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CHRISTINE ORTEGA

When I first joined Black Iron Nutrition, I didn't know what to expect. Prior to working with Emi, my experience in the fit-world was comprised of bad coaching, cookie cutter meal plans, feeling down about not being perfect every single week, a disappointed coach whenever I'd "cheat", etc. Since I had tried everything in the book, I figured I'd give Black Iron Nutrition a shot.

I was quickly matched with Emi and received the warmest welcome message. I knew that this was going to be a good thing for me. The belief in Black Iron Nutrition (and myself) really came not at my successes, but at my failures. When I was completely honest (because you had to be, otherwise you're the only one that loses) with Emi about not being able to have a "perfect" week  or "cheating" on my macros (we don't use that word anymore, and soon you won't either), I was met with such understanding and patience. Emi coached me to not only eat better, but to treat myself better. This was far different from any of my previous coaches, so you can imagine my shock! Emi gave me the space to learn on my own and figure out what worked best for me, while guiding me in the right direction. She gave me macros that really worked for me and even adjusted them to fit my busy schedule. With her advice and coaching, I was able to drop body fat (I have the DXA scans to prove it!) and raise my self-esteem.

It's not a get-fit-quick scheme, substitute for therapy, or easy way to meet your goals. This is a tag-team effort to getting you to reach your goals in a HEALTHY and sustainable way. What you put into your relationship with your macro coach, your diet, and your fitness is what you get out of it. But Emi will make you feel empowered to grab your fitness by the horns and push for more. There are so many coaches out there, but very few come close to having the patience, understanding, and drive like Emi. I am so grateful for the lessons that I've learned through my coaching with Emi and will always call Black Iron Nutrition my home.