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What’s your name and where do you come from?
Deanna, I am from a small town in Western PA but my family has situated a little closer to the city of Pittsburgh in Greentree Boro.
Do you have a family and what’s your profession?
I have a significant other & a beautiful 11-year-old daughter
How did you get introduced to PLT?
Paul and other clients at St. Clair Fitness
Who is your coach?
Name 3 things that sum up your thoughts on your coach
Are you engaged in regular exercise/a sport?
CrossFit 3 to 4 times a week; I am a former softball player, but now I coach my daughter’s team 😊
How did you find your PLT onboarding experience & community experience?
Everything has been wonderful; the online Facebook group is not only knowledgeable and helpful but also very motivational and inspiring stories that keep me engaged and focused.
What dieting programs had you tried previously and what makes PLT stand out from previous programs?
Weight Watchers many years ago, and more recently I tried Beachbody and Keto; there are so many things but the thing that stands out so much is you don’t need specific food, shakes, drinks, etc; it is real food, food I can feed my family.
What was your driving reason for joining PLT?
I could see success and results in others online by following the pages, and the success of some of the members at St. Clair fitness; I also researched the macros counting and why it is not only efficient but a lifestyle, which that is exactly what I wanted, a new eating lifestyle.
How much weight have you lost with PLT?
43 pounds so far.
What non-scale successes have you found since joining PLT?
Increased energy and better mood; better performance; stronger immune system; inches, so many inches; self confidence; better self esteem; more motivated; feeling of accomplishment
How have you increased your nutritional education since PLT?
Not tremendously, I really just get the macros from my coach, plan my meals and eat my plan; I have been researching the most beneficial fruits and veggies, higher fiber foods, so I can put these things in my body with a purpose, not just to “have more carbs” or “fats” I try to eat things that have other benefits besides hitting my numbers.
What 1 piece of advice would you give to people considering joining PLT or new members?
After a short couple of weeks, I got the hang of counting my macros, meal planning and prepping really quickly and I was really overwhelmed at the beginning; it sounds harder than it is. Don’t get discouraged.
Your turn now; what 1 thing would you like to ask me?
What methods did you use to learn about macros counting? What tools/indicators do you use each week to decide how to increase or decrease numbers?
Thanks for your question!
I learned about nutrition mainly from podcasts and following industry leaders. 3.5 yrs ago I worked with a couple of diff coaches myself & it piqued my interest. I became very passionate about learning and understanding more what was happening with my body, so everyday I would listen to podcasts and read articles by industry leaders and overtime I learned more. I would say 80% of my nutritional knowledge is learned in this way. I am qualified by NASM & Precision Nutrition, both of which are great courses but quite different in their offering.
PLT works with calories, each week I assess my clients average caloric intake and their exercise, lifestyle, stress levels & emotions, and I make a caloric change based on that. The calories are then converted into macros for ease of tracking and for creating a better more rounded diet that better supports their goals.
Tks for your awesome question
Hi, I'm Paul Leonard.