Berenice- Eating 700 Calories MORE a day!

















Name:  Berenice Martinez 


Age: 33


What led you to flexible eating/Flex Fuel?:



                       I was trying to improve my body composition.  I was working out and dieting and not seeing results.  




What do you do to stay active?:



                       I workout 3 times per week and on the weekends my hobbies include kayaking, hiking, snowboarding during the winter.




What has been your biggest challenge through this process so far and how did you overcome it?



                      My biggest challenge was letting go of the fear of eating so much food.  When I started the reverse process and my macros were being increased, I was shocked by the amount of calories I was eating and I was so fearful of eating so much food.  Then I started noticing how much more energy I had and how I had better performance on my workouts.  




What has been your biggest success through this process so far?



                      My biggest success I would say was learning all the things I can eat.  I was always under the impression that I had to cut certain foods out of my diet if I was going to be successful and going through this process     has totally changed my mindset on that!  And of course the change in my body composition.  





Why do you like most about the flexible eating process?



                      I can eat what I want as long as it fits in my macros.  I actually eat more things now that I avoided before because I thought they were not healthy.  For example, I eat way more nuts now.




What is your favorite treat to fit into your macros?



                      Fruit, nuts, granola.




What’s your favorite macro hack? 



                      I don’t eat a lot of meat so I supplement with protein powder a lot.  My protein powder is plant based and I can get different yummy flavors.




What do you like most about having a nutrition coach?



                        The accountability.  The fact that I have to check in weekly helps keep myself accountable.  Also, when I have questions or concerns, she there to explain everything and give me peace of mind.




Would you recommend others to Flex Fuel and why?



                          Absolutely!  I have had great results and still working on more!  I have the energy to get through the day and workout and enjoy my hobbies.  I have learned so much about food.