a few minutes ago
The weekly grocery shop.
A good $200 worth of food here.
As most of you know I've shifted a big focus onto health the last six months or so. After @musclenerds_health showed me how unhealthy I actually was in my old methods, there's been a big turnaround in the way I approach nutrition.
For those of you who have been following me long enough to remember my old school bulking days, eating 5000kcal a day and Powerlifting like a beast; here's what was going on behind the scenes.
I was waking up drained of energy
I needed two scoops of pre workout just to get going
My digestion was terrible, lots of Bloating and Belching
Plenty of joint pain
Tonnes of systemic inflammation
Stress through the roof
Cholesterol was a bit too high
Liver enzymes were all elevated and my body was unable to detoxify my system well enough naturally
I was almost clinically iron deficient due to poor digestion of nutrients
I couldn't walk up stairs without feeling puffed.
One issue with Flexible nutrition, you can be too flexible 😂
While I still believe it's the best approach to nutrition, you still need to be smart.
All these issues have since been fixed, I'm eating less than half of what I was, a lot more veggies, potassium, quality proteins, less wheat (little did I know was causing intestinal inflammation for me if I had too much), dropped the carbs significantly and a butt load more water
I never get a tonne of carb cravings anymore, always feel satisfied, and not over fed or starving on the other end of the spectrum.
My heart rate, blood pressure and HRV are all in a much healthier place, the fat has literally been melting off and lean mass is coming through everywhere i want it to.
Keep your heart, gut and stress response under control and it's amazing how easily results come.
This, along with an incredible program from @isaacdavidson_ has completely changed how I feel and perform and has allowed me to take better care of my clients as a coach and improve lives for the better.
Your goal for your clients regardless should be allowing them to live longer, and healthier first and foremost.
Here's to another year of education, progress and changing lives for the better 💪