Guy Prihar is like many people who come to Precision Nutrition for help: really into the science, and always ready for a deep dive.
In 2016, then in his mid 40s, Prihar started to feel super slow in the afternoon. He got to the point where his energy dips interfered with his work as a legal professional.
He had always taken very good care of his health and fitness. So he asked himself, “What’s going on? What am I missing? Is it a question of nutrition?
His questions led him into a rabbit hole of nutritional information. He experimented with low carb and keto diets, which helped lower his initial energy.
“The more I learned, the more curious I became,” he explains. “After a while, I decided I wanted more of my own information. I didn’t want to just trust what people were saying. “
And that’s how he ended up taking the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification– without plans to become a professional nutrition trainer.
Curious about Prihar’s experience, we asked:
Here is what Prihar had to say.
1. Why did you choose the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification?
As Prihar looked for ways to learn more about nutrition, he started to hear good things about PN. And he noticed that a lot of the online coaches he respected were PN certified.
So he dug a bit.
“I’ve heard that Precision Nutrition is really up to date on the latest research, published data. And that’s what I wanted, ”Prihar says.
“I wanted to understand how things work and see the latest research. This is what attracted me to PN.
2. Why a certification? Why not just learn for free on the Internet?
Some people in Prihar’s situation were simply going on the Internet.
And that’s where Prihar started as well. He got keto and low carb results, and online groups he participated in.
But after a year, he wanted more.
It wasn’t that he necessarily wanted to make big changes to his own health and fitness. It was above all that he wanted learn.
He wanted to learn things on his own, from a reliable source.
And he didn’t want to waste his time with what he calls “brother’s science”.
He explains, “Suppose someone achieves a great bodily transformation for themselves. Then they come up with some sort of workout or nutrition routine like, “Here’s what I did. You should do this’. I never buy into that stuff, because I don’t necessarily trust someone’s self-declaration. I really want to see the data and understand how things work. “
Additionally, Prihar wanted a trusted source to put everything together for him in one place, rather than trying to piece it all together himself.
3. What did you like the most about the certification material?
Like many science-conscious people, Prihar is wary of a lot of information circulating these days.
Especially since, if he now works in the legal field, he actually has a degree in biology.
“I really like that PN points to real research that I can find if I want,” Prihar says. “I even went to see some of the articles PN cited in the manual.”
He was also happy to see that the scientific concepts with which he was familiar were well communicated.
“There was some basic information that I already knew, that I had learned years ago while studying biology,” he says. “I could tell that PN was doing a good job presenting this information, which gave me more confidence in the information that was new to me.”
4. Was Precision Nutrition Certification Worth the Money?
Prihar’s response is simple:
“Yes,” he said. “I wanted the most recent information, so for me it was worth getting it.”
“I really enjoyed reading the material. It was cool to review some of the biology I had learned years ago in college, so I got kicked.
Unlike his university studies, however, the certification made him think about the actual application of the scientific concepts he was learning.
“I especially liked the way it was more oriented at the macro level,” he says. “Whereas before I was studying, for example, genetic interactions or protein-protein interactions, PN takes it to a higher level – like, here is what we observe at the performance level, at the human level. Here’s what it means for people. I really enjoyed it.
If you are a trainer or want to be …
Learning to coach clients, patients, friends or family through healthy eating and lifestyle changes – in a way personalized to their unique body, preferences and circumstances – is both an art and a science.
If you want to learn more about both, check out the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. The next group is starting shortly.