I approached Tank for nutritional consulting because I was confused by mixed messages I received from various nutritional plans. I was coming from a background of too few calories combined with overtraining, and most workouts felt like trudging through mud, and my weight and body fat % were at a plateau.
Tank set my macros for me and explained the importance of eating to fuel my workouts, gently encouraging me to overcome my “carbophobia.” She also gave me meal plan examples of how to spread the macros over a typical day. Over the next 4 months, while focusing on Tank’s advice of using performance as a measurement tool rather than the scale, my physique noticeably changed and I was getting stronger in the gym while eating more food and more calories than I had been. Now, instead of a list of banned “never eat” foods, each food was simply a sum of its macros.This flexible approach to eating prevented feelings of deprivation and binging.
During this time Tank would check in with me to see how my energy levels and performance were, and make suggestions on how to re-tweak my macros as my metabolism changed. At this point I am in the best shape of my life and I am grateful to the guidance and support that Tank offered me!
I signed up for Eat to Perform about a year ago but started getting serious with it this year. Although I have access to many coaches through the different forums, I’ve relied solely on Erin to help me on my nutrition journey. Erin has been through it and I feel so comfortable telling her what’s working and what’s not. I joined wanting a plan that was flexible. One that I didn’t have to omit anything from my diet. The ETP platform allows flexible eating within my assigned macros with tweaks here and there depending on how I”m feeling and my different goals.
Erin has also helped with my workouts and provided a 6 week program away from Crossfit where I concentrated on weight lifting. This is when my body composition changed the most. She’s very knowledgeable on the science behind the food and workouts which works for me because none of that interests me. I don’t have specific numbers on how much weight or fat I’ve lost or muscle I’ve gained as the numbers aren’t my goal. But my clothes fit better and I’ve gotten a few compliments so I know I”m headed in the right direction.