At 47 years of age Aaron gets compliments often on how he looks.
It makes sense. He has been at single digit body fat levels for 20 months.
He tells his gym buddies "This is from what I eat, not what I do." They Crossfit together and talk about workout and nutrition methods all the time.
They usually run a program for a few months, be it exercise or nutrition and then get bored and switch to another one.
A few times Aaron has almost caved and joined them until we chat and...
We use diet breaks for anyone trying to lose body fat.
Dieting for a long period of time is mentally taxing. In addition, there are adaptations that happen to your metabolism that reduce your total daily energy expenditure or TDEE.
This is what people mean when they say their metabolism is 'slowing down.'
It makes it hard to consistently make progress beyond short periods of time. Think of all those 3, 6, or 8 week challenges and crash diets that pull all your calories and promise...
Nearly everything we work on together is a result of humanity's insane progress.
Paradoxically, our progress in certain areas have lead to us regressing in others. I don't think this is OK.
By nature of you being here you agree to some extent.
You may not crusade and start a business to correct the regressions like I did but you believe you have a responsibility to yourself, your family, and your friends enough that you commit to working out and eating right. That is a big deal because many of...
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...