• Kosta Shilev

21 Things Other Coaches and Trainers Don't Want You To Know


You may not know this... 


But there is some REALLY bad information out there, when it comes to fitness and nutrition. 


Okay, you probably do know that. 


On Google, there is 803,000,000 results when you type in diet plan. And 784,000,000 results when you type in workout program. 


I have to imagine that 75% of it is complete crap. 


I confidently know that Chicago Fit Performance is in the 25%, though. 


But the 75% show's itself everywhere we go. 

  • Magazines.

  • Facebook.

  • Instagram.

  • Blogs.

  • Pinterest.

You name the platform, there is some BS in there somewhere.


And it DRIVES ME INSANE. 


In fact, that's why I started all this.


I fell for most of it when I first started and I got real tired of "trying everything" and never seeing the result I wanted. Or seeing the result, only for it to fade away and gain more weight than when I started. 


And I saw something the other day on instagram that made me cringe. But mainly because people were liking and commenting on it, hopefully. 


I didn't comment, hate, or say anything negative (until now) because that's not me. I stay in my lane, do what I do best (coach), and just do the right thing (for you). Anything outside of that, does no good for anyone. 


But it drove me to write 21 things coaches don't want you to know, for you, so you can understand what truly matters:

  1. Diet's cause metabolic adaptation, you can't go into it without a plan for after the plan.

  2. Quick results don't last. 

  3. Supplements work, but it's the 5% - diet and training cover the 95%.

  4. The supplements that do work, are typically just vitamins and minerals or food extracted substances like protein powder, creatine or greens powder (nothing extreme - best brand here).

  5. You will need self discipline.

  6. Flexibility is key, but it's 10% of the time (90% is healthy eating).

  7. You can have alcohol, but it still needs to be limited.

  8. You won't be motivated every single day of the year (I'm not either - it's okay).

  9. Doing the same thing as everyone else (or "that gal/guy") will likely not work, you're different - you'll need a different diet.

  10. Pick a goal date to reach your target physique, then add 1-2 months to it to account for hiccups, social events, and slip ups (and just safe measure).

  11. Getting lean and strong is a destination, staying lean and strong is a lifestyle.

  12. Be willing to work.

  13. You have to prepare and plan your meals, going by the seat of your pants or playing macro tetris on myfitnesspal as the day goes on will likely lead to never hitting macros. Get this great Meal Prep Guide

  14. You have to eat your greens! Just experiment with variety of veggies, different way to cook and prepare them, and learn to enjoy them. 

  15. Metrics matter, so plan on keeping some data.

  16. Intermittent fasting isn't a magic trick for fat loss, its an adherence tool to help you hit your daily intake more easily (for some).

  17. You don't need to cut out _______ (insert non-paleolithic food group), unless you have an intolerance. If you have one, you'd know.

  18. Consistency is the overarching key to success, I'm sorry - be patient!

  19. You should hire a coach if you want serious results. Invest some time and money, get fantastic results, educate yourself during the process, and then do it for the long haul (that's how world class coaching actually works). 

  20. As unsexy as it sounds, balance is key - don't go too far in any one direction. Strive for some balance.

  21. Adherence outweighs every science based principle.

I hope this helps you out... 


For many people, it just helps to see THE REAL side of dieting. 


Because there's a lot of bad information swaying people in the wrong direction out there. 

But don't get me wrong, there's a lot of amazing info out there too. Some of my best friends are coaches themselves and I'd recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. 


But we're all fighting the same fight out here, which is bringing the honest side of fitness and nutrition - to you. 

If you are ready to take that next step towards reaching your goals and need help, or looking for guidance along the way, we can help! Just fill out the application form for a Strategy Session and we'll explore a game plan for helping you get from where you are to where you want to be.


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