Transforming Your Body--and Your Life--With David Herrera

Have you ever challenged yourself to go outside your comfort zone and been blown away by the results? Battling obesity through a ketogenic lifestyle and a bodybuilding prep, David has transformed himself and now has a newfound passion in his life. 


Growing up in Miami with a Cuban background, David’s diet consisted of bread, rice, and beans.  While he was always into fitness, he struggled with his weight most of his life. He took the plunge into competition prep utilizing a ketogenic protocol and his results were outstanding.  His journey is so inspirational and I know you’ll love listening to our conversation. 


What we discussed on this episode:


  • David’s backstory, his struggle with weight loss, and what made him decide to register for a competition (1:55)
  • His experience with the bro diet (6:30)
  • The emotions he experienced when he realized his transformation video was being shown and that he had placed 5th in his competition (11:28)
  • His heaviest weight vs. his stage weight at competition and what it took to get there (17:54)
  • Why David thinks keto works so well for him (19:16)
  • His experience with various different diets and nutrition protocols (21:17)
  • What he noticed from a psychological standpoint with the different approaches to competition prep and dieting (31:00)
  • His approach to training for this competition and what his schedule looked like (34:06)
  • The importance of focusing on the quality of the food you’re putting in your body (38:27)
  • How he felt after competition and whether or not he’ll train for another in the future (40:03)
  • Loose skin following a big weight loss (44:49)
  • How weight lifting can combat the outward appearance of loose skin much more than hours of cardio can (52:29)
  • David’s experience with sharing the keto diet with others and how they received it (55:46)
  • The importance of taking your time and going through the process when working towards achieving your goals, either in fitness, business, or life (57:07)
  • How his journey evolved to include an Instagram account and coaching (1:01:45)
  • What’s up next for David over the next few months (1:06:06)


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Robert Sikes

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