Learn to Experiment

Why? Because you are part of one of the all-time best experiments: Your life.

As a coach, we will educate, motivate and guide clients toward their goals.

Ultimately, we are here to help YOU figure out what works best for YOU.

Our habit-based coaching from Precision Nutrition allows for each habit to be tailored to your needs, your situation and your goals.

You decide how to apply what you’ve learned and what will work best for you.

Certain decisions will be easier than others.

  • You have food allergies or intolerances that you know you need to avoid.
  • You know that caffeine too late in the day causes you to lie awake at night.
  • You are at a point where training for the Olympics is just out of the question.

Other times, what is best for you may not be to easier to figure out.

  • How is my energy level impacted by my food choices?
  • What does a good night sleep really look like?
  • Is there really a way to eat well and exercise that I can sustain for the long term?

In these cases, how do you know what to do?

Simple. You experiment.

Precision Nutrition recommends the following when learning to experiment:

  • Decide what you’d like to observe or learn about. (For instance, “Is it the dairy that’s upsetting my stomach?” or “What happens when I eat more/less at Meal X?”)
  • Gather data. Observe. Take some notes.
  • Analyze your data. Do you notice any patterns or clues? If so, what?
  • Interpret your data. What does this information tell you about yourself? What do you think it means?
  • Decide what to do next, based on the data you collected.

That last part is important. You’re looking for outcome-based decision making.

In other words, you’re looking for the answer to the question, “How’s that working for you?”

Why does this matter?

You will learn about yourself. You’ll think about what you want and need — what your goals are, what’s important to you, and so forth.

The more you learn about yourself, and think about what you want and need, the more decisions you’ll make.

This is especially true because your body and your priorities will evolve.

You won’t stay young forever. At some point, you’ll have to change gears.

So it’ll become increasingly important for you to become a good decision-maker.

Although we think we’re pretty logical, as human beings we usually make decisions based on:

  • impulse and split-second, often subconscious, decisions
  • what’s around us (such as our physical environment, or what other people are doing)
  • emotions
  • beliefs and assumptions (that may or may not be true)

Conversely, we almost never decide what to do by slowly and carefully examining all the evidence.

You’re not necessarily trying to make the “perfect” decision. (Especially because almost all important choices actively prevent “perfect” decisions.)

You’re trying to make the most conscious, intentional decision.

The decision that fits YOU best. The decision made with purpose, wisdom, full knowledge, and clarity.

If you’re ready to experiment with something in your nutrition and fitness journey, please reach out and let us know how we can help.

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