To say that Food Freedom has changed my life would be an understatement. These nutritional strategies; Carb Cycling, Intermittent Fasting and IIFYM (if it fits your macros) have truly helped me change my life and the lives of my clients. Breaking free from the old diet mindset that never really worked anyway, and learning how to eat, and exercise to burn fat, and increase energy in a easy to follow plan is truly amazing.
I often met with skepticism and lots of questions. I totally get that, I was a skeptic too! As a personal trainer, I was brainwashed in the diet industry. But NO MORE…. I live a life of Food Freedom, and I want to help you to live Free too.
I am happy to answer the most common questions I am asked about my program.
Before I dive into a few questions, I wanted to let you know that I have personally been implementing and tweaking these strategies for the last year. I not only study the research behind these principles, but have experienced the effects of Intermittent Fasting and Carb Cycling for myself. This is a highly effective approach to nutrition, and I couldn’t recommend it more confidence.
Here are some of the the questions that have come up in my conversations about Intermittent Fasting and Carb Cycling.
What does a typical day look like in terms of food?
I usually break my fast (aka: eat breakfast) around noon. However, I do drink coffee in the morning, and water until I eat. Some days, I do a fasted cardio workout prior to breaking my fast. I usually eat a large salad, or veggies with some type of protein. I eat another meal or two, and have a meal replacement shake, sometimes with extra protein powder over the next 6-8 hours. I use an If It Fits Your Macros approach to my food, which means I track my macronutrient intake as opposed to tracking my calories. This allows for some flexibility, and tasty, fun treats, and helps to ensure that my body is getting all that it needs to fuel my workouts.
Aren’t you hungry throughout the day?
No! I eat extremely well during my eating window. In fact, I consume more calories than most people on traditional diets, eating several meals a day. My diet is heavy in protein and healthy fats, so I am satiated after each of my meals. In addition, I cycle my carbs to correspond with my workouts, so my body is getting all of the macronutrients it needs at the right times. I don’t spend my days hungry, but I do have more energy than I’ve ever had in my life!
Is Intermittent Fasting and Carb Cycling complicated?
Not really! Carb cycling does take a little time to learn, but it isn’t difficult. Learning to count macros also takes practice, but after a week or two, this kind of lifestyle will become second nature. In fact, this type of lifestyle allows for flexibility and helps you feel in control of the foods you are eating. PS… trying to eat 6 mini meals a day was really complicated compared to this!
I promise you, this way of living is not as scary as it sounds! It has truly revolutionized my life, and the lives of hundreds of my clients. You can read more about them here
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