25 Jul Road to 40 – Progress!
I am excited to report that I have finally made considerable progress towards my goal of becoming a badass 40 year old. I have taken my nutrition much more serious lately. Yet again, I have to give most credit to my amazing wife. Sarah decided that the family should complete a Whole 30 together (Read more about that HERE). I don’t think the Whole 30 was the complete answer but it lead me to continue to evaluate my nutrition.
By combining the knowledge I have gained over the past few years, I feel like I’m on a better path. I’ve been merging a lot of the information together. I am using the general guidelines from the Whole 30 to help reduce my carbs and focus on the importance of the quality of my food. I am using the information the nutritionist provided me to make sure I’m getting enough fuel by tracking my calories and macros. And finally, I’m using the information I learned from RP to influence the timing of my nutrition.
In the end I am fueling with a considerable amount of protein and fat while reducing my carbs below 100 grams. My goal is to stay between 50 and 75 carbs a day. All highly processed food has been kicked to the curb due to the Whole 30. I’ve even changed my protein powder to a clean egg white protein powder. This strategy has brought me some considerable success. I started this journey at 292 almost 7 months ago and struggled to get below 290. I am super stoked to report that over the last month give or take a few days I am weighing in at 276. I have also lost almost an entire percent of body fat. I am sitting at 25% and looking to hit a goal of 20% body fat.
All this to say that everyone needs to figure out what is going to work for you. Consistency is huge. It may not be one approach that knocks it out of the park for you but a combination of wisdom. In the long run you have to be able to sustain your approach. I am here to say it can be done. Please reach out if you ever want to chat about different options. I am always willing to sit down and talk about goals, strategies, and my pitfalls.