”My fitness & nutrition story started almost 5 years ago when I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, that left my pelvis and ankle shattered among other serious injuries. I left the inpatient rehab facility weighing around 103 lbs and looking very unhealthy/underweight. It took me months to relearn how to walk, and I will suffer from permanent nerve damage to my leg the rest of my life. Over the next few months and years I quickly gained back the weight but not in the best way. I sought help from staff at nutrition shops and nutrition coaches who had me eating 1400 calories a day for about a year, despite doing crossfit 6 days a week. I developed an unhealthy relationship with food, and almost feared certain foods, let alone the damage I did to my metabolism being in a deficit for that long. I finally said enough was enough and went looking for a new source of information and guidance.
I stumbled upon BIN through various people I followed on Instagram and started reading. I knew I had to try it. I was paired with Emi and my first 3 months has gone by in the blink of an eye. I can't believe the progress she has help me make, and the relationship with food that she has helped to mend; I mean, I eat 3100 calories a day now!!! I've put on about 8 lbs of healthy weight, I feel stronger, I am having less pain than I've ever had in the last 5 years (and taking less prescriptions), and we arent even close to done with my progress!
Really having someone "in your corner" that's knowledgeable, caring, and takes the time to answer your questions makes a world of difference. Emu always encourages healthy varieties of things for me, and I feel more confident in the way I look AND feel now, then back when I weighed 124 lbs at 11% body and was still insecure. A perfect example of how your mental approach to your nutrition and training can make a huge impact on your results and your confidence.”
I started BIN this past June in hopes to get leaner and stronger. I have a background in high school and college sports and I have counted macros before, but I was mostly hoping for just some accountability for a couple months. During the 6 months with Jilda as my coach, I not only got leaner and stronger, but I gained a confidence I didn’t even know I was capable of feeling, and learned so much about my body and food! I am eating 300 more calories a day than when I started. I gained 3lbs of muscle, and lost like 2.5% body fat (I came in pretty lean for a non-elite athlete). My waist stayed around 26 inches but got an inch of booty gains to 38 inches, whoop whoop!! I feel better, have more energy, look stronger, and perform better! I came in with a back squat max of 175# and I was just starting to train Olympic lifting. This past month I hit 194# back squat for 4x2 in a training session. I snatched 120# in a local comp a couple months ago, and hit a 145# clean! Jilda also helped me with my training and programming. I can’t even express the kindness and sincere help that Jilda gave me, she always had encouragement and great recourses and information. I can’t continue BIN at the moment, but during my temporary time away I am confident in coaching myself because Jilda taught me so much! I can’t thank Jilda and the BIN team enough for being such an amazing authentic company.