Because I was once 16 stone and obese.
I’m BMF Nutritionist Ben Coomber, and I am a true geek for everything nutrition, health and human performance. This all stems from my personal journey into the fitness industry.
Becoming fit and healthy was far from easy, and it was this challenge that inspired me to teach others once I had conquered my own demons.
As well as being overweight, I had irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, Eczema, low energy, poor concentration, slept badly and had awful posture due to lazy habits as a teenager.
I struggled to lose weight for too long because I was reading the typical diet advice you get on the internet. It wasn’t until I got back to basics, ate a diet super rich in healthy foods, removed foods that exacerbated my symptoms, started to do some form of resistance training with my cardiovascular training, optimised my sleep, and found balance, that the weight then fell off.
I lost 4 stone in 4 months, losing the remaining 1.5 stone over the following months.
A Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Why did I go on this journey at all? At the time, I felt my career and life depended on it. I didn’t want to feel low in energy anymore. I didn’t want to be overweight. I wanted to feel fitter and more alive, and this for me was enough to spur action - to optimise all areas of my life, to thrive.
My experience has enabled me to learn an awful lot about the human body over the last 10 years. After my initial weight loss, I decide to train as a personal trainer and nutritionist. Now I’ve helping thousands of others achieve their goals. Over the years, I specialised in nutrition and focussed my degree on this subject, using BMF participants in my final dissertation study which compared the effectiveness of diets on weight loss and health. I then studied with the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and ever since I have lived and breathed all things nutrition and optimal physical and mental performance.
These days I spend most of my time teaching people how to live better lives and achieve their goals through all the books I write, the blogs and videos I curate, my ramblings on social media, and of course here through the BMF Nutrition Hub.
I also spend a large chunk of my time educating personal trainers and coaches on how to be AWESOME Nutrition Coaches themselves via the Body Type Nutrition Academy – our online nutrition course, while innovating and teaching people about supplements at Awesome Supplements. I also have the UK’s #1 rated podcast - Ben Coomber Radio.
Health is a massive issue for us all. Knowing how much of a struggle losing weight can be, as well as how tough it is to become fitter and more athletic, combined with my qualifications in nutrition and health, I am confident that I can help you on your own journey.
After all, mastering your own health and body is vital. We only get one body in this life, and it deserves to be the best - to feel the best, to look the best, and to perform the best.