Let’s play a game.
I’m going to tell you the 3 programs that the 3 individuals I had calls with yesterday told me about and you’re going to guess the problem and what the outcome was.
My trainer had me down to 1200 calories per day and wanted me to burn 450 calories from cardio each day on top of my strength training workouts.
Even during our reverse diet, he had me at 1400 calories per day and 250 calories burned from cardio.
Can you guess the problem?
If you said anything along the lines of: too restrictive, not enough food, too much stress on the body, not enough recovery … you’d be correct!
Pretty easy to guess …
Weight came off. Even more weight came back on.
That’s the surface level outcome.
Below the surface … questioning herself, not knowing if she can lose the weight she wants and keep it off, and lacking confidence heading into the summer.
That’s the shit we don’t see.
Let’s play again.
I had to drink shakes for most meals and I was allowed to have one regular meal per day. It worked but I was so hungry all the time, I couldn’t sustain it.
Side note – if your program uses the word “allowed,” and it’s not in the context of “you’re allowed to eat whatever the fuck you want” … that’s a major red flag.
Anyway, can you guess the problem?
If you said … too restrictive, not enough food, too many food rules, not enough real food, unnecessary supplementation, too much stress, not enough recovery … you’d be correct!
The weight came off. Even more weight came back on.
Below the surface was a poor relationship with food, thinking she had a self control problem for not being able to deal with always being hungry, and questioning the example she’s setting for her kids.
Let’s play one more time and this one is a little different.
I worked with a macro coach who got me results but I was in a deficit for like 3 years and she only ever looked at my macros and my weight. Now I’m eating 1400 calories and afraid to eat more.
If you said … too restrictive, not personalized enough, lack of important data like biofeedback, too much stress, not enough recovery, not understanding metabolic adaptation, not understanding homeostasis, lack of a long term plan that’s sustainable … you’d be right!
Being stuck in a low calorie trap with a down regulated metabolism that needs some healing. Plus, a fear of eating more food.
Fortunately, each one of these scenarios is easy to fix.
Restrictive diets cause you to gain the weight again
I think it’s important to understand the implications of constantly putting yourself through restrictive protocols.
It sucks to lose weight and gain the weight all back, but it sucks even more to see the psychological toll it takes.
And, these examples are just one program for each individual.
Think about what happens when you go through that 5, 10, or dozens of times.
You end up being one crazy mofo like me.
Now, the path to each of those individuals achieving their physical goals will actually include improving their mindset and relationship with food.
They will need to be willing to change their perspective that “less is more” when it comes to nutrition.
We teach you how to NOT gain the weight again
One of the things I love so much about our coaching program is the food freedom it creates along with the physical results.
In fact, I’d argue that we create epic physical results BECAUSE of the food freedom we instill in our clients.
You’ll notice it in every single testimonial (like the one below).
Our clients often come to us thinking a few things …
– That nutrition has to be perfect to make progress
– That results are driven by restriction and always eating less
– That you can’t live life while making progress because having fun always derails results
And then we rock their worlds with reality.
That all of those assumptions are actually preventing you from getting to where you want to be.
Which typically raises some skepticism.
Like … really … you’re telling me I can be less perfect, eat more freely, and have more fun while making more progress?
And those that are ready to see the light take the leap and never look back.
More specifically, we utilize our Neurotyping principles to understand their preferences and what will work best for the individual.
We put them through a metabolic priming phase to reduce the stress their body has endured and actually get them feeling better and looking better as a result.
We integrate the plan to fit their lifestyle so they can still have fun while getting leaner.
And we monitor biofeedback and daily stressors so we always know what’s working or what needs to be adjusted.
I’ll let you read it in our client’s words.
If you want to get out of the restrict and binge cycle, or stop the perfectionist tendencies that are keeping you stuck, and you want to achieve food freedom while getting leaner and looking better naked …
Then I strongly encourage you to send me a private message on FB.
We’ll have a quick chat to see if you’re a good fit and if you are, we can get started right away.