Nutritionist Helps Busy Wife, Mom, and Dentist Learn How To Live A Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle

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Coach Justin: “Alrighty guys, welcome back to I coach nutrition radio guys. Today, I have a very special guest, someone that I had the pleasure of working with over the last six months and she just graduated from I coach university So without further ado crew. How are you, my friend What’s going on? Awesome, awesome. So as we were chatting a little bit before I kicked off the podcast here, tell, tell the audience all the listeners a little bit more about you, kind of what you do, kind of, the family life and all of that. Just give them a little bit more insight into into who you are as a person there.”

Parul: “So I’m, I’m a 42 year old, a mom of two kiddos. My elder ones turning 11 and the younger ones turning six in another month. and I, I’m a general dentist, I have a practice here in little and Frisco area. and I’ve been practicing for more than 15 years as a dentist. So, the industry itself is, is hard as a profession on your body. So you have to keep up, you know, with nutrition and exercise just to make sure, you know, your, your back and core is in shape to practice, you know, industry itself. But on top of that, you know, when you’re a mom with two kids and your own practice, you know, things get a bit crazy and it’s hard to focus on yourself and, you know, eat right during that time, because kids are picky eaters and you don’t have enough time, luckily I have a very supportive spouse who who, who’s in with me, you know in trying to eat healthy. So, we, we try to cook as much as home, you know, possible. we try to limit eating out, but over years. my biggest issue was, you know I, I kept losing weight nonstop. I was having insomnia I,, no matter, you know, whatever diet I would try and I’m mostly a vegetarian person, you know, eating south asian indian meals, you know, most weeknights but you know, I wasn’t feeling strong like people would start telling me that you look frail, you look, you know, weak, what happened, did you lose weight? and you know, that kind of got me thinking, you know, if I’m eating right, you know, I’m, so, and I was looking for, you know, a nutritionist. So and I I think I posted on facebook mom groups or something and someone recommended Justin. We talked, I I talked to a couple of nutritionists and I think I chose Justin because he he had worked with you know, similar issues which I was facing. So and I listened to another podcast, you know, we’re just recommended. So that’s why I eventually chose Justin to work with.”

Coach Justin: “That’s awesome. I love it. So if if we think about and what kind of we’ll kind of dive into the journey a little bit more along the way But man, I mean if you’re thinking about that right and the characteristics you know, we frail, you know all those characteristics like six months ago and then you think about kind of like characteristics now and a lot of what we’ve talked about like getting you to to start doing strength training and you know getting you to start being more aware of, you know, eating enough right? And and eating at maintenance calories and eating an adequate amount of protein intake. So if you have to think about like how some of these people were defining you back then and then now you think about how you would define yourself now or maybe even some of the comments you’ve heard now, what what would that like what’s what’s that description now versus then.”

Parul: “I feel much more confident now, I feel like what I’m eating is the right, you know, nutrition, it’s it’s right amount, it’s it’s right quality, and quantity for me, when I started out and you know, we started doing the habit tracker and fitness app and I was tracking my habit and I realized I was eating so little, I was I was trying to eat healthy, but you know, nowhere in my mind I thought I was eating, you know, way less than what I was supposed to eat and you know, there was no protein in my diet at all. there was, it was heavily carb written diet and I thought I was eating a lot of vegetables, but when I recorded, you know in habit tracker, I wasn’t eating enough vegetables or fruits at all. Sometimes, you know, days in a, you know, roll I I was missing, you know, fiber and breakfast you know, I I would just, you know, have a peanut butter toast and just go well and I think, I mean that’s probably one of the biggest things.”

Coach Justin: “you know, that that we build through this process of, of coaching and going through icons university is is awareness right? Like you, when you use these tools, I always say if you don’t track it, you don’t change it right. And because with the tools they help you to bring you awareness right, They help you to gain clarity on what it is that’s going on, rather than, you know, telling yourself whatever story you’re telling yourself.”

Parul: “I was getting my hormones tested and you know, going to doctor and you know, looking into, you know, seeing if I was having any medical issue and everything was normal, like, I couldn’t guess, you know, what was going on and doctor said everything was normal, so apparently it was the, you know, not enough nutrition in my diet.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah, well, and so if you think about kind of, like, obviously you said you feel more confident now, both in nutrition and and training, but even from a body composition standpoint, like, what was like the lowest weight that you got down to before we started working together and then where have you kind of maintained that now so the lowest weight?”

Parul: “I think when I started out, I was 100 and £9 and my daughter is 11 and you know she’s £100 so so that it sells, you know, I was like oh my gosh, and then now I’m at £117 I I got 216 which which was pretty stable for consistent for a long time, and I feel like, you know, around that weight, I feel confident, I feel like, you know, I’m not fail or, you know, I’m doing strength training and, you know, building right? Kind of weight?”

Coach Justin: “Yeah well, and I would argue, I mean, maybe not all of those £567 or whatever, but probably the majority of it is lean muscle mass that you’ve built, right, because we’ve seen, we’ve seen the progression, we’ve seen you getting stronger and we know that if you’re getting stronger, you’re building lean muscle mass. We’ve seen you know, obviously the weight maintain more consistently than, you know, probably ever before there. So,, and just like as we’ve talked about so much like the confidence that you get in the gym from strength training or in this case, maybe not in the gym, but at home, the confidence that you get from, from doing strength training, it carries over into every other aspect of life. Like obviously, you know, you and your profession like of course it helps your back and things like that, but it also just helps you just with like confidence in general, you know, as as a mom, as a wife, as a professional. And I think that that’s, I think that’s a piece. That’s so, so many people don’t realize, you know, especially like for women, especially just in the culture is like, we’ve grown up, right? Always seeing women with these little like £2 dumbbells or like, you know, only do cardio, don’t do string training or whatever. And it’s like the farthest thing from the truth, it does so much for you, not just for your aesthetics, but for your health.”

Parul: “Yes. And I had never done any kind of weight training in the past, I’ve always done cardio, I did Orange theory for almost five years. but it was a little bit of, you know, weightlifting but mostly cardio. Yeah. Well, and like for you, especially like something with your frame, right? If you’re like losing weight, I was constantly losing weight and eating little, I thought I was staying healthy. But, you know I was doing too much cardio and very little nutrition Yeah. Yeah. And it’s easy to do, right? I mean, doing Orange theory, like, I mean, obviously you’re burning more calories doing that than like a string training You know, work out most of the time. So it’s just hard to keep up. You know, like a lot of the times a lot more than,”

Coach Justin: “Yeah, exactly, exactly. I love it. So when you think about kind of the protein intake side of things, right? Like, like obviously, anybody that follows a vegetarian or vegan diet, like protein intake is going to be more challenging. But for you, we were able to significantly increase that up. I don’t know if you remember, but like, what were the numbers? Like how many grams a day where you’re getting like, before we started?”

Parul: “All right, when we first started. And then where you kind of stay at now pretty consistently. So it was definitely under 77 g. I I think I was barely getting like 30 to 40 g, maybe. And yeah, and then you increased it, you know, from 77 200 or so And when once we started doing the program, I upped it up and my minimum was, you know, 70 and you know on the higher days it was 100 or so. You think significantly.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah, so that’s pretty I mean, that’s that’s pretty amazing. I mean, going from 30 40 g a day all the way up to 100. And for those of you listening, obviously that did not happen overnight. Guys, that took that took time, right? Because we would never want to make that much of an increase, you know, super fast.But how like what I guess what, how long about did that take us to get up to that number? And then what did you notice from like association standpoint as well as like a building muscle and maintenance of weight standpoint?”

Parul: “I think it was key in maintaining and gaining weight because I realized when I was consistently tracking my protein, I would not feel hungry all the time. Like you know, before that, before I started this program I I was frustrated that, you know, after every two hours I would be hungry, I was reaching out for snacks and I would try to eat healthy snacks, but you know it just wasn’t feeling me. so once we increase the protein in our three major meals. I wasn’t eating out as many snacks. You know, after my breakfast, I would barely have one snack and then, you know, I would move to lunch and then after lunch, maybe maybe a little snack in between and then, you know, dinner, but I wasn’t feeling hungry, you know? That was surprising to me. I wasn’t feeling as hungry as I’ve always been Yeah, well, and once you learn, I mean obviously, you know now, but once you learn kind of on the protein side and then with the vegetables and fruits and the fiber side, those are really those two things that help us to feel satiated, right? So fiber as well? Yeah, increase that a lot as well. Yeah. Yeah. So a lot of people, you know, they like it’s very, very common here. They’re having that issue where they’re they’re hungry, right? And a lot of the time it’s because they’re not getting enough protein and not getting enough fiber in the middle. And I mean that’s the difference Like if you under eat those two things, that’s the difference and you get, you know, being hungry, you know, an hour. Exactly. I was doing, you know, Yeah I was doing exactly that like I was eating very little fiber, barely any protein and I was hungry all the time. I was I couldn’t understand why I’m not getting great because most people who gained a lot of carbs well and you know, to that point, it’s like a lot of people gain weight who eat all these carbs. Well, if we think about it right, the carb intake piece of the equation here. Well if I’m under eating protein, I’m under eating carbs, I’m sorry if you’re eating protein you’re under the fiber, you’re probably gonna end up overeating carbs and fats, right? And and those things.”

Coach Justin: “So yeah, it’s it’s a very, very common problem for sure. And I think like people just lack the awareness right? If you if you tracked right, if you got too like my fitness pal, you track this and you’re like oh my gosh, you know, I’m significantly under eating these things, then you can slowly start working on increasing them and getting them, you know, kind of where they need to be there. So I love that. So one thing I was gonna ask, obviously you have you have two little ones there, right? One, obviously a little bit older now at 11, but what were if anything, I know we’ve kind of talked about this a little bit, what were some of those like changes just with you, you know, and and even with your husband to like you’re kind of like leading from the front with this, like you’re doing this, you’re working on these things, you know, in your own life, how did some of those things kind of transfer over, you know, even with your your family there as well well well the good thing was, you know, those kind of meals my my family loves them.”

Parul: “My my kids love those meals as well. So they they enjoy it, you know, so we didn’t have to cook to three different meals to, you know, to please everybody. We were cooking like just one meal which was, you know, a perfect meal with enough protein and carbon veggies and you know every but he was eating the same thing and you know they were all enjoying it. So I think that that was a good pick away well and I think to highlight that point really, the main reason why that transition was pretty easy for y’all because it’s not like we’re like oh stop eating the foods that you’re used to eating stop eating the way that you were eating, you know like you still were eating. I mean like you said that you’re still eating a lot of the same foods that you’re eating, you know that you’re eating before, but just learning how to kind of build out your plate and portion them more appropriately. So that I mean that side of it and just put more emphasis in kind of the portion sizes and how to build out the plate, right? And I felt more confident than that. I was feeding my kids a good diet as well. Yeah.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah. Well and I think that peace is really big, right? Because a lot of people they try to go and start doing a diet and so it changes their diet completely right, which if you change your diet completely, I mean that makes it, I mean that is like a pretty drastic change, right? Whereas why, you know, you don’t necessarily have to do that you can just go in and learn how to fall whatever kind of the diet, the foods that you like to eat, right I mean I have to clean it up a little bit depending upon what you like to eat, right? But and learning how to the quantity side of the equation and the quality side of the equation and both of those things matter Right? So yeah, I think that’s I think that’s really cool because I think a lot of people think that you know if they’re going to start a diet or a program or something and like you know, they think that their family is not going to like it and so they think that they have to like cook different meals for them, it was totally totally the opposite. It was like you know what I was cooking earlier was you know like a traditional indian meal and kids wouldn’t want that as much, but you know now that you know we were all cooking the same meal, you know, they loved it. Yeah. Yeah, that’s awesome. Well and I think, you know as we’ve talked about so much it’s like you know being able to be that example for our kids, right? and being able to see us, you know them see us live a healthy lifestyle and kind of be that example for them not to say that they’re one I’m going to follow, but at least you’re setting an example For them, right?”

Parul: “Yes. Yeah. Because it also comes from the fact that, you know, my mom had rheumatoid arthritis at a very young age, she got it at the age of 40 and You know, as soon as I hit 40, I I’ve been, you know, worrying about the same thing you know, you know, when you have fatigue and you know your joint hood and you know, you start worrying like you know, you want to change your lifestyle and you know, you don’t want to go down that path. So that was another, you know, I think when we discussed the very first time was one of the biggest, you know, factor in me, you know, trying to do a nutrition. Yeah, absolutely Well and I mean that that y factor, right, that’s a very strong why it’s kind of, you know, I know like the podcast that I had shared with you right? And we talked a lot about like, you know, not doing stream training under eating protein and that, you know, leading to like osteoporosis and you know, like wanting to be capable in those later years and not having the falls and all of that. And so yeah, I think that was a very big y factor for you. That’s, that’s motivated for you. Especially being just in the medical field right? I mean, I think for a lot of us in the medical field, like, you know, when we, when we know these things right? Like it definitely establishes a pretty strong y for us to want to prioritize these things in our own life, you know? So I love it. So if you think back to kind of like the mom’s group situation right? Because there’s a lot of facebook moms groups out there, right? And I can only imagine the questions that are in there around like nutrition and losing weight and especially around like, you know, having a baby and then like moms like wanting to lose the baby weight or whatever they’re after, which that’s a whole other conversation of itself. But what, you know, if you think about kind of some of these moms groups that you’ve been in and if you think about some of like the nutrition conversations that have come up or looking for a nutritionist or different things like that? Like, if you think about everything, you know, now versus before you started, right? Like what would be some of those recommendations that you would give to people in that in those facebook groups now If they wanted to, you know, maybe they’re having a similar issue to you or maybe they have any type of like nutrition or fitness goals. Like, because I think a lot of people, they’re looking for these like challenges They’re looking for facebook groups, they’re looking for group program. But if you think about that versus like the one on one coaching experience, Yeah. Like maybe shed some light into that because in the past I I have done, you know, group classes. I’ve, I’ve always gone to gyms and you know, I’ve always tried to eat healthy. I felt like I was one of those oddballs who was trying to gain weight here because, you know everybody around me was trying to lose weight here So I could never find, you know, the right answer, you know, to my issues. so once I realized that, you know, if I can work, you know, on a personalized, you know, a way that would be like, you know, with the personal coach, you know, who can listen to my needs you know, versus cookie cutter thing for everybody because if you go to a group class, you know, they’re they’re all sweating and they’re all trying to lose weight over here. You know, that might not be the best solution for you., so you need to listen to your body and, you know, you need to see what your needs are and, you know, select your, you know, coach on that you know, in that way, I guess. So that that that’s what I would recommend to anybody who’s who’s either trying to, you know, get in great shape or you know trying to lose weight or gain weight or whatever.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah 100%. I mean, I think that individualization, right And like that coach meeting, you are wherever you are in your journey, and then having that one on one accountability I mean, it’s just it’s the one on one versus the group it’s just different. Yes. Yeah. And then you see my lifestyle, you know, the other coach, you know, you know, the regular classes, they don’t know my lifestyle they don’t know what I’m dealing with, you know, with kids and, you know, work and all that. So when you work with a coach, you know, they know exactly and they meet you where you are and that’s what you did you know, you you met me where I was, you know, I can do this, okay, let’s just try this one, you know So, so that’s I think one of the best part of having a personal coach here.”

Parul: “Yeah, I love that. No, I 100% agree. And I mean, I think to expand on that even a little more, it’s like when we think about Navid, I mean, six months, right? That’s a long time. Right And so you think about everything that we navigate through through that six month period of time, like there’s a lot of things we navigated through. And I think that’s such an important process Of the journey is that it’s one thing to do a 21 day challenge, a 30 day challenge or whatever. But it’s a whole, another thing to do something for six months, nine months, 12 months years, right? It changes your whole outlook Yeah, so that’s what it did for me, it changed my outlook towards, you know, how I, I eat food or how I portioned it basically, you know? Yeah, well and it, it just allows you to kind of give yourself like kind of no one to give yourself grace and then know when to like kind of kick yourself and like step it up a little bit, right? But it’s like navigating through all the different things with work and kids and you know, like we push for a long time to try to get us through four string workouts or five string workouts or whatever and then we just have to kind of come back to the reality of hey, if we can get the 2 to 3, that’s better than nothing, that’s better than what we were doing before. So, you know, like if we can get more great, but like, let’s just make sure we’re staying consistent with at least this. So, you know, there’s always this like optimal or like perfect approach that we would love to get and I was using that. But yeah but I feel like, you know, it’s, it’s a lot better than doing what, you know, your life circumstances and your body is capable right now than, you know, trying to do something totally out of reach and then you know, beating yourself for not being able to do that.Yeah, well, and maybe talk on that a little bit cause a lot of people do that, right? A lot of people beat themselves up, even when people are doing really good, they’re still beat themselves up. They’re always like, nit picking and like, always looking for the things that that they did bad or whatever. And I think like, you did a really good job with giving yourself grace, because at the end of the day, you’ve got a lot on your plate and if you don’t give you, if you if you wouldn’t have given yourself grace or if I wouldn’t have right then you wouldn’t have had the success that you would have had because you would have just gone back to, I just don’t have time for this right now I just can’t prioritize this right now. And a lot of us are guilty of saying that at some time in our life And it’s like, when I hear that, it makes me just like I’m like, what do you mean? You don’t you don’t have time to prioritize this right now, you don’t you don’t have time to prioritize your own health, Like, what Like, what is that? So it’s the all in all out Right Getting rid of that mindset shoveling that mindset and coming back to like how do I scale things back right? Like sometimes you might be able to be all in and other times you might need to scale that back to 80% or 50% or whatever, right? So yeah, I kind of think about it like driving and like there’s different speed zones, like sometimes you got to slow down and speed up and stop and you know, it’s just that put license about to like, you know, sometimes you fall sick and you know, or you don’t sleep well and the next day your body, you know, I don’t think it’s wise to push yourself to that limit that time or you’re gonna stay sick for a long time and then, you know, and then but you you did keep me accountable sometimes, you know I remember, you know, when I gave you some excuses I couldn’t do it and you were like no, but you have to prioritize it and you know, next week I went back into it, so that kind of accountability comes from you know, one on one coaching as well.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. And that’s the beautiful part about right you got to know, you know whether it’s a coach or you like whether I’m coaching you or your coaching yourself you gotta know when to give yourself grace and you gotta know when to kind of kick yourself in the butt and say let’s go, let’s step it up, let’s you know let’s push ourselves. So but it’s definitely a kind of that delicate balance throughout life through different seasons of life that you’re navigating through there And I think the ability to be able to do that learned as a skill set over a period of time, right? That’s ultimately the thing that keeps you from self sabotaging yourself and falling off or whatever, right? So I love that. So if you if you think to yourself, like on the kind of like the biofeedback side of things, right Like I mean knowing where we’re at before we started right and things like sleep, energy levels, digestion stress performance and work out hunger response, recovery Kind of all those biofeedback factors like what do you think we’re some of the biggest changes for you you know, before you started to to kind of now with with those kind of biofeedback markers?”

Parul: “So I think the first was that I definitely don’t feel hungry as much, I feel satiated. and that way I feel more energetic as well, I definitely feel arising my energy levels for sure, you know, ever since I started this diet heating healthy, not this guy, this is no di lifestyle, yes, it’s not a diet. I because I am on it now, like I I haven’t changed much ever since I stopped too. And then what else? you know, just just the tracker itself makes me realize, you know, the next day, if I didn’t didn’t drink enough water, if if I, you know, didn’t do enough steps or you know if if there was fiber lacking, so you know, next day I just, you know, add that to my diet. So so that that way it has helped a lot.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah, yeah, that’s great Well, I mean, so I think like for you, you know, with these tools, right, you’ve learned them, you you now you, you have them kind of in your little invisible nutrition tool belt, if you will, right? And you can use them whenever you need to use them again, right And I think the confidence that you have from these tools and and knowing that you have them, you know access to them whenever you need them, like that’s empowering, right? And that’s something that gives confidence going forward with a, like I’m in control of my health, not my health is in control of me, yes or you know, sometimes, you know, well meaning friends or, you know, parents would say, oh, you need to eat this, you know, to gain more weight or you need to eat that, you know, but now I know, you know what I’m eating is right? So there’s no need to, you know, listen to any unsolicited advice here, hey, that’s yeah, that’s definitely a freeing thing, all of it of itself, right It’s like, and you can even think to yourself now. I mean, just in that specific example, it’s like if somebody told you to eat more of this, then I’d be like, well if I wanted to gain weight, I would eat in a calorie surplus, that’s what would make me gain weight if I wanted to, you know, and that could be from eating that food or whatever food I chose to eat Yeah. And then strength training, you know, that that’s the key as well. Yes. Yeah. Well, I think, yeah, I mean for you, I mean, being able to consistently do strength training and doing it in a way where you, you know, you’re able to keep progressing in that and getting stronger and like continuing to see that confidence it’s carried over. I think it’s, I mean, I think every single person should prioritize doing string training doesn’t have to be the only thing that they do, but I think that they should definitely do at least two or three days a week of it, you know, for just the fact it’s going to help you feel better, look better and perform better, you know? So I love it, awesome Well, hey, so I don’t wanna keep up too much of your time here. What what would kind of be like if you, if you had to like wrap up and I know you kind of did this in the post call update there, but if you kind of have to wrap up your thoughts or your, your biggest takeaways from kind of this six month journey that you could share with the listeners here, like I don’t know your top three tips that, that you’ve learned type of thing, what would those be, what would those be for the listeners?”

Parul: “You know, the first thing I did say, all those habit trackers, those were by, those were the best tools you know, I could have, number two would be, you know that facebook group, which you have, you know, which post all those recipes and you know, I, I got all those you know, different healthy recipes, which are so easy to make and I think that kind of support system which you provide is pretty good as well. and then, I think the other biggest thing which I took from this program was, you know, if I fall behind, you know, next day just get up and do it, you know, consistency. You know if I don’t do it for maybe three days in a row but you know, don’t beat yourself up for that, you know, let the fourth day, let’s just get so the fast sooner you get back into it, the better it is, yeah I love that. I think that last one, there is definitely a big takeaway for so many, right? It’s like any time that I have somebody that like I have a bad day or a bad weekend or, and I used to beat myself a lot for that, you know, now I know I’ll get back to it It’s not a problem. Yeah, Yeah. I mean, because at the end of the day it’s like, you can take that time and energy right, and invest it in beating yourself up about something that already happened in the past or you can use that to fuel going forward and make sure that you get back, you know, right back into kind of, your, your normal routine there. So, I mean, yeah it’s it’s so much more about how fast can you get back on it, rather than what happened? And that’s, you know like there’s people out there, right? If you, like you didn’t get to £500 or whatever by, you know, making one bad decision. I mean, it’s something, it’s a compounding effect, right? And so it’s self sabotage after self sabotage. After self sabotage. And that’s literally the biggest difference, like, people that get to that place, it didn’t just happen in a day or a week or a month. Like, it happened over years and years and years of self sabotage. So, yeah, if there was one reminder for everybody listening to this podcast right now, it would be guys, you can’t mess this up. Like if something happens, just get back on it, like, just get back on it, but I think I think that the lacking peace for so many people is what does get back on it even mean yes, the strength workouts and you know, the just the ideal plate which you were creating for yourself, but that those were for me.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah, well I think like it’s like one of the big rocks for you guys Like what, what’s the big rocks in your life? What are the habits that moved the needle and matter most for you? Right? I typically talk about kind of sleep nutrition, exercise, hydration, stress, man, like those five big rocks or really what I feel kind of move the needle the most, not only my life, but in the lives of so many others. So you kind of got to define what those big rocks are for you, you’ve got to figure out what works for you, right? So that you know what it is to get back on quote unquote. But I think again another thing was a stress management as well. I would let stress get in into the way of eating healthy in my workouts as well. If I was too stressed out, I would just start work out or you know, just not eat well as well, but I, I I with this program, I I realized and I just need to, you know, in fact I need to do those things to feel better. So, so I, I would remove stress out of the equation and I would just do my thing and I started feeling better well and I think that just goes back to like the performance aspect of things right? And being able to think about like you as a wife, you as a mom, you as, you know, a dentist here it’s like, it’s like the, that’s like your sport, right So like Lebron James spends a million dollars a year on his performance recovery and all that. Like this is your store, right? You’re asleep, your nutrition your exercise, like all of those things, that’s what makes you go and perform your best in the game of life with these things that you have there, right? So I think that’s, that’s probably like the best thing that helped me with the transition from like competing in sports my whole life to competing and just like life with all this type of stuff, you know, being a dad and a husband and a business owner and all these things, it’s like, that’s the sport now, right? So no different than if I got five hours of sleep, we tried to go compete in the, you know, football game versus, you know, competing, you know, coaching clients or whatever, it’s like that, all these things matter and they impact our performance, so, but I think a lot of people, they don’t even know how good they can feel because they haven’t felt that way in so long and, you know, it’s kind of one of those things where once you start to prioritize these things once you start to get consistent with these things, you start to feel a lot better and you know, it’s much harder to go back to feeling like crap when you know that you can feel this good. So true. I agree. And you, you make it so easy to eat well as well. Like some of the things that you gave me are like, you know, even if I’m stressed out, I can easily make those, you know, it doesn’t take much time. Yeah, well, and we want, we want to have that spectrum. I want to have things that are like super, super easy and don’t take a long time and then sometimes like we want to have more fun and make it more complex or whatever, but again, just the tools, right? And knowing how to navigate through different situations is key. So,, last question I have for you, for anybody that’s, you know, obviously when you work with a coach, one on one, like it’s definitely an investment, you definitely spend more money working with a coach, one on one than you would for a group program or a middle player or whatever. talk to me a little bit about, you know, for the person that maybe is on the fit, it’s about investing in them or maybe they did a discovery call and they’re like, you know that’s just too much, I can’t afford that or I don’t know if it’s worth it or whatever what would your advice be there, you know, because obviously you have the experiences with the groups versus the one on one. So how did you kind of pull the trigger and invest in yourself?”

Parul: “Like you did you know, again as I said you know turning 40 and you know being at the age where my mom developed those, you know, health issues was one of the biggest factor where I I just wanted to make sure I am eating healthy. Like I I just you know wanted like a good scientific way to know that you know, I am eating healthy and I and I am doing the kind of workouts, my body needs to to have good joints you know have you know good healthy muscles and joints you know, in the future. so that was, I think the biggest factor in me deciding that you know, it’s it’s worth it. I think you have to be at the right age and time to decide, you know, I would rather have this than an expensive handbag, you know, because that’s my priority, you know, I I what am I going to do with an expensive handbag and no, you know, healthy joints and healthy body. So I think it’s it’s just you know, mindset thinking, you know, what do you want you know in the next 10 years, you know, you know what do you want to be traveling the world and you know be healthy and not you know you know having some health issues or be on medications so I guess you got to think like that I guess. Yeah. Well I mean I think at the end of the day we prioritize what’s important to us right? And you know like I mean at the end of the day I would do whatever I had to do for my wife or my kids or myself if I needed to write and yeah and then being there for my kids you know I think it’s always change your perspective as well. If if my mom can travel or see me because of me issues you know that makes me think you know I want to be there you know for my kids I want to be involved in their lives and healthy physically as well.”

Coach Justin: “Yeah. 100%. I mean I think anybody that has kids it’s probably a motivator for them right? Yes. And I think that the other thing that you hear right on the head is you have to be you know you are ready to change your ready to make these changes in your life. And I think that’s so so so important is that like I could be the world’s leading expert in nutrition I could be it could be the best program but it’s like you have to be ready to change you know like no amount of money that U. K. Is ever gonna make you ready to change and and no coach or whatever is gonna make like you you have to be the one because I dont you know obviously I try to help as much as I can but I can’t hold your and every every day all day long, right? So you gotta be ready to change. I think that’s I think any time before you invest in yourself invest in the coach invest in a program like you have to number one do your due diligence and make sure that it’s the right fit but you have to make sure that hey you’re going to be coachable and you’re ready to start making these changes in your life as well. Yeah and your life circumstances allow you to do that as well. Yeah.