The Cheat to Lose Diet

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Back in the spring of 2001, I got an email from some guy named Joel Marion. At the time, I was a whopping 19 years old, and he and I had a few mutual friends who thought it would be a good idea for the two of us to get in touch.

Apparently, we were both up-and-comers in this “biz” as evidenced by the fact that we spent a lot more time lifting weights, posting on training/nutrition forums, and reading everything in sight than all our peers, who were busy boozing themselves into oblivion.

It was somewhat of an ordinary introduction email, but the signature line was what got my attention (and not for the reason you might think):

Joel Marion
2001 Body-for-Life Grand Champion, Ages 18-25

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