TRUTH: I know what works when it comes to losing weight and becoming healthy.
Those of you that have known me for a decade or more have seen my personal transformation and have trusted my fitness and nutrition advice simply because I have been there. Personal experience and success often trumps any formal education, but just in case credentials are also important to you, I now have Bachelor’s degrees in both nutrition and kinesiology. I eat clean and work out on a regular basis and have for years now. I have used myself as a guinea pig on a trial and error basis to determine what level of calories, what distribution of macronutrients, and what training schedule works best for my particular goals.
TRUTH: I am a skeptic by nature and would never promote restrictive fad diets.
I have heard of so many different diets and programs on the market that require you to completely cut out this food or that, cut carbohydrates to a dangerously low level, eat steak and eggs for every meal, or buy 100% of your food and supplements from a single company. I roll my eyes and warn friends about the risk of deficiencies when they try these programs. A varied, healthy diet and regular physical activity really is all it takes. I question results that are shown on TV and am the type that needs to see it to believe it.
TRUTH: I have lost more weight in 6 weeks than I did in 3 months prior to starting 21 Day Fix Extreme.
My weigh in log is shown below. The red numbers indicate outliers, most likely caused by water retention either from high sodium in my diet the days before the weigh in or a particularly heavy lifting day that caused my muscles to retain fluid. Those numbers aside, you can see a bit of a yo-yo effect with all of my numbers, down a bit but back up, very little true progress. The way I read this is that I lost 4 lbs and 1% body fat in a matter of 3 months, averaging out to 1.3 lbs per month. The blue numbers indicate my progress since I started using Beachbody products. In half the time I have lost nearly 6 lbs and 1.6% body fat. My muscle percentage is also climbing, which is very important to long term health and metabolism. Keep in mind that in June, July and August, I was working out 5-6 days a week and eating clean…I was training hard, not phoning it in. I was having the occasional cheat meal but my normal diet was fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, etc. So why the sudden accelerated progress?? Beachbody only promotes and puts their name on the absolute BEST products and workouts out there. Each one goes through vigorous testing before it is ever released. The workouts are designed and delivered by world class trainers and the meal plans are approved by nutritionists. What I’m saying is that these products WORK!
TRUTH: I am not a salesperson!
There is a reason I went to school for nutrition/kinesiology and not for business or marketing. I am interested in helping others become happier, healthier versions of themselves: whether that means losing weight, building muscle, increasing flexibility, or decreasing symptoms related to chronic disease. I went to school so that I could acquire the knowledge to help individuals achieve these goals in the safest, most efficient ways possible. I decided to become a Beachbody coach because I’ve seen the products work on others, I have seen it work on myself, and I truly believe these programs are superior to anything I could build myself. If you can’t beat them, join them right? J
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