Let’s start by setting the scene I have been competing and getting “super lean” for 17 years. It has always been a grind. I often found myself pushing harder, eating less, cutting carbs, feeling exhausted and struggling with cravings!!!!
I used to diet on very little food. Low quantities of food robbing me of energy and health. This ultimately slowed my metabolism and set me up for a constant cycle of weight loss and gain.
I then discovered the research of leading endocrinologist Dr Ray Peat and changed my strategy and started eating food that supported my metabolism and kept me hormonally balanced. As my metabolism increased so did the amount of food I needed to eat to nourish by body.
ADOPTING THE RIGHT NUTRITIONAL APPROACH CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Not only does the right nutrition determine what I look like, but is crucial to my health, hormones, energy, longevity, digestion, mood and happiness. Body composition and body fat is also hugely influenced!!!
QUITE SIMPLY…FAT LOSS FAVOURS A FAST METABOLISM.
MY ACTUAL PRO-METABOLIC NUTRITION PLAN USED FOR THE FIRST TWO PHOTOS ABOVE.
• Sour dough toast, eggs, mushrooms & pulp-free orange juice.
• Grated carrot, coconut oil, raisins, vinegar and salt and ripe tropical fruit.
• Prawns, coconut oil, white rice and chocolate milk.
• Hard European cheese and ripe tropical fruit.
• Grass fed beef, white potatoes, butter, zucchini cooked in coconut oil and gelatin in orange juice.
• Pot set Greek yoghurt, gelatin, with stewed fruit and raw honey.
THEN WHEN I NEEDED TO DROP MORE BODY FAT…
When my body fat needed to really drop during the last few weeks coming into the show, I reduced the rice and potato starches and increased the tropical fruit and simple sugars to fuel my metabolic rate. This change had me burning more fat and still gaining muscle!!!
Below is the link to the ProComp 12-week Pro-Metabolic Boost and Shred program. These plans are the exact plans and foods I use to get lean. ProComp adopt this very same approach with all ProComp clients. These plans come with information about Pro-Metabolic nutrition and how it works.
HOW DID A PRO-METABOLIC NUTRITION PLAN WORK SO WELL TO GET ME SO LEAN?
- For the first time ever I did not need to do cardio. The plan was so efficient that my metabolic rate was faster than ever.
- I ate only food that increased my thyroid gland functioning. A healthier thyroid gland can lead to a faster metabolism. Fat loss and protein synthesis favours a faster metabolism.
- I ate food that works FOR me…not food that works against me.
- I had more energy and felt happier than ever before when dieting.
- Foods from all food groups were included in all meals to ensure my body was nourished and healthy.
- I had no sugar cravings as the plan provided all of the best sugars my body needed.
- With a faster metabolism I could eat MORE food to get lean. I was able to diet without getting hungry.
- By improving thyroid hormone conversion I was able to reduce excess estrogen. Excess estrogen makes fat really difficult to budge.
- I was healthier than I’ve ever been before. I finally started eating food from all food groups. A healthier body will always get greater results.
- Bloating was no longer experienced. Pro-Metabolic food focuses on nutrition easy to digest.
- Each meal was balanced with protein, carbs and fats. This results in stable blood sugar levels and avoids cortisol drops and spikes. It also encourages the body to remain in a constant fat burning mode.
- The more balanced cortisol and thyroid hormone are, the greater the quality of sleep. Good quality sleep is a game changer for me.
- The penny finally dropped that nutrition and dieting no longer needs to be difficult or hard.
ProComp Pro-Metabolic meal plan programs ARE NOT JUST FOR ATHLETES. The same principle of fat loss, improving metabolism and hormonal balance applies to all. Eating like this can help achieve a tight, conditioned physique. A physique that is balanced with plenty of energy. I had to relearn everything that I believed was true about nutrition. The Pro-Metabolic approach provides more energy and more vigor without the crazy headspace issues around food.
Pro-metabolic nutrition really did turn my life around. I went from surviving on little food and finding it hard to get lean to thriving on more food. Food that was delicious and healthy increasing my metabolism. The approach made it easy to get lean.
Pro-Metabolic food is delicious, nourishing, restorative and healthy. Eating to improve metabolic health and balance hormones allows everything else to fall easily into place.
ProComp also offers a range of personalised nutrition planning and coaching. We would love you to reach out and contact us on DM or PM. Feel free to connect via the link below for more information. This is a total game changer.