After 6 to 8 months Diego experienced a shift in his thinking.
"I used to think it was all about workouts. Now I know it's mostly about my food."
This has improved his body composition, confidence, and abilities elsewhere as an achieving father, husband, and team leader.
Rather than burying himself with weight that could potentially hurt him and volumes that would leave him crippled for days he pulls way back on his workouts with this idea:
I'm going to do the minimum amount I need today so that I can be back again tomorrow.
With this in mind he can avoid injury and illness: the one two combo that knocks most people out of their fitness groove and can get better results with less gut busting work. In fact, Diego would call his new approach to eating and exercising "freeing."
"Through discipline with food logging I've learned not to worry about much when it comes to what I eat. I just track it, honestly mind you, and move along with my day. It's been liberating. Especially because I can enjoy working out more since my sessions don't need to damn near break me for me to believe they are effective. I love it."