As an industry professional, for a long time now, I have been wondering why people can’t lose weight or succeed nutritionally even if they are trying different types of diets and workouts.
Food is essential to life, amazing in taste, diversity, and the power it possesses to heal and fuel our bodies. However, I didn’t always believe, understand, or follow this principle. As a kid, my parents made me eat my vegetables, and I led an active lifestyle but, like most kids, I loved junk food.
Since childhood, I’d experienced challenges, frustrations, and physical symptoms—at that time, I wasn’t aware of how these issues were linked to nutrition. Severe skin conditions, digestive disruptions, and appetite abnormalities plagued me.
My parents sought advice and guidance from medical specialists (GPs, Dermatologists, and Autoimmune specialists). The professional recommendations, along with the information I learned in university health science courses, failed to remedy these issues.
The quality of my nutrition improved slightly through university when I started personal training, but I was still plagued by the same health and skin issues. When working with clients, the nutrition advice centered on the standard government healthy eating guidelines I’d learned in university and via the personal training courses I’d taken. This involved basic education on macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat), the food pyramid, Canada Food Guide, the “calories in versus calories out” equation, plus specific information about the key vitamins and nutrients that people need.
The real reason why I failed to treat my symptoms or why you can’t lose weight
It wasn’t until I reached my late twenties that I got fed up dealing with my symptoms and conditions and decided to expand my knowledge base outside of the mainstream options.
Through further study and observation of pioneers and thought leaders in holistic nutrition and wellness, I learned almost all I had been taught about nutrition and weight loss was wrong or misguided. Therefore useless to me and my clients in changing body composition and leading a healthier life.
I dedicated a significant amount of time to researching and discerning everything ‘fuel’ is, and why people can’t lose weight or successfully treat their symptoms. The result has been an amazing (and ongoing) journey that has eliminated my issues, caused me to reassess my pre-existing beliefs about nutrition, positively transformed the health of me and my family, helped me live a happier life, and allowed me to better serve the needs of my clients.
It’s not true that you can’t lose weight or get healthy! Here is why
Contrary to what most people think and struggle with each day, proper nutrition, weight loss, and healthy eating are simple. It is not true that you can’t lose weight. You most certainly can! And I’m excited to show you how straightforward and fulfilling this change can be.
My objective is to eliminate your key confusion and frustration points about nutrition and weight loss, simplify the process of choosing the right food to eat, and help you look at food from a different perspective. Doing this will allow you to better accomplish your health and body composition goals. Because let’s face it, that’s the number one reason most people get interested in nutrition at least in the beginning.
The nutrition solution to look, feel, be healthy, and lose weight
Eat food (real food, not “food-type products”).
Eat at regular intervals and consistent times.
Manage portions easily.
Forget about calories and nutrients.
Get in touch with your gut and digestive system.
Take time to eat meals and share them with other people.
Look at food and nutrition from a new perspective.
In Pillar #4 (Fuel) of The Fitness Curveball book, I break down each of these 7 strategies into a simple and easy-to-implement plan. This is the final part of a 4 book series to help you hit a grand slam in health and happiness, no matter what life throws at you.
While my approach to nutrition is simple and straightforward, this is not a typical diet book. It will not focus on weight loss, calorie counting, or the number of grams of a specific nutrient each person should consume. It will likely upend many of the popular notions of dieting and nutrition advice that you currently believe to be true.
My goal is to:
Share my knowledge and experience with you.
Help you look at nutrition from a different and (I believe) more effective perspective.
Inspire you to ask better questions about food and your relationship to it.
Provide you with the practical tools and strategies to eat well, nourish your body, enjoy food, and reach your healthy body composition goals.
You will NOT be asked to:
Go “on” a diet.
Eliminate or severely restrict major things such as “carbs”, “fat” or foods you enjoy, without at least having important background information from which to make the decision.
Blindly take my advice: I will provide valid external sources that you can review as desired.
Following these simple and highly effective strategies will help you fuel your body for success and performance, enjoy food, lose weight, and reach your health and body composition goals while being able to maintain them indefinitely.
In my Fuel Your Body For Success online workshop, you will learn the difference between real food and food type products, calorie counting, portion sizing, metabolic typing, and creating a meal plan customized to your lifestyle.
Be well. Stay safe. Keep active!