Egg Whites & Ham is designed to simplify the complex world of nutrition into an easy to understand book that the average person is going to be able to relate to. In addition, Egg Whites and Ham is a short read that breaks down nutrition into practical terms and provides the necessary guidelines to direct practically anyone towards their quest to overall health and wellness. Whether the goal is weight loss, health enhancement or general fitness, this book really capitalizes on being a simple, easy to follow nutrition guide that produces high quality results.
My life was not always about eating right and taking care of my body. I received a “blessing in disguise” that changed this however, and started me on a course that has lasted almost 20 years. This “blessing” came by way of an automobile accident that happened the day before I was to graduate from high school. Prior to that day, I was a typical youth from a blue-collar upbringing. My early years were filled with the growing-up phases that most any kid goes through. During high school I played sports, hung out with friends, and like any other teenager, contemplated what profession to choose when I grew up.
The auto accident literally took my world by storm. I recovered from it just fine, but in the process had lost 25 pounds and most of the athletic physique I had acquired from playing sports and working out. For an in-shape 18 year old, this was pretty devastating. Obviously, I lived through this and was able to go on to college and start my journey towards the rest of my life. The first couple years of a typical college life led to my gaining back the weight I had lost from the accident, plus some. In comparison through, I didn’t quite look like I did when I was active in sports.
During my junior year of college, I decided enough was enough. I vowed to take control of my health, my weight, and my physique. I started working out and trying to eat better even on my college budget. In the process I was going to learn all I could to make better choices. My main source of inspiration became the countless fitness magazines that lined the supermarket checkout counters. I figured this, on top of my college course work for a Pre-Med major, would be a good start to building the shapely body I had committed to achieve. This however, brought me to finding both the value and the confusion of nutrition.
It was ever so obvious that nutrition held a HUGE role in accomplishing my goals. If I was going to learn how to lose body fat and both tone and shape muscle, I was going to have to get this nutrition thing down. I tried several different “diets” and numerous supplements with only limited success. One thing I did discover was that there are many ways to do it wrong.
I graduated from college and did not get accepted into medical school. Instead of just sitting idle and re-applying the following year, I decided to make the leap into the field of nutrition. I entered graduate school and spent the next two and a half years earning my Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics. I then became qualified as a Registered Dietitian so I could legally practice in the nutrition field. This education proved effective in learning the scientific principles in understanding the details of nutrition. Meanwhile, putting the education to work in my personal body quest also proved to be effective. I was able to get my body into shape and carry single digit body fat percentages year-round ever since. This brings me to the scope of this book. I have put together more than 10 years of practice into simple principles that have been tried and tested by countless numbers of my clients. My goal is to break down the scientific stuff into simple principles that the average person can understand and utilize for themselves. I bring this to you in an easy to read book that will guide you step-by-step in the process of using nutrition to improve your body. I hope you enjoy it.