Stella Flemming

In January 2015 weighing in at 256lbs, I made the decision to lose 100 lbs in 1 year. Although in that one year, I was shy 4lbs from my ultimate goal, I was able to achieve that excessive amount of weight lost by cutting calories. However, in April 2016 I hit a plateau with my weight loss. My goal for weight loss since losing 100lbs was to lose 20 more pounds, then to focus on gaining muscle. I was so frustrated because no matter how many calories I cut, I still plateaued. I eventually ended up starting to GAIN weight! The frustration was adding up. I was miserable and tired. I was at the point of giving up on my whole fitness journey. I was at the point of only consuming 1,100 cals daily. That’s when I decided to do some research and stumbled upon The MacroExperiement’s YouTube Channel. From…

Devin Knox

Devin Knox is a Personal Trainer/Power Lifter and Coach with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland as well as certifications from ACE, NSCA-CSCS and Totten Training BOLC. Devin is an ambassador for Drug Free Strength and is a member of the USAPL and 100% RAW federations in which he has competed in 4 different weight classes. His powerlifting accomplishments include numerous first place finishes including 2 best overall lifter awards in both geared and raw lifting as well as an all time world ranked strict curl. Devin is the founder and coach of Knox Power Company Lifting Team which has had great success in the Maryland chapter of the USAPL and includes state record holders on the roster Flexible dieting appeals to me in more than any other way of dieting. In the past I’ve had a hard time being consistent with keeping my calories up…

Laurin Conlin

“Flexible dieting is in my opinion the best long term solution for maintainable weight loss. Monotonous, ultra-restrictive meal plans may work in the short term but provide little to no sustainability. As a competitor, flexible dieting has given me autonomy over the foods I choose to eat during prep and a deeper understanding of food in general. This is why I feel that flexible dieting is a great choice for competitors and non-competitors alike – you stop viewing food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and instead establish a healthy relationship with the foods you choose to eat.” -Laurin Conlin IFBB Bikini Pro University of South Florida Exercise Science Graduate Student Research Assistant – Physique Enhancement Laboratory

Alan Aragon

”Research has repeatedly shown that flexible dieting, as opposed to a rigid, all-or-nothing approach, is associated with better psychological and bodyweight-regulatory outcomes. This facet of the scientific literature has been corroborated in the real world, where the most successful long-term results are maintained by an understanding that there’s no such thing as a narrow set of magic foods.” -Alan Aragon

Aria Adamy

“Flexible dieting has made it possible for me to compete again AND enjoy competing! I did the restrictive meal plans for a little over a year. It worked, I was lean and I was doing well in my competitions. I had almost convinced myself that I didn’t enjoy all the “bad” foods that were excluded from my meal plan, especially sweets. I ate what was prescribed to me without question, regardless if I liked the food or not. Meal prep became a chore, when cooking was once something I enjoyed. Fast forward six months of following a restrictive meal plan and I had become a closet binger. My weekly cheat meal had become an epic binge to consume everything I had restricted myself from eating all week. Any progress I had made during the week was quickly undone. I began flexible dieting when I began working with Layne Norton in…