Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics-Athlete-For-Life-how to tell if your nutrition is working.part 1.5

how to know if your nutrition is working for you: part 1.5

In General by Adam Friedman


Learning the truth.

How much value do you place on the truth when it comes to your own nutrition?

It’s an important question to ask yourself at this stage in the process.

The process I’m referring to is your journey to fulfillment of your mind, body, and spirit as an athlete.

Are you committed to reaching your potential?

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to sustain it?

When you get to the point of truly answering “YES”, it gets to be a feeling as deep as your bones…not coincidentally, the most resilient part of your body.


You need to be resilient to achieve your goals.

I emphasize this because the road to victory isn’t easy. Nothing great ever is.

As I lay down the steps you’ll need to follow to better grasp whether your nutrition is working for you or not, it’s going to test your level of commitment.

In part it’s going to demand your persistence, attention to detail, and patience for results.

There’s also the challenge of keeping an open mind. While at the same time scrutinizing everything you hear and read. This is because of all of the contradictory evidence advice in nutrition science. It creates uncertainty.

Yet, there is one certainty you can hang onto. That it’s necessary, and always most impactful, to take an individualized approach.

This is because there are so many factors that influence outcomes from person-to-person. Things like lifestyle, genetics, environment, and so on are all on the table.

Now what?

So where does this leave you? It leaves you in a place where you get to take matters into your own hands…by running your own self-experiments…for your own life. Yes…for the rest of your life.

To avoid the overwhelm that can easily come when you truly digest this (pardon the pun), I’m suggesting that you run experiments. Each experiment will last for three to six months. That’s about how long it takes for your body to adapt to a structured program so that you can understand the results.

And the structure must be well-defined and adhered to. Yes…consistency matters.

It’s how you will establish quantitative and qualitative evidence. It’s the only way for the conclusion from your results to be reliable.

The challenging part in all this is that your life is not some “controlled” experiment. But keep in mind, I didn’t say this would be easy.

I tell you this because I want you to understand that a lot of time and effort goes into discovering the truth. But most of all, you need resilience to see through to your commitment to learning your truth. So you can stop guessing.

That’s why it’s important to be upfront and honest with yourself about wanting to learn the truth.

The good news is that you are in control of your choices. That means you get to decide and act in ways that serve what you want. That’s what taking care of yourself looks like.

If you’re still onboard, then great. I’m excited to guide you through this process. Stay tuned for more steps to learning your truth and how to apply it to your life.

Until then, take the opportunity to learn from my Sports Nutrition Guide. It comes FREE with the 30-Day Get Lean Challenge. Get yours here.

Seeking the truth,


P.S. If you missed “how to know if your nutrition is working for you: part 1”, I encourage you to check it out here.