“Before I applied to iCoach Nutrition, I labeled foods as “good” and “bad” foods. Since I believe that if I ate any these “bad” foods, I would never be able to accomplish my goals because I had that all or nothing mindset of oh I fell over of the wagon; it doesn’t matter anymore, so I ate the whole container of thing that I restricted myself from.
Before meeting Justin, I always thought that the best diet out there was the bodybuilding diet for chicken and broccoli and that is it and also the quantity of my food intake was off as well like with my protein sources, vegetables, complex carbohydrates.
The holiday season got worse for me as well. I consume way too much food at Christmas, New Years and etc because I restrict myself from those foods. I also didn’t enjoy the food that I was eating. My sleep schedule was a messed up since some days I only get 5 hours of sleep.
The journey with Justin has been an amazing experience. I learned about Marcos and Micros and tracking my calories. I learned that it is ok to have some cake but be mindful on how much you are consuming. Sure I didn’t get a six pack in this journey, but it was worth it because on holiday now I can be mindful of how much food I consumed. I can stop myself from overeating at the restaurant especially when I have to be there. I’ve learned how to eyeball my foods without a scale. I learned how to be self-aware about the things around me. Sure time to time I procrastinate on homework, and I missed a workout and fell off the wagon with my nutrition. The one thing is sleep that I always need to get 7-9 hours of sleep.
My life was a mess before I met Justin, so thank you so much. I am so excited to see what I can accomplish this year. I wrote down my goals and now it is time I chase after it. The biggest takeaway is to live your best life; you need to educate yourself and focus on the present and stop striving for perfection but chase progress.”