From the time I was 13 years old I began to ponder and seek ways to maximize the potential of the human body. I’ve been into multiple realms of fitness and played multiple sports in the last 11 years, including college football. I decided to make this a career while still in college which led me to where I am today.
What were you doing before you started counting macros?
I was simply eating what I felt like eating, when I felt like eating it. I would go on health kicks for several months only to binge eat all sorts of sweets and junk food. It was an unsustainable roller coaster.
How has flexible dieting changed your life?
Flexible dieting has given me the peace of mind to understand that I can still have something sweet when I want it. I must only make sure that it fits within my plan and make sure that it’s not every meal or even every day.
What got you involved in the nutrition world and why did you become a coach?
I felt as though nutrition was the last unexplored frontier of my pursuit of performance optimization and health. I had been very active, but had finally hit a wall in training. I knew that if I was experiencing these things, many others were likely going through the same drought. I wanted to figure it out for not only myself, but all of them also.
What is it you love most about helping people?
My favorite thing about helping others is to see them come to grips with the notion that they no longer have to go to extremes to get the results they want. If I can help someone obtain a healthy relationship with food I sleep better at night.
Best success story from client relationship:
This would be a hard one to pinpoint. I’ve worked with so many incredible people and they’ve each had their own personal victories and setbacks on this journey. I can’t point to only one, because they’re all pretty incredible when you sit down and think about it.
How do you motivate and inspire people?
I love finding out what a person’s hobbies are and then asking them the right questions. I try to paint a picture for them to see how we can achieve their goals most effectively. Other than that, I’d have to say simply leading by example. If I can do it, so can they.