I began working with Travis as part of Kodiak Cakes Eat Better. Live Better. Program. Travis came to me as a guy who had already lost 165 lbs (yes you read that right) using diet alone. Working full time as a school teacher, he has a demanding schedule in addition to taking care of his two sons. His main goals for the program were to decrease body fat, lose 50 more pounds, and lower his cholesterol. Immediately, I knew what I wanted to instill in Travis: how to modify his current diet methods to get over the “plateau.” Many of us have experienced the hard work it takes to get to a certain weight, and how defeating it feels when it seems you can’t get past it. This is normal. The trick is establishing what your body needs individually in order to break through that stagnant zone. In Travis’s case, we needed to alter his macros and increase his cardio.