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CFSB Nutrition-Ben and Amy’s Story

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In this video we sit down with Ben and Amy who did our three month one-on-one nutrition coaching program. What changed? -Amy got way more control over her food choices rather than food controlling her -Both of their energy levels were way better -Ben lost 30lbs and 13% body fat. -Ben got a couple strict pull-ups -Amy's body composition was already quite good when we started, but it got even better throughout the process. They tell us -what life was like before we started working together -how their 3 months of nutrition coaching went. -how their lives changed -how they navigated this program with jobs, kids, and other time commitments -how they plan to stick with the plan long-term. Congrats on all your progress Ben and Amy! You did a great job!
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What can a nutrition coach help you with?

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In this video we talk about what sort of goals a nutrition coach can help you achieve.
 
It really boils down to three main things. A nutrition coach can help you achieve optimal:
 
1) Health
2) Performance
3) Body Composition (lower body fat/more muscle)
 
Health:
-Here, we're talking about things like how do you feel, do you have enough energy throughout the day, do you wake up feeling tired, do you get the two p.m. slump, are you sleeping properly, are you recovering well from workouts, do you have cravings all the time?
 
-With proper health, we teach people how to eat nutrient dense real whole food that sustains them, that gives them proper blood sugar levels, that makes it so that they have fewer cravings so that they're getting properly fueled throughout the day and they're not kind of really energized and then crashing.
 
-We help people get the adequate nutrients they need to feel like the best version of themselves
 
What about performance?
- If someone's just looking to perform well at their sport it's really important for them to get adequate calorie amounts, adequate amounts of protein, carbs and fat but also food quality.
 
-You see it a ton in sports where people are like well, as long as I'm eating what I need to eat, it could be pizza and milk and other things, just tons of calories. Well, you're fueling your body but are you fueling your body right and are you recovering properly from workouts and are you minimizing inflammation and are you digesting things well?
 
- So we can help people by teaching them the proper foods that are gonna help nourish their body in addition to the proper amount of calories, protein, carbs and fat.
 
Body Composition:
-A lot of people are looking to lose weight and lose body fat, get lean, get a six pack or maybe get stronger and build muscle mass. As nutrition coaches, we can help people adjust their calorie intake to achieve either goal.
 
-If they're looking to get lean, we're obviously gonna probably take things down a bit. If they're looking to get strong and big, we're gonna build things up a little bit.
 
-With body composition, we can also adjust your macronutrients, things like your protein and carb and fat intake.
 
So a nutrition coach can help you with a lot of different things but I would say the three main things are your body composition, your health and your performance.
_________________________________________________________________________ Transcript - Hey, guys, Robby here from CFSB Nutrition at CrossFit South Bend. Today we're gonna talk about what sort of goals a nutrition coach can help you achieve. So in my view, it really boils down to three main ones. There are others as well but these are the three main ones, body composition, health and performance. So let's talk about each. So body composition. A lot of people are looking to lose weight and lose body fat, get lean, get a six pack or maybe get stronger and build muscle mass. As nutrition coaches, we can help people adjust their calorie intake to achieve either goal. If they're looking to get lean, we're obviously gonna probably take things down a bit. If they're looking to get strong and big, we're gonna build things up a little bit. With body composition, we can also adjust your macronutrients, things like your protein and carb and fat intake. What about health? Here, we're talking about things like how do you feel, do you have enough energy throughout the day, do you wake up feeling tired, do you get the two p.m. slump, are you sleeping properly, are you recovering well from workouts, do you have cravings all the time? With proper health, we teach people how to eat nutrient dense real whole food that sustains them, that gives them proper blood sugar levels, that makes it so that they have fewer cravings so that they're getting properly fueled throughout the day and they're not kind of really energized and then crashing. We could help people get the adequate nutrients they need to feel like the best version of themselves and then performance. If someone's just looking to perform well at their sport, boy, it's really important for them to get adequate calorie amounts, adequate amounts of protein, carbs and fat but also food quality. You see it a ton in sports where people are like well, as long as I'm eating what I need to eat, it could be pizza and milk and other things, just tons of calories, well, you're fueling your body but are you fueling your body right and are you recovering properly from workouts and are you minimizing inflammation and are you digesting things well? So we can help people by teaching them the proper foods that are gonna help nourish their body in addition to the proper amount of calories, protein, carbs and fat. So a nutrition coach can help you with a lot of different things but I would say the three main things are your body composition, your health and your performance. Alright, guys, hopefully now you've got a good sense of how that all works. Thanks so much for tuning in, we'll see ya next time.
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Weighing and Measuring Protein-Special Considerations

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In this video we talk about certain special considerations you should keep in mind when keeping track of your protein macros.
 
1. When calculating your macros/calories be sure to take account of the protein AND the fat from your quality protein sources.
 
While oils tend to be pure fat and most vegetables/plant foods are almost exclusively carbohydrate, most quality protein sources are a combo of protein AND fat. An exception would be something like a boneless skinless chicken breast which is almost exclusively protein.
 
For example, 8oz or half a pound of 85/15 ground beef would be roughly 42g of protein, 0g of carbs, 34g of fat. If you only accounted for the protein you would be missing a substantial amount of fat in your calorie/macro calculations.
 
2. Weigh and measure your protein sources RAW.
 
There's debate about this online and you're welcome to do it however you'd like. Generally speaking, though, the best way to go about things is to weigh and measure your protein raw because it shrinks
while cooking. Furthermore the nutrition facts on the label are for the RAW food not the cooked food.
 
For example, if you weight 8oz of 85/15 ground beef on a scale before you cooked it it should be 227g, but if you weighed it after cooking, depending on the cooking method, it would be as low as 150g by weight. There's a significant difference between entering 227g of ground beef in MyFitnessPal and 150g.
 
3. Grams of weight is NOT the same as grams of protein.
 
For example, when you put 8oz/half pound of ground beef on a scale it should weigh 227g. However, that is NOT the total amount of protein in the ground beef. 227g by WEIGHT of ground beef would yield roughly 100g of protein (depending on the leanness of the beef or other meat).
 
Hopefully these are useful tips for when you weigh and measure your protein.
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- Now let's finish by talking about some special considerations.
Okay, so with a lot of foods that we'll be talking about, they are just typically one macronutrient, so I'll give you an example. So oils would typically just be healthy fat. Carbs, or excuse me, vegetables and fruit would typically just be carbohydrates. With the animal protein sources that you're consuming here, typically they are also gonna contain a decent amount of fat in them as well. And this balance is important. So take a couple examples on either end of the spectrum. Chicken breast would be an example of a super, super lean protein, so very high in protein, about 50 grams of protein for having half a pound or eight ounces. Super low in fats. So if you're doing more of a bodybuilding diet, or a leaner protein diet, that's going to be fantastic. Bacon on the other hand is gonna be the exact opposite, total reverse. And most pork in general, with the exception of pork tenderloin and pork chops, is gonna be much higher in fat and lower in protein. So bacon, not a great protein source. It's gonna have some, but it's gonna be mostly fat and not as much protein. So if someone's doing a ketogenic diet. Much higher fat, moderate protein, super low carb, then bacon's gonna be a really good option there. But you should remember that with these animal protein sources, it's gonna be mixed not just of protein, but also of fat, and we'll talk about this when we get to the macros video on fat as well.
Raw versus cooked. So you'll see a lot of debate and discussion online about this, and you're welcome to weigh and measure however you'd like, but if you're weighing and measuring in MyFitnessPal or something like that, I would advocate that you weight your stuff raw, or really the easiest way is look, you've got a pound of ground beef, you know and you're cooking it up, and you put half of that pound, let's say after it's cooked, on your plate, then you write just eight ounces in MyFitnessPal and that will calculate out the rough amount of protein you've consumed based on whether you're eating ground beef or chicken. The problem is that there's going to be a decent discrepancy between these two. So just to give you an example, if you cooked up a, let's just use a half pound for right now, let's say a half pound of 85/15 ground beef. By weight, that's gonna be 227 grams before you cook it. And then depending on the method you cook it, you know, I'll typically roast it in the oven, or saute it, that can come out anywhere around like 150 grams by weight. So we're talking a pretty significant difference there, in terms of what it's going to yield when you enter that into MyFitnessPal or some other program.
Which leads me to my final point, which is a very common source of confusion, grams versus grams, so this is a question I hear all the time about protein that people get very confused about that let's try to clear up. Let's take eight ounces, or half a pound of something. Eight ounces of protein, whether it's ground beef or chicken or what have you, would be roughly 227 grams by weight of that meat. So if you put that meat on the scale, it's going to say 227 grams, before you cook it typically. That's what it will weigh. Because a full pound is 454, so half that, 227. But that same eight ounces precooked is going to be 100 grams of protein. Why? Because, well for many reasons, but the main reason being that not all of that weight is made up of protein, some of it is made up of water, some of it's made up of fat, some of it's made of other things, so the weight of the protein is not the same as the total amount of grams of protein. Which brings me back to one other point that I should have made up here. A lot of times when you're looking on the back of raw meat, or even on a nutrition facts label, whether it be online or in MyFitnessPal, they're giving you the nutrition facts data for raw, not cooked. Sometimes you can find cooked, but generally it's raw. So that's one of the other reasons why it's important to weigh and measure things typically raw. Alright guys, so we covered how much protein you should be having per day, what kind it should come from, and some special considerations to take into account. Hopefully now, if you're looking to make macros a part of the way that you get a sense of what to do with your food, you have a sense of how to go about doing this now, especially with protein. In future videos we will cover carbs and fat. Alright guys, thanks so much for tuning in, see you next time.
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What do CFSB Coaches Eat?-Erin’s Story

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In this interview we sit down with Coach Erin to talk about what she eats on a regular basis. For those of you who don't know Coach Erin, she: -is a mom of 2 -is a long time CrossFitter -is a huge fan of dogs -recently completed her first Whole30. In this video Erin tells us: -What eating was like for her growing up -Her personal evolution when it comes to healthy eating -What she currently eats on a daily basis with concrete examples -What she's learned about healthy eating given all the different commitments in her life -What her favorite off-plan foods are -Her favorite special occasions to eat off-plan food.
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CFSB Nutrition-Brittany’s Story

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In this video we sit down with Brittany who completed our CFSB Nutrition one-on-one nutrition coaching program. Brittany is a mom of three, and her job as a nurse has unique hours. So, she was concerned about how she could fit healthy eating into her life. Not only was she able to fit healthy eating into her life, she thrived while doing it! During the program Brittany: -Lost 15lbs -Lost 3 inches off her waist -Lost 2 inches off her hips Even more importantly she had a lot of non-scale victories: -She is more in control of her food choices -Her husband and her entire family are generally eating healthier -She found ways to fit healthy eating into her busy schedule Brittany, we're so proud of you and your progress! Keep up the great work! ___________________________________________________________________________Transcript - Hey guys Robby here from CFSB Nutrition at Crossfit South Bend. Today I'm here with Brittany who just finished three months of nutrition coaching. Brittany, thank you so much for joining us today. So Brittany just lost 16 pounds. She lost three inches off her waist and two inches off her hips and I think we can both agree that the pictures are pretty night and day. You can see a big difference. - Absolutely, yeah. - So Brittany, tell us a little bit about what life was like before you started nutrition coaching. - So we have three small children at home. We have a really busy lifestyle running to soccer practices and gymnastics and just kind of all over the place. So just busy lifestyle, on the go. Not that we ate a lot of fast food because we do have a daughter with allergies but we didn't eat quality food. And we just ate what was quick, what was packaged thinking that there's no way we could do anything differently. Until I hit probably, I would say the lowest or I should say the highest my weight has been since giving birth. And I knew something had to change. I knew that even though we weren't doing fast food a lot that we still weren't eating quality food and we still weren't eating the way we should be. - So tell us a little bit about what you thought about this way of eating that I was describing was gonna be like before you started. So we sat down, we chatted about it. Were you nervous? Did you think it would be okay? Like what did you think before you gave it a shot? - So I was nervous because of how busy we are. And although my husband and I both like to cook, we definitely like our sweets and we like our pizzas and our Friday nights. So I was nervous about that. I was nervous about how much prep time and how much time I was gonna be in the kitchen and how that would take away from my children. And so I was a little bit nervous but yeah. - So after we actually got into the flow of things, tell people how did the reality match up to the expectations? So you were nervous going in. How did that actually manifest itself when you were actually doing the three months? - So my husband and I, the nice thing is he was 100 percent with me. He knew that we needed a change and he was there to support me. So the first couple of weeks, although yes there was, it does take a significant amount of planning especially when you're on the go and you do have small children. But it wasn't like I was spending hours in the kitchen or anything like that. I for the most part was able to prep and do things ahead of time after the kids would either go to bed or if my husband took over reading with the kids or doing homework so that I could prep for lunches and things the next day. I didn't feel like I was missing out on things. And there are quick and easy meals too. So it wasn't like you had a bajillion ingredients that nobody knew what they were. And we made it work just by shifting the way that we saw it a little bit or the way we did things just a little bit. And introducing foods slowly and taking out some slowly. - Excellent. So tell people about what it was like, so you've got a family, you got kids. You have a job that sometimes involves unique hours. How did you navigate that? - So like I said a lot of planning. It does take a lot of talking and looking ahead. There was a good video once about preparing for last minute changes and being a little bit flexible. So knowing that I needed to have extra veggies cut up in case we didn't get a little bit of time between gymnastics and soccer practice. Or if I had to go from I work at a school during the day and then I had to go to work at a hospital shift at night. Knowing that okay well I have to make sure that I take not only my lunch for the school but I have to take with me to the school my dinner for work. But we were really good about talking with that the night before or even a couple days out. And just making sure that A, we had groceries in the house. And B that our kids were taken care of and made sure that their food and everything was packed and then mine as well. So it did take a significant amount of planning and talking with my husband and working things out but definitely worth it. - Yeah once you put in the effort it sounds like it paid dividends. - Mm-hmm, it did. - One of the things we always like to talk about is the so-called non-scale victories. The things that go beyond the numbers and the pictures and the measurements. Tell people what non-scale victories you experienced during the program. - So for me eating was definitely pleasure. It was definitely comfort. Definitely had a foothold on me. And so part of this program and part of why I entered it was kind of to break some of those unhealthy habits. To feel empowered, to be able to say no, I don't really want that right now or things like that. So that when I went to a party and there was a whole bunch of things out that I wouldn't feel like I had to eat it or I didn't crave it. So I definitely have an empowerment over those unhealthy habits. Different foods that I can walk away from now. And it does make you just feel empowered and good about your choices. - Yeah, absolutely that's fantastic. - And definitely an example for my children as well. - Yeah, absolutely. The last question I always like to ask is imagine you were talking to someone who has a similar job or who's a mom or Brittany three or four months ago when she's not quite sure should I do this, should I not? What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing this after what you've experienced what you've experienced. - Well I would definitely be honest with them that yes it does take prep. It does take talking about what's going to go on during the week. But that it's not impossible and that it's not crazy hard. It just takes planning. It just takes looking at what the week holds and saying okay, so when do I get my groceries? And how can I get my veggies cut up? And just looking at it and planning ahead. But it really isn't as scary or daunting as it seems. And if you have the support at home, just knowing that you're in it together and you can do this. - Yeah, absolutely. Well I have to say on my end I'm super proud of you and all the progress you made. I think you did a fantastic job. Yeah, and I wish you guys continued success in the future with eating this way. - Well great, thank you. - Alright guys well thank you so much for tuning in and we'll see you next time.
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How to maximize your performance with nutrition coaching

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In this video we talk about how nutrition coaching can help you optimize your performance. First let's start off with one of the foundational pieces: food amount. - I see it over and over and over again where people are under-eating, and this is especially true for people who are training for CrossFit, or power lifting, or endurance sports. -If you are not eating adequate calories for what you're training for, then you're just, generally speaking, going to underperform. -So with our InBody body fat scanner, we can actually help you determine the exact calorie needs for you based on your sport and body composition and so on and so forth. But what if you're eating enough calories but you're still not performing well? Well, maybe then your macronutrient balance is off. -You could be someone who has a 3000 calorie diet that's very high protein, high carb, and another person who has a 3000 calorie diet that's very high fat, low carb, and moderate protein. -The balance of those macronutrients is gonna determine to a large extent how well you can perform your sport. -For someone who is power lifting, you wanna make sure you're getting enough protein. -For someone who's doing CrossFit, you know, go, go, go workouts, then you wanna make sure you're getting enough carbohydrates. So, that balance is important. Finally, another way we can help you improve your performance, that goes back to one of our core values when it comes to nutrition, is food quality. -You wanna make sure that you have enough nutrients to get adequate recovery from workouts, to get adequate sleep, to make sure your muscles aren't sore, to make sure your blood sugar's stable, to make sure you're actually digesting and assimilating your food. -All of those are incredibly important for performance. So, hopefully now you have a better sense of how nutrition coaching can help you with performance.
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What do CFSB Coaches Eat?-Raleigh’s Story

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In this interview we sit down with Coach Raleigh to talk about his thoughts on healthy eating. For those of you don't know Raleigh, he is: -A USA Weightlifting certified coach -One of the head coaches of our Olympic Weightlifting program -a PhD student in the theology department at Notre Dame -a CFSB CrossFit coach In this video Raleigh tells us: -What eating was like for him growing up -His personal evolution when it comes to healthy eating -What he currently eats on a daily basis with concrete examples -What he's learned about healthy eating given all the different commitments in his life -What his favorite off-plan foods are -His favorite special occasions to eat off-plan food.

Walk MS 2019

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CFSB will be participating for the second year in Walk MS with CFSB Member's Brian and Demetria. Come out with us and show some support with Team Deme on Saturday May 4th - Registration begins at 8:00am and Walk starts at 9:00am Read on to hear Brian and Demetria's Story Brian and Demetria’s Story – Walk MS: South Bend 2019 My primary job in life is providing care for my wife, Demetria. In 2006, Demetria was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MS is an unpredictable and disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain as well as between the brain and the body. MS is different for everyone, making it challenging to solve. Most people diagnosed with MS have the relapsing remitting form, meaning they experience “attacks” or increased neurological symptoms that last for several days to several months, followed by periods of “remissions” where they partially or completely recover from their symptoms. Demetria deals with a rarer form called primary progressive MS. It’s different in that there are no attacks or remissions, rather the decline of the central nervous system is slow and steady. Unfortunately, there are no medications to reverse the neurological damage. Medications only offer the potential to slow disease progression. Only a few years after her diagnosis, Demetria experienced a rapid and severe decline in her neurological system, developing very serious physical disabilities not typically associated with MS patients. By 2010, she developed a speech disorder, head tremors, severe muscle weakness in her legs, and ataxia in her arms. It’s been a very difficult journey, but we continue to fight her disease together and Demetria’s toughness and perseverance provides a great source of inspiration. But we are not without joy. Despite all of her challenges, Demetria gave birth to our son, Jude, in 2014! The love, energy, and enthusiasm that he displays every day reflects Demetria’s spirit. When I joined CFSB, it was to start “caring for the caregiver.” My experience has been amazing. While I’m proud of my improved fitness, my goal was always to find life balance and strengthen myself to continue my caregiving journey. I never expected to find such a truly positive and supportive community that would help me in achieving this unique goal. Last year, when we invited the coaches to Walk MS, we were hoping they would wear our orange Team Deme t-shirts during classes on the day of the walk to help raise awareness for MS. Instead, they asked us to share our story, closed the gym to join us at Walk MS, and encouraged everyone to join our team. The support we felt from the entire CFSB community was incredibly uplifting. Thank you to everyone that helped make it a memorable day and thank you to the members and coaches who continue to strengthen me and allow me to continue caring for Demetria. This year, we are once again participating in Walk MS: South Bend to recognize Demetria’s fight against multiple sclerosis. My wife and I wanted to invite all of CFSB to join “Team Deme” and participate in Walk MS: South Bend on Saturday, May 4th. Since 2014, Team Deme has raised almost $10,000 for the National MS Society (and with CFSB’s help, almost $4,700 last year)! The money raised helps the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and support programs for those impacted by MS – programs that my family has used to obtain home care, medication, and medical equipment. It makes a big difference in many lives. Please consider donating to our team and/or joining us on Saturday, May 4th for Walk MS: South Bend. You can use the following link to join our team, register for Walk MS, and get more information: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/TeamDeme19 Finally, we always give orange t-shirts to those that join us at Walk MS. We are going to re-use the same t-shirt design as last year. If you are new to our team or need a new shirt for any reason, please let us know your t-shirt size by Monday, April 8th. Thanks so much to the entire CFSB community for your love and support!
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Where should you get your protein from?

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In this video we talk about where you should get your protein from.
 
There are three main sources that we discuss. Check out the video for all details.
 
Animal Protein
-Meat: Beef, Pork, Lamb
-Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, Duck
-Seafood: Salmon,Tuna, Scallops, etc.
 
Plant Foods
-Legumes: Beans, Peas, Lentils
-Certain Vegetables and Fruits
 
Isolates and Shakes
-Whey and Casein
-Pea, Soy, Etc.
-Beef and Egg
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CFSB Nutrition-Matt’s Story

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In this video we sit down with Matt to chat about his experience with our one-on-one nutrition coaching program. Matt's story is unique for a number of reasons. -He was already lean and fit when we started working together -He's a busy financial advisor who has to eat out at restaurants for work a lot -He was looking to improve his athletic performance, -He mainly wanted to learn the tools and develop the habits necessary to eat healthy long-term In the video Matt tells us about: -how he actually SAVED money eating real whole food despite people thinking eating healthy is expensive -how he gained more control over cravings and sugar swings with the program -how things like apples and 70% chocolate actually tasted super sweet after eliminating processed foods -how he learned the tools necessary to eat healthy for the rest of his life. We're super-proud of all your progress Matt! Keep up the great work! __________________________________________________________________________ Transcript: - Hey guys, Robby here from CSFB Nutrition at Crossfit South Bend, and today I am here with Matt who finished up a few months of nutrition coaching not too long ago. Matt, thank you so much for joining us. - Thanks for having me. - So, Matt tell us a little about what eating for you was like before we started working together. - Yeah, I ate just about anything that I saw. I didn't have a lot of discipline in what I was doing, I think that's really what kinda pushed me towards this is I knew that at certain point, you reach a stage in life where you can actually feel that that's not a healthy thing to be doing, but that's how I was all my life, I just ate whatever I wanted to in the moment and, you know, just start seeing the physical effects, so I mean you name it, Doritos were one of - Yeah. my weaknesses, I like sweets, you know, whatever it is, I just ate it. - So, in your mind, you know, you already, you know, you already were and you still are very lean and fit guy, but you had goals for performance. Tell us a bit about kind of what was the main impetus to start with this. - Yeah, well I think it was that thing you always tell yourself that you can still be the athlete you used to be, and just decided I was gonna try and start working out more, and just wasn't feeling the results, and I was talking with some of the coaches about it, it's like, I'm doing this, I'm doing this, I feel like I'm doing the right things but I'm not seeing results and somebody mentioned, you know, hey, have you looked at your diet, and I thought about it, and came and saw you, and yeah, that definitely was a big part of it. - So, tell us a bit about the journey, you know, month one we were kinda transitioning to the Whole30, then we did the Whole30, and then we after reintroduced, tell us about what that experience was like for you. - Oh, and remember with mine we had to delay it so we actually - Right, yeah. had the two month intro, so that took a long time, and I think at one point I just said I'm just ready to start this thing, I can't warm up anymore - Yeah, lets just do it. but it was, it was a big change trying to find, you know, ingredients that I just wasn't used to using. - Right. They weren't things I disliked it's just, you know we were talking about before it just takes the time to get those things together and prepare 'em, and make something happen, but that was a learning experience for me, but it was a good learning experience. - True, good. So, we were just talking about this earlier, you know, we might even do a video on it in the future, so you're a financial advisor over at Edward Jones. Tell people a little bit about, you know, what this was like cost wise, you know people have this persistent myth about food being, healthy food being super expensive, and cooking at home. What are your thoughts on that having experienced it? - Well, I think you can spend as much on the Whole30 as you wanna spend - Yeah. on it, and if you're gonna try and eat out a lot it's gonna rack up the bills, but I was surprised at how inexpensive it can be if you really want to. Simple ingredients, I mean you can get a bag of flash frozen vegetables for a dollar, you can get chicken breast for a, you know, reasonable price, and you can make a full meal that really fills you out of that, but yeah, I think that when people do say that it's too expensive, you gotta look at what they're actually spend their money on, - Right. cuz there are some great foods out there that aren't that expensive, but I think the difference is, it takes time, they're just not convenient foods necessarily. Now, if you wanna do Whole30 and you want it be convenient you're gonna spend a lot of money. You wanna take the time and do it right, you can do it for a reasonable price, no question. - Absolutely. So, one of the things we always like to talk about with people that Whole30 emphasizes this idea of like non-scale victories, so obviously you're at a good body composition to begin with, things changed positively for you, but you were already basically at a good place. Did you notice anything with sleep, or energy, or mood, or cravings, or performance at the gym, or anything like that? - Yeah, the biggest thing were the, it evened out a lot of the swings, you know the sugar swings where you're starving, you have that craving, you wanna grab something to, you know, fulfill that, and then, you know, an hour later you're looking at the fridge, you're looking into the pantry, that type of thing, so I definitely saw much more evening out of those, and didn't feel the drop, and that's what I didn't like, when you feel the drop, you just feel like, man I gotta get a pick me up, and amazing how things that I never would have thought as sweet, like an apple, tasted so sweet, first time afterwards I tried a 70% chocolate, - Yeah. and I thought this is gross it's so sweet, so I would say that was the biggest change for me, and it definitely saw some great results from it. A lot of things in your body that seem to waiver up and down, on the Whole30 they really were evened out quite a bit. - Awesome. So, the last thing we like to ask people is, you know, if you could talk to someone, you know, Matt a few months ago, or someone in a similar position, or you know, one of the things I remember we talked about was, you know, as part of your job you've got a lot of professional lunches, you know, talking to someone who is in a similar scenario, is like, can I do it, can I not? What would you say to someone who's maybe in a similar situation and isn't sure whether they could do something like this? - I mean there's no question, it's difficult, especially if you're on the go lunches, but for me it was really a questions of, and I talked to you about this early on, was the question do I wanna learn how to eat right going forward? - Right. The Whole30 is a temporary time. I think you can get through - Absolutely. 30 days of just about anything. - Yeah. - Can I sustain Whole30 for six months? Absolutely not. - Right, not me neither. But, at least now, what I've taken from this is a wonderful education that, you know, whether I'm, you know, doing a lunch with a wholesale, or something like that, I know which options on the menu are gonna make me feel better, and which ones are gonna make me feel worse. Where before, I just ate what I craved, and always felt bad afterwards, so I would say from that you can get a great education from this, and really help change your choices going forward, and it's worth it. - Yep, yep, absolutely. - 30 days of sacrifice and I get a lifetime education, that's a good deal. - Yeah, yeah, learning the right tools to actually sustain it going forward. Well, I gotta say on my end, I'm super proud of the progress you made, and the effort you put in, you did a fantastic job, and yeah, I appreciate you coming out to tell your story. - Well, I appreciate it and anybody watching this who's thinking about the coaching's just fantastic, and does a great job - Thank you. walking you through it. There's no way you can do it alone. If you can, hat's off but good coaching to through the program, so I appreciate it. - Yeah, thank you very much. Alright guys, thank you so much for tuning in. We'll see you next time.