I am a 44 year old mother of three (16, 15, and 4) with a degree in clinical nutrition. I have extensive background and training in my field, and have practiced for many years. The advice that I had always given to my clients, and that I followed myself was eat frequent meals consisting of a lot of unrefined carbohydrates. Following my own advice and training for nearly 14 years, I was getting nowhere. I was thin and wiry. No matter how hard I trained or how often (which was often), I saw no gains. I was tired and sore much of the time. My average weight was 102-105 lbs. on a 5′2″ frame with body fat of 17%.