Updated: May 27, 2020
In celebration of the one year anniversary of the 21 Day Intermittent Fasting Program, last month I held the second annual Summer Intermittent Fasting Challenge! AENpeeps all across the WORLD used the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle to tap into fat burning mechanisms, eat until satiated, achieve their wellness goals and feel GOOD again!
For this Summer's Challenge, I partnered up with some of my favorite brands to surprise one randomly selected winner with ALLLLL the best AENpeeps goodies!! Coffee, chocolate, collagen... oh YES! Check out the full deets on the Grand Prize HERE.
Today, I'm sharing the GRAND PRIZE winner's incredible story of how she transitioned from constantly counting calories and relying on the Keto Diet to eating until satiated and naturally tapping into fat burning mechanisms while STILL including carbohydrates!
Now... without further ado... your grand prize winner!
Tell us about yourself!
I am a 21 year old student in college, currently finishing up my undergraduate in Clinical Exercise Physiology! I frequently watch health videos on YouTube, and (funny enough) while I was walking on the treadmill at my gym, your video for “Why WALKING is better than Running” popped up on my suggested. So I watched it while walking because I already knew walking was better than running because of the fact that it actually uses more muscles in your legs to walk than when you run, and when you walk on incline, you can build your booty instead of subtract muscle from it!
But, your video took it so much further... into hormones and how it affects your mental health. And immediately I subscribed because this was a new topic I had not been informed on! So over the next week, I binged your YouTube videos while walking before my workout. I bought your Thriving Cookbook just to see what kind of recipes you included (as I was already doing Intermittent Fasting and Keto) and I fell in love with the recipes! I for sure wanted your entire program now, so I bought it, knowing I’d be super happy with my purchase, and I was! I bought the entire bundle, supplement guide and all!
Which Program are you following?
I followed the Detox, then the 21 Day Intermittent Fasting + Level Up. Since I had both, I literally used the Nutrient Timing sheet to make sure everything followed my protocol, and picked and chose which recipes I wanted for the week out of any of them! I followed the athlete protocol, while my mom followed the Hormone Balancing Protocol! We suspect she has low thyroid, she has about 70-80 lbs to lose to reach her goal weight, and she refuses to exercise when it’s hot outside, so I’m quite surprised, she’s lost weight every single week on her diet (about a lb a week) without exercise! We also schedule in one treat meal during the week, so she normally has pizza, and I go out with my boyfriend and get something yummy in a restaurant! So yeah, I even used recipes in your Thriving cookbook, so I guess I really used all of them? Haha.
What was your main goal with The Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle?
I wanted to see if I could achieve my fitness goals (tone up as much a second possible, lose fat and gain muscle at the same time) while not doing the Keto diet. I wanted to eat healthier. I knew you were a promoter of eating real healthy foods, and since I started using Nutrient Timing and your recipes with my IF, my entire body has changed! I’ve honestly never felt this healthy in my life.
Have you tried anything else in the past to achieve your wellness goals?
I, (don’t judge, all the fitness gurus and models told me to) counted calories for two years. Even when I was going through bulking and maintaining stages. I counted calories while doing Keto too. I was an avid calorie counter. I had a scale, I could guess how many calories were in something just by looking at it. Or how many calories the nutrition label “said” it had in it. Not until after I watched your video on how calorie counting is actually ridiculous (which I stopped doing the minute I started your program) did I actually stop. I’ve never felt more free. Not knowing how many calories are in my dishes, and just enjoying them for the sake of enjoying the food and it’s nutrients for my body has been completely life-changing.