As an avid motorcycle racer, I pursued the services of ATH in order to lose weight as I was awarded the wildcard spot in the World Supersport Championship. The word ‘diet’ had always been my four letter word, and competing had left me with a poor relationship with food. I was either on a diet, or not, both in an extreme way.
Initially, ATH diverted my attention to the eating of whole foods, cleaning out my system and resetting my body. The weight fell off, so much so that I needed to buy a new race suit. This original goal ended up being the least important achievement of her program.
While following a whole foods protocol, my energy levels soared, my body composition shifted drastically (my body fat went down significantly), my strength increased, my sleep improved, I stopped snoring, my allergies disappeared and any digestive discomfort that I had previously experienced, no longer existed. Previous injuries had left me with severe wrist, knee and hip pain. My wrists were so inflamed that I was unable to sleep without wrist braces and was scheduled for surgery, which would have prevented me from racing. The best results from my program are that I am no longer bothered by pain; no longer do I wear wrist guards, and best of all, do not need to undergo any surgical procedure.
I have come to realise the importance of how we fuel our bodies and the effects it has on our physical and mental being. This is especially apparent when I choose to consume food-like products and have to deal with the brain-fog and inflammation that follows. My relationship with food has improved too. I no longer feel the need to over-indulge or deprive myself. I enjoy my food, can eat what I love and love how I look and feel.