Frequently asked questions
Is the diet really restrictive?
We teach our clients how to look at food from a numbers standpoint. Once they understand calories, protein, fat, and carbs they are free from any dietary restrictions. With this flexible diet, comes responsibility. Our clients enjoy complete freedom of food choices and no meal timing restrictions, but it is required that they both diligently track and log all their food and sometimes rearrange their diet to make certain foods fit in their daily allowances.
I travel a lot for work, I’m always on the go. Will I still be able to do the program?
We practice flexible dieting, where we put most emphasis on total calories and macronutrient breakdown. We will teach you how to look at food from an accounting standpoint, which will allow you to follow your plan despite having a busy schedule and potentially eating restaurant or store bought food a majority of the time.
I already have a training program. Can you still help me? (Crossfitters, Powerlifters, Spartan Races).
We’ve helped a number of athletes dial in their nutrition in order to improve athletic or sport specific performance while still focusing on body fat reduction.
I don’t have a gym membership and do workouts at home. Will I need a gym membership
Our program is designed to provide efficient results by combining nutrition and training. Often times a client may start with at home workouts but will find that in order to see continuous progress, we highly recommend investing in a gym membership.
Can you work with people with existing medical conditions that affect diet such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, celiac disease, IBS etc.
Our clients’ blood panels often report positive changes, specifically, in things like cholesterol and blood pressure. In regards to diabetics and people with celiac or IBS, the program can always be designed and reworked in order to avoid certain foods. Since there is no magic food that helps you lose fat, we don’t have a list of foods that you’re required to eat.
How long does it take to see results?
Results are progressive, the program is designed to reduce body fat. Generally, we shoot for a fat loss rate of 1-2 lbs per week. The first few weeks are spent figuring out the client’s body and testing different caloric intakes. It’s normal to increase muscle mass while decreasing fat in the first few weeks, which may halt scale weight progression, but after a month, weight loss will become more linear.
Do I need to take supplements?
We do not require our clients to do anything. Although we believe some supplementation could assist in the process, we do not require the use of any. If you are taking supplements already, provide your coach with that list and we can make them work synergistically with the program
Does this include personal training?
Coaching does not include in gym personal training. Our coaching package includes Bi-monthly body fat checks, weekly adjustments to diet, a workout regimen, cardio recommendations, supplement help, and access to the G-8 Fitness app for seamless communication and data sharing. If you are interested in 1 on 1 sessions for training please see our personal training packages.