Losing Fat Doesn't Require Perfection

You just have to show up. (Sometimes)

Eugene Adams
In Fitness And In Health
4 min readOct 2, 2020


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Does losing weight require perfection?

That is precisely the question Precision Nutrition tried to answer. They analyzed data collected from 1,000 clients over 12 months.

The results found something interesting. It turns out that perfection isn't even close to being necessary.

Small Habits Stack Up

The basic philosophy of Precision Nutrition is to take one or two small healthy habits and do them consistently. Then, add another small habit.

And another.

And another.

Then, before you know it, you will have made a significant change.

Examples of habits

  • Drink a glass of water with every meal
  • No alcohol
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Eat more whole foods
  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
  • Eat until 80% full

The Data

Precision Nutrition categorized its findings into groups based on their level of consistency.

10–49% Consistency (Less than 50%)



Eugene Adams
In Fitness And In Health

Certified Personal Trainer | I write about fitness, self-improvement, and anything else that might help people live better all-around lives.