coming to fitness and nutrition in the next 5 years. If you’re interested in working out and eating well, I know you’ll enjoy this. But if you work in the field, you can’t miss it.

The future of nutrition: Free online nutrition seminar with Dr John Berardi

The future of nutrition:

One look around the industry is all it takes to recognize something really big is happening. Changes are coming fast and, if you blink, you might miss them. That's why, in this free video seminar, Dr Berardi outlines the biggest changes coming to fitness and nutrition in the next 5 years. If you’re interested in working out and eating well, I know you’ll enjoy this. But if you work in the field, you can’t miss it.

How to win $100K.

Since our last Precision Nutrition Coaching group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $100K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Presenting the men’s finalists:

As part of PN Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Presenting the women’s finalists:

As part of PN Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

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We offer inspiring incentives.

The next PN Coaching group kicks off in just a few weeks on January 14th, 2015. We only open our doors to new clients twice per year, but when we do, we go big. We have a quarter of a million dollars to give away this year. Can $250,000 get you in the best shape of your life? It's time to find out.

Nutrition Certification

Nutrition Certification Reviews:

Learn more about the top nutrition programs, holistic dietician schools, and fitness nutrition courses. Get certified. Earn continuing education. And maybe even become a nutrition coach or nutritionist.

Do fitness pros need coaching too?

Sometimes, even smart, talented fitness professionals can get out of shape. In this article, Toni Bauer talks about how she got off track. And what she did to reclaim her health and get in wicked shape.

Special for women:

You take care of your loved ones and help them with the details of their lives they would otherwise miss. But who takes care of ... you? Your answer to that question will lead to one of two places: a healthier, fitter, and less-stressed you — or a secured spot on the yo-yo diet merry-go-round.

Fitness for men:

Even if you're a busy guy, you can drop fat, get healthy, and get into the best shape of your life. All you need is a simplified exercise plan, a progressive set of nutrition habits, and a knowledgable coach to help guide the process.

Injuries and pain:

For most guys, an injury means skipping the gym for months at a time. Sometimes, they retire their workout clothes for good. But here's the good news: there’s always a way to work around an injury and build the body you want. This post will show you how.

How to win $100K.

Since our last Precision Nutrition Coaching group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $100K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Presenting the women’s finalists:

As part of PN Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Presenting the men’s finalists:

As part of PN Coaching, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Women’s Coaching stories:

Meet Laurie, Melissa, Heather, Lisanne, and the other women featured today. Each of these women was fed up with unsuccessful diets, rebound weight gain, and the guilty feeling they got when losing control of their bodies. Then they found Precision Nutrition, lost hundreds of pounds of body fat, and got their lives back. Click here to learn their secrets.

Men’s Coaching stories:

Meet Patrick, Peter, Richard, and the other guys featured today. Each of these guys was busy, stressed out, and ready to throw in the towel on his health and fitness. Then he found Precision Nutrition. Collectively, these guys hundreds of pounds of body fat and got into the best shape of their lives. Click here to learn their secrets.

Is fitness better together?

It doesn’t take much to lose weight, get back in shape, and enhance the quality of your life. All it takes is the right program, the right habits, and the right mentors. And sometimes you might just need a partner in crime. Just ask any of the couples profiled in this piece. Not only did Precision Nutrition Coaching strengthen their bodies, it strengthened their relationships.

The future of personal training:

Most personal trainers think that their job is exclusively exercise related. However, clients don’t hire trainers to exercise. They hire them to change the way they look and feel. And personal training is evolving to reflect these client expectations. Click here to learn how to deliver what your clients really want.

The 3 types of clients:

In the PN Certification Program, we’re careful to remind fitness professionals never to dismiss clients as "unmotivated" or "lazy." An elite fitness professional can help all kinds of clients lose fat, build muscle and improve their health, but it requires tailoring your approach. Here's how we do it at Precision Nutrition.

We’re all resistant to change.

Regardless of how you feel about it, change is going to happen. It always happens. And when changes are on the horizon, you'll probably feel resistance to them. Just remember, resistance doesn't mean you'll fail. In fact, resistance is a powerful force for growth. If you learn your unique “resistance type”, you can further enhance that growth.

Kevin’s journal of a year of Precision Nutrition Coaching

Kevin Littler joined Precision Nutrition Coaching to lose fat. And he did; an impressive 37 pounds. But what surprised him more were the inner changes: improved confidence, grace under pressure, and deeper self-awareness. In this, the first of a series of articles drawn from our clients’ own journals, Kevin shares his insights about a year of tremendous learning and growth, and proves that Precision Nutrition is anything but a typical weight loss program.

Our latest $250,000 prize winners

Since our last Precision Nutrition Coaching group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the $100K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Help choose our men’s $25,000 winner

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Help choose our women’s $25,000 winner

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And, this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Nutrition for Injury Recovery:

We all realize that nutrition can play a role during injury recovery. But most people don’t know how to use nutrition this way. By understanding how the body repairs itself after injury, we can target specific systems to speed up healing. In the end, it all comes down to managing inflammation and creating an anabolic state. In this 5-part video series, we'll show you how to manage both with food (and a few nutritional supplements).

Nutrition for Injury Recovery:

We all realize that nutrition can play a role during injury recovery. But most people don’t know how to use nutrition this way. By understanding how the body repairs itself after injury, we can target specific systems to speed up healing. In the end, it all comes down to managing inflammation and creating an anabolic state. In this 5-part video series, we'll show you how to manage both with food (and a few nutritional supplements).

Nutrition for Injury Recovery:

We all realize that nutrition can play a role during injury recovery. But most people don’t know how to use nutrition this way. By understanding how the body repairs itself after injury, we can target specific systems to speed up healing. In the end, it all comes down to managing inflammation and creating an anabolic state. In this 5-part video series, we'll show you how to manage both with food (and a few nutritional supplements).

Nutrition for Injury Recovery:

We all realize that nutrition can play a role during injury recovery. But most people don’t know how to use nutrition this way. By understanding how the body repairs itself after injury, we can target specific systems to speed up healing. In the end, it all comes down to managing inflammation and creating an anabolic state. In this 5-part video series, we'll show you how to manage both with food (and a few nutritional supplements).

Nutrition for Injury Recovery:

We all realize that nutrition can play a role during injury recovery. But most people don’t know how to use nutrition this way. By understanding how the body repairs itself after injury, we can target specific systems to speed up healing. In the end, it all comes down to managing inflammation and creating an anabolic state. In this 5-part video series, we'll show you how to manage both with food (and a few nutritional supplements).

PN Coaching Clients: Welcome back!

As you probably know, PN Coaching is about to begin. (Registration kicks off July 16th). What you might not know is that many of the spots will go to folks returning for a second or even a third round of coaching. Surprised? You shouldn't be. There are as many valid reasons to return as a PN Coaching client as there are clients. Check out this article to learn why some PN Coaching clients repeat the program. And why you might consider doing so yourself.

How to fix a broken diet:

In this article we’ll share the 3 main strategies we use to help fix clients’ “broken diets” and get them on track when it comes to eating right. We’ll also share how we troubleshoot eating plans when they’ve “just stopped working” and clients don’t know what else to try. And, finally, we’ll show you how to use these powerful and purposeful strategies to improve your own eating. Or to help others do the same.

Jared & Dani

Danielle Schaab didn’t think she needed a weight loss and exercise program, but she joined Lean Eating anyway, for her husband, Jared’s sake. Six months later she was reaping some unexpected rewards. Not only was she physically stronger than she had ever been, but she and Jared were a whole lot stronger as a couple -- not to mention, better prepared to face their future as new parents.

Ron & Stephanie

It’s one thing to go through one of Precision Nutrition’s coaching programs on your own. It’s another thing to do it with your partner. But what if your partner is also your coach and trainer? Could your relationship take it? Ron Dykstra and Stephanie Buchanan not only survived as a couple – but thrived. Together, they lost unwanted pounds, gained new knowledge, and grew stronger in body, mind and spirit.

Bryce and Lisanne

Busy parents Bryce and Lisanne Thomas joined Precision Nutrition Coaching together. Lisanne emerged a winner and Bryce earned a spot in the finalists’ circle. Now, as mentors in the program, they volunteer their time and share their expertise with newer clients. To any couple considering the program, they say: Just do it. Think of it as a gift you can give to one other – an investment in a healthier, happier future.

Sean and Simone

Simone Paradisi didn’t know she wanted to try a weight loss program until the day she ran into a friend who’d recently completed Precision Nutrition Coaching – and who looked so good, Simone didn’t recognize her. A year later, Simone and her husband, Sean Patrick, were looking and feeling equally great. Their message to other couples who might be considering the program? Do it. You won’t regret it. It’s a journey you can take together – one healthy step at a time.

From knowledge to wisdom:
3 things that make longevity worth living for

In nutrition and fitness we're saturated with information. But for all the knowledge we're acquiring, we may be lacking wisdom. In today's video, we talk about cultivating it.

[Video] Fitness 2.0:
The next generation of fitness

Whether you're a fitness pro who trains others, or you simply want to get in better shape yourself, here's why you should pay attention.

Influence and the Power of Persuasion: Part 1

In this video series you'll learn 6 research-proven psychological principles that govern influence and persuasion. Applied in the personal training or strength and conditioning environment, these principles will help you in a) attracting new clients, b) retaining current ones, c) getting more referrals, and, ultimately, d) getting better client results.

Influence and the Power of Persuasion: Part 2

In this video series you'll learn 6 research-proven psychological principles that govern influence and persuasion. Applied in the personal training or strength and conditioning environment, these principles will help you in a) attracting new clients, b) retaining current ones, c) getting more referrals, and, ultimately, d) getting better client results.

Influence and the Power of Persuasion: Part 3

In this video series you'll learn 6 research-proven psychological principles that govern influence and persuasion. Applied in the personal training or strength and conditioning environment, these principles will help you in a) attracting new clients, b) retaining current ones, c) getting more referrals, and, ultimately, d) getting better client results.

10 things elite coaches do.

In this post I’ll cover the 10 things that the top trainers and nutrition coaches in the world are doing. I’ll also recommend 6 books (many of which you probably haven’t read) that are guaranteed to make you a better coach. If you read these with an open mind I promise you’ll come out of this with a new perspective and an expanded skill set.

Cutting edge fitness coaching:

Want to become a better coach? Learn how to help clients improve their nutrition, their exercise habits, and their lifestyle choices? If so, this is the video series for you. In this 5-part webinar, you'll learn a host of cutting edge coaching strategies that'll help you get world-leading results with even your toughest clients.

Cutting edge fitness coaching:

Want to become a better coach? Learn how to help clients improve their nutrition, their exercise habits, and their lifestyle choices? If so, this is the video series for you. In this 5-part webinar, you'll learn a host of cutting edge coaching strategies that'll help you get world-leading results with even your toughest clients.

Cutting edge fitness coaching:

Want to become a better coach? Learn how to help clients improve their nutrition, their exercise habits, and their lifestyle choices? If so, this is the video series for you. In this 5-part webinar, you'll learn a host of cutting edge coaching strategies that'll help you get world-leading results with even your toughest clients.

Cutting edge fitness coaching:

Want to become a better coach? Learn how to help clients improve their nutrition, their exercise habits, and their lifestyle choices? If so, this is the video series for you. In this 5-part webinar, you'll learn a host of cutting edge coaching strategies that'll help you get world-leading results with even your toughest clients.

Cutting edge fitness coaching:

Want to become a better coach? Learn how to help clients improve their nutrition, their exercise habits, and their lifestyle choices? If so, this is the video series for you. In this 5-part webinar, you'll learn a host of cutting edge coaching strategies that'll help you get world-leading results with even your toughest clients.

Life-changing becomes life-saving for Sharon

Like most clients, Sharon D’Arcy joined Precision Nutrition Coaching because she wanted to lose some extra weight. Six months into the program, she learned that she had invasive breast cancer. Within days, she had undergone surgery to remove both breasts. A few weeks after that, she was back in the gym. “This program gave me my body back,” she says. In fact, she credits Precision Nutrition with saving her health — maybe even her life.

Sarah finds strength, inside and out

After emerging from the six-month Lean Eating in 2010 as a finalist, Sarah suffered some life events that left her reeling. The result? She regained all the weight she’d lost – and lost the confidence she’d gained. Luckily, she had the good sense to sign up for Lean Eating a second time. And this round, she focused on digging deeper and raising her sights higher. Today, Sarah is lighter and stronger than she’s ever been, not just in body, but also in mind, heart, and spirit.

Laurie’s 10 winning reasons to lose

As a former aerobics instructor, Laurie Pooch knew a lot about fitness. And at 56 years old, with a history of serial dieting and thyroid problems behind her, she thought she’d tried everything to lose her excess weight. What she hadn’t tried was giving up some control and letting her coaches light the path. Lean Eating gave her that expert support – and left her 51 pounds thinner, $25,000 richer, and a whole lot happier.

Melissa gains a new identity

Melissa Howell expected she’d lose weight when she joined Lean Eating. And she did lose weight – an impressive 55 pounds, just in time for her wedding. What she didn’t expect were the gains – renewed confidence, deeper self-awareness, and a whole new identity as a fit and healthy person.

Lisanne becomes more than good enough

Like most parents, Lisanne Thomas tried to give her all – and then some – to her three growing children. But when it came to herself, she never felt she deserved it. Until Lean Eating showed her that getting fit and healthy could make her a better mother as well as a happier person.

Heather learns to love her reflection

Heather Nelson had tried everything – including weight loss surgery – to regain her health and get into better shape. But nothing worked – or nothing worked for long. Until she found Precision Nutrition Coaching, and walked away 47 pounds lighter – and healthier and more confident than she’d ever thought possible.

Cheryl defeats her inner skeptic

At 49, Cheryl Eckler wanted to lose weight. She needed to lose weight. But, as a life-long learner she was too smart to be taken in by diet scams. And she wouldn’t consider weight loss programs. However, she couldn’t keep living the way she was. By her 50th birthday, something had to change. Skeptical and paralyzed, a chance encounter lead her to Lean Eating. Through the program, she lost 70 pounds. She even went on to win our $25,000 grand prize.

Toni renovates her life

At 34, Toni Bauer seemed to have it all. One year later, her life was in chaos. Moving, renovations, and the stress of constant life upheaval took its toll. At 185 lb, she was confused. Miserable. And ashamed. Then she joined Precision Nutrition Coaching. Fast-forward one year. 46 pounds thinner, and physically and emotionally stronger than she’d ever been, Toni answered the door to greet her coach, Krista Schaus — holding out a cheque for $10,000.

Ken defies age and transforms his health

Ken Warlick already had a laundry list of medical diagnoses, but when his doctor told him he’d have to go on insulin if his labs didn’t change, he knew he had to act. Other programs he’d tried had helped him lose weight, but hadn’t addressed his underlying health issues. Then he found Precision Nutrition Coaching. Now, not only is Ken healthier and leaner than he’s ever been, but his doctor is prescribing the program to his other patients.

Anything’s possible for Patrick

Patrick Hayes had spent his whole life in some kind of battle with fat. But the day he maxed out the scale at over 450 pounds, he made a commitment to win the fight. Precision Nutrition Coaching gave him the ammunition he needed. In one year, he dropped a whopping 152 pounds and 20% body fat. But more importantly, he won his self-respect and newfound hope for his future.

Peter pays it forward

In Precision Nutrition Coaching, Peter Petrik lost 42 pounds, 15% body fat, and 8 inches from around his waist. He also gained a sense of freedom and openness to experience that he’d never known before. And he demonstrated his gratitude by giving away some of his hard earned cash to found the first Precision Nutrition Coaching scholarship, making it possible for another lucky person to experience the transformative powers of the program.

Richard’s rock-solid; ready to climb

Pain from old injuries prevented Richard Hughes from working to his full potential in the gym, and left him with a nasty Advil habit. Meanwhile, his weight crept up so high that he sometimes feared he was one step away from a heart attack. Precision Nutrition Coaching let him live pain-free without the drugs, while helping him lose more than 100 pounds. These days, Richard’s heart is happy, and instead of serving as a warning of what not to do, he’s a living, moving, smiling inspiration to others.

Peter’s road warrior experience

Peter Blynn was an expert on getting into shape. Over his lifetime, he must have started at least 25 different workout programs. Trouble was, he’d also stopped. Fit and lean for a few months…less fit and fatter for a few more. His demanding travel schedule also made it tough to find time for workouts and even tougher to eat right. However Precision Nutrition Coaching gave him the tools he needed to master these challenges – and left him 33 pounds leaner and $25,000 richer.

Coach David’s transformation from donuts to dollars

Former college athlete and a high school football coach David Sell knew his way around a gym. He was even an active participant on the PN Forums. So why was his weight creeping higher, and why did he feel so lousy? Precision Nutrition Coaching gave him the answers, and left him a whopping 82 pounds lighter, a whole lot healthier, $10,000 richer—and a better coach (and husband) along the way.

Top 5 “best practices” for elite fitness pros

Fitness is changing rapidly, providing tremendous opportunity for some and threatening the very careers of others. But a handful of timeless practices will always put you among the elite in the field, enable you to change lives, and keep your own fitness level inspiring.

Our latest $75,000 prize winners

Since our last Lean Eating group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 75K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Help choose our men’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Help choose our women’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with big prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the grand prizes. Click here to vote.

Diets are dead. (And, what to do instead.)

No matter how much you exercise, it's your diet that determines how you look. However, conventional diet plans usually don't work for long. And often, they don't work at all. That's the dilemma you face. If not diets, what can you do to look better, get healthier, and live your best life?

Fitness 2.0: The next generation of fitness

One look around the fitness industry is all it takes to recognize something big is happening. Technology, particularly web and mobile technology, has permanently changed how people get fit and healthy. We're witnessing a revolution: Fitness 2.0.

8 ways to maintain your weight loss

Weight loss itself can be tough. But many experts say the most challenging part is keeping it off in the long run. In this article we share 8 secrets from our clients who've done just that. And demonstrate how you can do it too.

Fitness planning for stressful times

When emergency strikes, fitness is often the first thing to go. Stay on track by letting go of "perfection". The PN Team shares their strategies for maintaining health and fitness during extra-stressful life transitions.

The Compliance Solution: Part 1

To be a life-changing fitness pro, you need to take responsibility for both the advice you offer, and your client's ability to follow that advice. Yes, even those "difficult clients." The ones other fitness professionals tell you to fire. Here at Precision Nutrition, we don't fire our clients. We take a completely different approach. In this 4 part video series - filmed live at the 2011 Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, California - we'll share that approach with you. And, by the end of the series, you'll be better equipped to get unbelievable results with every type of client you work with. Even the challenging ones.

The Compliance Solution: Part 2

To be a life-changing fitness pro, you need to take responsibility for both the advice you offer, and your client's ability to follow that advice. Yes, even those "difficult clients." The ones other fitness professionals tell you to fire. Here at Precision Nutrition, we don't fire our clients. We take a completely different approach. In this 4 part video series - filmed live at the 2011 Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, California - we'll share that approach with you. And, by the end of the series, you'll be better equipped to get unbelievable results with every type of client you work with. Even the challenging ones.

The Compliance Solution: Part 3

To be a life-changing fitness pro, you need to take responsibility for both the advice you offer, and your client's ability to follow that advice. Yes, even those "difficult clients." The ones other fitness professionals tell you to fire. Here at Precision Nutrition, we don't fire our clients. We take a completely different approach. In this 4 part video series - filmed live at the 2011 Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, California - we'll share that approach with you. And, by the end of the series, you'll be better equipped to get unbelievable results with every type of client you work with. Even the challenging ones.

The Compliance Solution: Part 4

To be a life-changing fitness pro, you need to take responsibility for both the advice you offer, and your client's ability to follow that advice. Yes, even those "difficult clients." The ones other fitness professionals tell you to fire. Here at Precision Nutrition, we don't fire our clients. We take a completely different approach. In this 4 part video series - filmed live at the 2011 Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, California - we'll share that approach with you. And, by the end of the series, you'll be better equipped to get unbelievable results with every type of client you work with. Even the challenging ones.

Our latest $75,000 prize winners

Since our last Lean Eating group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 75K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Help choose our men’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $75,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $75,000. Click here to vote.

Help choose our women’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $75,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $75,000. Click here to vote.

The Glittery Wheel of Happiness

PN Coach Secret: Happiness doesn’t follow hard work and success... it's actually the fuel for hard work and success. But how can you create happiness instantly? Simple: Use our Glittery Wheel of Happiness.

Lean Eating: Our latest $50,000 prize winners

Since our last Lean Eating group is wrapping up, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 50K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

Help choose our men’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $50,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $50,000. Click here to vote.

Help choose our women’s $25,000 winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $50,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, recently, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, we need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $50,000. Click here to vote.

My favorite Gourmet Nutrition recipes.

For an upcoming project I was asked to list my 6 favorite recipes from our wildly popular Gourmet Nutrition V2 cookbook. So in today’s post I decide to share these recipes with you. If you haven’t checked out the book yet, please do. I have a hunch it’ll quickly become your favorite cookbook.

Better version of “My Plate”

A few months back, the USDA shook things up in the nutrition world, ditching the iconic – and hotly debated – Food Pyramid in favor of a new design. In this article, we talk about the USDA's new food recommendations, discuss whether they're any good, and offer some suggestions and improvements based on our experience in helping folks improve their nutrition.

The PN weight loss calculator

Last year we released a proven weight loss calculator based on the results of thousands of our Lean Eating clients. Well, this year, with real-world fat loss results from nearly 2,000 additional clients, we've updated and improved this useful tool. Click here to check it out.

JB on Paleo, fasting, self-experimentation

Want to know JB's latest thoughts on post-workout nutrition, "Paleo" eating principles, intermittent fasting, and a host of other topics? If so, check out this interview, first published in the CrossFit Journal in 2011.

Exercise minimalism:

Marsha lost a whopping 20 lbs of body fat in 16 weeks, dropping from 150 to 130 pounds, by doing only 8 and a half hours of exercise. That's 32 minutes of exercise a week. Is Marsha just lazy? Or is she onto something? Click here to find out.

Lean Eating Prize Winners: Aug 2010

Since our last Lean Eating group wrapped in January of this year, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 40K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

How to run 16 marathons in two days

The Tarahumara, a remote tribe from northern Mexico, can run hundreds of miles at a time. But how? Is it their diet? Training? Running technique? In this Discovery Channel (US) / History Channel (Canada) special, explore just how they do it with a host of experts including Dr Berardi. (Dr Berardi appears in part 2 at around the 4 minute mark).

No equipment? No time?

Sometimes “free time” is a luxury. And getting to a gym is a pipe dream. But here’s the thing. Gyms aren’t actually required for a great workout. Neither is baby-free quiet time. And in this article I’d like to show you how to get a great workout with minimal time and no gym access.

Food and mood: Interview with JB

It was once thought that the only connection between ones emotions and food was the tendency of some people to eat when they were depressed or under stress. But, recent research has been painting an altogether different picture. We now have the understanding that the foods we eat can actually cause certain mood states.

How your friends impact your physique

In this video, Dr. Nicholas Christakis, a pioneer in the field of health and social networks, talks about the extremely powerful (and virtually hidden) influence that social network exerts on our actions, attitudes, and - ultimately - who we become.

3 types of clients

In the certification program we’re careful to remind our students that every single client, even the ones who at first seem unmotivated (maybe even downright lazy), can lose fat, build muscle, and improve their health. And in today’s update we’d like to share some strategies for getting the best out of each client you work with – from the Low Compliance, Low Results clients to the High Compliance, High Results clients.

Top 6 books for becoming a better coach

With the next PN Certification program coming soon, looking over the questions I received from students in the last group, I was struck by one in particular: "What resources do you recommend for learning how to be a better coach?" Well, here are my top 6 book recommendations to get you started.

Our latest Lean Eating prize winners

Since our last Lean Eating group wrapped in late July of this year, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 40K in prize money for the best male and female body transformations in this year's Lean Eating program. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

The Lean Eating method

The next Lean Eating Coaching Program opens Wednesday July 6th. As we get ready to accept a few new clients, I thought I would share 8 key lessons from Lean Eating that you can use right now for your own body transformation, whether you're in the program or not.

Help choose our female $20K winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $40,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, last week, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, I need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $40,000. Click here to vote.

Help choose our male $20K winners

As part of the Lean Eating coaching program, we incentivize participants with $40,000 in prize money for the best body transformations. Well, last week, the body transformation phase of Lean Eating wrapped up. And this week, I need your help in determining the men and women most worthy of the $40,000. Click here to vote.

Healthy ice cream:

My good friends know that I've long been on the quest for the perfect protein shake. Well, that quest has ended...in PN Ice Cream. With my trusty new Vitamix, I've found the holy grail of protein snacks. Click here to learn how to make low calorie PN-friendly ice cream.

Alaina Hardie: Jiu-jitsu highlight video

In just 3 years, Alaina has gone from a sedentary, gym-shy 200+ lb woman to a 155 lb international grappling champion. Check out this video, highlighting her grappling success, culminating in a bronze finish at the Fila World Championships.

10 signs you need a new trainer

Over the years I've met some great trainers. I've also met some trainers not qualified to shovel the sidewalk in front of the gym. Here's how to tell the difference between the two - 10 strategies for distinguishing between the great trainers and the not-so-great ones.

Eating during pregnancy:

Most women realize that what they eat while pregnant can have important effects on the health of their baby. However, very few women know exactly what to eat and what to avoid. Check out this article to learn more about what to eat during pregnancy.

Pregnancy workouts:

In this article, I’m going to share with you some strategies for maintaining and/or improving your fitness, even while pregnant. That’s right, you can exercise during pregnancy. You can even set fitness goals. Click here to learn more.

Our latest Lean Eating prize winners

Since our last Lean Eating group wrapped in late Dec of 2009, anxious participants and observers have been blowing up our in boxes wondering who won the 10K male body transformation prize and the 10K female body transformation prize. Well wonder no longer. Click here to find out.

6 tips for a fitter and healthier you

For those of you that didn't get into this year's Lean Eating program, or for those of you who aren't yet ready to take the Lean Eating challenge - we're still here to help. Indeed, you don't have to be a Lean Eating client to get into the best shape of your life in 2010. Here are 6 tips, complete with video lessons, that you can use to live your healthiest and happiest in 2010.

All About Hemp

Get over the Cheech and Chong humour -- hemp is an important and valuable source of nutrients that might help you gain muscle, lose fat, and stay healthy.

Help choose our $10K male winner

Last Monday we wrapped up our last Men's and Womens coaching groups for 2009. And, as you probably know, there's $10,000 on the line for the top male body transformation and $10,000 for the top female body transformation. So, at this point, I'm reaching out to all our PN readers. I need your help in determining the one man and one woman most worthy of the two $10,000 grand prizes.

Help choose our female $10K winner

Last Monday we wrapped up our last Men's and Womens coaching groups for 2009. And, as you probably know, there's $10,000 on the line for the top male body transformation and $10,000 for the top female body transformation. So, at this point, I'm reaching out to all our PN readers. I need your help in determining the one man and one woman most worthy of the two $10,000 grand prizes.

Limit protein to 20g per meal?

Two recent studies have shaken up the weight lifting and athletic world with respect to protein intake. But is all the hoopla doing healthy eaters a service? Click here to find out if we should all just limit our intake of protein to 20-30g. Or if there's a smarter approach.

Grocery store techniques for fat loss

So you're interested in getting lean. You might think you should stock up on the latest supplement, or try a fancy new workout. But what if we told you that the secret to leanness is as close as your local grocery store?

The power of the phytochemical

Phytochemicals are defined as non-nutritive chemicals found in plants. However, despite their "non-nutritive" status, these powerful little molecules can impact your health in amazing and surprising ways.

Vegetarian athletes: Q&A with JB

A healthy plant-based eater needs a better nutrition strategy than just "no meat". Moving from an omnivorous meal plan to a vegetarian one requires a big lifestyle change. You need an intervention from someone who knows what the heck they’re doing. Luckily, JB is one such someone.

Super Bowl Super Shakes

This past Sunday was opening day in the NFL. Crunch-time for 26 professional football teams. Around PN HQ, it's crunch-time as well. This year we're working with a host of NFL athletes. And that means Sunday was opening day for us too. So, to kick off the NFL season with a tasty note, check out this sampling of our "Super Bowl Super Shakes".

How to roast your own coffee

Coffee beans have a host of excellent health properties. However, the typical roasting, grinding, and brewing process tends to diminish both the taste and nutritional quality of the coffee bean. So, around here, when we want coffee, we roast our own. Click here to learn how.

Why exercise STILL doesn’t work

Time Magazine journalist John Cloud says that exercise is useless. Surprisingly, I sorta agree. Although let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Exercise ALONE doesn't really help with weight loss. But with exercise PLUS good nutritional choices...watch out.

Expert Tips: Creating a body transformation

What does it take to transform your body - maybe win our $20,000 Body Transformation Contest? Here's some advice by resident expert Carter Schoffer.

Fitness success secrets:

Have you ever missed out on accomplishing a goal or task because you were overwhelmed? Well if so, we've got the answer for you. It's called "Habit Based Coaching." And it's the commitment to a single, but immensely important idea: focusing on less helps you achieve more.

Expert Tip: Advice for the 40+ body transformer

40-plusers face a paradox. If we've been lifelong exercisers, our experience lets us train hard and intensely, using advanced movements. But because of this, we also risk burnout and injury. How can we balance the focus, skill, and recovery needs of middle age?

Expert Tip: Act your nutritional age

You probably know your chronological age. You may even know your RealAge. Or your age in dog years. But do you know your nutritional age? If you don't, you might be trying to pogo stick jump before you can crawl.

Why you’re not lean yet

PN Member Canada K just went the distance, dropping his body fat to an ultra-low 6%. How did he do it? And what can you learn from his experience? Click here to find out.

How to make your own chocolate.

Do you love chocolate? We do. As long as it's a high % cocoa variety. The only problem, it's often hard to find. And can be expensive. Not if you make your own. Check out this awesome plan for making your own chocolate at home - posted by Precision Nutrition community member Kaisa.

Start with a clean slate

Starting with a clean slate. It's a simple thought. But it might have profound implications for your physique - and your life. The key is to learn how to stop fixating on your mistakes - we all make them. And to focus on the awesome stuff that lies ahead of you.

Expert Tips: Losing versus maintaining weight

If you're hoping to diet down to your ideal weight, then quit working on it, you're in for a surprise. Just like you don't brush your teeth once and then forget about it, research shows that staying at a healthy weight requires regular effort, exercise, and a long-term focus.

A women’s guide to body transformation

Here's a figure program that's designed for results -- whether you want to compete as a figure athlete, or just look and feel like one.

Strategies for getting control of stress

Purposeful rest and recovery. It's an important part of the fitness equation. Yet it's the one most of us neglect. If you don't build in 30 min of parasympathetic activity per day, you need to come check out this article. It'll show you how to build in restful, parasympathetic activities in order to help keep stress in its place.

Expert Tip: Make it simple

What should your carbohydrate to protein ratio be in your postworkout drink? Should you eat carrots before or after exercise (and should they be cooked so you absorb the beta-carotenes or raw so you get their natural carroty goodness)? Should you avoid eating after 6 pm... or was that 8 pm? Ack! Relax. It doesn't have to be that complicated.

To count or not to count: JB & Ryan talk calories

On the web, there's a lot of interesting debate going on right now about the relative value of calorie counting vs. intuitive eating. Which is better? Come listen to this interview to find out.

The safe carbs:

A recent workshop taught me that people are quite confused when it comes to whole grain, unprocessed carbs. They just don't know what they are, where to find them, and what they're good for. Check out this article for a great treatment of whole grains.

Making the most of your time in the gym

Many people follow the same exercise program week-to-week. This is a mistake. The body needs a challenge. That's why exercise progressions are necessary to improve our fitness. In this article we'll explore the many ways we can progress our exercise programs.

The meat debate:

This week, I wanted to discuss something that's come up quite a lot over the last few weeks. The question of whether eating meat is actually good for us — or whether it's disease waiting to happen.

High intensity interval training:

Serendipitous? Probably. Just last week, Jon Chamberg, strength and conditioning coach to UFC World Welterweight Champion, Georges St Pierre, was crushing me with a crazy conditioning workout and today this article appears in my inbox. Learn how to get into wicked shape with these high intensity training sessions.

Forget the milk: Got fiber?

With the “Got Milk” campaign bombarding people with milk messages I kinda wish I had access to that milk money to promote some other stuff, stuff that actually helps folks get leaner and healthier. For example, fiber. If more people focused on fiber (instead of milk), overall health in North America would improve dramatically. So forget the milk. The important question is this one - Got Fiber?

Omnivore, vegetarian, flexitarian?

Oh the carnage! My recent vegetarian experiment has really ruffled some feathers. But it need not. Indeed, there are some important lessons that omnivores and vegetarians should learn from one another. Lessons that'll improve health, performance, and body composition.

John Berardi goes vegetarian? Here’s what happens when a confirmed meat-eater tries to build muscle on a nearly-vegan diet.

By some strange, twisted set of circumstances, JB finds himself trying to build muscle while following a strict plant-based diet. Some say this is impossible. Click here to find out.

Finding a new doctor in ’09

While I’m called "Doctor Berardi" by some, I don’t have an MD nor do I pretend to. I try to steer clear of medical recommendations and stick with exercise and nutritional suggestions. However, one thing I don't feel shy in doing is recommending that each of you takes a long hard look at who you're using right now to oversee your health, both from a preventative angle and a disease treatment angle.

Lean Eating coaching stories

This past Monday, we wrapped up our latest Men's and Women's Coaching groups. And as we wrapped the program up, I was in awe at some of the physical and mental transformations we helped to create. But, to be honest, although the photos and the numbers were inspiring, I was most impressed with some of the stories. Check them out.

I demand proof

The truth is, there are a lot of bogus "experts" out there, giving nutrition, exercise, and supplement advice by day while swilling Guinness and noshing on bread sticks by night. So, how does one know who to trust? Come on now...it's simple. Demand proof!

Spice up your meals – and your metabolism

When most people add sauces and dressings to their food, they're usually also adding a ton of unwanted sugars, unhealthy fats, and a laundry list of artificial ingredients barely worthy of a sewage pond, let alone their bodies. Sure, the food tastes better. But at what cost? To replace the crappy dressings with some healthy ones, click here.

Does birth control impact your progress?

Birth control is a hot topic in the Figure Athlete world. So, what's the deal? Does it impact progress or not? Well, as usual, the answer isn't straightforward. Indeed, my response is typically the dreaded, "It depends."

Insane intervals with Scot Prohaska

If you haven't heard of the legendary Manhattan Beach sand dune, take note. A who's-who list of top pro athletes has run the dune as part of their conditioning programs: Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce of the NBA; Jerry Rice and Tony Gonzales of the NFL; Tito Ortiz and Roger Huerta of the UFC; Rob Blake and Petr Sykora of the NHL. And when my good buddy Scot Prohaska, a top strength coach, invited me out to the dune last summer for his "Sunday Ritual," I foolishly agreed.

How to gain body fat while exercising a lot

Could it really be possible to exercise for as much as 14 hours a week and still gain body fat? Sadly, the answer is yes...as scary as that may seem. Click here to discuss not only how it's possible...but how to prevent it.

When exercise doesn’t work

Recent research has shown that exercise - alone - doesn't have much of an impact on body composition. Even if you're doing up to 5 hours a week. However, that doesn't mean all hope is lost. When you combine exercise and the right nutritional intervention, the body fat seems to fly off.

Lowering cholesterol

Nowadays, at the first sign of high cholesterol, docs are putting people on statin drugs and other blood lipid lowering chemicals. And while these chemicals work pretty well, they come complete with a host of unwelcome side effects; side effects that can make managing your cholesterol a rocky road. Try these natural strategies for getting your cholesterol in check.

When veggies aren’t healthy

Everyone tells you to eat more veggies. But guess what...sometimes veggies can make you gassy, bloated, and downright uncomfortable. Click here to find out how to eat your veggies without the nasty gastrointestinal side effects.

Ultimate stress-busting workout

At Precision Nutrition, we have a few exercise and nutrition strategies for dealing with stressed out folks who want to be fit and healthy but who don't want to add to their stress with their workout sessions.

The 6 pillars of training for golf with Dr. Greg Wells

Complete physical preparation sets the average golfers apart from the great golfers. In this article Dr Greg Wells shares with us his research and some key training practices for complete physical prep.

Chances are, you’ve got a deficiency

You hear it all the time. Just eat a "balanced diet" and you should be fine. However, recent research analyzing 70 diets has shown that every single one was deficient in 3 or more nutrients - with some diets being deficient in at least 15. Not good - but completely preventable.

The Infamous TRX Workout

Want to give the "Infamous TRX Program" a try? Well, here's your chance. JB, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Fraser Quelch collaborated to make this program one to remember. Rev that metabolism and get in awesome shape - fast.

The Infamous TRX Workout

Want to give the "Infamous TRX Program" a try? Well, here's your chance. JB, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Fraser Quelch collaborated to make this program one to remember. Rev that metabolism and get in awesome shape - fast.

The Infamous TRX Workout

Want to give the "Infamous TRX Program" a try? Well, here's your chance. JB, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Fraser Quelch collaborated to make this program one to remember. Rev that metabolism and get in awesome shape - fast.

The Infamous TRX Workout

Want to give the "Infamous TRX Program" a try? Well, here's your chance. JB, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Fraser Quelch collaborated to make this program one to remember. Rev that metabolism and get in awesome shape - fast.

Good foods vs. Bad foods.

I'm always amazed at what people set up in their minds as "good" food and "bad" food. "Healthy" food and "guilty" food. "Lean" food and "fat" food. The truth is - very, very few foods either qualify as good or bad. And here's the great news. It's not to late to change your thinking. You can develop a more healthy relationship with food.

Body type nutrition:

Your body type can dictate how you should train and how you should eat. Click here to figure out your type - and how to match your exercise and nutrition program to your body type. This is one of the surest ways to fast track your results.

The 3 supplements I recommend

Nowadays, a good portion of my face-time with clients and athletes is spent discussing nutritional supplements – which ones work, which don’t. Which ones are safe, which ones may be dangerous. Which ones are clean and which may contain banned substances. Yet my supplement approach is really simple…and I want to share it with you today.

Nutrigenomics:

Nutrigenomics: The study of how genes and nutrients interact. Until recently, I knew this field of science was an exciting area that would someday change the future of nutrition, medicine, and more. However, in my mind all this crazy gene-nutrient stuff was for the future. Boy was I wrong.

The compliance solution:

This 4-part video series contains a synopsis of Dr Berardi's Nutrition Compliance Solution Seminar. This video series covers our main strategies - highly effective ones, at that - for helping clients improve their compliance.

Free Gourmet Nutrition Desserts e-book

Introducing Gourmet Nutrition Desserts, a 44 page dessert cookbook complete with delicious "Precision Nutrition approved" dessert recipes, beautiful photography, and hints on how to eat the foods you love without the gaining the fat you hate.

Whey sensitivity and intolerance:

While this might surprise you, there are many folks who suffer allergies or intolerance to traditional protein supplements. Heck, you might be one of them and not even know it! To read more about your protein powder and whether or not it's time for a change, click this link.

The Playground Workout:

Today, my gym was closed but I really wanted to exercise. So I improvised and created The Playground Workout. Find yourself with no gym? Use this article for motivation and come up with something creative of your own.

World’s greatest homemade protein bars?

A few weeks back I popped over to Phil's house for a visit. Hungry, as usual, I pulled open his fridge in search of nourishment. Expecting to find standard PN fare - lean meat, a ton of fruits and veggies, etc. - I gasped in suprise as my eyes beheld a bake pan containing some sort of cake-like dessert.

Assessing vs guessing: PN measurements

Often, we beat ourselves up because we think we’re not making progress (in all areas of our lives). Yet, the truth is, in almost every case, we're making tons of progress. We just haven’t tracked it, and so we don’t realize it. PN now has the tool to track and measure your progress.

Chocolate & Tea– Antioxidant benefits

Can chocolate, the ultimate “guilty pleasure” actually be good for us? Is all this media attention on chocolate and its benefits justified? Or is this simply a case of chocoholic justification? Depends on the chocolate. Click here to find out more.

The long awaited Get Shredded Diet

Do you want to get shredded? Like, bodybuilder lean. And do you want to do it "the right way?" Well, if so, you've come to the right place. The Get Shredded Diet is here! Download it now. But I warn you - it's not for the feint of heart.

What it really takes to get bodybuilding-style lean

Here's a sample diet plan from Christian Thibaudeau, a top strength coach whose methods have heavily influenced our style of training around here (although we do differ from time to time) and who is a high level competitive bodybuilder in Canada. If you're trying to get super-lean, you've got to learn to progressively drop your calories. And Christian's plan illustrates that perfectly.

The Brain Diet:

A few weeks back, at a small research meeting in Toronto, Ontario, my good friend Dr. Alan Logan handed me a book I hadn’t heard of before. “What’s this, Alan...The Brain Diet? Doesn’t sound all that appetizing.” Amused, Dr Logan went on to tell me that I was seeing a sneak peek of his book discussing how nutrition can impact both brain and body health.