I wasn’t always fit and I didn’t always know about nutrition.
In fact, I just chuckled a little when I just thought back to my earlier health ventures.
At one point in my life, I tried doing a slow-carb diet. You know, the one from Tim Ferris’s 4-Hour Body book? The one where you have to avoid most carbs (including fruits) for 6 days a week, and then “enjoy” a cheat day.
That one diet got me feeling sick and bloated (plus some more serious gut problems) for the next year.
The year after I did the most popular diet in the bodybuilding society – if it fits your macros (also known as IIFYM but I like to call it”eat shit, get fit”). The only thing more enjoyable than losing weight while eating pizzas and KitKats for lunch, was telling people that this is what I’m using to lose weight.
But this also came at a cost. Soon I became a calorie accountant. I’d do anything to add an extra gram of protein, especially eating heavily processed “high-protein” foods. I soon became sluggish, unable to focus and dependent on sugar & caffeine for energy.
Since then I’ve tried eating vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, paleo, intermittent fasting, low-fat and a few others in-between.
I have studied the research, tested what works and failed at what doesn’t, so that you don’t have to.