Recently, a major publication shared my story. I’m not going to say where it was published because I don’t have a lot of respect for how they did it. I could go on about that, but I’m not going to. Here’s why:

One of my personal committments as a business owner is to be relentlessly positive so instead of critiquing their process, sharing details or problems and putting them on blast, I’m just going to clarify what I want clarified.

I’ll be honest, when I first saw the piece, my heart sank. The title is something I don’t represent or believe in. Many of the recommendations are not things I stand by or would ever recommend.

However, the piece itself might bring people here and to my podcast who might not have otherwise found it and that’s awesome. I’m grateful for that. And I’ll maintain my commitment to educating & inspiring every day.

So with that perspective in mind, let me make a few things really clear:

  • I strongly encourage slow, sustainable weight loss. Nine pounds in a week is not sustainable and not something I would ever promote or suggest is reasonable. It’s not. Might you lose 9 lbs in a week when first making major changes? Sure! Most of that is water and that kind of week is a major anomaly.
  • When I talk about the golden rules of carbs and fat loss and having your carbs at night, I don’t mean cookies or ice cream. I’m all for occassional indulgences but rest assured that cookies aren’t something I recommend for health, fat loss, energy or anything else.
  • In episode 195 of the podcast I talk about how, for energy, fat loss and overall health, look to get your carbs from whole food sources and gradually work towards keeping your consumption to about one serving at that meal. Examples would be fruit or sweet potato, not processed foods.
  • Though I’m not a purist, we will be fittest, healthiest and most energetic when we aren’t indulging in sugar & treats every day. This change doesn’t have to happen immediately, but it’s something to work towards.

If you’re new to the site and want to get a good sense of my perspective on nutrition for fat loss, here are some episodes of the podcast I recommend.

Carb Timing

How To Make Breakfast A Fat Burning Meal

Primal Lunch Ideas

The Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Carb Spillover

Always Hungry

If you ever have questions or suggestions, leave a comment!