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.