Don’t over complicate your nutrition. Keep your meals simple and easy to prepare.
Meet Bill. He came to E4 wanting to lose some weight, gain more energy, perform better in the gym and at lacrosse and knew that he needed to figure out how to prepare and plan more meals so that he was eating better and more consistently throughout his day.
Over the course of the last few months Bill has absolutely done ALL of these things and has learned his way around the kitchen in the process. He was a little unsure about tracking his food and unsure that he would find enough variety and things that he liked to eat. He didn’t let his uncertainty slow him down and instead made a commitment to figuring out what and how to eat so that it worked for his lifestyle. It has been a pleasure and an honor working with him each week and stay focused and dedicated to his goals. Hard work always pays off and Bill is the perfect example of putting in the work to reach his goals.
Well done Bill! Way to crush it!
Here is what Bill had to say about his experience with E4:
What were your goals when you started ?
My biggest goal was, of course, weight loss. I would get a decent amount of exercise but still had the dad bod. The second biggest hurdle to accomplish was learning how to be more responsible for what I ate. I knew that I needed to learn how to eat better but I didn’t know how to start.
What have you learned about yourself?
There were so many foods that I would turn my nose up at, and would say, “Gross, how do people eat that stuff?”. I’ve learned to try new things that were not high in fat or covered in cheese and processed meat and still feel satisfied.
The kitchen was a daunting place that I would try my best to stay out of unless I was looking for a take out menu. With some guidance, I’ve learned to prepare healthy meals for myself that can actually taste good and not be horrible for me.
What is your big “win” or take away from this experience?
I feel like I’m prepared to maintain a lifestyle change while not depriving myself of my favorite things.
What would you tell someone else that is thinking about signing up for coaching or wants to learn more about nutrition?
Do it! This sounds cliché, but if I can get it together, anyone can.