Many of you have heard the incredible story of Dr. Life’s transformation from a middle-aged doctor at an unhealthy place to the 1998 Body for Life champion.  Here is a great article from Life Extension Magazine about his story and the recommendations he has for his clients.

Just an exceprt to whet your appetite and then you can read the whole thing for yourself:

In the beginning, Dr. Life admits that the physical training was very difficult and he was sore. Once the soreness went away, however, the idea of working out fueled him, and he looks forward to each of his training sessions. The nutrition side is where he really had to make a commitment and stick to it.

“The hardest concept I had to grasp, and that I have to explain to people, is that you can lose body fat and gain muscle mass without starving,” he says. “If you starve, you’ll lose both, but it’s harder to lose body fat. Coupled with this concept was the idea that I had to get across to people that small, frequent meals are better than two big meals a day.”

One of the keys to Dr. Life’s success was that he decided that he had to plan out each and every one of his meals. The easiest way to fall off a healthy eating regimen is to constantly have to figure out what you’re going to eat next. When you do this, you’re more likely to make a quick, wrong decision.

“Planning ahead and having nutritious food on you at all times is the only way to succeed,” he says. “When I travel, I carry around a cooler with me of healthy food. If you leave for the day and you don’t know where you’re going to eat, you will fail.”

When it comes to maintaining your health, failure is not an option, which is why he wrote the book: The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body.

Want to get your hands on a copy of that amazing book?  Check it out here!