I do not know where you currently stand with your fitness and nutrition journey. You may be a weight room veteran or you may have just signed up for your first gym membership yesterday. There is no right or wrong when it comes to fitness. The most important thing is finding what works best for YOU. Whether you run marathons, powerlift, bodybuild, Crossfit, or take Zumba classes, we all have one thing in common: We all need to eat properly and adequately to sustain our training and maintain a healthy body fat percentage. But what does that entail?
The point of this book is to educate you and help you become a healthier and happier version of yourself. So with this book, I offer guidance. I have literally compiled every iota of information I have in order to help you help yourself. (Of course there are going to some special cases where this book won’t be enough for you. In which case you can further seek guidance from a coach).
Wrapping your head around nutrition can be extremely difficult. I have a four year degree, half a masters degree, several certifications/licenses, and a fuck ton of experience and yet sometimes I still feel like I hardly know anything. Why? The human body is a very complex organism. Macronutrients, micronutrients, protein synthesis, insulin, cortisol, testosterone, blood glucose, etc. are all things that one needs to take into account. Every aspect is individual because we are all individuals. The amount of information-and maybe even more importantly misinformation out there is completely mind blowing.
You do not need to starve and restrict yourself to lower your body fat. This book will hopefully open your eyes to better ways to eat, how to eat your favorite foods guilt free, how to maximize muscular development, how to maximize fat loss, and the best part is it will teach how to do all these things permanently. It may be difficult to wrap your head around at first, but please keep an open mind while reading and absorbing this. You may have a hard time accepting the fact that you can be shredded AND eat ice cream everyday. You don’t want to believe this because of how much bullshit the health and fitness industry has hammered into the minds of consumers over the years. But it can be done. I will teach you, and explain how it’s possible through flexible dieting.
With the tools in this book, I will teach you how to calculate, count, and track your macros. You will never again have to worry about counting calories (I will go into why). You can quit worrying about whether you ate too much. You can give up feeling guilty about having a donut (or four if you are anything like myself) because everything is allowed in moderation. No food is off limits. Being able to manage your own diet and macros is an invaluable skill that you will have in your back pocket forever. It is liberating. You will now be able to be independent as far as nutrition is concerned. You do not need a coach, dietitian, or nutritionist to hold your hand forever. It takes trial and error, but it is crucial that you become so familiar and in tune with your body that that you know exactly how much of what it needs in order to look, feel, and perform at it’s very best. And it will happen.
Eating disorders run rampant in men and women, young and old, especially in the health and fitness industry. Flexible dieting and macro counting/tracking is what got me over my severe eating disorder and years of yo-yo dieting. I want to engrain in you a healthy relationship with food. You don’t have to eat reheated food from a Tupperware container 6 times a day to look good... because that surely doesn’t make you feel good. You shouldn’t live a life where you feel as though you are a slave to food. You shouldn’t EVER experience feelings of guilt after eating. You need to eat for both physical and mental health. Eat for life, not for abs, or a wedding, or a birthday or any other special occasion. Never sacrifice feeling good just to look good. That’s absurd.
Hopefully you trust me and trust the scientific information I am providing you with in this book. Once you get it right and you experience the power of proper nutrition, it gets much easier to wrap your head around and you won’t need to be sold on anything.