Life is hard as it is. I was making it even harder by being overweight.

With the amount of time my business and home life takes up, I had very little time to train. I was doing my best to eat Paleo with cheats here and there but I could never seem to get my weight down. I was frustrated and perplexed by my weight gain over the past year and I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t lose weight.

By the end of 2015 I had slowly ballooned up to almost 200lbs. And for a midget like me that–is–not–good.

So I went back to the drawing boards. I touched up on the Paleo Diet but nothing I was reading was exciting me to go “all-in”. Don’t eat grains, no sugar, no pasta, no bread. It was sucking the life out of me just reading the material and I hadn’t even officially started.

I had heard some success with a calorie counting diet with CrossFitters that has worked really well with body-builders. At this point there are so many names for it, “Flexible Dieting”, “Macro Diet”, “Caloric Deficit Diet”, to name a few. The versions of this program are endless but there were some issues with this program that I didn’t like. It didn’t address food quality, nutrient timing, or supplementation, which was very important to me as I was looking to train much harder and consistently to help me lose weight.

A good friend of my told me about the Renaissance Diet. I immediately fell in love with it. It touched on every point that I felt I needed and lacked on the Paleo Diet.

If you know anything about me, you know I went all in immediately! I purchased the eBook and read the entire thing in one sitting and went straight to work.

That was in October. This past Monday I weighed in at 180.8 lbs. (It was almost 18lbs but whose counting)

Never once have I felt like I was on a diet. My performance continued to get better, I never went to bed starving, and if I wanted to cheat on a less healthier food group I ate it.

But more than anything I have control back. I look better, perform better, and most importantly I feel better.

I can’t tell you how empowering this program has been for me. I’m still not at my goal weight as it pertains to the body fat I want to achieve but I’m getting closer everyday. I hate to say I’m still on a diet because it doesn’t feel that way but I am definitely still on the program.

At the beginning of the year I got my members excited on the program as well and began a 30 Day Challenge walking them through it step-by-step. In total the individuals that stayed on the program lost a total of 45lbs.  Many are still following the protocol.

If you are frustrated with your weight and you need some help feel free to reach out to me personally. I want to help. Before we started the challenge I presented a seminar to my athletes. I have attached it here for you to read.

Again if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me.

Without our health we will always find ourselves held back to do the great things we are all capable of doing.