Private: How to know you’ve found a good health coach
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
1w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD Once you decide you want to work with a health coach, finding the right one goes beyond checking off a list of qualifications. How do you know if you’ve found the best health coach for you? What are the qualities of a good coach besides the obvious credentials? We’ve listed some traits to look out for when choosing a health coach. Essentially, it all boils down to how the two of you “vibe.” You should find someone you get along with and trust, someone who seems to truly “get” you and is as invested in your success as you are. Let’s dive deeper into what all ..read more
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How to navigate decision fatigue when working toward your fitness goals
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
1w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD We all make thousands of decisions every day, large and small. What to have for breakfast. Whether or not to exercise—or when. Which project to tackle first at work. More coffee or not. After a while, it’s only natural that decision fatigue sets in. Decision fatigue can happen to anyone—but it’s especially disruptive when you’re trying to change old habits and make new (healthier) choices, but you lose steam by 10 AM. Let’s take a closer look at what decision fatigue is, what causes it, and how to shake it off so you can continue to make good, intentional c ..read more
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How to know you’ve found a good health coach
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
1w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD Once you decide you want to work with a health coach, finding the right one goes beyond checking off a list of qualifications. How do you know if you’ve found the best health coach for you? What are the qualities of a good coach besides the obvious credentials? We’ve listed some traits to look out for when choosing a health coach. Essentially, it all boils down to how the two of you “vibe.” You should find someone you get along with and trust, someone who seems to truly “get” you and is as invested in your success as you are. Let’s dive deeper into what all ..read more
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Private: 11 reasons to work with a health coach
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
2w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD You can learn everything on your own… right? In other words, between books and free online articles and videos, what’s the point of working with a health coach? Well, there’s a few points… A health coach offers unique knowledge and insights that can help you in ways you can’t necessarily get on your own. They fill in the nutritional and exercise gaps you may overlook, make sure you’re adhering to your intentions, and suggest solutions (and moral support) when you hit inevitable obstacles. In fact, hiring a health coach may be one of the best decisions you c ..read more
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The importance of personalizing your fitness and nutrition program
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
2w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD A personalized fitness and nutrition program is the antidote to one-size-fits-all, generic advice. If you’re tired of trying programs that just don’t fit with your lifestyle or preferences, a personalized program may be what you need to get—and stay—on track. We’ll explore what a personalized coaching program includes, as well as the many health and wellness benefits you can enjoy when you follow one. What does it mean to have a personalized coaching program? In a personalized coaching program, you work with a health coach who tailors a plan to fit your uni ..read more
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Why you might have hit a plateau with your fitness goals
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
2w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD From hitting a wall with your workouts to stalled weight loss, plateaus can occur at any stage. But all that hard work hasn’t been for nothing. Plateaus, although frustrating, can be useful. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what causes them, how to push through, and when to consider embracing the plateau and shifting into maintenance mode. What is a plateau in fitness? A plateau refers to a period of time where you feel like you’re no longer making progress. For anyone who’s been actively pursuing fitness for a while, you know the signs: maybe y ..read more
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11 reasons to work with a health coach
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
2w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD You can learn everything on your own… right? In other words, between books and free online articles and videos, what’s the point of working with a health coach? Well, there’s a few points… A health coach offers unique knowledge and insights that can help you in ways you can’t necessarily get on your own. They fill in the nutritional and exercise gaps you may overlook, make sure you’re adhering to your intentions, and suggest solutions (and moral support) when you hit inevitable obstacles. In fact, hiring a health coach may be one of the best decisions you c ..read more
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How to do hand portion math to track your macros
Precision Nutrition
by Emily Greffenius
2w ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD There are so many ways to track your nutritional intake. It can seem overwhelming to pick an (accurate) method that works for you. That’s why we’ve developed the hand portion method. It simplifies nutrition tracking in a way that’s accessible to anyone—and can suport any of your health and fitness goals. A breakdown: The Hand Portion Method Precision Nutrition’s hand portion method offers an easy solution to tracking your macros, allowing you to manage your food intake without weighing, measuring, or counting calories. The method is simple: Estimate portion ..read more
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How to live the longest, healthiest life possible
Precision Nutrition
by Lou Schuler
1M ago
None of us is getting any younger. Take it from someone who’s old: You don’t want to reach the Age of Senior Discounts with regrets about all the things you didn’t do to prepare your body and mind. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do, at any age. In the following article, we’ll cover the best practices for aging well—preserving longevity, quality of life, and healthspan. They include: The very short list of things you should avoid. The much more detailed list of what you can do to get the most out of the time you have. The most impactful way to combine a healthy life with a happy life. Som ..read more
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Zone 2 cardio: Flaky fitness trend or worthy pursuit?
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by Dylan Dacosta, PN1-NC, CPT
1M ago
Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD “Cargo pants are back.” This was the news that Brian St. Pierre, PN’s director of nutrition, broke when we met. (St. Pierre, a father, found this out via his 12-year-old daughter.) Why does this matter? Apparently, a certain type of exercise is running a parallel cycle: An old trend resurfacing as a new “it” thing. Cardio’s back, baby. Specifically, zone 2 cardio—also known as steady state cardio, low intensity steady state cardio (LISS), or what your treadmill may call the “fat burning zone” (more on this term later). When I got into the fitness industry o ..read more
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