His next adjustment was in his training. He entered the Title Boxing Club, which holds classes in group boxing and kickboxing, becoming immediately hooked to the training routine. “It just kicked my a*s. I hit the bag for five minutes, and then I just gassed out. But I fell in love with it. I’d never done cardio like that before, so I signed up for a membership and started going to boxing classes three days a week. I was really starting to up my intensity.”
The results came very fast. He dropped staggering 25 pounds in just four months. He also decided to quit his job, and after a short period entered a franchise business with Title Boxing, opening a gym in Dallas.
“It was a complete fluke. I was one of the very first franchisees in the system,” he says. “The timing couldn’t have been better, with me just having quit my job.” However, it’s not easy to open a new gym these days. Although he sold almost everything to he still needed finances, but that’s where his family jumped in. And since he had nowhere to live, he slept on the couch of his brother, who lived in Dallas.
After almost a year, the Title Boxing Club Uptown opened in Dallas in March 2012. By that time he was already over the budget, and had no money to pay any employees. He took matters in his own hands, working 100 hours a week.
Couple of months later, Casad’s gym was slowly taking, while he was getting in better shape. He didn’t experience greater change in his body weight, yet his physique was greatly improving. He succeeded to drop the excess body fat, gaining leaner muscles by adjusting his diet and increasing the workout intensity.
“Figuring out how your body works with nutrition is the No. 1 thing. “What you put in your body is exactly how your body’s going to look,” he says.
At 29, Casad’s dedication got him where he is today. Proud owner of a gym and a perfect body that got him into fitness modeling. He’s also featured on the cover of May issue of Muscle & Fitness with before and after photo.
“The last couple years have been crazy. It’s been a whirlwind from where I was back then in Kansas City.”
Here we offer you several nutrition tips from the man himself. Some of them are unorthodox and largely intuitive. Yet, it’s hard not to consider them having in mind that they worked well for Casad.
#1. Check the Label
“I always check the back label. There are three things I look at: fat, sugar, and sodium content because most things have either a ton of sodium or a ton of sugar. And I actually like a little more fat in my food. Fat’s good—it’s an energy source.”
#2. Eat In
“I don’t go to restaurants much anymore. I like to keep on a lean menu, but at the same time I’m not going to tell myself I can’t have something. I can have any food I want. It’s all about moderation. I allow myself to cheat, just with small portions.”
#3. Stick with Whole Foods
“I’ve never counted calories, but I can tell if I eat too much. I just know what healthy foods are and what unhealthy foods are. I eat a lot of chicken, whole eggs, lean steak, spinach, almond milk, avocados, and sweet potatoes.”
#4. Add Variety
“I don’t eat the same things every day, like some people do. I eat different things all the time. I hate schedules. I don’t like getting up every single day and doing a nine-to-five job, and it’s the same thing with my diet. I like to mix in a variety of foods.”
#5. Find What Works for You
“I don’t eat five times a day like I used to. I eat maybe two or three times. It works perfectly for me. All these people think they need to eat five or six times a day. If I do two meals, I can eat a lot at one of those meals.”