No! The 5% Fundamentals is for any person who wants to feel, look, and be better and recognizes that some form of self-sabotaging behaviors are holding her back from doing so.
The Coaching Program and Experience that teaches you how to become your own nutrition coach so that you can break-free from the yo-yo dieting cycle for good.
Yet, one massive, immeasurable impact on what we do and do not accomplish in our lives.
When we understand why we need to do something, our ability to appreciate, embrace, accept, and commit increases exponentially, as does our ability to follow through and navigate the inevitable challenges that present themselves.
When we understand the why, we are more compelled to take ownership and feel like we truly do have control.
When we understand why we are more motivated and our thoughts and actions begin to subconsciously and consciously align with our goals.
And the benefit and power of why couldn’t be more impactful than when it comes to understanding both why you want to achieve sustainable weight loss and why you are making specific changes to your nutrition, thoughts, habits, and lifestyle in order to accomplish your weight-loss goal and stay there.
From this one guiding principle has emerged countless variations of diets that tell you when, what, and how to eat to ensure you’re in a calorie deficit. In short, we’ve been convinced to blindly follow a set of restrictive guidelines that are supposed to lead to weight loss.
And, sure, these so-called rules do help us accomplish weight loss, but when have they ever helped us to maintain our weight loss?
And they won’t.
Instead, following these restrictive approaches, plans, diets, and apps leaves us stuck in a perpetual weight-loss and weight-regain cycle…
WHY is that, you ask?
Because these approaches mentioned above condition you to blindly follow without teaching you the why behind the changes they recommend. And, although this can be valuable to an extent, it doesn’t prepare you to handle the expected and unexpected challenges you’ll face on your own, therefore, you’re solely reliant on this one approach rather than your own knowledge.
But, perhaps, most instrumental in driving the weight-maintenance problem we have is the fact that no companies or coaches talk about the importance of the why in your nutrition changes before and after a diet.
If you’re still reading this, then I know that you know WHAT to do to lose weight.
What you’re missing, however, is a fundamental understanding of why it’s important to make a series of changes at certain points during your sustainable weight-loss journey, specifically, before, during, and after a diet.
With a fundamental understanding of why alongside what you already know about behavior change and nutrition adjustments you’ll unlock an otherwise overlooked understanding of HOW to lose weight AND keep it off for good.
When you begin to understand why you were previously unprepared to begin a diet, why your past dieting efforts were too restrictive, and why you are primed for weight regain upon immediately finishing a diet, you’ll quickly see why you’ve been struggling to maintain weight loss for so long!
My name is Paul Salter and I am a Registered Dietitian and Sustainable Weight-Loss Specialist who stopped associating myself with the weight-loss industry long ago.
I’m the host of The Screw The Scale Podcast (160+ episodes and 100+ 5-star ratings and counting), an Author, an every-day educator and entertainer on Instagram (Read: punny with corny dad jokes) and founder of The 5% Fundamentals Program and The 5% Community
Since 2013, I’ve served as the lead Nutrition Writer and Nutrition Editor for Bodybuilding.com (I’ve written and published nearly 1,000 articles) and as a Sports Nutrition Consultant and Coach for Renaissance Periodization.
During this time I also worked one-on-one with more than 1,450 men and women, helping them to collectively lose tens of thousands of pounds (and keep it off for good), as well as feel, look, and be the best version of themselves.
Through this period, I developed a formula, love, and method to achieve sustainable success that positioned me to be known as “the weight-maintenance guy” and had people lining up to work with me.
I firmly believe that weight-loss-related challenges aren’t related to lack of nutrition knowledge, but are actually projections of deeper rooted emotional and psychological challenges and that one won’t be able to confidently sustain weight loss until those challenges are acknowledged and overcome.
I’m fascinated with the complex intersection of our self-talk and mindset, belief systems, habits, and emotional awareness and management, and feel that each of these distinct areas play an integral role in helping us understand how to truly feel our best - which is what we’re all after…
...not a number on the scale or a clothing size.
We all want to feel better.
Have more energy.
Be more confident.
Possess a sense of certainty and inner calm.
And my life’s work is dedicated to helping people achieve those feelings they desire and deserve because if you can begin to rebuild a healthy and happy relationship with yourself on the inside it is quickly reflected on the outside.
The 5% Fundamentals Program is a three-month introductory crash course experience to my signature Significant Sustainable Weight-Loss Formula that focuses on providing you with the why behind essential pre, during, and post-diet changes to help guarantee sustainable weight loss.
This program and coaching experience will teach you the most important information and strategies you need to build a foundation of healthy eating habits that empower you to best prepare for a successful diet, to execute a successful diet that delivers significant weight loss while feeling easy (yes, you read that right), and to maintain your hard-earned results without sacrificing your social life.
Each step of the way you’ll be empowered with a fundamental understanding of why, which as I shared above, unlocks a level of knowledge, freedom, confidence, and control to keep the weight you worked so hard to lose off once and for all.
The program experience is broken up into three distinct phases:
During each phase, you will be introduced to a blend of diet psychology, transformational behavior change, and specific nutrition education aimed at helping you understand why your current approach to sustainable weight loss has continued to come up short and what changes you need to make to make lasting weight loss possible.
By the end of these three months, not only will you have an individualized foundation of healthy eating habits set in stone and the knowledge and confidence to make your own effective adjustments to achieve your sustainable weight-loss goal, but you’ll also have a fundamental understanding of...
The goal of The 5% Fundamentals Program is to empower you with a deep understanding of the fundamental why behind every decision that needs to be made at each stage of your weight-loss journey.
The program will also detail the practical steps for you to take so that you can confidently implement the necessary changes to lose the weight, keep it off for good, and reclaim your confidence, control, and inner peace.
Upon joining, you and I will begin working closely together to build your nutrition blueprint, which is an easy to follow, individualized plan, aligned with your lifestyle and preferences that maps out the path to your ideal weight loss goal.
Yes - you receive an individualized nutrition plan hand-crafted just for you by a Registered Dietitian who’s helped thousands of people...
This layout is rooted in sustainability from day one so that you never feel like you’re restricting yourself, endlessly meal-prepping, or logging your food into an app. It will serve as your foundation of healthy eating habits that is aimed at helping you tackle your goals in a sustainable manner.
And as you progress through the next 12 weeks, you’ll learn the exact why, when, what, and how behind making effective adjustments throughout each step of the pre-diet maintenance, diet, and post-diet maintenance phases!
Next, you’ll get access to The Significant Sustainable Weight Loss Formula Vault of content - the same formula and education I’ve used to help more than 1,450 men and women collectively lose tens of thousands of pounds and keep the weight off for good.
The program experience is broken up into three distinct focuses:
Each week will provide you with need-to-know information and strategies (read: the WHY) to help you master one of the fundamental elements of that particular phase while also teaching you how to apply what you learn to your own journey.
We believe knowledge is power ONLY if you use it so we spend a lot of time providing you with the tools and skills to remove any friction to application.
You’ll receive access to our private Community of like-minded high-achievers, which is hosted on Slack. This Community is a safe place for questions, answers, communication, and concerns to be shared, and for support to be given and gained.
It's here that you’ll receive personalized answers to your questions, direct feedback on your implementation of what you’re learning, as well complementary education to ensure that you feel confident applying the Significant Sustainable Weight Loss Formula yourself.
Hearing, listening to, and experiencing what other people are going through on their sustainable weight loss journeys is one of the most invaluable experiences you can have.
Each Wednesday we host a live coaching call, which is where you can connect with myself and Micheala (you’ll meet her below!) directly to have your questions answered. These calls are designed for you to unmute yourself and share where you need support, clarification, and answers.
Use this time to work through your week to week challenges related to whichever phase of the journey you’re in.
Call replays are recorded and uploaded as both a video and audio-only file (think listening to a podcast) so you can catch-up on the call content ASAP!
Your Transformation and Community Success Coach
She specializes in bringing out the absolute best in you and helping you see that you already have everything you need to achieve the transformational results you desire.
Micheala will be an incredible asset for you on your journey since she went through the process herself and has seen long lasting results (fun fact: she was one of my clients prior to joining The 5% team!)
Micheala’s coached hundreds of women in both the weight loss and fitness industries. She loves coaching inside the Community because it feels like home for everyone involved and she knows exactly how to help you get to where you want to go.
She’s here to inspire, push, hold you accountable and to ensure you’re leveraging the support and resources available to you to feel, look, and be your best.
I think ONE of the main reasons why people are unable to maintain sustainable weight loss is due to the weight they carry on the inside. One of my biggest determining factors for joining the 5% was the work that would be done internally. I knew my issues lied deeper than what was on the surface and I knew that until I faced these things.... maintaining weight loss would always be a pipe dream.
If I were to narrow it down to a simple sentence to tell a friend I would tell them something along the lines of, "The 5% focuses on maintainable weight loss inside and out" or "Learn how to lose the weight and keep it off - inside and out", "Learn to lose the weight on the inside so you can lose the weight on the outside".... Just brain dumping... But you get the gist. The inner work is SO overlooked but so so important.
Paul and his team have crafted this community with so much care, humility and hard work and it comes through as I navigate through the course. The positivity, vulnerability and strength in the community members is phenomenal.
The 5 Percent Community has helped me think more deeply about how I want to live my life both in a diet phase and well beyond. After spending time drilling into our core beliefs and lifestyle preferences, I’ve come to appreciate that my diet phase will be the shortest and the least significant part of my life.
This is an utterly fantastic group of people and I’d wholeheartedly recommend it. 🙂
The 5% Fundamentals program will teach you exactly what and how to build a foundation of healthy eating habits that empowers you to confidently take back control of your food choices so that you can feel your best and achieve your desired weight in a sustainable manner.
Moreover, it will provide you with direct access to two highly-experienced and educated coaches that freakin’ care about your success and are dedicated to your sustainable results and mastery of the material taught.
Achieving sustainable weight loss is a collective skill and like any skill, it cannot be mastered and made sustainable without focusing on the why and the key fundamentals in which you can build a foundation on.
It’s said that we only rise above our pain and take action when the pain of inaction exceeds the pain (read: fear) of taking action.
What is remaining stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle currently costing you?
Is this collective pain worth it?
There is a way out of this vicious cycle.
And it’s a proven path that thousands of men and women just like you have followed with extraordinary, lasting results.
The only difference between them and you at this point in your journey is they took action to get away from the pain of remaining stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle.
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