The Adaptive Nutrition Program was hands down the best thing I could have done for myself in 2016. What I got out of the program was life changing. I had no idea just how bad my eating habits were, and just how easy it could be to alter those behaviors. My coach, Erik, was awesome. He understood my pain points right away and kept me accountable to the new changes with lots of feedback and check-ins. In 6 weeks, I lost 10 pounds, even though I was eating more food, not less! The biggest change of all — changing my diet has curbed my anxiety, something I have struggled with for over a decade. And that alone has me feeling grateful to have gone through the program.
My experience with adaptive nutrition was pretty much transformative. My grandma’s lifetime dream of getting me to eat more vegetables finally became reality! By eliminating junky foods and focusing on easy protein/carb/veggies meals, my body seems to have adapted - appropriately enough - to crave adaptive nutrition meals while completely losing my taste for junk. For me, it’s kind of revolutionary to find my taste for pizza was essentially replaced by a taste for carrots.
The program’s focus on simple food made it all very easy. Kia’s coaching was straightforward and effective. More often than not, she answered my questions before I could even ask them during our weekly discussions. For my money, the program’s effectiveness exists in part on mastering the logistics of simple but ideal daily food prep. Kia had lots of helpful advice for that and even recipes to help master those things. The meal plan app also makes things almost ridiculously easy. My goal was to get leaner but even with that goal in mind, I never felt like my workout energy level suffered one bit. Two thumbs up out of five stars! (what?)
Right before contacting Tyler about Adaptive Nutrition my body was just not feeling the best, recovering properly or sleeping well. I knew it was because I let my nutrition get off track. After only three weeks of using the templates, I can say that my body and athletic performance is back to where it should be, which is really the most important thing for me as I try to prepare as much as possible for my upcoming competitions. Oh and the added bonus of having my abs back doesn’t hurt. ;)
The six-week challenge was just what I needed to get my nutrition in check. I have always followed a pretty clean diet, but I struggled with how much to eat and when. Adaptive Nutrition has (and is still) taught me how to portion out my meals properly and when to consume them based on when I train. The app is so helpful - I use it almost everyday! I look forward to seeing more changes in my physique and athletic performance as I continue to follow the programming.
I first heard about the Adaptive Nutrition Program shortly after joining Crossfit in June of 2016. I waited until January 2017 to join the Adaptive Nutrition Program because “it just wasn’t a good time” with weddings, football season, upcoming holidays and just being generally busy with life. My one regret is having not joined sooner.
Adaptive Nutrition is truly adaptive. The one-on-one coaching is fantastic and helps to keep you accountable, but also helps you to pinpoint challenges in your lifestyle that could be inhibiting your success. My coach Kia and I found that I had clinically low Vitamin D levels and that my sleep quality (along with my food choices) was greatly influencing my ability to lose weight, build muscle and perform at my best. I would have never learned that on my own. There is no guess work in it, they give you all the tools to be successful.
I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Adaptive Nutrition. I have been able to lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass, while spending less time meal prepping than I used to. I no longer have horrible 3 pm slumps and my energy levels and mental clarity are better than they have been in years. I thought that I was eating well, but I definitely did not realize how powerful the food was I was putting into my body. I did not recognize the all over, constant inflammation taking place in my body from my food choices. Typically, I would wake up sore and not ready to take on the next work out, but since starting with Adaptive Nutrition, I have consistently been waking up with more energy and less muscle soreness than I experienced before while also hitting PR's in the gym on my front squats, back squats, overhead squats, squat cleans and squat snatches. Things that were challenging before just seem to require less effort, it’s a great feeling! One of the best things about Adaptive Nutrition is that once your 6 week one-on-one coaching is over, you still have access to the app they provide you so that you can continue to be successful and achieve your goals on your own. If you have any desire to be the best version of yourself that you can be (in the gym and outside of it), I would highly recommend giving Adaptive nutrition a try.
I highly recommend the Adaptive Nutrition program. It works! You get to eat good food, and plenty of it. In fact, the biggest adjustment for me was eating that much food. The program is very easy to follow. I look better; I feel better, and my athletic performance has improved.
I had been playing around with my nutrition on my own, clearly without any great success. My initial goal was to become leaner while maintaining strength. I was able to do just that! My performance has increased and I have continued to hit PRs since starting Adaptive Nutrition.
The Adaptive Nutrition program made an immediate impact on how I felt in workouts. For a few months I had noticed lower energy and lack of that “extra gear” towards the end of workouts. Changing up the amount of and types of food I was using as fuel made a huge difference in that regard. The great information, tips, and motivation along the way helped me stay focused on what we were trying to accomplish.
I’ve been about 90% diligent with my meal template and in 3 weeks I dropped 6 pounds… I’m back at my “fighting weight”…just in time for Thanksgiving! I also feel good and satiated for the most part. And I’m sleeping better – which is something I’ve struggled with for a very long time. So…thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this out! I love it!
The best lesson I learned from Adaptive Nutrition is how important meal prepping is. It became part of my routine and was easy to grab and go which allowed me to avoid unhealthy options at work. I was surprised at how full I was and how much energy I had throughout the day when I ate the right foods at the right time. Erik even gave me some example marinades that I could use in my meal prep. Now that I know the basics, this process is something I look forward to continuing!
The Adaptive Nutrition 6 week program helped me lose body fat & add noticeable lean muscle. I set new PRs in power clean & jerk, squat clean, push press, max double unders, and max CTB pull ups. I feel stronger on KBS and lighter during burpees and runs. This was a great experience across the board. It was very challenging for me to limit social events and avoid drinking, but because I actually tried it the results included better sleep, more rest and recovery, and a clear head in the mornings. One-on-one coaching was key for me. I would recommend AN to anyone interested in a nutrition plan that actually works.
I had the opportunity to begin working with Erin and the Adaptive Nutrition Program during a very unique period in my life: 7 weeks pregnant! While most women experience nausea during their first trimester, I was lucky and had none of this. What I did experience was a loss of appetite and of course, exhaustion. What I was most pleased to find is that Erin really tailored this program to me. Instead of focusing on cutting calories or food groups we focused on providing my body and my new child with as many nutrient rich foods as possible. Erin gave me coping mechanisms for cravings or food diversions. She also was able to provide me with great ideas of how to eat something even when I wasn’t hungry.
She also encouraged me to continue to stay active throughout my pregnancy. This can be done through scaling progressions that would change throughout my upcoming trimesters. My biggest takeaway from our time together, while it may sound obvious, is that despite what people tell you, you are NOT eating for 2 and you really should NOT be eating anything you want. Instead, this is a time to be conscious about what fuel you are providing yourself and your child to prepare for a successful birth.
Adaptive Nutrition changed the way I looked at how food affects performance and physical appearance. Working with the Erik in a one-on-one setting, developing goals and a plan, and continual support with weekly check ins and measurements has changed the way I use nutrition to better myself day to day. Having someone who cares as much as Erik and the Adaptive team about an athlete's progress is the best part of this program. There are a lot of nutrition companies available that offer results by using a template or overpriced metrics but the Adaptive Nutrition program is not only the best value, it is made up of a team of professionals who care and do all they can to see you reach your goals.
Well, I just finished my six weeks of adaptive nutrition with CrossFit 214 and the amazing Erin. Needless to say, it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life nutrition-wise. I feel better, I have more energy, and I’m starting to look better. There were definitely a few times (ok more than a few times) that I got extremely frustrated with numbers on the scale, but thanks to Erin and the rest of the 214 team, they reminded me that it is a slow process, and that change will take time. Over these six weeks, I have lost a total of 10.3 pounds. I certainly am not where I want to be, but I will NOT be returning to where I was before beginning this journey. I can’t thank Erin enough for everything she has done for me during this process. She has been an excellent support system, and I am truly sad to say that working with her has come to an end. This program WORKS people. Change your life in the right way once and for all!!!!
I had a great experience. For me it was educational about what, when, and how much I should be eating. I wasn’t eating close to enough calories, especially the right types of calories. Before this I was f’ing clueless.
The nutrition plan helped me improve in work too, since I started cooking breakfast every morning it has given me more energy throughout my entire day; I know that sounds simple, but going from a couple cups of coffee and maybe a granola bar to four eggs a bunch of fruit and a protein shake. It has been awesome of how much more I get done during the day.
I am elated. Even though I wish the numbers would have adjusted more, these photos speak volumes. Looking back at where I started almost makes me cry; I can’t believe I let myself get there, but I’m NOT going back!
A little over a year ago, I was held at gunpoint on The Katy Trail. For my cell phone, of all things. Even though I walked away physically unharmed, it messed me up for awhile. An unhealthy path is where I found myself, coping in the wrong ways while trying to find the courage to walk my dog. Not to mention, I was planning a wedding in the midst of it all. Rachel B. was someone I had met through another friend, and we found out that we lived across the street from each other, so we started hanging out here or there. I would ask her about CrossFit and she would always tell me to come check it out, and finally…I did.
Best decision EVER. The sense of community happening there is something I have never experienced. So many friendly faces, and a coaching staff that knows their stuff and is super encouraging to ALL levels. You’ve helped me achieve better physical AND mental health, and for that, I can’t thank you enough. I feel like I’m back on my feet again for the first time in awhile!
I like the idea of working to create a meal plan, and making tweaks throughout to better fit the athlete’s needs, etc. I liked how you met with Dustin and provided a print out to him of his specific recommendations (food, supplements, macros). To him and me, it showed personalization to the process, and that you took the time to really work with what he needed to improve. The fact you reached out every week with a personal email to Dustin showed you were following with his food entries, and took an interest in his success. In just a month, he has seen improvements in his cardio, his strength and I can see a difference in his face and upper body.
I am very happy with the results of participating in Adaptive Nutrition (and the continued results I expect in the future). Hogan and I identified changes I needed to make early on and almost immediately I started noticing changes. Increased energy was the first major benefit I noticed, particularly during the AMRAP WODs. This also translated to more energy throughout the day while at work and when doing my daily routine. After 2-3 weeks of participation, I noticed an acceleration in the amount of weight I am able to throw around. I am going to continue doing the things to maintain a healthy diet that I learned from Hogan and would certainly do it over again especially now knowing the benefits.
Really like the program overall and thought Hogan was a great coach. Had never really had any nutritional coaching before so getting some of the science behind macros and supplements was really helpful. Thought Hogan did a great job tracking our food logs and giving us feedback throughout the program.
The best part was seeing results at the end both in exercise performance and body composition. I had big gains in my tester workout and got my body fat down a couple percentage points. So I think that definitely helps with ongoing motivation.
This is the third time that I’ve participated in the nutrition program at CrossFit 214. I have had three different coaches three different times and overall, I would say that the experience has been a positive one. I like the data driven approach/culture that is used to apply to training, applied to nutrition; and the proof is in the pudding, as you can check and plot your metrics over time.
It taught me the best way to eat for my body. I thought I ate somewhat healthy before, but this nutrition plan really helped me analyze what I should be eating versus what I had been eating, and by the end of the month I really saw a difference in how I was feeling.
Weekly check in calls/meetings with Erin were super helpful. She had great advice and suggestions to help keep my energy up throughout the day – which was the main thing I struggled with during the program.
Overall the most beneficial part of the nutrition plan was finding out what I was putting in my body. I definitely think twice now before I eat anything. My habits have definitely changed, and I make much better decisions. I’ve also found out that planning ahead is key in a healthy diet (and it saves you money which is nice). Don’t get me wrong – I miss my Whataburger among other fast and easy foods, but I know now that I am much better off without. As far as Erik is concerned, he was more than helpful anytime I needed it and I appreciate all his advice. I would definitely recommend this to anyone I know that is struggling with their diet, because this is definitely an eye opener.