I recently completed my first 12 week Metabolic Re-program and I am feeling fantastic! Before the program I was overweight, chronically fatigued, rarely exercised and on medications for stomach problems. I had decided along with my wife that it was time to enhance ourselves and our wellness. We had attempted a few programs in the past but nothing that worked. I exercised with weights often but never followed it with eating properly. I had this idea in my head that as long as I exercised from time to time I could eat whatever I wanted, but I was wrong.
At age 35, I had hit what my doctor called obese for my age group and as a Firefighter I was greatly concerned with the statistics with obesity related to heart disease. I was introduced to Metabolic Precision by my trainer Dr. Paul Henning. MP had everything that I needed for successful results. MP develops a specific plan for exercising and healthy meals. As a Firefighter we work odd hours and often respond to emergency calls which makes timing meals difficult. MP allowed me to exercise and eat according to my schedule both on and off duty.
Matt teaching some future firefighters the basic fundamentals!
During the 12 week program I developed more endurance, strength, and felt less fatigued. The meals were fantastic and the number of different recipes from the MP cookbible and other program participants on the MP facebook community page made eating healthy fun and very enjoyable. I can truly say that I never felt hungry because of the timing and frequency of meals.
One of Matt's favorites...the 5 minute Authentic Beef Stir Fry. Get the recipe here!
The exercise program was also enjoyable and the timing worked best for me. FIRE (focused intense resistance exercise) 3 days a week with 2 ICE (intense cardio exercise) days easily fit my busy schedule and still allowed time for LIA (Low Intensity Activity) days with family. For the first time in my life I had made exercise a priority and it was both challenging and enjoyable. After the first 12 weeks, I loss 20 plus pounds and feel so much better. Since starting MP I have not had to take medications for my past stomach issues and I am now able to eat foods that I could not in the past. MP has taught me to feed my body what it needs to enhance my metabolism. Eating healthy has been a big change for me and MP has opened my life to healthier and more enjoyable eating. I have truly appreciated the journey with MP thus far and am looking forward to the next 12 week challenge from MP!