What is included with the Science Lab membership?
- Metabolic Flexibility for Fat Loss by Mike T Nelson, PhD (c) and monthly updates (e-resource)
- A private members-only forum to ask Paul Nobles and other Eat to Perform contributors questions about nutrition and fitness goals
- Unlimited interactive webinars
What if I don’t Crossfit, is Eat to Perform still for me?
The concept of Total Daily Energy Expenditure applies to everyone, especially for people that are active. The basic idea of Metabolic Flexibility (what we teach on Eat to Perform) is that you maintain and potentially build muscle tissue by feeding around your workouts. This plan is not ideal for sedentary people. If you are a runner, that is fine, but remember the point of what we teach is to keep what you have and get more muscle. That is favorable for running, but involves some resistance or strength training as well.
What if I eat Paleo only? What if I do the Zone diet? What if I do ____?
Whatever diet you prefer we believe in eating adequate amounts for your athletic activities. We also believe that how you eat should be somewhat flexible. Could you do this 100% anything? You probably could, but we don’t believe that is the best path forward mentally. The idea that any one thing you do can harm you in a big way is too limiting mentally. Most of us eat a diet of mostly whole foods with eating for joy moments. If you want to call that Paleo, Zone, or whatever, that’s cool by us as long as you are eating appropriate amounts to fuel your workouts.
Do you create individualized meal plans for me?
No. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness and nutrition. From different food preferences, to a variety of athletic intensity, to different goals, it is not possible to offer a realistic meal plan for each person. However, we offer various tools to calculate and track your nutritional intake and workout schedule, and then we will review your plan and offer our feedback based on your goals and other factors. Your food, your lifestyle, your workout schedule.
If I have this medical condition ______, is Eat to Perform right for me?
We are not medical doctors, so for specific issues you should consult with your physician. That being said, there are no calorie restrictions, no off-limit nor required foods, no required supplements. We advocate for mostly whole foods and enough to fuel your body for workouts, so we feel as though it is a good fit for almost everyone who is active.
What is the difference between Metabolic Flexibility and Carb Back Loading? Do I have to buy either one?
Metabolic Flexibility is a protocol where you load most of your carbohydrates around your workouts. Carb Back Loading (CBL) in its most basic format is working out in the evening and eating your carbohydrates to fuel performance. Our program is Metabolic Flexibility (Met Flex), we sell CBL on the site but we do not support it in the groups nor are you required to purchase it. There are many people that have done and still do Carb Back Loading in the groups, so it’s a good resource, but we think Met Flex is a better approach for our athletes and specifically wrote it with that purpose in mind.
Is Eat to Perform for me if I am already “lean”?
That answer quite simply is a resounding yes. It’s almost as if diet authors have forgotten that lean people need nutrition advice. We actually have specific groups just for lean people.
Is Eat to Perform for me if I have weight to lose?
Yes, however, Eat to Perform is not a diet site. We focus on eating to perform, and as a result, you should end up with gaining muscle and ultimately losing fat. If you have a lot of fat to lose we are a great solution for sustainable weight loss, but you need to understand this is not a quick fat loss program. For most people those quick-loss programs end up in an endless stream of rebounds and confusion. We teach you the “WHY’s” of the foods you eat and help you find what works best for you.
Are there additional costs to Eat to Perform besides the membership?
Our annual membership is a one-time payment of $49.95 or four payments of $19.95. There are no other charges or offers. In the end we teach you to teach yourself.
How long after I sign up does it take to get materials?
At this point, our introductory materials are batch processed and sent out multiple times throughout the day. If you have not received your introductory materials within 12 hours of paying for your membership (although please check your spam folder first), reply to the email address on your receipt.