You Want Results? Fuel, Think & Train Like an Athlete.

You Want Results? Fuel, Think & Train Like an Athlete.

By Dr. Rick Kattouf II


You want to lose body fat? Fuel like an athlete

You want to get fit? Think like an athlete

You want to build lean muscle and transform your body? Train like an athlete

You can see a common theme here that is built around one word, "athlete." All too often, individuals in the world of general health and fitness, weight loss, fitness enthusiasts, etc., tend to shy away from this word. The word "athlete" has a competitive connotation to it. Let’s start to change our definition of athlete.  Sure, many athletes choose to compete and that’s great. But, competing, is not a must to be an athlete.

If you are scheduling time during your day to get in your workout, you are an athlete. Whether your goal(s) revolve around body transformation, improved health & fitness and/or improved athletic performance, you are an athlete.

 It is now time to make that shift mentally. We want to fuel our body like an athlete. We want to think like an athlete. We want to train and workout like an athlete. I saw a great statement a while back… "Athletes eat and train, they don't diet and exercise."

 Read that statement over and over again. This is the mental shift we want to start to make. And when we do, we will then be thinking like an athlete. In addition, when we start to follow the TeamKattouf® Nutrition principles, we are then fueling our body like an athlete (we are not dieting). And then, when we start to workout smart and have a great balance of strength training and heart rate training, we are then training like an athlete.

Diet and exercise doesn't work; never has, never will. Those that diet and exercise do not fuel, think or train like athletes. And as a result, these individuals do not get the results (meaningful & sustainable results for a lifetime) they desire because they are caught in a chronic cycle of diet and exercise. Serial dieters experience weight-cycling (also known as yo-yo dieting). Dieters experience a fast weight loss followed by a guaranteed, weight re-gain…every single time. Have you ever known a chronic dieter to have an amazing physique every day, every month, every year? The answer is, No, because chronic dieting will not produce such results. But guess what will? That's right, you guessed it…fueling, thinking and training like an athlete!



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Rick Kattouf II, O.D. is a 2x Best-Selling Author and Fitness & Nutrition expert and has been named one of America’s PremierExperts® and one of the World Fitness Elite® Trainers of the Year. Rick is a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Heart Rate Performance Specialist, Master Personal Trainer & Triathlon Coach. He has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates around the country as well as in the USA Today, Chicago Tribune,,, FIGHT! Magazine, Florida Cycling Magazine and The Independent in the UK. Rick is the CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf® Inc, CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf® Nutrition LLC, CEO/Founder of Virtual Gym LLC, Creator of TeamKattouf® Nutrition Supplements, Host of Rx Nutrition, author of Forever Fit, Creator of 5-Round Fury® Nutrition Supplement, 5-Round Fury Fitness® workout app, Creator of Coach2CEO, Creator of Fuel Keeper®, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. Dr. Rick has personally coached individuals in 30+ states and 10+ countries. 

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