Hi, I’m Daniel

Hi, I’m Daniel

I’m here to help you solve your food and eating problems.

Over the past few years, I’ve specialized in helping workaholics and high performers become more productive at work and more fulfilled in life. How? By transforming their relationships with food.

When you stop obsessing about food, stop reaching for sugar to fill an emotional void, stop judging yourself for your weight every day, something awesome happens:

You have more energy. You create more time. You become more creative, less stressed. You become way more productive. You look and feel f**king awesome.

That’s the work I’ve pioneered with EvolutionEat, and that’s why I’m here to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. We’ve got an entire process to make that happen for you, so let’s rock and roll.  

 

I’m here to help you solve your food and eating problems.

Over the past few years, I’ve specialized in helping workaholics and high performers become more productive at work and more fulfilled in life. How? By transforming their relationships with food.

When you stop obsessing about food, stop reaching for sugar to fill an emotional void, stop judging yourself for your weight every day, something awesome happens:

You have more energy. You create more time. You become more creative, less stressed. You become way more productive. You look and feel f**king awesome.

That’s the work I’ve pioneered with EvolutionEat, and that’s why I’m here to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. We’ve got an entire process to make that happen for you, so let’s rock and roll.  

 

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Why am I so effective? Two reasons:

1. My process, EvolutionEat. I treat the process of eating healthily as a skill you develop and practice over time. Just like if you were learning how to play the piano. This isn’t about being perfect. This is about making mistakes, investing in those mistakes, and immersing yourself in a context of self-development and learning that goes beyond your diet. 

When you practice, you improve. When you improve, you identify more and more with your new abilities. You gain confidence. With confidence, you’re willing to go deeper and apply more of yourself, which accelerates learning.

Over time, your relationship with food transforms. Your new eating habits and food choices become automatic. Weight loss occurs naturally, without even thinking about it.  

2. I’m a world class coach. Consider me a very shiny mirror. As your coach, my role is to reflect back your greatness. Each and every day I make a powerful stand for your greatness, and I relate to you only as your essence, which is perfect. I don’t relate to you as your stories. Your stories are your fears, vulnerabilities, insecurities, childhood conditioning, self-defenses and survival mechanisms that keep you from living your dream life. 

As your very shiny mirror who only reflects back your greatness, I help show you what’s possible beyond your comfort zone, beyond your survival mechanism, beyond your current stories, beyond your current habits. I take you into the unknown where possibility lives. Where your dream life awaits.

Together, we co-create your future from this empowered place, each and every day. 

With EvolutionEat, I’m proud to say I’ve built a coaching practice that has allowed me to coach hundreds of people just like you revolutionize their relationships with food and permanently change the way they eat. There’s nothing more meaningful than watching someone realize his or her full potential.   

That’s the depth of work we do at EvolutionEat, and that’s what I get to do on a daily basis. What a gift.

I’m so excited because we recently launched EvolutionEat Transformational Coaching, which is a 6-month group coaching and education program that will teach you how to permanently change the way you eat, by focusing on mastering one healthy habit at a time, laid out for you clearly in weekly LIVE coaching sessions with me. I give you the step-by-step exact process for complete diet and lifestyle transformation. All you have to do is follow my instructions. By focusing on implementing one habit at a time, you will master it quickly before building upon your success with the next week’s habit.

I also offer 1:1 Coaching on a limited basis, as spots open up. This is high-level, deep coaching for individuals who are ready to give everything to creating the life of their dreams.

If you’re not ready to commit to coaching, that’s totally cool. Grab our free Starter Kit and begin your personal evolution on your own terms. Every week, tens of thousands of people read my free material to learn how to use psychology, behavior change and the Paleo diet to lose weight for good and live a more meaningful life.

Yes, you read that correctly: a more meaningful life. With EvolutionEat, you might think you’re coming to learn about weight loss, but what you really discover is a system for how to get your life back.

I take a different approach from most “fitness experts” out there.  

(I’m definitely not your typical “online diet guy.” And I don’t want to be thought of as one.)

  1. I don’t believe in rapid weight loss and don’t promote that sort of nonsense.  If you want to lose as much weight as quickly as possible, then I am not your guy. Sorry, but not really. What I teach is evolution. Success in any endeavor is an evolution; it does not happen overnight. Your weight is no different. (Evolution doesn’t have to take forever, either. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in 3-6 months if you really set your mind and heart to it.)
  2. I teach and write about the psychology, mindset, strategy and habits around eating and NOT about stupid weight loss “hacks.”  Most people know what is and isn’t healthy. You don’t need some guy on the internet to tell you that. You don’t need another diet book to tell you what to eat. Accessing the right information is not the barrier to your success.  At a baseline, beyond the basic fundamentals of a Paleo-influenced diet, being successful with your diet and getting in shape has little to do with WHAT you eat and has everything to do with WHY and HOW you eat. Every guru and program you’ll find online confuses this process and reverses the order, focusing on the WHAT before the WHY and HOW. This sets you up for failure. Forget that! I’m here to help you own this forever.
  3. My goal is to help you make your diet FUN.  A lifestyle. Something lived. Which means forever. Might that mean you lose weight a little more slowly? Probably, but so what? If it lasts forever, isn’t that what you’re looking for? The truth is, there’s no great big secret to being successful. It just takes effort, concentration and daily practice. Deep down, I know you believe there’s more to life, that you deserve more, that more life is yours to claim. Being fit, eating clean and feeling in control isn’t an impossible dream. It’s right there, within you, entirely possible. Entirely real.  

Time to try things differently, because you’re worth it.   

ABOUT DANIEL

I know you have a lot of choices who to follow online. There are tens of thousands of instagram hotties out there posting pictures of their asses and abs, and since I’m not too big into social media I know I have to earn your trust (and respect) with every post I make.

If you’re curious, here’s a little bit more about me and how I went from growing up husky and obsessed with food to running a revolutionary weight loss and diet coaching company…

ABOUT DANIEL

I know you have a lot of choices who to follow online. There are tens of thousands of instagram hotties out there posting pictures of their asses and abs, and since I’m not too big into social media I know I have to earn your trust (and respect) with every post I make.

If you’re curious, here’s a little bit more about me and how I went from growing up husky and obsessed with food to running a revolutionary weight loss and diet coaching company…

Evolution Daniel: Story of Repeated Failures

Childhood

See, despite what I look like now, I’m a former fat Italian kid from Long Island. And while I’m no longer fat, I am still Italian!

In my family lasagna equals love. And there was a lot of love growing up, if you know what I mean.  

Not to mention, I was an only child in an empty home. Both of my parents worked full time and I was left to myself a lot. Food was friend. Food was entertainment. Something I knew would make me feel good without fail. I grew up that way, constantly looking to food to make me feel something, maybe because I was bored, or lonely, or I’d done well at school and food was my chosen reward. I loved it that much. I remember the excitement I felt, every time, driving up to the McDonalds drive-thru.

The result? I was fat! I grew up a fat kid. No big surprise there.  

Here’s a tearjerker. From K-8, I went to a small private Catholic school and had to wear a uniform. I’ll never forget how embarrassing it felt to be called “husky” in front of the other kids.

It was the first day of 1st grade and the teacher called each student to the front of the room to pick up his or her uniform. A suit for children. A sign of maturation.  

“Jenny, small.”

“Nicholas, medium.”

“Daniel….husky.”  

Crushed is one way to put it. Of course you pretend you’re not affected, you laugh along with your friends at your own embarrassment, because you better get used to it: When you’re fat, embarrassed is an identity you wear on a regular basis.

It really hurts. Especially when you’re a kid. Being fat changes the way you relate to yourself, and to others.    

(By the way, I’m pretty sure “husky” is no longer a size offered to children, or ANYONE. Jeeeeeezus. I’m also pretty sure that, nowadays, that teacher would be fired on the spot for publicly flogging an 8 year old.)   

So I did. I learned how to deal with it. I didn’t let the weight control me, despite my love for eating. I was super active growing up, and thanks to my British father a damn good soccer player. Here’s me in all my glory a few years after the husky episode:

My love for sport somewhat countered my deeper love for eating, but damn boy those are some round cheeks you got there!

Early 20s

Years later while studying English and Economics at Georgetown (I’m a recovering academic and, in another life, was preparing myself for a career in Law…a story for a different time), I started to get serious about my health. I didn’t know anything about nutrition and, the workhorse I was, began exercising seven days a week, sometimes even twice a day.

But it didn’t work. I was still 35 pounds overweight, for three obvious reasons that weren’t so obvious at the time:

  1. I was addicted to food and didn’t know it. (I know what it’s like to stand in front of the fridge and just eat and eat and eat, almost like you’re possessed, like you don’t have choice.)  
  2. I was/am an emotional eater. (Emotional eating is the primary reason people can’t stick to their diets. We’re all emotional beings and often let our emotions dictate our decisions, even if we know better. Sound familiar?)   
  3. Diets don’t work! (If you need proof, just read this horrific study on The Biggest Loser.)

…And thus began my lifelong study into diet, nutrition and the psycho-emotional roots of why we eat so unhealthily when we know better, want more from life, expect more from ourselves, and have free access to all the information we need.     

Skinny…but stupid.

Right after college, I stumbled onto a book that would change my life forever: Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution.” Instead of seeing to the responsibilities of my Manhattan desk job, I read and re-read Robb’s book obsessively, often hiding it under the keyboard when my boss walked by (what’s up, Jay), and picking right back up when he was out of site.

Nowadays, “Paleo” has gained more widespread acceptance and is increasingly crossing over into commercial consumerism. Indeed, sadly, it’s often employed as a selling prop, a branding buzzword misused to sell gluten-free products made of sweet-tasting additives and preservatives. But back then, the whole Paleo movement was new. No one was talking about it. At least, no one I knew.                 

At the heart of the original Paleo movement, and why I found it so appealing, was its simplicity. It asked the very basic question, “What did our ancient ancestors eat?” Since they and their digestive systems evolved for millions of years eating specific foods, we modern humans could probably learn a thing or two…especially since we’re not doing so hot with the whole “health” thing.

After kicking gluten and most dairy from my diet, the fat practically melted off. It was almost cruel, compared to how hard I’d been trying to lose weight the previous five years.

The best part? I love to eat and could eat a TON of food and still lose weight. For example, most days were comprised of big-ass salads that featured bacon, sleeves of eggs, hefty cuts of meat and fish, and lots and lots of butter. I never once counted calories, never even thought about it. So long as I was eating like my hunter & gatherer ancient ancestors, I was doing it right.

Like I said, simple.

But that wasn’t it. The benefits went well beyond my weight.

For one, I stopped getting sick. For as long as I could remember, I was asthmatic and highly sensitive to seasonal allergies. After cleaning up my diet, that disappeared entirely. My mood, too, started to shift. Since my energy was more stable (I didn’t need to snack on sugar throughout the day for energy, but instead tapped into my fat stores, a far more efficient energy source), I felt more empowered. My mood wasn’t something beyond me, but was actually something I had choice over. This was a revolutionary idea, especially for someone who grew up depressed, highly anxious, and had been on antidepressants for a number of years (aka, ME).  

So then I lived happily ever after, right?

Not exactly. Here’s the embarrassing part.     

Despite getting in the best shape of my life, I soon tipped too far in the other direction. To put it lightly, I became obsessed with how I looked. God bless my ex-girlfriend for putting up with me as long as she did, because I was a tremendous asshole. A narcissist of the worst order.  

It got so bad that I quit my job at WME, the best talent agency in the world, and pursued a career as a model and actor, apropos of nothing whatsoever other than my looks. (In case you’re curious, this is not a good way to make serious life choices.)

Proof of how stupid I got. If ever again I pose, unironically, in my underwear, I give you permission to pull the trigger. (Years later, I bought the rights to all of my modeling images and pulled them from the internet.)

Unsurprisingly, this endeavor failed, spectacularly. After spending nearly thirty thousand dollars on grad school for stage acting, moving across the country to pursue a fraudulent dream of becoming a movie star, and breaking up with the love of my life, I was left in Los Angeles with nothing to my name and nothing to stand behind. I hated myself and I hated what my life had become, and it was entirely my fault—which I knew but couldn’t admit. A real knucklehead, someone’s dad might say.

From this place a miracle occurred.  

I stopped focusing on myself and started focusing on others. Yes, that was the miracle.

People would come to me and ask for my help with their diet and weight loss struggles. Rather than feel superior, as I once did, I started to listen. I engaged. I helped. Holy shit.

Everything changed the day my friend, Matt, paid me to coach him to change his diet and lose weight the right way.   

At the time, I didn’t even know coaching was even a “thing.” That someone wanted to pay me for something I did purely for myself was preposterous. The second he put the money in my hand, however, a lightbulb went off. “I can do this exactly because of all my failures!” I realized. “They’ve made me an expert at how to eat healthily despite everything else in life going wrong.”    

Eureka.

And thus EvolutionEat was born, and so too my career as an entrepreneur, coach and problem solver. I now lead a life in service of others, and it’s changed everything.

With nutrition coaching, I brought all of my years of academic training, psychological study, and self-experimentation. I also brought my own history as a fat kid, food addict, emotional eater, clinically depressed prescription-drug user, and, as I’ve just shared, world-class screw up. (I say that with love and laughter; I’m grateful for all of my mistakes, they’ve made me who I am today.)         

I quickly become certified as a NASM professional Health Coach (although I’m not too sure that really means anything, no disrespect) and, years later, am training to become a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF.   

(To learn more about what I am and what I’m not, please read this very formal-sounding disclaimer. Seriously, read it if you have a medical condition, feel possessed by food and thinking about food in a threatening way, or believe you have an eating disorder.)

Here’s the bottom line: When it comes to emotional eating, stress eating and all kinds of habitual overeating, you can’t just give someone a diet and say, ‘Here, good luck!’ There’s a lot more going on under the hood that influences one’s decision-making, and there’s a key distinction between someone “trying” a new diet for a few months and fully adopting a diet as a lifestyle choice, and therefore an expression of one’s being.    

That’s what I’m here to uncover and teach.   

EvolutionEat: Not Your Average Diet

I’m a MYTH BUSTER. I’m going to help you handle your weight, but NOT the way you think.

  1. You don’t need to go on another diet.

I like to think of dieting as like cramming for a test. You might pass the test but what did you get out of it? Did you actually learn anything? Exactly.

  1. You don’t need any more information.

Most people know what is and isn’t healthy. You don’t need some guy on the internet to tell you what to eat. Yes, there are nuances, of course, and I have my own particular style that I’ll happily share with you — but being healthy isn’t some great big secret.

  1. Losing weight has very little to do with your actual diet and everything to do with what goes on around your diet.

Your diet is just one piece of the puzzle of being healthy and eating right. The food you eat is important, of course, but mastering your diet is really about everything else: your mindset, your attitude toward learning, your willingness to sacrifice immediate results for long-term success, your planning and preparation, and most importantly your habits, which are basically your automatic operating system expressed as repeatable behaviors.

Accessing the right information isn’t the barrier to your success. It’s the following through, day after day, making choices that are good for you, day after day, even when the initial motivation of “I’m on this new diet” thing dies out. Especially then. Because it always dies out.      

That’s why you haven’t been successful in the past. Because what do you do when you don’t feel motivated any longer? How do you continue to stay healthy, especially when there’s all these distractions and temptations and endless stimulation coming your way?

This is why I created EvolutionEat.  

When you sign up for EvolutionEat, you probably think you’re going to lose weight and learn some new healthy habits, but what really happens is that you get your life back…and a fringe benefit is that you’ll lose weight and learn how to keep it off for good.

We do this by teaching you how to eat clean and natural just like our evolutionary ancestors, and by training you how to build healthy habits that go way beyond your diet and last a lifetime to make for effortless discipline.  

I’m here to deliver actionable steps and strategies that you can use immediately, no matter where you are in life, what your goals are, how much weight you need to lose, or how challenged you’ve been by this whole dieting thing in the past.

The result? You will cultivate and own a totally new set of skills that will help you lose weight, maintain your new body, think more clearly, obsess less about food, and stay in control.

I like to think of eating healthily as a skill that you can train. Just like a new piano player who wants to learn how to play the piano, if she’s serious she’s going to recruit the instruction and discipline of an expert, and every day she’s going to show up and move her fingers up and down the keys, take instruction, learn how to read the music, and develop a new language internally to relate to the piano. That’s exactly how we’re going to approach your diet. Like learning the piano.  

I’m here to coach you through this process, and it’s on me to prove to you that I’m someone you can trust. Together, we are going to show up every day and train making healthy choices, planning, preparing, and reshaping your relationship with food – until it becomes intuitive. Until you can become creative with it. In time, that piano player will be performing solos, but only after she’s mastered the basic principles. That’s what we’re doing here with your food choices.   

I’ve never seen anyone approach dieting and lifestyle like this. I’ve spent the past five years developing my approach and working with hundreds of high-performers across all professions–from executives to entrepreneurs to therapists to writers to doctors–to deliver you the most comprehensive training on mastering your diet once and for all…AND having fun along the way.

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Over the past few years my team and I have helped hundreds of people just like YOU build healthy eating habits, lose weight effortlessly and create better, more productive lives.

It’s pretty simple: We teach them exactly what to do, by coaching them through the entire process. And here’s the kicker…we make the process FUN. That way, our clients get the results they’re looking for and, more importantly, make them last FOREVER.   

Our clients put in the work, concentrate on one habit at a time (just as we instruct) and build an entire new lifestyle that practically guarantees weight loss—at a pace that’s realistic and sustainable.

Now it’s your turn.

Download the FREE EvolutionEat Starter Kit and get:

  • The Evolution Diet (ebook): How to eat like our evolutionary ancestors and turn yourself into a fat burning machine.
  • A Counter-Intuitive Approach to “Dieting” (ebook): How to overcome late night overeating and bounce back from a bad night.
  • EvolutionEat: An Introduction (video): Free training on what makes EvolutionEat different than everything else you’ve ever tried.
  • 90 Pounds Less: A Case Study (video): An interview with EvolutionEat’s most successful student, Liz.   
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CONTACT ME FOR SPEAKING, MEDIA INTERVIEWS, CORPORATE EVENTS OR PERSONAL 1:1 COACHING

One of my favorite parts of what I do is sharing my knowledge with audiences in various venues, from podcasts to conferences, to corporate retreats and summits. For booking, contact daniel@evolutioneat.com.

To train new eating habits and lose weight the right way, I encourage you to enroll in our flagship 6 Month Transformational Coaching Program.

For more intensive one-on-one coaching, please read through my Mastery Coaching requirements and fill out an application. Typically, I will be in touch within 72 hours about my availability and next steps.   

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