When I was 25, I had a hard look in the mirror and realized I need to make some changes. I was at my highest weight and stuffing myself into my clothes because, I was too prideful or embarrassed to go up another size. I discovered CrossFit and after a few months I started seeing some changes. Almost a year after that I finally accepted the fact that I HAD to change my eating. And that’s when I really saw dramatic changes in my weight and body composition. Fast forward 10 years and I’m still maintaining my healthy lifestyle and body. My training and dietary practices have changed a little bit over the course of these last 10 years, but prioritizing my health and nutrition hasn’t!I’m like most people. I’ve tried all the diets with some success, but then fail to keep going long term. So many diets have a list of approved and unapproved foods. Telling me something is off limits basically means I will show you that I can do what I want and eat a whole pizza by myself! Enter macros. Macros opened my eyes to so many foods that I used to have to save for my “cheat day”. I learned over time that really nothing had to be deemed off limits! If I was craving ice cream, I could have ice cream so long as it fit into my macros. This has been so freeing to me as at times my food habits had gotten to the verge of orthorexia combined with binging.I was beyond lucky when Jason asked me if I’d be interested In learning his methods. Although, Gary Vaynerchuck doesn’t believe in luck, so he would say it was serendipitous. I didn’t even realize at the time how much he was actually teaching me and how much it would impact my ability to impact others. I’m so proud to be a part of his team at iN3 Nutrtion and everything that he continues to do!Being a nutrition coach is so much more than just giving someone a set of macros or a list of foods to eat and to avoid. What we do is very personal. Our clients are letting us into their lives and trusting us with something that is very private and scary for many people. We must be there for them in times of success and frustration. It’s our job to educate them and hold them accountable. At the same time we also need to be sensitive and have empathy for what they’re going through because, life will have an impact on people’s nutrition.