In the grand scheme of things, 8-weeks isn't a lot of time to change your habits and make progress.
But it warms my heart to hear (and see!) a client, make some small changes, like eating more carbs!!! and benefit in some big ways.
Check out what Liz Gillean had to say about her experience in our 8-week Kickstart nutrition program:
"It's funny that before I always assumed activity level dictated composition the most. I knew nutrition was important but it really opened my eyes how key it is to hone in on macros. I felt more freedom counting macros than I ever did counting calories. Over time I have gained awareness of sensitivities to certain foods that don't do me any favours in terms of body comp and either mitigate or avoid.
I've noticed a few big changes during this process. The biggest one is that I eat way MORE now than before. I definitely eat more carbs than I ever did it was actually overwhelming at first how to fit them all in. The extra carbs and protein have played a huge part in increasing my energy levels and I don't get the mental "tiredness" like I used to. I've taken to weighing things too which I never used to and it has been super helpful figuring out portions - more often than not I am learning I can eat more than I think I can."
More food, better performance and getting leaner. Best of all works.
Most clients think to get leaner they will automatically need to "eat less" - but in reality when they gain the structure and habits to make good food decisions within their goals they surprise themselves.
Nice work, Liz!
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Marc Morris PhD CSCS
Dr. Marc is an online nutrition and strength coach. Marc leverages his athletic experience and credentials in biochemistry and human nutrition to provide evidence-based but practical recommendations to clients and the fitness community.