I always knew what foods are good and bad, but I could never make sustainable changes to my eating habits. I would try a diet for a few months, lose the weight and gain it back again, plus more. The NECF Lifestyle Challenge provided the tools, structure, discipline and community to successfully change how I eat and fuel my body. In the beginning you have to “trust the process” and trust that the coaches know what they are talking about. The fact that you go to the box and there are other people who are going through the same thing as you gives you comfort and you have somebody to share the pain with. The Facebook group is priceless, especially when it’s 10:00 PM and you still need 30 grams of protein to hit your macros for the day or you’re getting tired of eating grilled chicken breast every day for your protein source and you need new recipe ideas. After a few weeks in, your pants start fitting a little bit looser, you’re energy level is up and you get the hang of food prepping.
I participated in three consecutive NECF Lifestyle Challenges. After each challenge, I would lose weight and body fat, increase muscle mass and more importantly some habits would stick with me after the challenge is over. In the last Lifestyle Challenge I was able to lose 3.4% of body fat and most importantly have been able for the most part to maintain the majority of the habits created during the challenge. If you are serious about taking control of your nutrition and are ready to put in the work necessary, the NECF Lifestyle Challenge is the way to go. Remember to trust the process.