As you may know, I have mixed feelings about Precision Nutrition (PN). On the one hand, I'm certified with them (PN1). On the other hand, I'm not a big fan of the way they run their online coaching (which differs from what they tell you in their certification manual). And while they sometimes post useful and informative articles, they sometimes write misleading ones. This post is about the latest example I've seen, and will hopefully help you with evaluating results of studies. Continue reading
A healthy diet has a wide range of benefits including body composition (fat percentage), longevity (live longer), reduced likelihood of many diseases (such as diabetes), feeling better (improved mood and more energy), and more. Having a healthy diet means eating mostly healthy foods, but knowing how healthy foods are is not always so easy.
The usual approach is to reduce calories consumed ("diet") and/or increase calories burned ("exercise") often summarized as, "Eat less, move more."
As you all remember from the post on macronutrients, protein is one of the Big Three. How much protein should you be getting? Are you getting enough? These are important questions for anyone, but especially folks on the high side of 40...and they get more important as we go along.
As usual, the answer to these important questions starts with, "It depends..."
Precision Nutrition has grown into the largest private nutrition coaching and research company in the world. They claim to have coached 35,000 men and women during the last 12 years. Their certification program is also very popular, certifying almost 25,000 people (including me).
I'll talk about my experience with the certification process and why I chose them in a future post. Here, I'll be reviewing my second-hand experience with their coaching program. If you think this will automatically be a glowing review since I'm certified through them, you'd better read on.