I’ve been meaning to email you for a while. I want to thank you deeply for all that you do and the content you provide. I had gotten a little fat after college a few years ago and wanted to do something about it. I had found Marks Daily Apple and started eating primal (ketosis) and lifting again. Definitely saw some solid fat loss and muscle gain. After a while, I found LeanGains and started doing IF religiously (but I ignored the complicated stuff that intimidated me like “macros”). Progress was slow, inconsistent, and frustrating.
I stumbled upon your site after spending a couple years floundering around with these different methods. I read every article on there. I read your complete guide to setting up your diet like 5 times, and it finally got through my thick skull that: 1. your daily caloric intake is of great importance as is the ratio of macronutrients, and 2. that measuring my intake, weight, and other markers was the only way to make appreciable progress with my physique. Anyway, it’s been about a year since I found your guide, and I’ve just completed a very successful 12-week cut in which I lost 12 lbs like clockwork, using your macro calculator excel sheet. I’m in prime summer shape thanks to you. I’m very very grateful for your work, and I’ve shared your website with anyone who will listen. Oh, and the adjustments email course was quite helpful too.