Well I completed Day 1 successfully and boy am I proud of myself. The only difficult aspect was the food cravings. Other than that, I never felt truly hungry, weak, or fatigued. I also did not get any headaches, which is common when I go on low-calorie/low-carb diets. Since this diet provides adequate servings of all nutrients, I had no problems at all. I am really surprised. I previously completed the Bizzy Diet, which is a 21-Day. no-carb diet and I hit rock bottom on Day 1. Never again: I need my carbs!
As far as everything else goes, I stuck to the plan exactly. Well, I accidentally drank 2 scoops of Metabolic Drive for Meal 3 instead of 1 as recommended so I adjusted my last drink of the day by only having 1 scoop. I also don’t have the Leucine supplements. I did not think it was required for the diet and I must say that superfood is a wonder, giving my body exactly what it needs. I think that is the true secret to keeping this a balance diet.
My workout went well also. I was done in 30 minutes which is a shocker because it usually take me an hour, but I am sure that is a result of not doing cardio, plus the Day 1 workout is fairly short. I am also doing the intermediate. Even though I have been out of the gym for a few months, I know my capabilities. First modification: I did a back squat instead of a front squat simply because I am not familiar with it, but once I get into the hang of things, I will try it. Second Modification: There were no ab rollouts in my gym so I did another ad workout. So…
Back squat: 105 pounds
Lat pull down: 80 pounds
Dumbell benchpress: 30 pounds
Since today was a heavy day, I think I could’ve went heavier on the back squat and the lat pull down, but no worries. Now I know where I stand.
My Nepa is done when I walk my dog 2-3 times a day.
I am very proud of myself and I am hopeful for the progress I will make. It helps that I have a naturally muscular body. Therefore, once I shed the fat away, I think I will appreciate the results.
As for my measurements, I could not take them today, but my starting weight is 165-167.
I probably will not put up before pictures until I have made some progress simply because they are horrifying.