How to win $100,000.
Meet our latest Precision Nutrition prize winners and hear their stories.

By John Berardi, Ph.D.

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Scroll down to meet our latest Precision Nutrition $100,000 prize winners. Find out who won the Grand Prizes and hear their stories.

Every year in the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program we help men and women from around the world lose weight, gain muscle, and transform their health and fitness.

We also give them a big, motivating goal to shoot for: $250,000 in cash prizes every year. In our experience, big, inspiring goals are much easier to achieve when something awesome is at stake.

Here’s how it works: Every six months, we give away big prize money for the best transformations among our male and female clients.

For the current coaching group—which started in July 2014 and is wrapping up now—we’ve committed over $100,000; $50,000 for the men and $50,000 for the women.

For today, I’d like to announce the Precision Nutrition prize winners from this round of coaching:

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Lindsey

Lost 44.5 lbs and 42.3 total inches!

  • Age: 37 years
  • Weight Lost: 44.5 lbs (from 201.5 lbs to 157 lbs)
  • Total Inches Lost: 42.3 inches (from 248.3 inches to 206 inches)

About Lindsey

At 37, Lindsey Piattoly seemed to have it all. A supportive husband, a fulfilling job, and a healthy baby girl.  What she didn’t have was a habit of self-care—and she paid the price in added weight and a nagging sense of disappointment.

In college, she had been an avid gym-goer and runner. Back then, she was motivated and eager to face each day. But double foot surgery had made it hard for her to continue with many of her favorite activities. And years of serving as caregiver to her mother, who suffered from ALS, took a serious toll on her natural vitality and optimism. When her mom died in 2007, it was as if she lost a bit of herself.

At her highest weight of just over 200 pounds, Lindsey wore a size 16 dress. And while she loved her husband, loved her job, and loved her daughter, she was finding it harder and harder to respect herself.

It was her husband, Tavis, a registered dietician, who suggested she try Precision Nutrition coaching. “You used to be so happy when we were active,” he said. “I want to see you happy again.” It was as simple as that.

Putting aside her worries, Lindsey made a commitment to work hard. And while her goals were vague when she began, the program helped her clarify them.

“I was fat and miserable when I started, still grieving the loss of my mom,” she says. “But this program is so personal. It makes you think and helps you get to the root of why you’re not taking care of yourself.”

In the process, it does more than strip away body fat. “It strips away your preconceptions about who you are and what you can be.”

These days, Lindsey wears a size 6 for the first time in her life. But more importantly, she loves her newfound strength, her abundant energy, and the clarity she’s reached about her values.

“I’m a whole new person,” she says. “I did the work, but Precision Nutrition gave me the support and the tools. I cannot stress enough how much it changes your life.”

Note: To hear more about Lindsey’s emotional story, listen to this audio interview. In it, Lindsey talks with Precision Nutrition’s Susan Olding—a fellow Precision Nutrition Coaching graduate—and shares her experience.

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Lindsey, accepting her prize, wears a Steve Gleason t-shirt. Gleason, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, lives with ALS and runs the Gleason Foundation, which helps ALS patients in the state.

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$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Tim

Lost 100 lbs and 54.3 total inches!

  • Age: 36 years
  • Weight Lost: 100 lbs (from 295 lbs to 195 lbs)
  • Total Inches Lost: 54.3 inches (from 277.3 inches to 223 inches)

About Tim

Tim Cook knew how to get in shape. He’d proved that to himself more than once. What he hadn’t been able to do was stay in shape. He’d tighten up on nutrition, hit the gym more regularly, lose weight, build muscle—and then he’d start to feel bored and deprived. And before he could consolidate his improvements, he’d go back to his “bad old ways.”

“I’d burn out,” he admits. Man cannot live on chicken breasts and broccoli alone.

The day Tim came across a copy of Gourmet Nutrition was a lucky one for him. Not only did its recipes give him the variety he craved, but its underlying principles made sense. So when the time came to get more serious about his fitness, he naturally turned to Precision Nutrition’s coaching program.

By then, Tim weighed over 300 pounds and was wearing a size 44 pant. At that weight, exercise wasn’t fun. In fact, it hurt. And that, in turn, damaged his self-respect. As a Physical Therapy Assistant, he knew the value of good health, and he wanted to be a positive role model for his patients. Plus, as the father of two young kids, he wanted to set a healthy example.

Precision Nutrition gave him the structure and the encouragement he needed. If he had questions, he reached out to his coach or looked to the wider PN community. When he hit a plateau, he kept checking in with the program and reminded himself that this was a process. Meanwhile, his wife offered her own invaluable support on the home front. Month by month, the excess weight melted away. Soon those size 44 pants were falling off of him.

These days, Tim’s wearing size 36 jeans, and even those are getting loose. He looks forward to bike rides and ball games with his kids. He’s considering further training and certifications in his field, including PN’s Certification program. Most of all, he now has the tools to maintain his healthier habits—for life. “This program is an investment in your future,” he says. “It’s worth it.”

Note: To hear more about Tim’s inspiring story listen to this audio interviewIn it, Tim talks with Precision Nutrition’s Susan Olding—a fellow Precision Nutrition Coaching graduate—and shares his experience.

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Tim accepts his prize with his family by his side. “This program is an investment in your future.”

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Also check out our other women’s winners:

Donna

$5,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 54 years

Weight Lost: 68 lbs (227 lbs to 159 lbs)

Total inches lost: 50" (270" to 220")

Tracy

$5,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 39 years

Weight Lost: 53 lbs (263 lbs to 210 lbs)

Total inches lost: 60.2" (275.7" to 215.5")

Leslie

$2,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 42 years

Weight Lost: 80.6 lbs (299 lbs to 218.4 lbs)

Total inches lost: 68.2" (305" to 236.8")

Natalie

$2,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 26 years

Weight Lost: 56 lbs (214 lbs to 158 lbs)

Total inches lost: 41.3" (247.8" to 206.5")

Cathy

$2,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 59 lbs (216.7 lbs to 157.7 lbs)

Total inches lost: 56.5" (266.5" to 210")

Katie

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 30 years

Weight Lost: 33.2 lbs (176.2 lbs to 143 lbs)

Total inches lost: 24.1" (233" to 208.9")

Annika

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 24 years

Weight Lost: 77.8 lbs (352 lbs to 274.2 lbs)

Total inches lost: 55.9" (313" to 257.1")

Lori

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 42 years

Weight Lost: 36 lbs (168 lbs to 132 lbs)

Total inches lost: 44" (227" to 183")

Deb

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 56.4 lbs (374.4 lbs to 318 lbs)

Total inches lost: 39" (321" to 282")

Jaclyn

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 35 years

Weight Lost: 70.8 lbs (246.8 lbs to 176 lbs)

Total inches lost: 47.9" (268.7" to 220.8")

Jenn

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 26 years

Weight Lost: 36.2 lbs (191.6 lbs to 155.4 lbs)

Total inches lost: 28.3" (233.1" to 204.8")

Carrie

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 36.6 lbs (216.1 lbs to 179.5 lbs)

Total inches lost: 28.3" (248.5" to 220.2")

Kathy

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 56 years

Weight Lost: 50 lbs (229.5 lbs to 179.5 lbs)

Total inches lost: 39.8" (266.3" to 226.5")

Mary Ann

$1,350 Women's Winner:

Age: 62 years

Weight Lost: 57 lbs (302 lbs to 245 lbs)

Total inches lost: 34.2" (291.5" to 257.3")

Also check out our other men’s winners:

Rich

$5,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 54 years

Weight Lost: 50.4 lbs (223.6 lbs to 173.2 lbs)

Total inches lost: 27" (255.5" to 228.5")

Kevin

$5,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 37 years

Weight Lost: 100 lbs (367 lbs to 267 lbs)

Total inches lost: 66.1" (341" to 274.9")

Brian

$2,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 45 years

Weight Lost: 26.5 lbs (199 lbs to 172.5 lbs)

Total inches lost: 24.5" (245.5" to 221")

Charles

$2,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 47 years

Weight Lost: 37.4 lbs (216.4 lbs to 179 lbs)

Total inches lost: 19.3" (251.3" to 232")

Jeff

$2,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 46 years

Weight Lost: 35.2 lbs (190.6 lbs to 155.4 lbs)

Total inches lost: 32.8" (243" to 210.2")

Dave

$1,350 Men's Winner:

Age: 49 years

Weight Lost: 26.6 lbs (181.6 lbs to 155 lbs)

Total inches lost: 15.3" (230" to 214.7")

Frank

$1,350 Men's Winner:

Age: 45 years

Weight Lost: 27.5 lbs (188.4 lbs to 160.9 lbs)

Total inches lost: 23.9" (225.3" to 201.4")

Dylan

$1,350 Men's Winner:

Age: 35 years

Weight Lost: 36 lbs (186 lbs to 150 lbs)

Total inches lost: 23" (234" to 211")

Milt

$1,350 Men's Winner:

Age: 55 years

Weight Lost: 44.1 lbs (242.2 lbs to 198.1 lbs)

Total inches lost: 32.9" (265.9" to 233")

Recognizing all our winners

I’d also like to recognize the hard work of the other finalists, and all of our incredible Precision Nutrition clients.

Bodies were transformed, obstacles overcome, health was restored, and lives were made more complete.

It’s been an honor to work with each and every one of you.

To view all the men’s and women’s finalists from all of our Precision Nutrition Coaching programs, click one of the links below.

Of course, if you’re interested in working toward a body or health transformation of your own, consider joining our next Precision Nutrition Coaching group. We’re opening up a few spots in the coming weeks.

Want to know more about Precision Nutrition Coaching?

Twice per year we accept new clients in our Precision Nutrition Coaching program, where we coach men and women to help them eat better, move more often, and improve their health.

The results, to date, have been nothing short of remarkable. Over 450,000 pounds of fat lost, and over 35,000 lives changed in the process.

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