Ryan Schroers of Shredded Fitness Talks Flexible Dieting
Ryan Schroers of Shredded Fitness shares with us how he uses Flexible Dieting to achieve his competition winning body.
I know not everyone’s goal is to enter physique comps, but Ryan’s example shows us how Flexible Dieting can be used no matter what your goals are, even extreme goals such as his.
Why did you decide to transform your body?
Since I was a little boy I have always wanted to achieve a physique no one would believe was possible to achieve naturally.
I have been striving towards that goal ever since. I have always had trouble with my body image and physique, but flexible dieting has allowed me to have complete control over how I look.
What does your current diet look like?
I track my macronutrients and, because of that, I’m able to eat a huge variety of foods. e.g ice cream, veggies, rice cakes, cereal, cake, basically whatever I want or crave.
During contest prep though I aim to eat voluminous, less CALORIE dense foods so I stay full longer.
What Mistakes do you see people make when starting out with Flexible Dieting?
The biggest mistake I see new flexible dieters make is assuming that they can use other Flexible Dieters’ macros as their own to start from, not realizing everyone is different in terms of metabolic capacity and goals.
What does your current exercise program look like?
I train 6 days a week using Power Block Periodization, which is a PowerPoint strength plan. It has helped me tremendously in terms of size and strength gains.
What Aspect of your journey has challenged you the most?
Support was a huge factor that I was personally lacking from my family and loved ones/friends when I first started this journey.
When I started tracking macros it was even worse. I would get made fun of for weighing out my food and tracking calories, fats, carbs, and protein.
I realized the only support I got and therefore needed was the support I gave to myself.
I thought to myself “everyone will laugh, until I’m shredded to the bone” and that’s EXACTLY what happened.
What are your future plans with health and fitness?
I will win my Pro card in Natural Bodybuilding and compete professionally in several Natural Bodybuilding organizations.
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Disclaimer: Your results may vary and Ryan’s were largely due to his dedication and adherence to his calorie protocols.