Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good holiday season and are staying warm in these frigid temps (assuming you’re basically anywhere in the U.S. other than Miami or Hawaii, where it’s about 75 degrees warmer than it is here in Greenwood, IN)!
This blog post is a little different from my usual blog posts, but it’s full of important information. I’m sure most of you have seen advertisements or social media posts about the latest exercise programs and weight loss trends and supplements. While these products and programs may be helpful in the short term, they are not designed to provide most people with lasting tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With the in-home exercise videos and equipment, supplements, and shakes, these programs are also designed to be money makers for the coaches and consultants of the programs and products.
I am not saying these programs are not worth checking out - they could very possibly be quite beneficial for some individuals. What I am saying is that they are NOT. LONG. TERM. They do not teach life-long skills, and like all other diet fads in the past and those to come in the future, they are not feasible for providing a long-lasting solution. I say this because I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to drink a meal replacement shake or take a handful of supplements every day for the rest of my life. I want to eat real food that tastes good and satisfies me, and that is what Precision Nutrition teaches nutrition coaching clients to do.
Precision Nutrition (PN) has been “coaching clients and certifying professionals since 2005.” Over the past ten plus years, Precision Nutrition has become more well known around the world, and the creators of PN have worked and continue to work with big names including Nike, Titleist, and the Cleveland Browns, just to name a few, and have been featured in Time magazine and The New York Times.
Precision Nutrition provides the opportunity for professionals to further their nutrition education through Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Through these certifications professionals learn the best ways to “coach their clients on eating and living better,” and at this point in time, they’ve helped nearly 50,000 professionals learn the skills to become better coaches. Not only does PN provide coaches with nutrition information, but they teach the psychology behind proven coaching methods.
Health professionals who have completed certifications have access to ProCoach, Precision Nutrition’s online nutrition coaching and in-home exercise software. ProCoach nutrition coaching is a year-long program designed to provide clients with the most effective skills and tools to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. There is no need for supplements or shakes with Precision Nutrition – PN clients are taught how to include real food in every meal, every day.
Sometimes clients become frustrated with the slow-paced nature this program because they want to lose weight and notice changes immediately. ProCoach is designed to be “slow” for a reason, and although this program is not a quick fix, if clients are motivated and are truly ready for a lifestyle change, sticking with it for the full year will be worth the effort. Not only do clients typically lose weight and inches, they learn a skill set to handle stressors that life throws at them while maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits. Through learning time and stress management skills, helpful shopping and cooking tools, and many, many more skills and tools that will last a lifetime, clients become all around healthier individuals and sometimes even become PN certified coaches themselves!
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about what I offer through Precision Nutrition, and if you are interested in learning more about becoming a PN coach or a ProCoach nutrition coaching client, I am more than happy to answer questions and provide more information! You can email me at WerresNutrition@gmail.com, or if you know me well, you can Facebook message or text me.
Think positive, stay active, and smile. -A
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