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HOW DONUTS GAVE ME ABS, & AN 80KG SNATCH

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Probably one of my favorite pictures of myself. When everyone else sees this they see abs. I see a culmination of all I work hard for and dedicate myself to – PERFORMANCE and the betterment of.

I have been meaning to write this post for a while now and just simply haven’t gotten around to it.  Lately, I have been getting a ton of inquiries about how/what I eat and how I was able to transform my body and performance because of it.  If you have been following me for more than about two or three months, you have noticed the changes that my body has gone through – at least physically.  Maybe you have, or maybe you haven’t noticed, but those physical changes are directly correlated with changes in my performance as well.  While being more than 10lbs. lighter since switching eating plans I have made some serious gains in the gym.

Since regionals, I have revamped my diet and the way I look at food. until then, I guess you could say I was the classic CrossFitter – I would eat “clean” (or paleo) for 6 days out of the week and on one day I would eat whatever I wanted, which was usually anything in sight.  This is what I understood to be how an athlete was supposed to eat – simply because Paleo is the be all end all in the CrossFit community and I thought that was what I had to be doing.  What I didn’t realize was how little carbohydrates I was eating (really only sweet potatoes and fruit) and how much fat (avocados, nuts) I was eating.  This is almost inevitable on a Paleo diet because it leaves you with a limited amount of carbohydrate dense foods and a ton of foods that are filled with fat.  This works for some people, and I am not knocking it.  I just found that personally, my body did not respond well physically, nor feel great eating this way.  Before I go any further, let me explain that I was 100% pro-paleo when I was first introduced to it.  I found it made me feel cleaner, healthier, and I had a new-found respect for keeping nutrient-dense foods in my diet.  I lost a ton of weight when I first started eating that way.  In fact, when people walk into the gym and are overweight I still point them in the Paleo direction because I feel it is a great way to begin to understand food and the importance of consuming a diet that is based around protein and vegetable consumption.  However, as I started exercising more vigorously, doing two-a-day sessions, and incorporating high volume into my training program – I became hungrier.  I was still trying so hard to follow this Paleo way of eating that I was consuming an incredible amount of food to do so.  In addition to a large number of protein I was consuming each day; an avocado or two in a day, handfuls of nuts, tons of bacon and eggs, all the fruit and sweet potatoes I could get my hands on was a typical day of eating.  Still, I never felt like I had a great amount of energy and physically – although I was getting stronger and more muscular, I was somewhat soft and fluffy.

This was me at regionals - you can see what I am talking about as far as physical body difference

This was me at regionals – you can see what I am talking about as far as physical body difference between then and now.

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January 2014 at ECC where I did fairly well but was missing something. I was eating 80/20 paleo at this time.

I stumbled upon my current diet accidentally.  At the gymnastics meet disguised as the 2014 Crossfit Regionals, I weighed in at 155lbs AFTER the weekend was over.  I was in no way “fat”, but knowing what I know now, and feeling how I feel – that was about 10-12lbs too heavy for me to be exercising at – especially in a gymnastics meet.  A part of me kind of knew that, but I rationalized it with myself as I was putting on muscle and getting stronger and that was just the weight I was going to be as a result of it.  I’m not one to be caught up on a number on the scale so it really didn’t phase me.  After Crossfit regionals, I was getting ready to compete in weightlifting nationals.  I had plans to compete as a 69kg (152lb) lifter because 63kg was out of the question.  Then, I get a text from my lovely coach one day that said: “How mad would you be if I asked you to cut to 63 for nationals?”.  Partially because I am so conditioned to listen to him, and partially because it sounded like a challenge to me I told him I would try my best but I could not make any promises.

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To be honest, I thought it would be impossible and I was just going to be a good sport and try it out.  I refused to starve myself and be miserable but I would try and find the best way to do it.  I contacted a close friend, Ricklynn Long who I knew followed some food plan called Flexible Dieting and asked if she thought it was possible for me to cut about 15lbs in two months while maintaining my strength.  She assured me that it would take a lot of diligence but we could make it happen.  She introduced me to Flexible Dieting (IF IT FITS MY MACROS) and how it works and outlined a week by week plan for me.  Within the first week, I dropped 5lbs as well as PR’d my jerk from the blocks and my 3-position clean.  I felt like I had more energy in my workouts and throughout the day in general – I was convinced it would work.  With her constant help and a lot of diligence from me, I weighed in under 63kg (138lbs) at nationals in July while still managing to keep my lifting numbers and strength numbers the same.  Since then, we have adjusted my diet back to where I am comfortable maintaining a body weight of about 140-144lbs while eating more food in a day than I ever have before.  This is possible because when your macronutrients are proportioned correctly, your metabolism skyrockets and you become a body that “burns hot” allowing you to eat a whole lot while still maintaining body composition.  I am leaner and stronger than ever, I feel lighter and more in control of my body in gymnastics movements, all of my lifting numbers have gone up, and my energy levels have increased significantly.

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For those of you who aren’t exactly sure what Flexible Dieting is, I will give you a quick rundown.  Basically, it is a system where you create a food map of macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) for your daily consumption of energy based on your needs.  “Your needs” could be anything from a weight cut, to a weight gain, or simply weight maintenance where you just want to become leaner.  You can fill those grams of macros with whatever foods you wish as long as you hit the numbers determined by your food map.  This allows a bit more freedom in your diet which is good for numerous reasons.  It doesn’t make any food “off limits” or “bad”.  This, in turn, gets rid of the guilt that comes along with eating something that is “forbidden”.  For me, it allowed me to incorporate much more variety into my diet which I feel is very important.  In the past, following Paleo, I felt like I was eating the same things day in and day out.  Also, because it allows you to eat literally anything you are craving as long as it is done within the parameters of your daily macro allotment, it alleviates the “binge day” or “cheat day” that is so often found on the Paleo diet.  You know, the one day where you spend your entire day eating every single food that you weren’t allowed to have on your diet all week.  Usually, people will consume 3-4x the calories they do on a normal basis during these days.  This takes your body about 3-5 days to recover from and can leave you feeling pretty bad physically.

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This was during a scrimmage at training camp with my Miami Surge teammates “King/Captain” Coppola and Ricky “Boy Wonder” Redus

What this all means is that I regularly eat foods like sugary cereals, donuts, ice cream (which I’m actually having as I type), cheese, and anything else I am feeling like for that matter.  However, I am very diligent about weighing and measuring the foods – making sure I eat them in their correct quantities to fit my macros.  If you know me, you know that my food scale is never far.  I keep it on my kitchen counter, I travel with it when I’m being a gypsy – I weigh and measure almost everything.  This is how I was able to cut weight safely and happily while still eating a bowl of cereal in the morning if I felt like it, or having some ice cream at night before I went to bed.  Don’t get me wrong though – just because the diet ALLOWS for these things does not mean that is the bulk of what I eat.  Most of my meals consist of lean meats, vegetables, and solid carbohydrate sources such as potatoes or rice.  I am very aware of nutrient-dense foods and always choose those over my treats.  However, it is nice to know I am able to incorporate those treats into my diet when I want.  As far as energy goes, because I now have an allotment of grams of carbohydrates, I am able to fuel my workouts and strategically place my carbs around workout time to keep my energy levels high when I need it most.  Most days I will bring a carb snack to the gym to have during my mid-workout session.  This snack is usually something like strawberries or bananas with fat-free whipped cream, cookie crisp cereal, applesauce, or a Golden Grahams s’mores bar.  When I am working out I find that fast acting, simple carbs, like that work best to keep my energy level up and keep me feeling good.  I also try to save some of those “fast acting” carbs for right before bed.  This might sound crazy, but it stems from the concept of carb-backloading – muscles respond well overnight to this rush of carbs and it actually causes you to wake up feeling energized, hungry, and looking pretty lean.

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Me prepping for a meet this past week – I am now able to comfortably maintain my body composition and it has optimized my performance. I PR’d my best meet total by 10kg hitting 73/98kg at 63kg bw

All in all, my reason for writing this is to debunk the ideas that 1) carbs, grains, and sugar are the total enemy, 2) to be a lean, high performance athlete you need to eat super “clean” and boring 3) Paleo is the nutrition gift to Crossfit.  If you want to be a successful, high level athlete, there is no doubt that diet plays an essential role.  There is no one-plan-fits-all way that will allow success amongst all.  This is simply the one that I have found to work best for me.

IMG_5006Decide what your goals are.  Create a plan. Execute that plan. Learn your body and be able to understand what it is asking for.  Don’t deny it of things that it wants. Approach food with excitement because it is going to put energy into your workouts.  And, most importantly, do not be afraid of donuts, when eaten correctly, they will result in pretty, symmetrical abs, and more pounds on your snatch! 🙂

If you have hung around this long to read what I’ve had to say here is a quick overview of the pros and cons (in my eyes) about Flexible Dieting.

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Lulu & I flexing our way through our workout. This was after we consumed some of the most amazing rotisserie chicken and vegetables followed by some Dunkin Donut’s munchkins!

Pro’s & Con’s of Flexible Dieting

PROS:

-No food is off limits (OREOS!!!)

-You have an exact outline of how much of each food type you should be eating

-Your energy levels will increase

-You have full control over your goals

-You are using science to allow your body to make changes

-Abs.

CONS:

-You must be diligent about weighing, measuring, and recording all of your food consumption

-You need to understand that lean protein sources and vegetables should be the priority

-It can be tempting for people (especially on a cut) to chose not so nutrient dense foods over better ones

-Self control will be tested as you are faced with situations such as taking TWO Oreo’s out of the sleeve and putting the rest away

-People will always have something negative to say (I’ve found the best way to deal with this is to just show them your abs)

 

If you have any questions, or would like help with following this plan on your own visit my personal website at www.honoryournutrition.com or email me at nicole.capurso@gmail.com I would be happy to help!

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114 responses

  1. Ray Loser

    Nicole!!!

    You look AMAZING!!! I’m way jealous.

    I remember when Rudy asked you to cut the first time. You suggested I do strict paleo for 30 days at the same time. I think almost every morning we would talk about food!!!

    Thanks for this article it was helpful.

    September 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • Hahah you’re the best ray! Email me. I’ll let you in on the fun!

      September 3, 2014 at 2:18 am

      • Tiffany

        Nicole/Outlaw, I’d love to be let in on the fun..?? If the lady who helped you or someone is willing to chat with me, that would be great. I was a gymnast in college and went to USAWs and competed as a 69 weighing the lightest in my class. No PRs but hit a 164 total which was fine but way under my abilities. I felt like I should have been a 63 but sometimes I think its impossible for me to cut into the 130s. Any thoughts would be appreciated

        September 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      • Hey tiffany– email me at the address i provided at the end of the post, i would be more than happy to help!

        September 4, 2014 at 3:09 am

  2. Excellent post. It’s interesting because I had commented on your IG post asking what you had done to change your body since regionals and I saw that your wrote, stopped eating paleo. I say interesting because currently I am IIFYM and my box is about to do the whole30 challenge. I was going to do it because I feel like carbs might be an issue for me. I’m not a sugarholic but bread and rice?! Lord have mercy. I use my fitness pal to track everything I eat and I have lost 10 plus pounds in the last 3 months while also gaining muscle. I’m probably not as strict as you but I also don’t workout twice a day (sad face)

    I have been praticing this whole30 paleo lifestyle and good Lord it aint easy. I will probably still do the challenge just to test myself and see how my body responds but it’s good to know if it doesn’t work out I can still be as cut as you on my current plan. So needless to say, keep up the good work! You are an inspiration and this post has reenergized me.

    September 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    • Haha! To be honest your comment was the last straw before I wrote that article. I had been getting similar comments and after yours I was like that’s it I’m going to write a piece.

      You can try the whole30 out. To be honest it’s a great “clense” but won’t help performance very much. when you are done, email me and we will talk about your macro numbers and how to optimize it for you!

      September 3, 2014 at 2:21 am

  3. Evan

    First I’ve heard of Flexible Dieting. Started reading up on it on the interwebs. Only question I have is how it differs from the Zone diet…are the ratios different?

    September 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    • Im not that familiar with Zone to be honest! Im going to answer this as best as I can and I may be incorrect in some areas. I dont know if Zone goes off grams? also – I think Zone limits the types of foods that you can have? For example im not sure ice cream fits anywhere in Zone. Also, Flexible Dieting says its not necessary to balance every meal, just that you get the daily macros filled before the day is over.

      Hope that helped a bit.

      September 3, 2014 at 2:24 am

  4. Hector

    How exactly does this work? Is there a website that tells you what to do?

    September 3, 2014 at 2:08 am

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  6. Katie Petrick

    Great post with lots of valuable information presented straight to the point. Also, this is why Nick Bloch is encouraged to eat his Culver’s every week.

    September 3, 2014 at 4:10 am

  7. Thank you for posting this. I’m struggling with figuring out a sustainable plan for myself, and it’s refreshing to hear that you’re being realistic. I don’t expect to see killer results like yours, but after reading this, I can say that I’ll be more dilligent with measuring (which I do with ALL my healthy foods, but not my treats, ironically), in order to enjoy life and have some energy.

    September 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  8. Mandy

    Hi Nicole….thanks for the great post. I saw you lift in Richmond a while back and have been following you on IG. I’ve recently started (very loosely) doing carb cycling with tracking on myfitnesspal for macros. It’s made a big difference in my energy levels and cravings, and damn it’s a relief to be able to eat some rice!! Would you say Flexible Dieting is at all similar to carb cycling? Would love to get your thoughts/advice.

    September 4, 2014 at 1:15 am

    • hey Mandy ! email me at the address i provided in the bottom of the blog post 🙂

      September 4, 2014 at 3:08 am

  9. Another comment…but would you mind sharing what a typical day looks like for you? I’m struggling a bit with getting the proper amount of calories (based off latest bod pod) during the day, so after my evening work out and dinner, I feel physically full but am not satisfied. E.g., I scavenge the house and tend to binge on sweets.

    September 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

  10. I’m extremely encouraged to see another CrossFitter following Flexible Dieting/IIFYM. I am trying to get a lot of people to follow the method of eating and trying to get them away from Paleo. The more people who can get the word out the better, so thank you.

    September 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  11. Preston

    Nicole,
    Do you have any more info on this? I would love to read about it. Thank you

    September 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    • hey — email me at the address listed at the bottom of the article

      September 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

  12. Is this is anyway similar to ETP? They talk about Metabolic Flexibility all the time and it seems to be just too many carbs throughout the day. If this so different I’d love some info.

    September 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    • hey, it is the same concept however, I dont eat nearly as much carbs as ETP recommends! ESPECIALLY not on a cut! Their numbers seem to be rather high sometimes, I dont know much about the program but I am assuming that is their intentions. Email me at the address in the article and we willl talk further!

      September 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm

  13. Nicole,
    I’m just curious what your macros were before and after this switch? I know you mention your carbs increased and your fats decreased, but since your tracking it by macros now, what percentages are you at pre and post this change… thanks!

    September 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    • now that i am in maintenance and not a cut anymore Ive just upped my calories by about 400 and put my carbs higher than my protein, during cut they were even

      September 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  14. Nicole,

    Great article, I am trying to build more muscle, lose some softness and gain strength. I’m female, ~6ft and weigh 155-160 lbs. I have a fairly athletic volleyball build, been Crossfitting for about a year and still play vball on the occasion. I WOD 4-5 days a week with at least 2 doubles a week. I eat paleo for the most part because I feel better eating this way, not to lose weight or because i think it is the only healthy diet out there. I include rice, corn tortillas, and on occasion fresh made bread. I haven’t quite broken the code to building more muscle naturally without driving myself nuts. I think the Flex Eating may be the key.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    September 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

  15. awesome article. Another example that there are really no “forbidden” foods 🙂 Keep up the great work Nicole! btw are you keeping your macros same the entire week or do you have one “spike/carb” day?

    September 9, 2014 at 4:39 am

    • when I was mid cut I was carb refeeding almost once a week, a day where I would double my carbs…. now that I am in maintenance, I carb refeed when i feel my body needs it… this is usually on a rest day to fuel the upcoming days of heavy training and allow my body to recover properly during my down time

      September 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

  16. Katy

    Nicole, Congratulation on the great performance. My question is has your menstrual cycle been effected since you’ve leaned out and decreased your fat intake to so little?

    September 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    • yes, when I am very lean it doesnt come. I have spoke with a doctor and she as assured me there is nothing wrong with that and it is perfectly normal, that when the time came that i was planning on having a child i would just have to work to put some body fat back on.

      September 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      • Katy

        I was told the same thing in my 20s. After having kids I experienced bone loss, shrunk 1.5 inches, 1 entire shoe size smaller, got cancer and it took me years to get back to a healthy weight and mind set. Hormones are tricky business. Good luck and keep inspiring the masses.

        November 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

  17. I love the idea of no food being off limits. I always felt like it is depriving yourself of something you want, if you do not get it when you want it, your brain is likely to go crazy when you get the chance to eat it. This 80/20 plan is such a realistic, attainable plan for everyone. And you are living proof that it does work!

    September 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  18. Michelle

    Nicole,

    I’ve seen “flex bowls” all over instgram, piled high with Oreos, pudding, whipped cream, M&Me, etc., lately. The only thing that runs through my mind is that women are going from eating “clean”, ridding their bodies of toxins and poisons, then switching to IIFYM where they see visual results, many of them bikini competitors, by reintroducing or perpetuating a (likely) sugar addiction. Do you think this is sustainable? You are obviously conscious of WHAT carbs you eat, but I can see how easily it would get out of control. Is this just another version of the Standard American Diet??

    Maybe my body is weird but if I ate a “Flex bowl” every night I would gain 10# in a flash.

    Thoughts?

    September 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    • Hey — so, I do not believe eating processed sugars at night, in moderation is such a bad thing. I do not believe it will cause a sugar addiction because it is all in carefully calculated moderation. I am actually not that conscious of what carbs I eat. I try and have potatoes and rice with every meal but a lot of my carbs throughout the day are processed sugar. Everyone doesn’t agree with it, but I believe a body can handle that stuff in moderation.

      If you were carefully calculating your macro intake and exactly how many of each you could eat all day and had enough macros left over at night for a fun, delicious “flex bowl”… You would not gain 10#, you may actually lose 10. Keep an open mind and try it out. No better feeling then to end a day with ice cream in bed!

      Nicole

      September 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

      • Michelle

        Thanks for the input. The issue most assuradely would be control for me. I am for sure a sugar addict, which is why removing it lead to a lot of important changes including mod, energy level, etc. I had great success with low carb, high protein, high fat, sugar free, grain free, etc, using a general paleo plan (about 26# in 45 days). Then I reintroduced carbs/sugar and ballooned. This is all while constantly strength training and crossfitting. I want to believe this is some kind of miracle plan but my understanding of the effects it has on my body leads me to doubt. Do you think this type of flex macro plan is more successful for those who are already lean and process simple carbs easier? I have about 45# to lose, but that’s a standard set by the Air Force, not a personal goal at the moment. I try not to be too concerned with the scale because I know my body has changed even if the scale doesn’t. My major challenge at the moment is a waist measurement. It fluctuates daily and I’m right on the cusp of “passing” and “failing”. I just wasn’t too find that perfect equation for my body to get that insane fast burn going again. It sends much more difficult the second time around :/

        September 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  19. Outstanding article! I tend to think that an IIFYM plan for a person coming from a Paleo or Whole Foods / W30 diets will be highly successful whereas when we introduce someone who is accustomed to eating a highly processed food diet they fall flat on making progress with this kind of plan unless we go for a full calorie cut. Which regardless your food choices is difficult to stick to. IIFYM on muscle gain for such a person generally looks a bit inflated and doughey. You’ve obviously nailed it! I’d surmise it has much to do with the path you were on preceding this change.

    September 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    • I agree with that a lot actually!

      September 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

  20. R.A.S

    Glassman said Zone diet = Crossfit , if you dont do you are not crossfiter!

    September 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    • 😉 that’s what they want you to believe. Truth is it’s quite the opposite ! Haha

      September 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

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  22. Did you count your macros with Paleo as well?

    September 9, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    • No, I switched from following a paleo diet to eating whatever I wanted but counting macros (flexible dieting)

      September 10, 2014 at 2:23 am

  23. Danielle

    Hey Nicole,
    Congrats on awesome personal achievements & breakthroughs, I’m sure it feels fantastic.

    So glad you’re a part of our Miami Surge, I’ve become an instant fan of GRID & think Miami has a great chance of going all the way.

    I’m wondering if you’d mind sharing your before & after numbers of body fat percentage, assuming you know them.

    I’ve always been curious about the elite athletes of the CrossFit world & what their body fat numbers look like, but I never hear anyone share this. Being that you so recently went through this transition process, you might have some insight here.

    Thanks much for sharing this with everyone – quite brave of you to go against the paleo grain… No pun intended. 😉

    September 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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  25. Sue Tatlor

    Hello Nicole.. Fantastic article, thank you. I, like a few other posters here are looking for the right ” eating plan”. I’m about as new as you get to the Working out~ getting fit~ body building world. I’m committed and determined to change my body for the better. I ‘m looking for the gain and the build of muscle mass. Right now I’m 112 lbs, very active and burn calories while I’m driving..LoL. I’m not as slim as it may seem tho, I’m quite toned, but I need those Abs..Not looking for fast results. My plan is to change my lifestyle to healthy eating and working out. I just need a boost in the right direction. Any help getting started would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    September 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

    • My email is at the bottom of the piece — contact me there 🙂

      September 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  26. Jeremy

    Hi, great article. I’d like to learn more about this an would love some help. is there an email address that I can contact you to explain my situation?

    September 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    • Hey — my email is at the end of the piece

      September 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  27. Pat

    You have an 80kg snatch from donuts? You have to feed that thing more than donuts for it to get that big, lmfao. I’m sorry but that is hands down the worst title ever in the history of the written word.

    September 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

  28. Ashley

    Thank you so much for this article. I feel like it’s the story of my life right now. I emailed you! Thank you for being so open to help others out there!!!

    September 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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    September 23, 2014 at 12:49 am

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  41. Sarah Scott

    Hmmmmm The first time I did Paleo I dropped weight like crazy…I definitely needed to tho. But now I can’t find any energy what so ever, seems like Im cranky ALL THE TIME. I live for those cheat days and I dont want to! Tell me more!

    January 13, 2015 at 11:38 pm

  42. Susan

    I am following macro nutrients but not sure I have it figured correctly (trying to lose weight and increase strength) 25%carb, 35%fat, 50%protein. Do you have a site I could reference to be sure I am calculating my macro nutrient needs correctly?

    January 15, 2015 at 2:21 am

  43. Thanks Nicole for sharing this information. I sent you an email as well.

    Angela

    January 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm

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    Reblogged this on FitnessBunny123 and commented:
    This is possibly the BEST article/blog post I’ve read about a girls journey through flexible dietig. Hopefully my journey will follow a similar path!

    February 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm

  45. Aoife

    Loved reading this post. It’s so interesting and refreshing to not hear the word ‘clean’. I have eaten Paleo for a while now and it has really lost its effect. I’ve very little energy and it doesn’t fuel me enough anymore for workouts. How would I go about starting to count macros?? Thanks!

    March 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm

  46. denise

    Would love to known how you got started, your routines and diet!! Great success!

    March 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

  47. Jackie

    would really love to hear more about how to do this!

    March 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

  48. Jackie

    would really love to hear more about how to do this! What do you eat in a typical day?

    March 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

  49. Jackie

    What do you eat in a typical day? Really would love to try this!

    March 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm

  50. Carla Hawley

    Thank you for this article, great read! I’ve just started learning about flexible dieting and am getting ready to start my own plan. I ordered the Flexible Dieting 101 book and am reading several different blogs to glean as much info as I can. I love the idea of fueling my body with the correct macro proportions while still enjoying my favorite treat foods. I have one question though, completely out of curiosity- on every flexible dieter blog, the writer loves Oreos. What is it about oreos that make it a fave (over any other cookie or treat?) definitely a recurring theme! Thanks again for the great advice and keep up the amazing work!
    Carla

    April 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm