I contacted Lauren to feel healthier, stronger, and feel the best I possibly could. That's exactly what happened in the progress of following the Metabolic Strengthening Plan! My diet before FF consisted of simply eating what I wanted, when I wanted. After starting CrossFit, I decided to try a paleo diet, but quickly realized that wasn't for me (I love carbs too much for that). Metabolic Strengthening was different than I expected, I thought it would be hard to do (wrong), I thought I either would gain a lot of weight (wrong) or I thought I would be hungry a lot (wrong). As long as I ate more heathy food than bad, and fit my food in my to my calculated macros, I felt full all day and had tons of energy! I saw new muscles pop up and felt stronger than ever. Once I started the cut portion of my plan, I lost 8 pounds, easily! I realized I had looked at food wrong for quite some time. I know have a much better understanding of what I am putting in my body and know what I need to eat on a regular basis to fuel my body for my clinicals all day, graduate school classes at night, and workouts that are squeezed in between the two. Lauren was such a wonderful mentor throughout the whole process and someone I felt like in could be honest with and confide in. She opened my eyes to the healthy way to view eating and taught me just how to give my body what it needs to perform its very best!