A neurotransmitter is defined as a chemical messenger that carries, boosts, and balances signals between neurons, or nerve cells, and other cells in the body. These chemical messengers can affect a wide variety of both physical and psychological functions including heart rate, sleep, appetite, mood, and fear. Billions of neurotransmitter molecules work constantly to keep our brains functioning, managing everything from our breathing to our heartbeat to our learning and concentration levels.
Have you ever finished a training program or diet without seeing results? Was it a smart program designed by a respected coach? Did your friends do the program and get great results, but you didn’t?
Have you ever had to force yourself to complete a workout, or diet plan because it just didn’t motivate you? Maybe you even felt guilty about it. Or maybe when you didn’t see results, you just assumed that your “bad genetics” were the cause. Or did you think that the strategy just sucked, even though other people seemed to love it?
This is common. And the problem isn’t the strategy, your work ethic, or your genetics. The problem is that the training program or diet didn’t fit your psychological and neurological profile – basically, your personality type.
This isn’t fluffy, pop psychology either. Your personality profile is genetically determined by the balance of your neurotransmitters. And your neurotransmitters control everything.
Your personality gives you clues about your neurotransmitter balance – which neurotransmitters are high and which are low. Your behavior is heavily influenced by these levels, whether you realize it or not.
That’s why I evaluate the personality profile of every client I work with. This evaluation gives me a very good idea of his or her neurotransmitter balance. I then use that information to plan their training accordingly.
If the strategy doesn’t fit well with your profile type it can create fatigue, drops in motivation, a higher stress response, and even lead to weight gain. And it certainly leads to lack of progress. That’s why you can be on “the best program in the world” and not get results. For optimum results, you must have the tailor-made strategy, right for your type.
There are many different neurotransmitters out there, the four main components that are involved in how we should eat and train are:
Depending on which neurotransmitters are dominating, or “lacking” I’m able to design a strategy just perfect for your brain chemistry. For example a person that is low in dopamine and high in serotonin should eat and train completely different than a person with the exact opposite neurotransmitter balance. With determining your personal neurotransmitter profile it insures us that you’ll never lose focus or motivation and will have optimal strategy for world class results.