My path to master nutrition coaching was long, complicated, and expensive.

Yours doesn’t have to be.

In light of 2020, so many trainers are realizing online, remote nutrition coaching is not only possible but can be very profitable and the path to freedom and fulfillment.

I have had dozens of trainers send me emails asking:

“What’s the best way to start nutrition coaching online?”

“How did you get into metabolic flexibility?”

“How did you figure out which nutrition methodology to use?”

I’m about to tell you. Get cozy. Grab a coffee. It’s a wild ride.

It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. The road was messy, and I worked my butt off.

These days, I tell myself I did that so I could help people like my past self bypass the mistakes, the traditional schooling, and get straight to the good part.

Learn From My Story

Before getting to a place where I was in control of my career and running a profitable, remote nutrition coaching business that allowed me the freedom to travel with my wonderful wifey whenever we want, I knew one thing: I wanted to help make better humans, and I wanted to do it on my terms.

When I was a kid, I was horrible at sports. Dreadful is more accurate. And I hated school. Hated it.

I was 6’3 and 155lbs in the 6th grade with serious growing pains. I had a rare heart disease (atrial septal defect) that required open-heart surgery when I was young. I also had a lazy eye, meaning I had 2 eyes that didn’t follow each other. They patched one of my eyes but now I have monocular vision. This means I only see in 2D. Ball sports = anxiety.

When kids were picking teams I was always the last person left. There were often debates if they could just play with 1 person short: “Can we just leave him out?”

Don’t feel too sorry for me. I didn’t want to play either!

I just assumed some kids (like me) are not athletic. Some kids like me get hit in the face with balls all the time. I didn’t realize until later that I couldn’t track an object in motion coming towards me.

I remember Dr. Cobb saying once that “It’s not normal for a kid to be a horrible athlete. If that is the case, something is going on neurologically.”

Some of you will probably remember the American gym-class rite of passage: the Presidential Physical Fitness Test.

For any of you lucky enough to avoid this American public school tradition (which ended in 2012) this battery of tests was given once or twice a year to school kids.

Picture a hoard of eleven-year-olds fumbling through a cross between a cattle show and the CrossFit Games and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what the test was all about.

You had to do a series of pullups, sit-ups, push-ups, and a couple of runs in front of everyone. I always despised these days because my version of a pull-up was just hanging there and scrunching up my face as if that would help. I couldn’t understand why they would subject us to this public humiliation and not train us for it!

And that started my journey in the world of fitness.

Master Nutrition Coaching

Public humiliation can encourage people to do crazy things, who knew?! I began to get interested in the process of getting someone as unathletic as me to a point of being even slightly passable as an athlete, hence I started to learn about training and nutrition.

After graduating high school a year early, I honestly thought I would graduate college just as quickly with my newfound passion.


Instead, I found myself…

…spending 12 years working at a cardiac medical technology company just to find that I wanted to follow my true passion for fitness and nutrition.

… I even spent 5 years in a Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering at the U of MN, only to then drop out to enroll in the Exercise Physiology Dept and start all over again.

….it then took me an additional 7 years full time to graduate with my PhD where my thesis focused on Heart Rate Variability and Metabolic Flexibility..

In the last few years of my educational career, I kept asking myself…

“How can I make these concepts real?”

“How can I turn this incredible amount of information into an easy to digest and implement course?”

“Can I really do this?”

I mustered up all the courage I needed, asked Jodie if she supported me (she absolutely did), and started to craft my life’s work: The Flex Diet Certification Course.

  • I collected behavioral data from the hundreds of people I trained in-person and online
  • I invested in a mastermind group and learned the mindset and business shifts I needed to infuse into the course. I also spent a ridiculous amount of money on the URL
  • My wonderful wifey learned how to build it on a really cool online learning platform

I designed the course to focus on 2 things:

1) To teach the science of Metabolic Flexibility in a practical way.
2) To train the coach how to implement strategic interventions that work with natural behavioral patterning.

I finally had the blueprint.

You don’t have to wade through 18 years of traditional schooling for the blueprint to master nutrition coaching.

I made the Flex Diet Certification Course because it’s what I wish I had had all those years ago when I started training clients. It’s EVERYTHING I have learned in the last few decades boiled down into the need-to-knows.

The Flex Diet Certification Course IS YOUR BLUEPRINT to starting, scaling, and turning your passion for helping humans become better humans through nutrition into a thriving online business.

I will teach you the systems and formulas that took me from scattered nutrition coaching to having a clear, repeatable, and scalable coaching service.

If you are ready to get the blueprint to taking your nutrition coaching from being all over the place and a challenge to your client to fully focused, easy to implement, and profitable, then enroll here to be notified with the course opens!

Rock on!

Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

PhD, MSME, CISSN, CSCS Carrick Institute Adjunct Professor Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • BA in Natural Science
  • MS in Biomechanics
  • Adjunct Professor in Human
  • Performance for Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor and Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor at Broadview University
  • Professional Nutritional
  • Member of the American Society for Nutrition
  • Professional Sports Nutrition
  • Member of the International Society for Sports Nutrition
  • Professional NSCA Member
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