As women, we quickly realize our mothers weren’t kidding about our metabolism slowing down, and how difficult it can be to lose weight. We often resort to trying to survive on carrot sticks and water, leaving us miserable and going backwards. Therefore, the big question we have… Is weight loss without starving possible? The answer is yes!
In the video embedded below, I interviewed Matt Estridge, the owner of Fit Diesel. With an impressive bio, Matt was the University of Tennessee Strength Coach, Coach to Mr. Olympia, Department of Homeland Security Field Office Fitness Coordinator for elite counterterrorism agents and coach to many professional athletes. At Fit Diesel, Matt is changing lives, helping his clients eat 800-1000 calories more than before starting with him, while also enjoying real food (no more rabbit food). He uses a process called reverse dieting that rehabilitates your metabolism. The issue with limiting your caloric intake to dangerously low levels is that your body learns to adapt. So if you then try to increase the amount of calories you eat per day, even if within a normal range, you will likely gain weight. Matt can help you repair this problem! He uses a tool called Macro Coach, that uses the data from your own body. It even accounts for breast feeding and menstrual cycles!
In the video, I ask Matt some of the following questions:
- Explain Macro Coach and the process you are taking to help clients
- As excited as we are for young athletes, because this interview was the result of a blog post surrounding weight gain and menopause, can you talk to us about your success with women who fall into this category? Are they a part of the success stories of having an increase in calories, eating foods they enjoy, and still losing weight?
- On average, how many calories per day do you think your 40+ female clients are eating?
- To effectively lose weight, is this the result of proper macro ratios, calorie deficit or both
- Do you think it is necessary to incorporate fasting to lose weight?
- Do you recommend a certain type of workout for women? Such as cardio versus weight training for example.
Interested to learn more about what Matt is doing? Watch the video below, and check out his website: fitdieselstrength.com/default.php