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Brian St. Pierre

Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, is a nutrition expert at Precision Nutrition, the worldÔÇÖs largest online nutrition coaching company. Each year, the Precision Nutrition team takes small groups of trainers and coaches through the renowned PN Level 1 and Level 2 certi? cation programs.

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Hand Portioning for Each Food Group

November 14, 2016

As a fitness professional or nutrition coach, you know calories matter. Fundamentally, human body weight is controlled by energy balance—calories in vs. calories out.

But having clients meticulously count calories and track macronutrients is not the solution in most cases. That approach is often tedious, inexact and unsustainable. It takes handbooks, websites, databases and math. Just to plan lunch.

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A Better Way to Control Calories

April 25, 2016

While calories do count, it has become clear that counting them won’t help most people over the long term. However, we still want clients to be aware of how much they eat—and be able to adjust their intake to reach their goals. Fortunately, there’s a better, simpler way than counting calories.

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