Precision Nutrition Connects One Million Data Points to Reveal Six Keys to Sustainable Body Transformation

Groundbreaking Study Shifts Perception of Weight Loss and Health Improvement

TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – Precision Nutrition, an industry leader in healthy eating and lifestyle coaching, analyzed more than one million client data points to uncover the keys to sustainable body transformation. The insight-rich behavior study asked: How much effort does it take to make meaningful change? The answer: Not as much as you think.

In the study, researchers compared clients’ changes in body weight and waist circumference to how consistent these individuals were at practicing healthy eating and exercise habits. The findings showed that even tiny amounts of effort can result in a profound impact over time.

Precision Nutrition Quotes

“The data doesn’t lie. It’s clear that if you simply get the ball rolling and continue for a year, you can increase fat loss, enhance body composition, and drive self-confidence,” said Brian St. Pierre, Precision Nutrition director of performance nutrition. “With even minimal change to your health and fitness habits, you move better, feel better, sleep better…you improve your heart health and lower your risk for cancer and diabetes. And, you experience a zestier sex drive to boot.”

“The research also showed that the more consistent you are, the better you will feel about life in general,” noted Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Precision Nutrition curriculum director. “This is because you see change in your body, such as less pain, more fitness and the ability to do more movements, more easily. You gain positive energy, confidence and resilience after and because you act, not the other way around.”

Research Background

Precision Nutrition analyzed more than one million data points gathered from 1,000 clients over 12 months. The company studied its client behaviors, as well as performance outcomes in areas such as program compliance, body measurements, and fat loss.

In the Precision Nutrition Coaching program, clients gradually modify their behavior by adopting strategic eating and lifestyle habits and purposeful exercise over the course of a year.

  • Strategic eating and lifestyle habits include practices such as consuming lean protein at each meal, eating until 80% full, and creating a pre-bed ritual for better sleep. Precision Nutrition clients implement one strategic habit every two weeks.
  • Purposeful exercise can include a full gym workout, an at home workout or an abbreviated workout.

Precision Nutrition Coaching Program: Study Findings

  1. Every action adds up. Precision Nutrition clients implementing strategic eating habits, lifestyle improvements, and purposeful  exercise between 10 and 50 percent of the time lost between five and six percent of their total body weight, an average of 11 pounds.
  2. Lifestyle changes and nutrition habits along with exercise drives success. Men who made positive changes half of the time lost an average of six pounds more (17 pounds) compared to men who completed their habits and workouts between 10 and 50 percent of the time (11 pounds). Women achieving this same level of consistency dropped one additional pound but lost four more total inches.
  3. Health and lifestyle improvements are easier than you think. The majority of Precision Nutrition clients stuck with the program at least half the time. Since the adjustments were made gradually over 12 months, it made it easier for clients to implement healthy eating and lifestyle habits, and purposeful exercise.
  4. Dramatic changes occur when clients achieve the greatest consistency. (Even if they’re not perfect.) Men who followed the Precision Nutrition program at least 80 percent of the time lost 24 pounds (11 percent body weight) and 16 total inches. Women lost 15 pounds (9 percent body weight) and 17 total inches.
  5. Circumstances don’t determine what individuals can achieve. Precision Nutrition clients who “adjusted the dial,” using creative solutions to meal prep and scaling back rather than shutting down when things didn’t go as planned, saw consistent success.
  6. Making some effort can make you feel better about how your body looks, feels, and moves. The more consistent Precision Nutrition clients were, the better they felt about life in general. Clients gained positive energy, confidence, and resilience.

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About Precision Nutrition Coaching 

Precision Nutrition Coaching is a scientifically proven body-transformation program. With the support of an expert coach over the period of a year, Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men and Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women guides clients through important and sustainable changes in their eating, exercise and lifestyle. The next opportunity for individuals to sign up for Precision Nutrition Coaching is July 2019. For more information, visit

About Precision Nutrition

Precision Nutrition offers a sustainable, practice-based approach to becoming fitter, getting healthier, and improving performance. As a global leader in providing health and fitness professionals the education, tools, and coaching they need, over 150,000 coaches in over 140 countries use the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification—along with ProCoach, the company’s proprietary coaching software—to improve client results, increase operational efficiency, and drive business growth. Recognized as the number one recommended nutrition coaching certification by health, nutrition, and fitness professionals and the leader in customer satisfaction, Precision Nutrition offers the only nutrition certification endorsed by CrossFit®, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) also approve Precision Nutrition for its professionals’ continuing education credits. Internationally, Precision Nutrition’s certifications have gained endorsements from the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

In addition, Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men and Women is a personalized, evidence-based healthy nutrition and lifestyle program, which has been validated in multiple peer-reviewed studies and helped over 100,000 people improve their nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle. For more information, visit

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