Q: Why did you decide to begin nutrition coaching with Dr. Alli Cain?
I had seen the results that my friend Lindsay had and wasn't happy with the coaches I had in the past so I wanted to give Dr. Alli a try.
Q: What important things have you learned throughout the nutrition coaching program?
That I don't have to punish myself if I eat something that maybe wasn't the best choice. I also have learned that I have more will power than I thought. I have made better choices such as " do I want this chocolate bar, or would I rather have a substantial snack that will help with my goals?" sure sometimes I pick the chocolate bar but those times are getting less and less frequent.
Q: Was there anything about learning to count your macros that surprised you? How much fat I would consume on a daily basis. Healthy fats but that is always the first macro that I go over.
Q: How to you stay on track while balancing work, homelike, and other commitments? I don't always as I had fallen off track since moving back to Canada from Scotland, but I don't stay off track for months like I used to. it's not just a vanity thing, I feel tired and bloated and run down and my chest/sinus infections come back, my skin and hair doesn't feel as good and i don't feel like myself when I fall off track. When I am on track though , PLANNING ahead and prepping are the number 1 things that keep me on track.
Q: How has your performance been affect by macros tracking? I have more energy and don't feel as gross at the gym. The food I've been eating really is fuel.
Q: What advice do you have for others seeking guidance in their personal nutrition? To " trust the process to get the progress" that plays over and over in my head. My results were faster with other coaches but they weren't realistic and obviously didn't stick. This really has been a longer process than i thought but I 'd tell anyone to stick with it. this kinda stuff stays with you for life,
Q: What has been the biggest change you've made in your lifestyle since joining? Not eating as high of portions of junk food and sticking to a regular routine of nutrition and work outs. As I said, I usually quit after 2-3 months max but this has been the most committed I've been to myself in my life.