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Episode 116: From 1200 To 2600 Calories With No Weight Regain

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Welcome to my podcast, and I’m thrilled for today’s episode. We’re discussing a client’s journey from a 1,200 to 2,600 calorie diet, without gaining weight. In fact, throughout the process, she lost over 25 pounds. This is a journey I’ve guided over 3,500 women through, helping them heal their metabolism and lose weight after reversing their diet.

We’ll explore how this specific client went from 1,200 to 2,600 calories without weight gain and losing over 25 pounds. Let’s dive into episode 116, titled “From 1,200 to 2,600 Calories with No Weight Regain.”

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Today, I’ll be discussing the exact process that helped this client heal her metabolism from inside out, eating well over 1,000 calories without weight gain. I am back to recording today feeling much better after recovering from COVID. I’ve appreciated everyone’s messages asking about my health. I’m doing great.

This particular client has lost over 25 pounds and has not binged in over a year. Her journey began with her application to work with me. Her main goals were to lose weight, gain muscle, and avoid falling back into a restrictive diet. She had been dieting for over 35 years. If you’re unsure whether you have a slow metabolism, listen to episode 113 where I discuss this in more detail.

She had previously tried many diets, including Weight Watchers, Keto, and low-fat diets. She had also tried tracking macros with a trainer, but due to the low numbers and endless hours of cardio, she had a negative experience. She was ready for change and to give macros another try.

Before joining my coaching program, BPM, she recognized that “nothing changes if nothing changes.” She was ready to make the necessary changes to achieve long-term success. Now in BPM, we’ve worked on building a solid foundation based on my signature framework: sustainability, maintainability, education, and enjoyment.

Each client’s plan is individualized. For this client, we started with a full metabolism and macro audit to ensure a solid foundation. She had been eating low calories when she started, and we needed to gradually increase her calorie intake to avoid any metabolic shocks.

All the changes we make are specific to the individual’s protein, carbs, and fat intake. We also consider their past metabolism health history, current personal goals, and lifestyle.

That’s all for today’s episode. Stay tuned for more updates on this client’s journey. If you’re interested in learning more about the reverse diet process or working with me, reach out any time.

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